Council of State Speech-Language-Hearing Association Presidents

CSAP Conferences

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

CSAP Summer Virtual Conference:
Legendary Leadership: Building on the Best

Friday, July 23, 2021

10:30 am – 5:00 pm EDT / 9:30 am – 4:00 pm CDT /
8:30 am – 3:00 pm MDT / 7:30 am – 2:00 pm PDT

Networking with other leaders is crucial for continued growth. CSAP is bringing leaders together for renewed spirit and exchange of ideas and perspectives. Albeit virtual, the CSAP Conference will offer attendees a networking experience focusing on building and strengthening relationships through learning and discussing hot topics. Let’s expand our leadership mindset by building on the best and staying future focused.

CSAP Conference in Collaboration with ASHA

 

Registration:

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 2021, 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 with credit card payment
Online Registration with mail-in payment

Handouts:

Will be available one week before the Conference.

Schedule:

Note: Times subject to change.
Times listed are EDT.

Welcome and Opening Comments (10:30 am – 10:40 am EDT)

Amy Rosonet LeBert, CSAP President

Advocacy Matters (10:40 am – 11:40 am EDT)

Lynn Williams, PhD, CCC-SLP, President, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

The time to be an advocate in communication and swallowing sciences and disorders is now. Aspects that impact the education and health of individuals with communication disabilities are discussed in various capacities every day on Capitol Hill, in the White House and federal agencies and by state and local decision-makers. Without the voice of those who possess both expertise and experience in audiology and speech-language pathology, legislation, regulations and other policy decisions may not reflect what is best for the individuals we serve. As a speech, language, hearing clinician or scientist, you play a critical role in population health, and your advocacy is an important mechanism to influence Congress and its actions. Being an advocate can have far-reaching positive impacts on the public’s health by providing policymakers with the information they need to make decisions and, in turn, influence legislation. This presentation will describe the role and advocacy of audiologists and speech-language pathologists in improving population health.

Learner Outcomes: At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe at least three reasons why it’s important to advocate.
  • Describe the role of audiologists and speech-language pathologists in improving population health.
  • Develop an advocacy action plan.

Level of Learning: Intermediate

Building Membership and Engagement Through Advocacy Initiatives (11:40 am – 12:10 pm EDT)

Lacey Back-Lane, MS, CCC-SLP, Past President; Bethany A. Berry, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, President; Christina Brock, MA, CCC-SLP from the Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association

The Kentucky Speech-Language Hearing Association’s leadership team will discuss the strategies the association utilizes to build membership and member engagement in the association. They will outline the fundamental strategies the association utilizes for engaging students, new members and long standing members, specifically creative advocacy efforts that have led to increased growth in membership and engagement.

Learner Outcomes: At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify strategies that can be utilized to build membership.
  • Identify targeted audiences that can be engaged to build membership within their association.
  • Identify advocacy strategies to engage membership.

Level of Learning: Introductory

BREAK (12:10 pm – 12:15 pm EDT)

Lacey Back-Lane, MS, CCC-SLP, Past President; Bethany A. Berry, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, President; Christina Brock, MA, CCC-SLP from the Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association

The Kentucky Speech-Language Hearing Association’s leadership team will discuss the strategies the association utilizes to build membership and member engagement in the association. They will outline the fundamental strategies the association utilizes for engaging students, new members and long standing members, specifically creative advocacy efforts that have led to increased growth in membership and engagement.

Learner Outcomes: At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify strategies that can be utilized to build membership.
  • Identify targeted audiences that can be engaged to build membership within their association.
  • Identify advocacy strategies to engage membership.

Level of Learning: Introductory

Best Practices in Social Media (12:15 pm – 12:45 pm EDT)

Donna Spillman-Kennedy, MS, CCC-SLP, President-Elect, New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Breakout Session: Uncovering Marketing Insights for Your State Association (12:45 pm – 1:15 pm EDT)

Moderators: Amy Rosonet LeBert, CSAP President; Debra Burnett, CSAP Past President; Lyndsey Zurawski, CSAP President-Elect; Kari Lim, CSAP Secretary; Mary Faella, CSAP Treasurer

Speech-language pathologists and audiologists in state leadership positions need clear pathways to market the importance and value of professional associations. This breakout session will focus on discussing best practices for marketing especially utilizing social media, emails and newsletters. Leaders will work together to strategize and discuss needs and ideas concerning specific insights and marketing theories. Facilitators will open dialogue pertaining to development of marketing best practices in the profession of communication disorders.

Learner Outcomes: At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Analyze presented strategies related to social media marketing.
  • Define the use of journey maps and visual storytelling when communicating with members.
  • Describe best practices discussed in the breakout session.

Level of Learning: Introductory

LUNCH BREAK (1:15 pm - 1:45 pm EDT)

Lunch Break

Inclusive Leadership (1:45 pm – 2:45 pm EDT)

Vicki Deal-Williams, MA, CCC-SLP, FASAE, CAE, Chief Staff Officer for Multicultural Affairs, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Over the last year, calls for social justice and equity have permeated every organization’s structure and function, including state speech-language-hearing associations. State association presidents must take responsibility for assessing their change management skills and equipping themselves as inclusive leaders. To do so, they’ll need to focus on 1) self-assessment of bias and acknowledgement of the challenges and need for change, 2) establish approaches to attract and retain a diverse membership and increase diversity within their leadership ranks and 3) implement strategies to increase equity in their association’s practice, policy and procedures, and inclusion in their operations and governance.

Learner Outcomes: At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe opportunities for improving inclusion in CSD.
  • Identify characteristics of inclusive leaders.
  • List at least three strategies for increasing inclusion in state association leadership roles.

Level of Learning: Intermediate

ASLP-IC: What’s Next (2:45 pm – 3:15 pm EDT)

Susan Adams, Director State Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

This session will describe and explain the current progress and status of the Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact (ASLP-IC). An interstate compact is an agreement between states that would offer a pathway for licensure to qualified audiologists and speech-language pathologists who wish to practice in multiple states. Implications for members who travel or move state/state including telepractitioners, traveling therapists and military spouses will be discussed. As the ASLP-IC has reached its threshold to operate, next steps will be discussed.

Learner Outcomes: At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the goals, objectives and development phases of the Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact.
  • Idenfity the ways the Interstate Compact may affect those seeking or holding multiple state licenses.
  • Describe the current status of the Interstate Compact.

Level of Learning: Introductory

BREAK (3:15 pm – 3:25 pm EDT)

Roundtable: The Future of State Association Conferences (3:25 pm – 4:10 pm EDT)

Moderators: Amy Rosonet LeBert, CSAP President; Debra Burnett, CSAP Past President; Lyndsey Zurawski, CSAP President-Elect, Kari Lim, CSAP Secretary; Mary Faella, CSAP Treasurer

Continuing education conferences are a crucial part of state associations. They offer rich networking opportunities as well as hot topics, national and state level presenters, and needed state association revenue. The pandemic has changed the way conferences were held in 2020 and 2021. A plethora of state conferences had to quickly pivot to virtual and while other state conferences were completely cancelled. Many states are questioning the participation level for in-person conferences going forward. This roundtable discussion will introduce the challenges state leaders face with the future of in-person conferences. Additionally, options and idea exchange amongst states will be facilitated. The roundtable presentation will illustrate solutions to common concerns about the future of in-person conferences by fostering a dialogue focused on strategies, solutions and harnessing success of previous conferences.

the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify three solutions to challenges of future in-person state conferences.
  • Compare and contrast in-person versus virtual conferences and the impact on state associations.
  • Describe state leaders’ role in future state association conferences.

Level of Learning: Introductory

Trends Within and Across State Associations (4:10 pm – 4:25 pm EDT)

Lyndsey Zurawski, SLP.D, CCC-SLP, Past President, Florida Speech-Language-Hearing Association, President-Elect, CSAP

State Associations are managed and function independently of one another. A survey completed in the Fall of 2020, provided CSAP with pertinent information that can assist associations in planning and knowledge in regard to Board functions and member management.

Learner Outcomes: At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify one board trend that is similar and/or different from their state association.
  • Describe current trends within their respective association.
  • Discuss methods for utilizing current trends to further the vision and/or mission of their respective state association.

Level of Learning: Introductory

CSAP Business Meeting (4:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT)

ADJOURN (5:00 pm EDT)

 

Continuing Education and Disclosures:

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

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

Future CSAP Meetings

2021 Fall Conference
Washington, DC
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

2022 Spring Conference
Cleveland, Ohio
Friday and Saturday, May 2022

2022 Fall Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

2023 Spring Conference
Richmond, Virginia
Date TBD