State Leadership Workshop - Atlanta, GA

When: November 03 - 04, 2018
Location: The Westin Peachtree Plaza

Atlanta GA Skyline

Key Takeaways

  • Conduct an effective crucial conversation and how to influence change for positive outcomes.
  • Describe the applied skills in emotional intelligence and how this relates to your role as a state leader.
  • Develop strategies for improving association board governance.
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The State Leadership Workshop is designed to make the education and training of our state association leaders as convenient and efficient as possible by "Taking the Show on the Road" - bringing expertise, resources, and tools around governance and leadership closer to the states. 

The day and a half workshop will inspire state leaders to lead and influence by handling difficult conversations, finding a shared resolution, and building on emotional intelligence through thinking styles. Other topics include state board orientation, governance principles, and sharing best practices and success stories with other state association leaders.  

Earn 11.5 Class A Continuing Education Credits. 

Who Should Attend

The workshop is targeted to state leaders (Presidents, Presidents-elect, and/or Board member designee). The comprehensive workshop is to build on the knowledge and skills required to serve as leaders and to better govern state associations.

Registration Details

AANA Member
Registration Price: $320
Optional Emotional Intelligence Assessment: $60
(Note: In preparation for the educational session on Emotional Intelligence, attendees are strongly encouraged to complete an online emotional intelligence assessment instrument, the Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i). Completion of this assessment will be a beneficial resource for you during the EI session.)

Total: $380
Deadline: September 14, 2018

Hotel Reservations

Guest rooms for AANA attendees are held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, 210 Peachtree Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Book Hotel Reservations

Special Group Room Rate: $155.00
Booking Deadline: Friday, October 12, 2018

We ask that state leaders book their hotel reservations through the Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta especially if your state association will be reimbursed by AANA. 

Recording Waiver (Photography, Audio & Video)

Portions of this AANA meeting may be photographed or audio/video recorded for various purposes, including reporting, promotion, archival, or sale and distribution. By registering, individuals agree that the AANA may photograph or record by audio/video their attendance and involvement in any portion of the meeting. Furthermore, individuals agree that the AANA may use these photographs and/or recordings without additional approval or permission.

Disclosure Information

All presenters and planners of this continuing education activity are required to disclose to the audience any significant financial relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial healthcare products, goods or services consumed by or used on patients. If any conflict has been disclosed, the planners of this program assure that the content is unbiased and free of any conflict of interest.

Attendees will be provided full disclosure information in the final program.


  • “Powerful learning and great networking”

  • “So informative. An excellent leadership workshop! I learned a lot and have many great ideas to take back to my state to implement!”
    “Vital information needed especially for new and emerging state leaders”

  • “A great chance to learn leadership skills specific for state association leaders and network with other state leaders”

  • “Overall fantastic.  State leaders should be doing these meetings more frequently.”
210 Peachtree Street Northwest, Atlanta, Georgia United States

Sheryl Reyes, MPH, MSMIS