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SGMP Southeast Regional Education Conference
(SREC): Staying on Track
As a scholarship recipient, I want to
say "thank you" to those who made
my attendance at the SGMP Southeast
Regional Education Conference
(SREC), March 12-14 in Wilmington,
North Carolina, possible. I soaked
in knowledge about staying on track
with day-to-day tasks - even in my
personal life. "Work Smarter, Not
Harder Using Your CVB," "Shots Fired,"
which shared teachable moments
in active shooter situations, and
"MeetApp," were a few presentations
that had me in "awe."
My most beneficial class was "The
Perfect Workday." A few tidbits were
1) compiling a working to-do list
and asking myself "Am I doing too
much?" This list should be no more
than 10 tasks. And 2) understanding
why we don't have perfect

workdays, which could be a lack of
focus (work and life), miscommunication
or disorganization.
The Supplier Expo was dynamite.
Did you know that SGMP has a
wide range of hotels and convention
centers within our network? Each
attendee was given a binder with
supplier names, booth numbers and
email addresses. There were five
profile questions in the binder that we
were required to ask each supplier
(which gave us the opportunity win
a nice gift). Nope, I did not win, but I
now have more knowledge about the
benefits of our SGMP suppliers. The
convention center, food and wait staff
were awesome. My Hilton stay was a

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nice experience as well, and I must
give kudos to the Shuttle service.
Learn more about the conference at
sgmpsrec.com.
- Rene' Raeford

Answer to sample CGMP question on Page 24: A

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From left, Rene' Raeford, planner; Michelle
Milligan, National Board President; and
Tarshi McCoy, supplier.

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INDEX

CONFERENCE & CONVENTION CENTER
Georgia International Convention Center .................. Inside Back Cover
www.gicc.com
CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
Greater Lansing CVB ........................................................................ 4-5
www.lansing.org
Hampton CVB .....................................................................................24
www.hamptoncvb.com
Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau...................................................22
www.destinationirvingtx.com
McAllen Convention and Visitors Bureau ......................................14-15
mcallencvb.com
Sonoma County Tourism ........................................ Outside Back Cover
SonomaCounty/meetings.com
St. Tammany Parish/Louisiana's Northshore.....................................24
www.LouisianaNorthshore.com/meet
Ventura County Coast................................................Inside Front Cover
www.venturacountycoast.com
Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau ..................8
NCCoastalMeeting.com
HOTELS & RESORTS
Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Airport ............................ Inside Back Cover
www.cpjacksonvilleairport.com
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center ...........................................................17
www.alexandria.hilton.com
Hilton Shreveport................................................................................26
www.shreveport.hilton.com
Marriott Ranch ...................................................................................17
www.marriottranch.com
Tuscany Suites & Casino ........................................... Inside Back Cover
www.tuscanylv.com


http://www.sgmpsrec.com http://www.shreveport.hilton.com http://www.gicc.com http://www.lansing.org http://www.hamptoncvb.com http://www.destinationirvingtx.com http://www.mcallencvb.com http://SonomaCounty/meetings.com http://www.LouisianaNorthshore.com/meet http://www.venturacountycoast.com http://www.NCCoastalMeeting.com http://www.cpjacksonvilleairport.com http://www.alexandria.hilton.com http://www.shreveport.hilton.com http://www.shreveport.hilton.com http://www.marriottranch.com http://www.tuscanylv.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Spring 2017

President’s Letter
Executive Director’s Corner
Going Places
2017 National Education Conference: Reel in Great Education
Government Events Embrace Competition as a Catalyst for Success
Ten Cans: Real Change Requires an Opener
The Fatal Flaws in Your Active Shooter Response and How to Fix Them
Thought Leadership
Meet a Member
CGMP Corner
SGMP NATION
Advertisers’ Index
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - intro
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - cover1
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - cover2
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - 3
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - 4
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - 5
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - President’s Letter
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - Executive Director’s Corner
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - 8
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - Going Places
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - 2017 National Education Conference: Reel in Great Education
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - 11
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - Government Events Embrace Competition as a Catalyst for Success
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - 13
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - 14
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - 15
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - Ten Cans: Real Change Requires an Opener
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - 17
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - The Fatal Flaws in Your Active Shooter Response and How to Fix Them
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - 19
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - Thought Leadership
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - 21
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - 22
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - Meet a Member
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - CGMP Corner
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - SGMP NATION
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - Advertisers’ Index
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - cover3
Government Connections - Spring 2017 - cover4
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