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CSAP Spring Conference
in collaboration with ASHA

CSAP... A Place for our Finest Leaders to Connect and ReflectLittle Rock

May 17-18, 2019
Little Rock, Arkansas

Meeting Location
The Capital Hotel
111 W Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

Room Location: Ballroom

Hotel Reservations
A special room rate of $176 per night will be available until April 22, 2019, or until the room block is sold out, whichever occurs first. To make hotel reservations, call 501-374-7474 or toll-free 1-877-637-0037. Please indicate CSAP Meeting to receive the group rate.

* UPDATE: Rooms at The Capital Hotel are very limited due to a sporting event taking place in the Little Rock area. If you are unable to get a guest room at The Capital Hotel, you may want to try one of these alternate locations: (CSAP does not have a room block at these locations.)

  • Little Rock Marriott
    Located across the street from The Capital Hotel
    3 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock, AR 72201
    (501) 906-4000
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Little Rock
    Located within walking distance of The Capital Hotel
    424 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72201
    (501) 372-4371
  • Courtyard by Marriott Little Rock Downtown
    Located within walking distance of The Capital Hotel
    521 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
    (501) 975-9800

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 May 1, 2019 will be refunded less a $25 handling fee.


Note: Times subject to change.

Thursday, May 16

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Welcome Reception Hosted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Shari Robertson, ASHA President
Arlene Pietranton, ASHA Chief Excutive Officer


Friday, May 17

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - 8:45 am

Opening Remarks

8:45 am - 9:15 am

The Decision to Join: The “Nuts and Bolts” of Recruiting and Retaining Members
Arlene Pietranton, PhD, CAE, ASHA

9:15 am - 10:00 am

Imaginologists Imagine MORE!
Shari Robertson, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, ASHA

10:00 am - 10:15 am


10:15 am - 11:15 am

The Power of Community: Tribes and Trust
KiKi L’Italian, Amplified Growth

11:15 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch On Your Own

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Social Media TNT = How to Use Technology & Trust to Mobilize What Matters
Kiki L’Italian, Amplified Growth

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Roundtables - Social Media/Digital Marketing Planning and Implementation

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

State Associations: More “Nuts and Bolts”: Association Infrastructure
Debra Burnett, CSAP President; Bobbie Kay Turkett, MS, CCC-SLP, Texas

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

State Brag and Moans

4:30 pm

Adjourn for the Day

5:45 pm          

Meet to Walk to Social

6:00 pm    

Clinton Presidental Library Social Event and Tour


Saturday, May 18

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - 9:30 am

MSHA’s Leadership Academy: Creating Waves of Involvement in our Ocean of Opportunity
Beth McKerlie, MS, CCC-SLP, Missouri

9:30 am - 10:15 am

Harnessing the Power of Micro-Volunteering in Your State Association
Donna Smiley, PhD, CCC-A

10:15 am - 10:30 am


10:30 am - 11:30 am

Roundtables - Leadership Development

11:30 am - 11:45 am

State Brag and Moans

11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Lunch On Your Own

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

ASHA State Association Grants and State and Federal Legislative and Regulatory Trends Impacting the Profession
Eileen Crowe, ASHA; Janet Deppe, ASHA; Shannon Morey, ASHA; Jeff Regan, ASHA

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

ASHA Grants and Lobbyists: A Perfect Match
Amanda Tarr, MS, CCC-SLP, Colorado

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Roundtables - Grants and Legislative Planning

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm      


4:00 pm - 4:30 pm      

Business Meeting

4:30 pm    


Friday Evening Social

Clinton Presidential Library
Enjoy drinks, food and a guided tour of the Clinton Presidental Library.

1200 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201

Live Auction – Friday during the CSAP Social Event!

Please bring an item valued at $50 or greater to donate to the CSAP Live Auction. When selecting your item, please keep in mind that the winner will need to be able to pack the item in their suitcase or carry-on luggage. CSAP does not provide shipping.

Continuing Education


This course is offered for 1.05 ASHA CEUs (Various levels; Related area)

Presenter Disclosures

CSAPer Comment Gallery

"This conference gave me emotional and theoretical support on how to tackle our state problems... we are not alone." CSAP Spring 2017

"This Conference was excellent!!" CSAP Spring 2018

"It was really fantastic! I loved it!" CSAP Spring 2018

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

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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