Government Connections - Spring/Summer 2018 - 10
F E AT U R E
Chart Your Course
SGMP BOARD PRESIDENT
GMP's National Education
Conference (NEC) is the
biggest annual event in
the government meetings
industry and is where
from across the country come together
for one-stop and non-stop education,
resources and networking. The event kicks
off on Tuesday afternoon and culminates
with Thursday's general session. This is
your best opportunity all year to master
your industry's best practices and to earn
up to 16.5 education contact hours. For
comprehensive NEC information and
to register, go to www.sgmpnec.org.
The NEC will include education sessions
by industry experts on a number of
topics, along with professional networking
opportunities throughout the event, including
the largest gathering of key exhibitors in the
government meetings industry.
New in 2018 is a preconference
leadership session with the one and only
Dr. Dale Henry. "Sustainable Leadership"
is for anyone who can say YES to:
* Increased engagement by investing in
a unique, holistic, and comprehensive
professional and leadership
* Enhanced competencies, expanded
leadership capabilities, and impact
through training, skill building, executive
coaching and interaction with a cohort
of other leaders.
* Stronger leadership sustainability,
retention, and commitment due to
extensive learning, development, and
investment based on individual goals,
priorities and needs.
GOVERNMENT CONNECTIONS | SPRING/SUMMER 2018
* More satisfied, effective and
This year's National Charity is
Mutts with a Mission. This non-profit
organization trains veterans, Wounded
Warriors and their dogs as service
dog teams in order to return the
independence they sacrificed serving
our country. Order forms will be available
onsite from Muddy Paws Pet Store.
Items always needed include crates,
peanut butter, Kongs, treats and toys.
For hotel and travel information,
make sure to check out the NEC
website. The deadline for the room
block is May 10.
SGMP is already planning for
our 2019 NEC ... watch for the
announcement of our date and