Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, September 09, 2020
    • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • ZOOM
    Register


    "Meeting Planning During a Pandemic"

    This will be a panel discussion featuring our President Becki Ellison, 1st VP Mattie Bess and Secretary Paul Seabaugh.  

    The Covid-19 pandemic has been earth-shattering for our industry – both on the planner and supplier side. The September meeting of the PNW Chapter of SGMP will center on best practices for continuing important meetings while protecting the safety of participants, ways that planners and suppliers can support each other, and an open forum to check-in with our members and share experiences and challenges in our new world of government meeting planning.

    Agenda:

    11:45am – 12:00pm - “Social”

    12:00pm – 12:10pm – PNW President call to order and board members update

    12:10pm – 1:00pm – Program 

    1:00pm – PNW President closing remarks

    This ZOOM meeting will be complimentary to our PNW SGMP members and guests.   

    Please note when registering to attend it may show are usual pricing, please disregard, no fees will be charged.


    Our Community Service Partnership

    The Healing Center

    The Healing Center is a grief support community for adults, children, and families.  Their community offers a unique long-term, multi-faceted approach to grief support, combining group support with informal events and social networks.  It’s a safe, loving place that honors grief, helping people to navigate through it and heal.  It serves adults, young adults, and children who have experienced the death of a spouse, partner, parent, child or sibling.

    Donation request:  Since we are meeting virtually - please consider making a donation online @ https://healingcenterseattle.org/give/




    • Wednesday, October 14, 2020
    • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • ZOOM
    Registration is closed


    "Don't Take the Wind Out Of Your Sale"

    The speaker for this session is Brett Sterenson President of Hotel Lobbyists.

    Understanding Planner Supplier Relationships

    This program will highlight key areas of the planner supplier relationship, how to enhance negotiation techniques, increase ROI, handle delicate issues, and understand the external influences which affect the buying process.  It will also have a new focus on how Covid-19 has affected relationships and how it may continue to.

    After the session, attendees will be able to:

    Better understand the perspective of the other party in the sales process.

    Use new and current resources to aid in the site selection process.

    Enhance negotiation techniques to increase ROI and enable a win-win scenario.



    Agenda:

    11:45am – 12:00pm - “Social”

    12:00pm – 12:10pm – PNW President call to order and board members update

    12:10pm – 1:00pm – Program 

    1:00pm – PNW President closing remarks

    This ZOOM meeting will be complimentary to our PNW SGMP members and guests. 


    Our Community Service Partnership

    The Healing Center

    The Healing Center is a grief support community for adults, children, and families.  Their community offers a unique long-term, multi-faceted approach to grief support, combining group support with informal events and social networks.  It’s a safe, loving place that honors grief, helping people to navigate through it and heal.  It serves adults, young adults, and children who have experienced the death of a spouse, partner, parent, child or sibling.

    Donation request: TBD




    • Wednesday, November 11, 2020
    • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM (PST)
    • ZOOM
    Registration is closed


    "Revenue Management"

    The speaker for this session is Lori Main from Columbia Hospitality. Information to be posted soon.


    Agenda:

    11:45am – 12:00pm - “Social”

    12:00pm – 12:10pm – PNW President call to order and board members update

    12:10pm – 1:00pm – Program 

    1:00pm – PNW President closing remarks

    This ZOOM meeting will be complimentary to our PNW SGMP members and guests. 


    Our Community Service Partnership

    The Healing Center

    The Healing Center is a grief support community for adults, children, and families.  Their community offers a unique long-term, multi-faceted approach to grief support, combining group support with informal events and social networks.  It’s a safe, loving place that honors grief, helping people to navigate through it and heal.  It serves adults, young adults, and children who have experienced the death of a spouse, partner, parent, child or sibling.

    Donation request: TBD




    • Wednesday, December 09, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (PST)
    • ZOOM
    Registration is closed


    "Jeopardy! A Year in Review and Holiday Auction"

    More information to come! 




    Our Community Service Partnership

    The Healing Center

    The Healing Center is a grief support community for adults, children, and families.  Their community offers a unique long-term, multi-faceted approach to grief support, combining group support with informal events and social networks.  It’s a safe, loving place that honors grief, helping people to navigate through it and heal.  It serves adults, young adults, and children who have experienced the death of a spouse, partner, parent, child or sibling.

    Donation request: TBD




    • Wednesday, January 13, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (PST)
    • Tolmie State Park 7730 61st Ave NE Olympia WA 98506
    Registration is closed

    "Current Challenges for Planners"

    In round-table discussions, attendees will explore, discuss, and find solutions to, current challenges they face in the meeting planning arena.  Topic facilitators will spend 2o minutes at each of three round tables discussing a topic and recording ideas and solutions.  When each table has discussed each topic, table facilitators will report out about their discussions and findings, and then the results will be documented and made available to attendees.   A similar program was offered last fiscal year and was very well received, so it is back (with different challenges being discussed) this year!  Don’t miss it!

    Please note:  This program is eligible for 1 contact hour in Education / Programming. 

     **ZOOM/ SKYPE will NOT be available for this workshop due to location and lack of WIFI. 

     

    Our Community Service Partnership

    The Healing Center

    The Healing Center is a grief support community for adults, children, and families.  Their community offers a unique long-term, multi-faceted approach to grief support, combining group support with informal events and social networks.  It’s a safe, loving place that honors grief, helping people to navigate through it and heal.  It serves adults, young adults, and children who have experienced the death of a spouse, partner, parent, child or sibling.

    January donation request: TBA

    (bring them to the meeting and we will take them to the Center)

    INCENTIVE:  For your donation you will receive a FREE door prize ticket.




Past events

Tuesday, June 09, 2020 PNW SGMP Chapter "Jeopardy"! A Year in Review and 35th Anniversary Celebration" CANCELLED
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 SGMP Annual National Education Conference "Cancelled"
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 PNW SGMP Chapter "TSA" CANCELLED
Wednesday, April 08, 2020 CANCELED! PNW SGMP Chapter "Behind the Scenes"
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 PNW SGMP Chapter "Contracting: Best Practices " has been cancelled.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 PNW SGMP Chapter "Washington State Ethics"
Wednesday, January 08, 2020 PNW SGMP Chapter "Current Challenges for Planners"
Thursday, December 12, 2019 PNW SGMP Chapter - Today’s Newest Trends in Event Technology and Holiday Luncheon and Silent Auction
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 PNW SGMP Chapter "Event Safety Solutions"
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 PNW SGMP Chapter 1/2 Day Workshop - The Three Ps. Be Prepared. Be Productive. Be Prudent
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "Navigating Public Transportation in the Greater Puget Sound"
Monday, July 15, 2019 PNW SGMP Board Retreat
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 SGMP Annual National Education Conference
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "Jeopardy! A Year in Review"
Wednesday, May 08, 2019 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "Time Management and Timelines...Begining with the End in Mind".
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "Revenue Management and MORE!".
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "Essentials of Leading".
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "Demystifying the GSA Per Diem Schedule".
Wednesday, January 09, 2019 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "Current Challenges for Meeting Planners".
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "Annual Holiday Silent Auction Fundraiser".
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "ADA Program".
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "Understanding the Inner Workings of a Conference Center".
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "Contracting"
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 PNW SGMP Chapter Social Event
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