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CSAP Spring Conference

May 18-19, 2018
St. Louis, Missouri

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Meeting Location
Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch
2 South 4th Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63102

Room Location: West Ballroom

Hotel Reservations

A special room rate of $166 per night will be available until April 16, 2018 or until the room block is sold out, whichever occurs first.

Online Reservations: https://www.druryhotels.com/Reservations.aspx?groupno=2286378
Telephone:  1-800-325-0720  To receive  the special rate, reference our group number 2286378

Online Registration has closed. Please visit the On-Site Registration Desk to register.
Printable Registration Form - click here to download printable form

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 May 1, 2018 will be refunded less a $25 handling fee.

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Thursday, May 17

6:00 pm

ASHA Welcome Reception

Friday, May 18

7:30 am – 8:00 am

Registration. Breakfast provided.

8:00 am – 8:15 am

President's Welcome

8:15 am – 9:15 am

Developing and Sustaining Highly Collaborative Leadership Teams, Part 1
Kevin Nourse, PhD, PCC

9:15 am – 9:30 am


9:30 am – 10:30 am

Developing and Sustaining Highly Collaborative Leadership Teams, Part 2
Kevin Nourse, PhD, PCC

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Roundtables What is Collaboration and What Factors Play a Role in Enhancing or Preventing Collaboration With Your Board?
Kami Rowland, CSAP President; Michael Kaplan, CSAP Past President; Debra Burnett, CSAP President-Elect; Melodee Owens, CSAP Secretary; Michelle Dawson, CSAP Treasurer

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch on Your Own

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Growing Your and Others Leadership Skills: ASHA Leadership Development Resources and Programs for State Association Members and Leaders
Arlene Pietranton, ASHA; Beth McKerlie, Missouri; Kelly Kleinhans, Kentucky; Lezlie Pearce-Hopper, Montana; Samantha Weatherford, Deleware

2:30 pm

Meet in Lobby Walk to Social Remember to bring your auction item!

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Auction/Dinner (Baseball Game Starts at 7:00 pm)

Saturday, May 19

8:00 am – 8:30 am


8:30 am – 9:30 am

The Future of Licensure and Lobbying
Susan Adams, ASHA; Brent Hemphill, Lobbyist ; Mayjean Barnes, Colorado; Rhea Dyer, West Virginia; Sharon Sowder, Missouri

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Eileen Crowe, ASHA; Beth McKerlie, Missouri; Meredith Finnie, ASHA; Sucheta Kamath, Georgia

10:30 am – 10:45 am


10:45 am – 11:45 am

Roundtables What are Issues Facing Your State and Profession and What Can You do as Leaders to Impact the Outcomes?
Kami Rowland, CSAP President; Michael Kaplan, CSAP Past President; Debra Burnett, CSAP President-Elect; Melodee Owens, CSAP Secretary; Michelle Dawson, CSAP Treasurer; Susan Adams, ASHA; Janet Deppe, ASHA; Eileen Crowe, ASHA; Jeffrey Regan, ASHA; Arlene Pietranton, ASHA

11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Lunch on Your Own

1:15 pm – 1:45 pm  

Coping With the Realities of Association Leadership
Maryanne Weatherill, Georgia; Lezlie Pearce-Hopper, Montana; Fe Murray, Arizona

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm  

Leadership, Who Talked Me Into This?
Melanie Hudson, ASHA, Fe Murray, Arizona; Sucheta Kamath, Georgia

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm  


3:00 pm – 4:00 pm  

Roundtables: How Can Leading Your State Organization Benefit Other Areas of Your Life and How do You to Weather the Storms of Leadership and Come Out on Top?
Kami Rowland, CSAP President; Michael Kaplan, CSAP Past President; Debra Burnett, CSAP President-Elect; Melodee Owens, CSAP Secretary; Michelle Dawson, CSAP Treasurer

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm  

Business Meeting

4:30 pm  


Continuing Education





This course is offered for 0.95 ASHA CEUs
(Intermediate, Related Area)

Presenter Disclosures


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 alone." 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 Fall Conference
November 14, 2018
Boston, Massachusetts

2019 Spring Conference
Little Rock, Arkansas

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.

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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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