NLC-2022-schedule

Thursday, April 28 

1:00 pm—5:00 pm Attendee Registration 
4:00 pm—7:00 pm Headshot Lounge Open
4:00 pm—5:00 pm DEIA Listening Session – Sponsored by TITAN – A LINQ Solution
5:30 pm—7:30 pm Welcome Reception—SPONSORED by Vulcan,
a division of ITW/FEG 

Friday, April 29

7:30 am—8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am—5:00 pm Attendee Registration
8:30 am—9:45 am Welcome/Leadership Journey
Keynote Address
  • Make That Change
    Jon Colby
9:45 am—10:00 am Break
8:00 am—4:30 pm Headshot Lounge Open
10:00 am—10:45 am Curated Education Sessions
  • We are All Leaders. How Can You Improve Your
    Influence as a Leader?

    Susan Bertrand, MBA, CAE, Illinois SNA We are
    All Leaders Executive Director
  • Robert’s Rules Made Simple – It’s Magic! (Part 1)
    Barbara Proctor, PRP
  • Turning State Leaders into Masters of Risk! Brian Haney,
    Haney Group
  • DEIA Session – Part of SNA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    series sponsored by TITAN - A LINQ Solution
    Mariama S. Boney, LMSW, CAE, CPEC
10:45 am—11:00 am Break
11:00 am—11:30 am “Hear from your Peers” Sessions
The “Hear from Your Peers” sessions will provide a forum
for attendees to share successful practices and knowledge from
their state or national leadership experience. They will walk
away with strategies for better collaboration while
establishing relationships that will transcend the summit.
  • Future Leaders – Future Leaders Alumni Panel
  • Experienced Leaders – Association CPR: Breathing Life
    Back into Your State Association – Pam Suyematsu,
    Oregon SNA President and Lynne Shore, SNA Director
  • Presiding Leaders – Contractor to Association Management:
    A KY School Nutrition Success Story
    Jack Miniard, Kentucky SNA President, Leah Feagin, SNS,
    Kentucky SNA President-elect, and Steve Abbott,
    Kentucky SNA Vice President
11:30 am—11:45 am Break
11:45 am—12:30 pm Curated Education Sessions
  • Lessons Learned - How State Associations and
    School Nutrition Programs can use Similar
    Strategies to Navigate through Financial Uncertainty
    Lindsey Hill, RD, SNS, Director of Nutrition Services at
    South Madison Community Corp and Sheri Shipp, RD,
    Indiana SNA Executive Director
  • Ethics and Reputation are Pivotal to Your Success
    Nikole Fridenmaker, CMP
  • Improv(e) Your Communication
    Jon Colby
  • Fiduciary Duties of Board Members
    Peter Spanos
12:30 pm—1:25 pm Lunch w/ SNA Updates
1:30 pm—2:15 pm Curated Education Sessions
  • Robert’s Rules Made Simple – It’s Magic! (Part 2)
    Barbara Proctor, PRP
  • Volunteer Leadership: The Ultimate Balancing Act
    Brian Haney, Haney Group
  • State Plan of Action Session
    Rhea Steele, CAE, ODCP, SNA Chief of Staff and State Leaders
  • What You Need to Know About Meetings
    Nikole Fridenmaker, CMP
2:15 pm—2:30 pm Break – Sponsored by E S Foods
2:30 pm—3:30 pm State Planning Time
3:30 pm—4:15 pm Curated Education Sessions
  • Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes
    Jennifer Martin, CAE, NYSNA Executive Director
  • Finders, Keepers. Where are the Leaders, and
    What Do They Want from the Association
    JoAnne Robinett
  • Leading with Emotional Intelligence
    Joe Petit
  • Multimedia Jeopardy: How and Why You
    Should Tell Your Association’s Story
    Heidi Otway, APR, CRPC
4:15 pm—4:30 pm Break
4:30 pm—5:00 pm Conversation Circles

At the end of day, the attendees can debrief in Conversation
Circles and share what they learned from the day.
This offers them another opportunity to build connections and
learn in a smaller environment. State teams would also be
encouraged to use this time to discuss the implications of
what they have learned on their state plan of action.

Saturday, April 30

6:30 am—7:15 am  Early Sunrise Yoga – Sponsored by Jennie-O Turkey Store
7:30 am—8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am—12:00 pm Headshot Lounge Open
8:30 am—9:30 am Keynote Address
  • Resilience Ready: Stop Surviving & Begin Thriving
    Vivian Blade, MBA, MBB, PMP, Leadership &
    Resilience Expert
9:30 am—10:00 am  Conversation Circles 
The attendees can debrief in Conversation Circles and share
what they learned from the keynote session. This offers
them another opportunity to build connections and learn

in a smaller environment. State teams would also be encouraged
to use this time to discuss the implications of what they
have learned on their state plan of action 

10:00 am—10:15 am  Break 
10:15 am—11:00 am  Curated Education Sessions
  • That Was a Lot, Now What? Tips to Applying
    Learned Knowledge
    Joe Petit
  • It Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult
    Marcia Wagner, Washington SNA State President
  • Speak Up! Public Speaking Skills for Asso. Leaders
    Craig Weidel, SNA of Arizona Executive Director
  • Leading with a Sense of Humor
    Sarah Chellberg, Missouri SNA Past President
 11:00 am—11:15 am  Break – Sponsored by E S Foods
11:15 am—11:45 am “Hear from your Peers” Sessions
The “Hear from Your Peers” sessions will provide a forum 
for attendees their state away with establishing relationships
that will transcend the summit.

  • Future Leaders - Getting Focused on Your Leadership Plan -
    Lori Adkins, MS, SNS, CHE, SNA President-elect
  • Experienced Leaders – How to Keep Your Members Engaged
    in an all-Virtual World – Jessica Trippler, SNA of Wisconsin
    Executive Director and Irene Pawlisch, SNA of
    Wisconsin President
  • Presiding Leaders – Implementing Change: How to Get
    Rid of Sacred Cows – Jennifer Martin, MBA, CAE, New York
    SNA Executive Director
11:45 am Conference Ends
1:00 pm—4:00 pm OPTIONAL – State Planning Time

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