2012 State/Chapter Development

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2012 State/Chapter Development

Meeting/Workshop Schedule with Descriptions


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Wednesday, June 20
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.


State Chapters Coordinators’ Meeting

Room: 554 AB

Facilitators:
Debbie Mohney, Colorado State Chapters Coordinator

Judy Martin, Florida State Chapters Coordinator

Summary:
Meet and learn from these coordinators and share best practices.

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

State Organizations’ Meeting

Room: 554 AB

Facilitators:
Jeff Bonnell, Director, Georgia State Office

Elizabeth LeBarron, HLAA National States and Chapters Coordinator

Summary:
Review state organization best practices, discuss state goals and projects, and share the latest challenges and successes in the states.

Thursday, June 21
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Harnessing Group Dynamics for Successful HLAA Leadership: An Interactive Workshop Part I

Room: 554 AB

Presenter:
Scott Bally, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, aural rehabilitation consultant for HLAA and a retired professor of Gallaudet University

Summary:
Learn how individuals’ communication styles impact others in a group setting and how to leverage them for maximum success in an HLAA Chapter or State organization.

3 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Harnessing Group Dynamics for Successful HLAA Leadership: An Interactive Workshop Part II

Room: 554 AB

Presenter:
Scott Bally, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, aural rehabilitation consultant for HLAA and a retired professor of Gallaudet University

Summary:
Learn more about how individuals’ communication styles impact others in a group setting and how to leverage them for maximum success in an HLAA Chapter or State organization.

Friday, June 22
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Starting a Parent Support Group

Room: 554 AB

Presenters:
Michelle Kraskin, Audiologist, Supervisor of Audiology Weill Cornell Medical College, Hearing and Speech Department

Joseph Montano, Ed. D., Audiologist, Director of Hearing and Speech, Weill Cornell Medical College and HLAA Board of Trustee

Krysty Krwko, Parent Leader

Summary:
Managing hearing loss in children involves more than diagnostics and amplification. There are multiple layers of adjustments for parents, siblings, friends and family as they seek to provide optimum care for their child. Expand your chapter’s reach by starting a parent support group. This presentation will provide practical steps for attracting and keeping parents of children with hearing loss.

2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m.


Grassroots Advocacy

Room: 554 AB

NOTE: This workshop will run until 5 p.m.

Presenter:
Lise Hamlin, HLAA Director of Public Policy

Summary:
Chapters and State Organizations are in a unique position to impact legislation and regulations locally, on a state level or support national initiatives. Come learn about what’s “hot” on the national scene and discuss ways to get your own chapter involved in local advocacy projects.

Saturday, June 23
8:45 a.m. – 10 a.m.


Getting the Word Out: Promoting Chapter Identity and Creating Marketing Collateral
(Attendance required for delegates)

Room: 554 AB

Presenter:
Ann Thomas, President, Diablo Valley Chapter

Summary:
Discover the “how” and “why” of developing materials that “brand” the chapter and make it easier to attract and keep members.

10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


Involving Chapter Members in Solving Problems & Dilemmas of Communication Partners

Room: 554 AB

Presenters:
Sam Trychin, Ph.D.

Janet Trychin, Au.D.

Summary:
Hearing loss never affects just the person that has it: their communication challenges involve their family members, too. Come hear these popular speakers as they teach how to solicit feedback from both the person and their loved ones, to help them live a higher quality of life and to help your chapter thrive.

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Newsletters: Keys to Success

Room: 554 AB

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Presenters:
Barbara Kelley, HLAA Deputy Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief, Hearing Loss Magazine

Cindy Dyer, Dyer Design

Summary: Newsletters are excellent educational tools as well as outreach vehicles. By attending this workshop, HLAA Chapters and State organizations will learn practical tips and techniques that they can apply in their own monthly, bimonthly, or quarterly newsletter.

2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m.


Office Hours Appointments NEW!

Room: 554 AB

Meet with:
Elizabeth LeBarron, HLAA National States and Chapters Coordinator

Summary: Meet one-on-one to discuss current problems and brainstorm solutions or share a success or idea. Each 15-minute consultation must be scheduled in advance.

Sunday, June 24
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Awards Breakfast and Ceremony

Room: Ballroom A

Emcee:
Suzanne D’Amico

Summary: Come to this free event that showcases best practices and honors those individuals and HLAA Chapter and State organizations that have gone above and beyond to serve others with hearing loss.

A plated breakfast will be served promptly at 8:30 a.m. A plate for late arrivals cannot be guaranteed. Please be sure to RSVP on your registration; a ticket will be in your Registration Packet.