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CSAP Fall Conference

November 8, 2017
Los Angeles, California

Meeting Location
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Room Location: To Be Determined

Hotel Reservations

For sleeping room reservations beginning August 1, 2017, please contact ASHA Convention 2017 Reservation Center at 1-877-585-6005 for hotel accommodations or visit the ASHA housing link at http://www.asha.org/Events/convention/Convention-Housing/.

Early Bird Discount Available Until October 15

Registration Confirmations
Confirmations will be sent via email. Please provide your email address with registration. If you do not receive a confirmation prior to the meeting, please notify the CSAP office at 1-855-727-2836.

Cancellation and Refund Policy
Cancellation requests received on or before October 26, 2017 will be refunded less a $25 handling fee.


Note: Times subject to change.

Wednesday, November 8


Breakfast on Your Own

8:30 am – 9:00 am


9:00 am – 9:15 am

Welcome/Opening Comments
Michael Kaplan, CSAP President

9:15 am – 9:45 am

State Recognitions
Gail Richard, President, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Joan Mele-McCarthy, VP Government Relations & Public Policy, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

9:45 am – 10:00 am

Break/Pictures following State Recognitions

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Interstate Compact Update
Janet Deppe, Director, State Advocacy, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Kerrilyn Phillips, Past President, National Council of State Board of Examiners

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Roundtables: Gallery Walk

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

ASHF Presentation
Nancy J. Minghetti, Executive Director, ASHFoundation
Beverly Ryan, ASHFoundation

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

LUNCH - Sponsored by Pearson

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Membership and Volunteerism
LaBrita Cash-Baskett, Past President, Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Sonya Floyd, President-Elect, Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Michele Kramer, President, Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Elizabeth Fogle, President, South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Michelle Dawson, President-Elect, South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Beryl Fogel, President, California Speech-Language-Hearing Association

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

StAMP, SEAL and STAR Presentation
Lisa Milliken, StAMP, Texas and Kathleen Catteral, StAMP, California
Paulette Gentry, SEAL, Tennessee and Dawn Merth-Johnson, SEAL, Wisconsin
Shellie Bader, STAR, California and Michael Kaplan, STAR, New Mexico

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Break/Sweeps Winning Tickets Announced

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm  

Nancy McKinley Leadership Award
Ellayne Ganzfried, Chair, Nancy McKinley Leadership Award Committee

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm  

Roundtables: Using Your StAMPs, SEALs and STARs

4:15 pm – 4:45 pm

CSAP Business Meeting

4:45 pm

Adjournment - Happy Hour

State Donations – Please Bring a Gift for Sweeps Event
Please bring a gift to donate to the CSAP Sweeps. The item should have a minimum value of $50. Select your item carefully as the person winning the item will need to fit it into their luggage. CSAP does not provide shipping services. The item does not need to be related to your state. Items such as jewelry, hats, scarves etc. are always popular.
Attendees will purchase tickets for a chance to win the item you donate. Attendees select which item(s) they wish to win by placing a ticket into a designated gift bag. Winning tickets will be drawn during the last break. 

CSAPer Comment Gallery
"Loved the networking and discussion." CSAP Spring 2017

"This conference gave me emotional and theoretical support on how to tackle our state problems... we are not along." CSAP Spring 2017

"As a first-timer I found this conference to be invaluable. I am loaded with ideas for improving my state association. All of the attendees were very friendly and welcoming!" CSAP Spring 2017

FAQs for First Time CSAPers

What can I expect from my first CSAP?  You can expect to have FUN and will get a lot of valuable information.  You will make friendships that last beyond your participation in CSAP.

What is the dress for CSAP?  Many attendees wear business casual clothing.  Bring a sweater or wrap, as the room temperatures fluctuate.  Dress for the Social depends on the event – it can range from casual to business casual.

What is the 50/50?  The 50/50 drawing is an effort to raise monies to offset the costs of the Fall and Spring meetings.  Participants are able to buy a chance at winning 50% of the total monies raised.  The drawing occurs during the Business Meeting.

What should I bring for the Live Auction?  The item should be at least $50 - $100 in value.  Jewelry, pottery, professional team sportswear and artwork have always sold well.  Consider “travel ability and uniqueness” of the item you bring. 

How is my Live Auction item displayed?  All items will be placed on a table for viewing prior to the auction. 

How can I pay for my Auction items?  CSAP accepts cash, check, or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express) to complete your auction purchases.

Why are there 50/50 drawings and Auctions?  These are fun and exciting traditions for members to help raise money for our organization.  The monies raised during the auction and 50/50 drawing help in offsetting the cost of the Spring and Fall meetings.  Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from the Live Auction goes towards the Nancy McKinley Leadership Award that CSAP awards on an annual basis.

What is the Nancy McKinley Award?  This is an annual award which is presented at the spring CSAP conference.  A check is presented to the State Speech and Hearing Association in honor of the awardee. 

Who was Nancy McKinley?  Nancy McKinley (Wisconsin), CSAP President in 2002, was the embodiment of a selfless volunteer dedicated to promoting the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology, and supporting those who had chosen one of these professions as their career.  In Nancy’s honor, the Leadership Award was created.   This award acknowledges a member of a state speech/language/hearing association for his/her exemplary contributions to their association. 


Future CSAP Meetings

2018 Spring Conference
May 18-19, 2018
St. Louis, Missouri

2018 Fall Conference
November 14, 2018
Boston, Massachusetts

CSAP Teleseminars

Check back soon for live Teleseminars.


Making Meetings Work with Parliamentary Procedures
Presented by Roberta Jackson, MS, CCC-SLP
Past President, WSLHA

Replay Telesmeinar

Cost: $20

This teleseminar will provide presiding officers with parliamentary tools to assist in planning and implementing meetings. A review of agenda development; techniques for presiding as well as understanding the use for explicit bylaws/standing rules will be discussed.  Emphasis will be on the latest edition of Roberts Rules of Order, newly revised, 11th edition (2011).

Register On-Line

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Leadership: Adjusting the Sails
Presented by: Melaine W. Hudson, MA, CCC-SLP

Replay Telesmeinar

Cost $20

For the aspiring and seasoned leader alike!
What the basic qualities of an effective leader?
How to deal with difficult situations that confront leaders.
Stories and examples to inspire and motivate.

Register On-Line

Printable Registration Form

Thinking Outside the Box: On-line Solutions for Your Association

Presented by Mischael Shollenberger, founder of AuthWire

Replay Telesmeinar

Cost $20

Topics inlcuded:

Website management/donations
Online voting
Online membership dues processing
Conferences/Seminars - signups and payment
Continuing education/online courses

Register On-Line

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