NC Chapter Spring Conference

May 08, 2018 3:00 PM to May 09, 2018 3:00 PM

Ramada Plaza Fayetteville
1707 Owen Dr.
Fayetteville, NC 28304
Venue website

Are you ready for the Spring Chapter Conference?!  Fayetteville is our host this year and they have so much in store for us!  We'll experience Fayetteville's social scene at Fowler's Restaurant and be treated to a tour of the city and enjoy the southern hospitality that Fayetteville offers!  

Chapter Spring Conference
Tuesday, May 8th - Wednesday, May 9th
Ramada Plaza Fayetteville
1707 Owen Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28304

For overnight accommodations click here.  Use code: SGMP18 to secure the special rate of $69/night.

Draft Agenda

Tuesday, May 8

12:00 – 2:00pm

Board retreat with lunch

2:00 – 3:30pm

Exhibitor set up        

2:00 – 3:30pm

Registration and hotel check-in

3:30 -  4:30pm

 Welcome and education session

Cost Savings for Government Meetings:  Stretching a Government Dollar - Michelle Milligan, MSW, LMSW, CGMP - SGMP President

This session will explore ways to save money on government meetings without hurting the supplier's bottom line.

4:30 - 5:30pm

Exhibits open with snacks and beverages           

5:30 - 5:50pm

Load bus for reception/dinner at Cape Fear Regional Theater

6:00 - 6:30pm

Reception (drinks and hors d'oeuvres)

6:30 - 7:00pm

Dinner

7:00 - 8:00pm

 Entertainment/Speaker

Which Way is UP Today...for Me? - Barbara Armstrong White, UCAN Educational Services

Discover the way YOU accept and incorporate change into your daily interactions and conversations.  Maybe it's time to "sharpen the saw"!

8:00pm

Return to hotel for Game Night

Wednesday, May 9

7:30 – 8:30am

Breakfast with exhibitors (hotel check out)

8:30 – 9:30am

Communicating in the New Age of Generational Diversity - Barbara Armstrong White - UNCAN Educational Service

An understanding of the emerging differences in today's professional environment, sending and receiving information requires an understanding and USE of different communication styles based on group AND individual communication skills.  Learn how to upgrade your people and communication skills NOW!

9:45 – 11:45am

Depart for bus/walking tour of Fayetteville  (3 museums)

12:00 – 1:00pm             

25th Anniversary lunch

Let Your Inner Leader Shine! - Michelle Milligan, MSW, LMSW, CGMP - SGMP President

This Program will explore everyone's inner strengths and how to use them to be a leader in your organization and SGMP.  Topics covered will include leadership attributes and styles, ways to encourage leadership in others and pitfalls to avoid as a leader, while also managing self-care.

1:00 – 2:00pm                 

 

The Footprint of Military Business

Joe Tew, Business Development Specialist, NC Military Business Center

Courtney Smedick, Integrated Marketing Communications, Government Relations and Event Coordinator

Understand the Military presence, impact and economy in the State of North Carolina.  Understand the resources available to businesses in North Carolina who are seeking federal contracting.  Confidence planning and coordinating with military to include general officers, political leaders and their staffs for keynote speakers, presenters, and panel members

2:00pm

Adjourn

Love the Fair?  Make time following activities on May 8th or at the conclusion of the conference on May 9th to visit the Fort Bragg Fair (April 26 - May 13)!

Registration Fees

Fees include:  Education sessions, 3 meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Supplier fees include: exhibit table, education sessions, 3 meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Register now! Early bird regististration by April 30th.  

We look forward to celebrating our 25th Anniversary with you!

Speaker Bios

Michelle Milligan, MSW, LMSW, CGMP, is the Director of the Clinic for Child Study, a part of the Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan, and is your current National SGMP President. She has been planning annual state conferences and programs for elected officials and Court employees for the last 20 years. As the Clinic Director she has the overall responsibility of leading a staff of 54 clinicians, case managers and support staff.

Since July 2016 Ms. Milligan has served the Society as our National President. In this capacity she has focused on improving communication with Chapter leaders and membership as a whole. From July 2015-June 2016 she served as SGMP National 1st Vice President.

From 2011-2015 Ms. Milligan served as the Michigan Chapter President leading the Chapter to several great achievements including becoming the 2nd largest Chapter in the Society and receiving Chapter Excellence awards 2011-2014 and Chapter Honors in 2015. Ms. Milligan was honored with the SGMP President’s Award in 2013. She has presented programs for several chapters and assisted related to leadership and managing their websites.

Speaking Topics:  Let Your Inner Leader Shine! 

Description:  This program will explore everyone’s inner strengths and how to use them to be a leader in your organization and SGMP.  Topics covered will include leadership attributes and styles, ways to encourage leadership in others and pitfalls to avoid as a leader, while also managing self-care.

Speaking Topics:   Cost Savings for Government Meetings:  Stretching a Government Dollar

Description:  This session will explore ways to save money on government meetings without hurting the supplier’s bottom line.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

  1. Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau – Speakers, dinner, meeting space
  2. Ramada Plaza Fayetteville  - Accommodations, meals, breaks
  3. Little Italy Italian Restaurant – Gift cards
  4. Lake Gaston Brewing Company & Restaurant – Craft beer
  5. Bright Lights Brewing Company –  Craft beer
  6. Mash house Brewing Company & Restaurant – Craft beer
  7. Dirtbag Ales Brewery & Taproom – Craft beer
  8. MA360° Media – Comedy Tickets
  9. Parklane Jewelry Company - Necklace
  10. J.Co. Salon 
  11. The Livery
  12. Randal’s engraving 
  13. Fowler's Catering - Reception & dinner
  14. Fayetteville Cumberland County Recreation and Parks – Transportation
  15. US Logo works French Press Coffee Tumbler, Bistro Mugs, T-Shirts
  16. Williams Printing – 35 ink pens and post it notes
  17. Huske Hardware – craft beer
  18. Cape Fear Regional Theater
  19. Ties by Marcus
  20. Kellie’s on Hay Street
  21. Yellow Crayon’s
  22. A-Bit of Carolina
  23. Crown Complex

                   

 

                

                 

Tickets

$75.00 Planner Member
$85.00 after 11:45 pm April 30

$85.00 Non-Member Planner
$100.00 after 11:45 pm April 30

$150.00 Supplier Member (non-exhibiting)
$160.00 after 11:45 pm April 30

$200.00 Supplier Member - includes exhibit table only
$210.00 after 11:45 pm April 30

$250.00 Supplier Member PLUS (includes table, sidebar logo on Chapter website through June 30 and supplier provided one-page flyer in the attendee materials.
$260.00 after 11:45 pm April 30

$250.00 Non-Member Supplier
$265.00 after 11:45 pm April 30

$300.00 Supplier Non-Member PLUS - includes table, sidebar logo on Chapter website through June 30 and supplier provided one-page flyer in the attendee materials.
$315.00 after 11:45 pm April 30

$35.00 Member Retiree
$40.00 after 11:45 pm April 30