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CSAP... A Place for our Finest Leaders to Connect and Reflect

CSAP Conference in Collaboration with ASHA

2020 CSAP Fall Virtual Conference:
Reflection, Rejuvenation and Rediscovery

Saturday, November 21, 2020
10:30 am - 5:15 pm EST / 9:30 am - 4:15 pm CST / 8:30 am - 3:15 pm MST / 7:30 am - 2:15 pm PST

Attendance to the CSAP Conference is open to state association leaders (current president, president-elect and immediate past president) if the state association is a current member of CSAP, as well as for current CSAP alumni members.

If your state association hasn't renewed membership for 2020, you can renew online today!

If you are a past state association president and are no longer part of your state board of directors, you may be eligible to become a CSAP Alumni Member. Learn more about our Alumni Membership and join today!

Registration Rates: Rates will vary depending on how many leaders from your state association attend.
  • First attendee from your association: $100
  • Second attendee from your association: $75
  • Third attendee from your association: $50
  • Alumni Member: $50
Online registration has closed. To register, please contact the CSAP Office by emailing csap@robertcraven.com or call 855-727-2836.


Note: Times subject to change.

Times listed are EST.

Saturday, November 21

10:30 am – 10:40 am EST

Welcome and Opening Comments
Amy LeBert, CSAP President

10:40 am – 10:50 am EST

State Recognitions
Theresa Rodgers, ASHA President

10:50 am – 11:35 am EST

Leadership in 2020: Crisis and Opportunity
Theresa Rodgers, ASHA President

11:35 am – 12:05 pm EST

A Social Citizensí Guide to Civil Communication: An Essential Component of Effective Communication
Arlene Pietranton, ASHA CEO

12:05 pm – 12:35 pm EST

Dollars and Sense for State Associations
Robynne Kratchman, New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association President

12:35 pm – 1:05 pm EST

Conflict Management
Kim Ward, CSAP Commissioner on Issues and Planning, Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association Past President

1:05 pm – 1:35 pm EST


1:35 pm – 2:05 pm EST

Stretch Your Knowledge of Telepractice
Tim Boyd, ASHA Director, State Health Care & Education Affairs

2:05 pm – 2:35 pm EST

Our Culture
Kandis Chatman, Alabama Speech-Language-Hearing Association President

2:35 pm – 3:20 pm EST

Balancing Life and Leadership: Strategies for Success
Marie Ireland, ASHA Vice President of SLP Practice

3:20 pm – 3:30 pm EST


3:30 pm – 4:30 pm EST

Roundtables: Implementing Life Balance as a Leader
Moderators: CSAP Board of Directors

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm EST

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

4:45 pm – 5:15 pm EST

CSAP Business Meeting

5:15 pm EST


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CSAPer Comment Gallery

"[I value CSAP for the] networking with other associations... Not feeling alone in our struggles."
         CSAP Attendee Fall 2019

"This was a great, valuable and worthwhile conference. I enjoyed every topic!! Well done!"
         CSAP Attendee Spring 2019

"This was my first CSAP so I had very little knowledge about what to expect. I was impressed with the amount of information and knowledge I gained to help my state association. Plus, the networking connections will be very valuable."
         CSAP Attendee Spring 2019

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

2021 Spring Conference
Richmond, Virginia

2021 Fall Conference
Washington, DC

2022 Spring Conference
Cleveland, Ohio

2022 Fall Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana

2023 Spring Conference
Indianapolis, Indiana

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 Teleseminar

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).

Printable Registration Form



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

Replay Teleseminar

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.

Printable Registration Form

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

Presented by Mischael Shollenberger, founder of AuthWire

Replay Teleseminar

Cost $20

Topics included:

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

Printable Registration Form


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