MEETINGS & EVENTS

Schedule

NAA offers a variety of educational formats to ensure there’s something for everyone. Attend Friday's General Session and you could be in the drawing to win a $5,000 cash prize! You must be present to win!

Thursday, June 27

2:45PM
3:15PM
Say What? Communication and Conflict Resolution
Career Development
Words are the currency that commitment uses. In this session, learn how to communicate and navigate through conflict resolution to build trust and reliability. We will challenge you to see that two people can see things differently, and both be right. We will explore conversations vs. dialogue, active speaking, conflict vs. combat, identify triggers and how to avoid them, as well as give you tools to move through conflict. By the end of the session, you will be able to see that conflict resolution begins with you and ends with creating understanding.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Demonstrate effective communication in conflict and important conversations.
  • Understand conflict's origin and resolve problems to move towards common goals.
  • Understand personal accountability in communication and conflict.

Speakers

Name: 
Jessica Fern
Job Title: 
Director of Training and Development
Company: 
FPI Management, Inc
5:00PM
5:30PM
Cooking Up a 5-Star Training from Scratch
Career Development
Successful multifamily housing firms understand the vital importance of not only having the right people, but the right training and employee development in place. Learn the recipe for successful training as veteran employee development executives share their secret sauce and walk you step-by-step through cooking up the best training program from scratch.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how to weigh the costs and benefits of starting a new training program completely from scratch.
  • Review emerging trends and best practices in crafting an innovative and impactful training and employee development.
  • Learn how technology and the millennial workforce are requiring new strategies and tactics in employee training.

Speakers

Name: 
Jennifer Henderson
Job Title: 
VP, Team Development
Company: 
The Bainbridge Companies
Name: 
Heidi Jehlicka
Job Title: 
SVP, Marketing and Employee Development
Company: 
The Bainbridge Companies

Friday, June 28

10:30AM
11:00AM
Social Learning…It’s Happening
Career Development
Social learning in rental housing is gaining traction. According to Social Learning Theory, we learn best when we observe others and imitate their behavior. When we see co-workers excel, we are inspired to do the same. Social learning has proven effective in employee development. With advances in technology and the influx of social tools, the social element can be easily incorporated. Understand social learning, the myths surrounding it, how to implement it and how it will increase productivity.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the difference between social learning and social media.
  • Understand why employees, who are naturally social people, are competing rather than collaborating.
  • Understand the ROI of social learning.

Speakers

Name: 
Heather Jones
Job Title: 
President and Founder
Company: 
GROW Learning
Name: 
Topher Olsen
Job Title: 
Sr. Director, Learning and Development
Company: 
Alliance Residential Company
11:15AM
11:45AM
From Apathy to Empathy: Mental Health in Rental Housing
Career Development
Empathetic behavior enhances retention efforts, but there’s a problem: America is suffering from an empathy deficit. One-in-four Americans are grappling with a serious mental health issue they’re likely not talking about. Learn to identify your tendencies toward apathy and unconscious bias, how to counter them and handle common mental health scenarios with understanding.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the tendencies to apathy and unconscious bias and how to counter them.
  • Practice specific techniques designed to increase empathy.
  • Decipher potential red flags that could indicate a mental illness spiraling out of control and utilize resources to assist.

Speakers

Name: 
Amy Kosnikowski Dilisio
Job Title: 
Industry Educator & Consultant
Company: 
Quintessential Marketing & Training
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