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Agents and managers retreat 2021: Online on the Bayou

May 17 and 18, 2021

As detailed in a statement from NAPAMA President, Gail Boyd, on December 14, NAPAMA is moving its 2021 Agents and Managers Retreat from New Orleans into the cyber world. Throughout the early months of 2021, we will be soliciting ideas from the field to make sure this is a unique, fun, informative networking event.

Content

We want to make sure the Retreat addresses issues important to you and your colleagues, especially as we envision some version of normal across the globe emerging And as we explore technology, we wish to facilitate unique ways to deliver professional development, networking, and learning more from each other both professionally and personally. In finalizing content, we will be sure to leave flexible time to discuss any other critical issues that come up at the last minute.

We welcome your ideas and suggestions for sessions, activities, or efficient online platforms. Please share them with our Retreat Director. We have a sizeable list already, and welcome more from everyone.

If you would like to host a session, please complete a Professional Development Proposal before February 15, 2021 (subject to change). The Retreat PD Team will review all submissions and respond by March 1 with any questions or comments.

Weekly Wednesday Webinar

Our Weekly Wednesday Webinar on February 3 will be devoted to the 2021 Agents and Managers Retreat. Please bring your ideas to the session and help us brainstorm what content you will find most helpful. The weekly webinars are a member only activity, so take advantage now of  complimentary memberships that will be in effect through March 1, 2021.

Schedule

The schedule for Monday, May 17, and Tuesday, May 18, will be developed over the coming weeks and is anticipated to start around 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT and go through about 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. We may also have some time-zone specific gatherings along with online social get-togethers.

Registration

We will be opening registration in late March or early April. The cost is to be determined, but will be very low and based on a break-even budget.

Sponsors

We have a great group of sponsors who joined on in 2019 when we were planning our ultimately-postponed New Orleans convening for May-June 2020. If you would like to join the group and help keep the registration cost low—or even at $0—we invite you to do so.