Join your colleagues from across the northwest for a great day full of Prospect Research, Prospect Management, and Analytics. Enjoy the day in Downtown Seattle at the historic Pacific Tower networking with like-minded people and hearing from the best in our field.
Keynote Speaker: Pam Farmer, PhD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Director of Professional Development at the University of Oregon
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High
Theme: Strategic Communication for Working Relationships
8:30-9:00 - Registration and Light Breakfast Provided
9:00-9:30 - Welcome! Kris Hunt, Director of Research, Oregon State University | APRA-NW President
9:30-11:00 - Keynote speaker: Pam Farmer, PhD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Director of Professional Development at the University of Oregon
11:00-11:15 - Break
11:15-12:00 - Roundtable Session #1
1. Research Resources
2. Prospecting for organizations without a built-in constituency
3. Crucial conversations: phrases that work
4. Establishing norms and habits for communication with colleagues who travel
12:00-12:45 - Lunch (boxed salads & sandwiches)
12:45-1:15 - APRA-NW Business Meeting
Updates regarding treasury, membership, mentorship, and programming
Survey of members on next conference location in Spokane, WA?
Thank-you to past board members
1:15-2:15 - Prospect Development 2016 Recap
A series of short presentations and discussion about the APRA-International conference in Nashville, TN.
2:15-2:30 - Break with snacks
2:30-3:15 - Roundtable Session #2
1. Addressing ambiguous expectations
2. Stakeholder identification and buy-in for prospect management
3. Inclusive communication across development roles
4. Communication cycle for prospect-portfolio review
3:15-4:00 - Group Discussions - delve into the most popular ideas of the day
1. Audience choice - additional topics
*Roundtable topics subject to change based on facilitator availability
4:30-5:30 - Happy Hour at The Bistro at the Courtyard Marriott Pioneer SquareGetting to Pacific Tower
Google Maps Directions to Pacific Tower
Metro bus routes 36 and 60 stop near Pacific Tower. Use the King County Metro Transit Trip Planner to determine best routes depending on your accommodations. For the To: address, input 1200 12th Ave S, Seattle, and select the second listing for that address. It should bring up the location near Lewis Park and Dr. Jose Rizal Park.
From Downtown Seattle:
From 2nd Ave or 4th Ave, go East on S Jackson St
Turn right onto 12th Ave S
From the East:
Go West on I-90
Exit to north-bound Rainier Ave (Exit 3B)
Turn left onto S Weller St
Turn lefft onto 12th Ave S
From I5 (South or North Bound):
Take the James Street exit, following James Street East bound
Turn right onto Boren Ave
Merge right onto 12th Ave SVisitor Parking
Follow 12th Ave S over bridge. Road becomes Golf Dr S/14th Ave S
At the light go straight, following the main arterial
Veer right alongside Pacific Medical Center (14th Ave S) and enter the driveway on your right
Follow the driveway to the West Parking Garage
Rate for parking in this garage for 4-10 hours is $7.00.
APRA-NW has a conference hotel reserve at the Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Pioneer Square for $229.00 per night. To get this rate, use this link to book by Friday, 9/9/16. After that date, it is recommended to reserve a room in the downtown Seattle area to reduce travel time getting to Pacific Tower the morning of the conference.
Small Shop Conference Drawing
We are holding a drawing to award free conference registration to two APRA-NW members who work in small shops!
If would like to sign up for the drawing, please contact Michie Spradling before 5:00 pm on Wednesday 9/7/2016:
Subject: APRA-NW Conference Drawing
Be sure to include the following information:
4. Contact information
Winners will be notified by email on Thursday, 9/8/2016.
If you are not yet a member of APRA-NW, it is not too late to sign up here.
For general conference information, please contact Krista Berg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our conference was generously sponsored by: