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EDSymposium17 - Reflections from Our PPC Development Grant Winners

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Updated: Monday, June 26, 2017

Our EDSymposium17 Past Presidents Council (PPC) Professional Development Grant winners have returned from EDSymposium17 in Minneapolis, MN and have written their required reports to share with our members about what they learned and gained from attending the conference. What we hear over and over again is the power of the networking opportunities while attending EDSymposium, as well as all of the educational programs that are so useful in making the job of an A/E/C administrator easier. 

Click here to download the entire article that contains first-hand perspectives from Cynthia (Cindi) Gardner, CDFA of Orlando, FL who was our first-time attendee grant recipient and from Jennifer Greene of New York, NY who was our returning attendee grant recipient.  

What did you gain from attending EDSymposium17?  Share your comments below.


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Posted By Administration, Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The conference room of the Minneapolis Millennium Hotel was the place to be on Saturday morning, May 13th, 2017.  The delegates from our local chapters and Canada along with EDS attendees came together to discuss proposed bylaw amendments, hear the State of the Society, and take part in parliamentary procedures.  Many wonderful and exciting accomplishments were achieved during the last term.  If you were not able to join us and experience the Annual Business Meeting in person we have made several options available to keep you up to date on the goings on of your organization.  The 2016-2017 State of the Society Power Point Presentation can be viewed here.   If you want to hit a few of the highlights the 2016-217 Annual Business Meeting in Brief can be read here.

In May 2016, the previous strategic plan was revisited and adjusted to meet our current goals.  As we continue to move into a more virtual, technology-based world, we strive to keep our organization on pace.  To achieve this, we focused our attention on ways to open our educational venues and resources to encompass, accommodate and attract larger audiences and to bring a greater awareness to the organization. Meeting the technology evolution head on has become our strategy for increasing and retaining membership as well as gaining revenue without increasing member dues.  By striving to remain the “go to” resource for industry information with relevant educational topics and industry appropriate programs, we addressed this in the following ways. click here to continue to the complete 2017 Annual Report


Monica Hodges, CDFA is the 2016-2017 SDA National President.

She is the Office Manager for Barker & Associates, Inc. in San Antonio, Texas.

Tags:  Annual Business Meeting  EDS17  SDA  Society for Design Administration 

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