Leadershfp Conference

Sept. 19, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Best Western Premier
Harrisburg - Map It

This event is complimentary for PICPA leadership and committee members. Promo code needed at checkout.

CPE Credits: 8-Other

PICPA’s annual leadership conference features professional issues, thought leadership, personal and professional development, and more.

Join fellow members from around Pennsylvania for hot topics, inspiring speakers, and networking opportunities.

Not a Committee Member?
Member: $329 | Nonmember: $429
Eligible for ClassPass and Flex Account.

2019 Agenda

7:30 a.m.
Breakfast and Registration
8:00 a.m.
Welcome & opening remarks
Marty Levin, CPA
2019-2020 PICPA President
8:10 a.m.
LinkedIn session
Karen Yankovich

9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
LinkedIn Lounge - stop by for a private consultation on how to improve your LinkedIn profile.

9:10 a.m.
Networking Evolution: Building Stronger Relationships and Connections

Our associations may produce the highest quality programs, products and services, but what makes us different from any retail store is the community of colleagues any member can find. What we call networking is the cement that holds together the bricks of our non-dues revenue lines of value. Yet, for all associations tout as being the ‘professional home’ for their industry, this most often means putting volunteers and members alike in a room with wine and cheese with the instruction to 'meet each other.'

Associations can do better.

Together we will explore how to deepen Board Member connections. How to create micro-brain trusts for volunteers, members, and industry stakeholders. How to create personal conversation starters for 5 or 5,000. We will learn about these approaches, we will try them, and we will analyze/evaluate them.

We all want to see a deeper loyalty to our organizations from our volunteers and our members - that starts with setting in place a dynamic of belonging and connection. This session will give you those first steps, providing you with new perspectives on how to create a networking evolution.

Lowell Apelbaum
LinkedIn Profile
10:10 a.m.
Networking and snack break
10:20 a.m.
PICPA & Foundation Update

The pace of change will never be as slow as it is today and the PICPA works hard to keep up with that pace. Changes in technology, talent, demographics, and the business environment are impacting the profession. Learn about these issues and more, and how PICPA is working to help its members and future generations navigate these changes.

Mike Colgan
11:50 a.m.
Young Leaders Awards Ceremony
Mike Colgan
Marty Levin
PICPA President
12:10 p.m.
1:10 p.m.
Volunteer Excellence – Creating Opportunities for Amazing Volunteer Experiences

Volunteers are the lifeblood of any association – the strategic visionaries with industry insight, the subject matter experts training the future, the unpaid work force giving back. Traditional models are no longer keeping pace with the evolving needs of our volunteers – associations need to consider new approaches to targeted volunteer segments, and the types of commitments they seek. This session will share five trends in the world of association volunteering that can help elevate the volunteer experience

Lowell Apelbaum
LinkedIn Profile
2:20 p.m.
Networking and snack break
2:30 p.m.
How to Ask

Wish you could ask a genie for help with the latest rules, regulations or technology? Charged with getting business but unsure how to start? We ask all the time, either badly or well. Sadly, some of us don’t ask at all. How to Ask shows you that the flip side of your asking fear is your asking strength. Discover your own Asking Personality so you can ask authentically, comfortably and successfully in any aspect of your life. Join us for this dynamic, funny and pragmatic session if you want to show up ready for "Yes" not braced for a "No!"

Valerie Jones
4:30 p.m.
Hugs, high fives, and goodbyes!

Staying Over?

Best Western Premier - Book Your Room Before Aug. 21 >>
The Central Hotel & Conference Center

Call to reserve your room: (717) 735-9397. Group Code: 4F7GX0L6


Contact the Member Relations Team at membership@picpa.org or (215) 496-9272.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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Sponsor this conference!  View packages, and contact Kelli Comegys for more details.