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CSAP Spring Conference

May 16-17, 2014
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Thursday, May 15, 2014

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

Friday, May 16, 2014

8:30-9:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast


9:00-11:00 am

Aspects of Advocacy
Rachel Williams, President, CSAP
Shelley Victor, Program Professor, Nova Southeastern University, ASHA Government Relations and Public Policy, 2013 Chair

Key Legislative and Regulatory Issues: National and State
Janet Deppe, Director, State Advocacy, ASHA
George Lyons, Director, Government Relations and Public Policy, ASHA
State Models in Advocacy
Douglas Parham, President Elect, CSAP


11:00-11:15 am



11:15-12:15 pm

Models for State Associations:  Leadership, Management and Membership
Theresa Rodgers, Vice President for Government Relations and Public Policy, ASHA
Jeff Larsen, Joint Committee State-National Association Relations, ASHA Chair


12:15-1:45 pm

Lunch – On your own


1:45-2:45 pm

Roundtables (choose your topic)


2:45-3:45 pm

Board of Directors Fiduciary Responsibilities
Yvonne Kankam-Boadu, Director, Finance, ASHA


3:45-4:00 pm



4:00-5:00 pm


  5:00-5:15 pm
  5:15 pm

CSAP Happy Hour and Live Auction

Saturday, May 17, 2014

8:30-9:00 am

Continental Breakfast


9:00-11:00 am

Health Reform and Reimbursement Update
Tim Nanof, Director, Health Care Policy and Advocacy, ASHA


11:00-11:15 am



11:15-12:15 am



12:15-1:45 pm

Lunch on Your Own


1:45-2:15 pm

Bring, Brag and Moan


2:15-3:15 pm

Support Personnel: Highlights from the States
Eileen Crowe, Director, State Association Relations, ASHA
Douglas Parham, CSAP President Elect
Additional Presenters to be Announced


3:15-3:30 pm



3:30-4:30 pm


4:30-5:15 pm

Business Meeting


6:30 pm

River Boat Dinner Cruise - Milwaukee River Cruise Line


Live Auction – Friday during the CSAP Happy Hour!

Please bring an item valued at $50.00 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.

Saturday Evening Social

River Boat Dinner Cruise!
Enjoy a buffet dinner while we cruise past the beautiful downtown skyline. Wondering what you can expect?  Checkout this video.

Boarding Location:  Port of Call Bistro and Beer Garden
106 W. Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Registration Fee - $350.00

On-Line Registration

Printable Registration Form

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

A special room rate of $164.00 will be available until April 23, 2014 or until the room block is sold out, whichever occurs first.  Be sure to request your room in our special block by asking for a room in the:  Council of State Speech/CSAP block.

Or use the link below to book your reservation on-line:

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.

Does my Association have to bring “goodies” to give to other state associations?  States in the same region as the “hosting” state association bring “goodies” to hand out to state association leaders before the beginning of our meeting.

What sort of “goodie” do I bring and how many should I bring?  Many states bring items that are used to market their association:  pens, bags, notepads, candies, etc.  Plan to bring enough items for 100 participants.

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?  Each state association is asked to bring an item representative of their state 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.  During the auction, each state representative will provide a “marketing presentation” and describe the item for fellow CSAP members – allowing an entertaining opportunity to find out the “history” behind the various items donated.  This is a time to show your personality, highlight your state, have fun, and encourage higher bidding. 

How can I pay for my Auction items?  CSAP accepts cash, check, or credit cards (Visa and MasterCard only) 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 $1,000 check is presented to the State Speech and Hearing Association in honor of the awardee.  Additionally, the awardee will receive a framed certificate or a plaque in acknowledgement of the award. 

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


2014 Fall Conference
November 19, 2014
Orlando, Florida

2015 Spriing Conference
May 15-16, 2015
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2015 Fall Conference
November 18, 2015
Denver, Colorado

2016 Fall Conference
November 16, 2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

CSAP Teleseminars

Check back soon for live Teleseminars.

Below is CSAP's Library of Recorded Teleseminars.


ASHA Continuing Education Board’s Transparency Requirements
Developed by Ellen Fagan, Director of ASHA CE
Presented by Renee Levinson, Associate Director of Continuing Education

This pre-recorded teleseminar will be available for viewing until February 18, 2013.

Cost: $15

As a leader in your state association, you need to know about the new Continuing Education Board’s requirements related to transparency and openness in course planning, delivery and marketing so your association can adhere to it. Most state associations are ASHA Approved CE Providers and if not, your association may offer your convention or courses with one of our approved providers for ASHA CEUs. Either way, it’s important that you know and understand this new requirement so you can provide resources to help your ASHA CE Administrator and your association meet the requirement. If you are a planner or presenter for an ASHA Approved CE Provider, you need to know about this requirement as well.

In this teleseminar, you will learn what you can and cannot include in course content, the three elements required in a presenter disclosure, how to manage financial and in-kind support courses, and new requirements pertaining to ads and exhibits.

Register On-Line

Printable Registration Form


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

Printable Registration Form



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.

Register On-Line

Printable Registration Form

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

Printable Registration Form


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