Institute for Leadership Training
July 29 - August 1, 2009 | Alexandria, VA

Agenda

ACA INSTITUTE FOR LEADERSHIP TRAINING

Sponsored by the Midwest, North Atlantic, Southern, and Western Regions

July 29-August 1, 2009

Westin Hotel
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 253-8600

For your convenience, we have also created a PDF version of this agenda for you to print out. You may download it here.

Unless noted, all meetings will be held on the second floor of the hotel)

Wednesday, July 29

Attendees arrive during the day and into the evening.

5:00 pm

Registration open

6:00

No-host reception for Institute and COPARC attendees
Greetings from ACA leadership
Location: Edison E & F

7:00 pm

Dinner groups meet and eat

Thursday, July 30

7:00 am

Registration open

Continental breakfast
Visit the "ACA Coffee House," peruse materials, make new friends
Location: Outside Edison A-D

8:00 am

Welcome
Overview of the Day's Events
Opening plenary session
Location: Edison A-D

"Leadership, Motivation, and Success"
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Pat Schwallie-Giddis
President, National Career Development Association

9:30 am

Council of Presidents and Region Chairs (COPARC)
Location: Banneker

Institute Attendees
Leadership Content Sessions (all will be repeated at 10:35 am):

1A. Emerging Leader Basics---Navigating the ACA Structure
Location: Edison G

1B. Staying Out Of Hot Water: What Leaders Need to Know About Taxes, Laws and Business
Location: Edison F

1C. Leading an Organization When You Have Little or No Staff
Location: Currie

1D. Building a Successful Organization by Exceeding Member Expectations
Location: Edison E

10:20 am

"Introduce yourself to others" break

10:35

COPARC
Location: Banneker

10:35 am

Institute Attendees
Leadership Content Sessions (all will be repeated from 9:30 am):

1A. Emerging Leader Basics---Navigating the ACA Structure
Location: Edison G

1B. Staying Out Of Hot Water: What Leaders Need to Know About Taxes, Laws and Business
Location: Edison F

1C. Leading an Organization When You Have Little or No Staff
Location: Currie

1D. Building a Successful Organization by Exceeding Member Expectations
Location: Edison E

11:25am

COPARC and Institute attendees gather for a working lunch
Location: Edison A-D

Introductions and T-shirt Exchange
Greetings from the ACA Foundation

Overview and Preparation for Friday's ACA Day on the Hill

1:15 pm

COPARC
Location: Banneker

Institute Attendees
Leadership Content Sessions (all will be repeated at 3:30 pm):

2A. Planning a Perfect Meeting
Location: Edison G

2B. Professional Advocacy: Access Issues in Testing
Location: Edison F

2C. Social Media for Leaders: A Brave New World (Formerly Session 3D)
Location: Currie

2D. Emerging Leaders Only---Tips, Strategies, and Preparing to Lead
Location: Edison E

2:15 pm

Plenary Session
Location: Edison A-D

"The Impact and Usefulness of Social Media"
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Don Dea
Co-Founder, Fusion Productions, New York

3:15 pm

"3 C's" (caffeine, candy, connecting) break

3:30 pm

COPARC
Location: Banneker

Institute Attendees
Leadership Content Sessions (all will be repeated from 1:15 pm):

2A. Planning a Perfect Meeting
Location: Edison G

2B. Professional Advocacy: Access Issues in Testing
Location: Edison F

2C. Social Media for Leaders: A Brave New World (Formerly Session 3D)
Location: Currie

2D. Emerging Leaders Only---Tips, Strategies, and Preparing to Lead
Location: Edison E

4:15 pm

Management Services for Branches---A New Way to do Business
Location: Edison A-D

5:00 pm

Regional Business Meetings, Session #1
All Institute Attendees will go to their regional meeting room.
All Institute Attendees will go to their regional meeting room. COPARC members are also invited to attend their respective region meeting.

Midwest Region - Location: Edison G
North Atlantic Region - Location: Edison F
Southern Region - Location: Edison E
Western Region - Location: Banneker

6:30 pm

Recess for the day

All Region Reception---four unique regional cuisines
Location: Edison A-D

Dinner (on your own)

Friday, July 31

7:00am

Continental Breakfast
Location: Edison A-D

Final preparation for Capitol Hill visits

8:15 am

Buses depart for Capitol Hill

9:30am

Arrive on Capitol Hill
Group photo at Capitol
Conduct visits with Congressional Offices

12:45 pm

Buses depart Capitol Hill for the Westin Hotel, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, Virginia

1:15 pm

Working lunch---"Welcome back" and debriefing of visits
Location: Edison A-D

2:15

Relaxation Break (change clothes, check e-mail, get some air!)

2:30 pm

Institute Attendees and COPARC now meeting as one group

Leadership Content Sessions (all will be repeated at 3:30 pm):

3A. 20/20--- A Vision for the Future of Counseling - A Roadmap for the Profession
Location: Edison G

3B. Risk Management for Counselors
Location: Edison F

3C. Collaborating with Your Branch Divisions to Maintain Professional Unity and Provide Services to Members
Location: Edison E

3D. Marketing on a Shoestring (Formerly Session 2C)
Location: Banneker

3:15 pm

Networking break

3:30 pm

Leadership Content Sessions (repeated from 2:30 pm):

3A. 20/20--- A Vision for the Future of Counseling - A Roadmap for the Profession
Location: Edison G

3B. Risk Management for Counselors
Location: Edison F

3C. Collaborating with Your Branch Divisions to Maintain Professional Unity and Provide Services to Members
Location: Edison E

3D. Marketing on a Shoestring (Formerly Session 2C)
Location: Banneker

4:30 pm

Plenary Session
Location: Edison A-D

"How Leaders Build, Connect, and Succeed"
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Marcheta Evans,
ACA President-Elect

5:15 pm

No host reception in ACA "Coffee house"
Location: Foyer

7:00 pm

There is lots to do in Washington! We will supply you with information.
Feel free to make your own reservations. Here are some of our favorites:

4A. Tour of DC at Night
4B. Kennedy Center Performance
4C. Pub Crawling in Old Town Alexandria
4D. Potomac River Cruise
4E. Capitol Steps improvisational group

Saturday, August 1

7:30 am

Full breakfast hosted by ACA and the ACA Insurance Trust
Location: Edison A-D

8:30 am

Institute attendees---Regional Business Meetings, Session #2
All Institute Attendees will go to their regional meeting room. COPARC members are also invited to attend their respective region meeting.

Midwest Region - Edison G
North Atlantic Region - Edison F
Southern Region - Edison E
Western Region - Banneker

10:30 am

Plenary Session
Edison A-D

"Responsibilities of a Leader"
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Bob Schmidt
Chair, ACA North Atlantic Region

11:15 am

Evaluation and feedback
Acknowledgements

Noon

Adjournment

(Updated July 29, 2009)