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Regional Conference

April 20 and 21, 2017

Holiday Inn Airport South
1201 West 94th St
Bloomington, MN 55431

More information can be found here.

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Region Council Meeting

October 15, 2016 10:00am

Edina Library Meeting Room (Not the Southdale Library which is also in Edina)

  1. Welcome and Opening Remarks
  2. Minutes from from July 23rd meeting
  3. Treasurer’s report / budget
  4. Global VP Report (Nancy)
  5. Regional Conference
    1. Review Conference Checklist
    2. Set pricing-Student Member pricing? Early bird discount?
    3. Set registration dates
    4. Should the board meeting be over lunch?
    5. Speaker Update
  6. Chapter Reports
    1. Central Minnesota
    2. Chippewa Valley
    3. Lake Superior
    4. Minneapolis
    5. Red River Valley
    6. St Paul
    7. South Central
    8. Southern Minnesota
  7. Communications Report
  8. New Business
    1. Accounting and Auditing Student Conference
    2. Global Director Nominations
    3. Bylaws Update
2016-2017 Meeting Dates and Locations
January 21st Minneapolis at 10am.
April Same Location as Conference

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Region Council Meeting

July 23, 2016

Twig’s Tavern & Grille (attached to the Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field)
401 6th St SW
Rochester, MN

If you cannot attend and would like to utilize the webex please contact imanorthernlightscouncil@gmail.com for the access information.

  1. Welcome and Opening Remarks
  2. Minutes from April 22nd meeting
  3. Treasurer’s report / budget
  4. Global VP Report (Nancy)
  5. Regional Conference
    1. Review Financial Performance
    2. Review Survey
    3. Discuss 2017 Budget
    4. Review Conference Checklist
  6. Chapter Reports
    1. Central Minnesota
    2. Chippewa Valley
    3. Lake Superior
    4. Minneapolis
    5. Red River Valley
    6. St Paul
    7. South Central
    8. Southern Minnesota
  7. Communications Report
  8. New Business
    1. Council of Excellence Award
    2. Global Conference Update
    3. Chapter Assistance Requests
    4. 2016-2017 Budget
2016-2017 Future Meeting Dates and Locations
October 15th 2016 Minneapolis at 10am
January 21st 2017 Minneapolis at 10am
April 2017 Same Location as Conference

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Region Council Meeting

April 22, 2016 5:00pm

After the conference

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Region Conference

April 21 and 22, 2016

Holiday Inn Airport South
1201 West 94th St
Bloomington, MN 55431

Thursday, April 21st
8:20am - 10:00am Leadership – A Values Based Approach, Presented by Bud Kulesza, CMA, CFM
This presentation addresses the significant role that values play in developing our ethical standards. Attendees will be made aware of the challenges that global organizations face as they attempt to create a consistent approach to ethical behavior throughout their organizations at all locations, as well as some of the best practices they use to ensure acceptance and compliance.
10:20am - 12:00pm Innovation Governance: Galvanizing, Enabling and Measuring for Innovation Value!, Presented by Patrick Stroh, CMA
Patrick is the author of Advancing Innovation: Galvanizing, Enabling, & Measuring for Innovation Value! (published October 2015). He also has recently published articles in Strategic Finance Magazine (September & October 2015) on innovation and leadership.
1:00pm - 2:40pm Direct Costing-What Do Your Product Costing Issues Really Cost Your Company?, Presented by Susan Edwards, CMA, CPA, CLCP, CGMA
There are a number of potential costs associated with producing and selling a product. Product costing has undergone significant changes over the past few years and it is incumbent on businesses to review their current costing processes.
3:00pm - 4:40pm Ethics, Presented by Dr. David Schultz, Hamline University
Friday, April 22nd
8:20am - 10:00am Focused Action for BIG Results, Presented by Liz Uram, The Coach & Mentor Group
This talk covers one of the most common issues faced by today’s busy professional…the mystery of the disappearing day. Every day you wake up with great intentions for tackling your to-do list but at the end of the day you don’t actually see the results you were hoping for and another day disappears. There will be specific take-aways as you discover the myth of multi-tasking, the power of focus, and the hidden ways we unintentionally lose hours of each day.
10:20am - 12:00pm Data Visualization: How to Mine Through Mess and Put Data to Use! Presented by Erich Heneke and Scott Koenig
The phrase ‘big data’ has become a buzzword in business, what does it mean? In this session, participants will learn how to take mined data and present it differently to executives, who may prefer to be given more meaningful reports instead of spreadsheets.
1:00pm - 2:40pm Creating a Powerful LinkedIn® Profile Makeover, Presented by JoAnne Funch, Marketing Dish
LinkedIn is the #1 resource platform for professionals worldwide. There are currently 400+ million profiles on LinkedIn – how are you managing your professional reputation? How do you highlight your credibility & who you serve? As a professional, knowing how to create a compelling profile, communicate with messages that build relationship and manage your time will make LinkedIn your most important online tool. You are encouraged to bring your laptop to this hands-on LinkedIn training session.
3:00pm - 4:40pm TBA
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Region Council Meeting

February 6, 2016 9:00am

Hopkins Library

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