Professional Development Lounge

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This year we are taking personal and professional development to the extreme.

Throughout the week of Congress, the Professional Development Lounge will be a one-stop-shop to learn how to grow your career, get your certification questions answered, freshen-up your professional headshot, cultivate your LinkedIn skills, connect with colleagues, unwind with food and beverages at the Bogart’s Concession Stand, and more!

Sign up for specific activities or drop by the lounge to engage in all of the fun we have planned for you. 

Activities

Bogart’s Concession Stand
With a long week of education and networking ahead of us, we are all going to need the extra energy to get us through the days. You can purchase a quick breakfast, a cup of joe to keep you energized all day, or midday snacks.

CPP & FPC Photo Op
Calling all CPP and FPC certified attendees! Stop by this area to take a photo, post it to social media, and get recognized for your handwork. You deserve to be recognized for your accomplishment.

Certification Q&A
Receiving the CPP and FPC certification can be tough, but with the proper coaching it can be a cinch. Stop by the CPP & FPC Wall of Fame to talk to attendees who have taken the tests and passed. They will give you the information you need to be successful at obtaining certification.

Member Profile Update
To better our communication with you, we need your APA profile information to be as up-to-date as possible. Get help from an APA representative to fully setup your account.

Professional Headshots
Is your professional photo unrecognizable? If so, then this activity is for you. Stop by to get a new headshot taken so you can use it on your APA member profile and at work.

Career Builder Coaching
Leadership & Career Growth
Interested in advancing your career?
Sign up for a 15-minute presentation with a specialized coach to discuss steps to build your leadership skills, revamp your resume, do’s and don’ts when interviewing, building enthusiastic teams who understand your vision, and more.
Doggie Cuddling
After a long day of workshop sessions, treat yourself to a break with adorable doggies! Studies have shown that petting or playing with an animal can decrease your stress levels. So come and enjoy some doggie love.

Social Media Coaching
LinkedIn has become the go-to social media platform to house your professional accomplishments. Sign up for a 15-minute presentation to learn how to create a rock star profile, what an SSI score is and why it’s important, and how to decide on which LinkedIn upgrade is best for you. 

Agenda

Tuesday, May 14
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bogart’s Concession Stand Open
CPP & FPC Photo Op
Certification Q&A
Member Profile Update
Professional Headshots

Wednesday, May 15
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Bogart’s Concession Stand Open
CPP & FPC Photo Op
Certification Q&A
Member Profile Update
Professional Headshots
Career Builder Coaching
Doggie Cuddling

Thursday, May 16
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Bogart’s Concession Stand Open
CPP & FPC Photo Op

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Certification Q&A
Member Profile Update
Professional Headshots
Career Builder Coaching

Friday, May 17
6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Bogart’s Concession Stand Open
CPP & FPC Photo Op

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bogart’s Concession Stand Open
CPP & FPC Photo Op
Certification Q&A
Member Profile Update
Social Media Coaching
Doggie Cuddling

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