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

CSAP Fall Conference in Collaboration with ASHA

orlando November 20, 2019
Orlando, Florida

Meeting Location
Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Drive
Orlando, Florida

Room: Florida Ballroom C

Hotel Reservations

Sleeping room reservations should be made by using ASHA’s reservation system. 

Early registration rates available until October 30, 2019. After October 30, late fee apply.

Online Registration

Printable Registration 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 November 1, 2019 will be refunded less a $25 handling fee.


Note: Times subject to change.

Wednesday, November 20

8:30 am – 9:00 am


9:00 am – 9:15 am

Debra Burnett, CSAP President

9:15 am – 9:30 am

State Recognitions
Shari Robertson, President, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Kathy Boada, Vice President for Government Relations and Public Policy, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

9:30 am – 9:45 am

Break/Pictures following State Recognitions

9:45 am – 10:00 am

State Brags and Moans
Moderated by Debra Burnett, CSAP President

10:00 am – 10:45 am

Trending Issues in States: What's New on the Horizon?
Janet Deppe, MS, CCC-SLP, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

10:45 am – 11:45 am

Optimizing the Role of State Advocacy Network Representatives
Susan Latham, Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Carol Hofbauer, Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association

11:45 am – 12:45 pm


12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Roundtables: Cultivating the Role of State Advocacy Network Representatives in Your Association
Moderators: Debra Burnett, CSAP President; Kami Rowland, CSAP Past President; Amy Rosonet-LeBert, CSAP President-Elect, Beth McKerlie, CSAP Secretary; Michelle Dawson, CSAP Treasurer

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Engaging Students in Professional Leadership, Advocacy and Volunteerism
Sonja Pruitt-Lord, National Student Speech- Language-Hearing Association

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Roundtables: Cultivating Student Involvement in Your Association
Moderators: Debra Burnett, CSAP President; Kami Rowland, CSAP Past President; Amy Rosonet-LeBert, CSAP President-Elect, Beth McKerlie, CSAP Secretary; Michelle Dawson, CSAP Treasurer

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

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

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Break/Sweeps Winning Tickets Announced

4:15 pm – 4:45 pm

CSAP Business Meeting

4:45 pm

Adjourn - Join us for the CSAP Happy Hour

Full session information

Continuing Education and Disclosures

This program is offered for 0.5 ASHA CEUs (various levels, related area)

Presenter Disclosures

We want to thank ASHA for their assistance in the planning of the 2019 Fall Conference.

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

"The networking with like minded colleagues is beyond fabulous!! The energy is great and it is so helpful to know there is a resource network when the going gets tough!" CSAP Spring 2019

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

2019 Fall Conference
Orlando, Florida

2020 Spring Conference
Cleveland, Ohio

2020 Fall Conference
San Diego, California

2021 Spring Conference
Richmond, Virginia

2021 Fall Conference
Washington, DC

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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