MEETINGS & EVENTS

Apartmentalize 2021 Schedule

 (Subject to change)​

All sessions and activities will take place in McCormick Place West. General Sessions will take place in Wintrust Arena.

Central Time

Wednesday, September 01

11:30AM
12:00PM
Grumble... Mumble... Stumble: Conquering Training's Toughest Challenges
F1/F2, Booth 2255
Career Development

Employees say the opportunity to learn new things is their biggest motivator. Why then is it so difficult to garner enthusiasm for training? When employees “grumble” before training (lack of learning motivation), “mumble” while in session (lack of learning engagement), and “stumble” when attempting to apply new skills (lack of learning effectiveness), it’s obvious something isn’t working. Traditional corporate training models have their drawbacks, but this session demonstrates how to create a successful learning culture and gain effective buy-in from every level of the organization.

Speakers

Name: 
Lia Nichole Smith
Job Title: 
VP of Education and Performance
Company: 
ApartmentRatings and SatisFacts
Name: 
Kristina O'Hara
Job Title: 
Director of Talent Development
Company: 
MAA
Name: 
Kavita Garg
Job Title: 
VP of Human Resources
Company: 
ZRS Management
3:45PM
4:30PM
Reputation Management Step Change: Embracing and Leveraging Employee-Generated Reviews
187
Career Development

In today’s world, we check online reviews for almost everything, so it’s no surprise that more than 80% of all job-seekers read employee-generated company reviews to learn about potential employers. While these reviews are a new frontier in reputation management, many of the lessons we learn from managing resident reviews apply here too. Understanding and participating in these company review platforms gives you important insight into your employees’ experience and is a valuable recruitment and reputation tool that can take your brand to the next level.

Speakers

Name: 
Jen Piccotti
Job Title: 
Chief Learning Officer
Company: 
Swift Bunny
Name: 
Tracey Urcheck
Job Title: 
Marketing and Training Director
Company: 
Paragon Properties
Name: 
Megan Adams
Job Title: 
Director of Marketing
Company: 
Legend Management Group

Thursday, September 02

11:30AM
12:15PM
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Turning Ideas into Action
179AB
Career Development

Implementing successful diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs can be challenging. Take the first steps to understanding and implementing diversity and inclusion programs at your organization. This interactive session brings together two industry DEI experts with a history of implementing successful DEI programs at their organization and two Class of 2020 members of NAA’s Diversity Leadership Program who proposed the top two DEI program ideas within their capstone project to serve as an example of how two ideas can be turned into action.

Speakers

Name: 
Chiccorra Connor
Job Title: 
CEO and Founder
Company: 
Occupancy Heroes Incorporated
Name: 
Kristen A. Magni
Job Title: 
Managing Partner, Advisory Services
Company: 
HyrUP
Name: 
Moneque Horsey
Job Title: 
Director of Make Ready Services
Company: 
Maintenance Heroes
Name: 
Qu’Teaus Lynett Smith
Job Title: 
Community Manager
Company: 
Atlantic Pacific Management