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  • State Assembly Leadership Forum

    The State Assembly Leadership Forum is a preconference event at AST's national conference. Learn from your peers and professionals in the profession, network with others from around the country and discuss the issues that are relevant to anyone involved at the leadership level within your state assembly.

  • 2023 AST Surgical Technology Conference

    Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk
    301 East North Water Street
    Chicago, IL 60611

    State Assembly Leadership Forum 
    Friday, May 26, 2023
    4 Live CE Credits

    1-1:15 pm      
    Welcome & Introductions
    State Assembly Membership Awards

    1:15-2 pm
    How to Run Effective Business Meetings That Produce Results
    AST Parliamentarian Cathy Darnell
    Successful and efficient business meetings are essential to a state assembly’s operations. Meetings that are properly planned and kept on track are more likely to keep attendees’ attention and promote interactive perspectives on tasks and projects. Join us in a mock meeting!       

    2-2:45 pm
    101: How to Plan a Continuing Education Workshop

    Kevin Frey, CST, FAST; AST Director of Continuing Education
    This session will discuss the A through Z of planning a quality meeting from pointers about hotel contracts, recruiting speakers, and how to establish a consistent meeting date to marketing.

    2:45-3 pm 

    3-5 pm
    Conversations Peer-to-Peer Solutions
    State Assembly Leadership Committee
    Peer exchange is more important now than ever in promoting strategic state assembly management. Join colleagues for peer-to-peer conversations on topics designed to discuss the latest challenges confronting state assemblies. To ensure optimal engagement and interaction, these exchanges will occur in roundtable small group formats that will run for 20 minutes each. Attendees will be able to choose from various topics and rotate through the ones that interest them the most. Where the conversation goes is entirely up to you and your fellow professionals!