Education Earns A+ in 2016
CONVERGE 2016 and the Webinar Series offered timely, stellar and diverse professional development content designed to help members overcome industry challenges and succeed in the dental benefits market.
CONVERGE 2016 delivered the highest caliber professional development and networking opportunities available to the dental benefits industry featuring insightful educational sessions and informative exhibits in the Discovery Zone.
Five general sessions set the tone for the conference:
CONVERGE also offered sessions in three tracks: Business Development, Government Relations and Professional Relations, such as:
To enhance your experience, CONVERGE 2016 also offered an online app featuring details about the sessions, speakers, handouts, sponsors, exhibitors, attendees and awards. A total of 436 attendees (or 93% of attendees) used the app for more than 19.2K minutes, including 3.53K user contributions and 18.6K engagements (total actions such as viewing session descriptions, handouts, and speaker or attendee profiles).
Key awards were presented to long-time NADP leaders. Long-time volunteer and former NADP Board member Kirk Andrews (retired from UnitedHealthcare) received the Gabryl Award. Amanda Bjornson (Principal) Communications WorkGroup chair received the Don Mayes Leadership Award, as well as nine volunteers were presented Star Awards during the Opening General Session.
Mark your calendar now to attend CONVERGE 2017, September 25-28, Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Watch for details in future editions of this newsletter.
In additional to educational webinars, the 2016 Webinar series offered a wide array topics, appealing to multiple industry disciplines, including a three-part mini-series, members’ only briefings, and sponsored webinars.
The mini-series featured presentations by Randy Dean, designed to help member improve productivity. Webinars included:
Member Briefing (free to members)
Recordings of all of the 2016 Educational Webinars are available in the Knowledge Center on NADP.org. Details about the 2017 series will be announced in a future edition of this newsletter. Stay tuned!