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Network and Learn at 2015 Local Presidents Retreat


July 19-21, 2015
University of Richmond

If you are a local Association president or may be soon, don’t miss the 2015 Local Presidents Retreat (LPR), held July 19-21 at the University of Richmond.

Attending the retreat is a great way to enhance you confidence and skills as an Association president. Whether you are a new president, a president with a few years of experience in the role, or in the leadership pipeline, LPR offers valuable content delivered by those who know the role best. There will be ample time to network with officers from Associations of a similar size, or to talk with participants who have several years of leadership experience under their belts.

Among the topics you’ll tackle: basic roles and responsibilities of the president; effective communication and messaging; building a healthy Rep structure; how to engage your community; and much more. Several of the sessions are brand new; all are based on the feedback we gained from surveying presidents.

Other things to know about the Retreat:

   > The Retreat begins with check-in at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 19, and ends at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21. You are urged to also attend the Reggie Smith Organizing School, also held at the University of Richmond, which begins on July 22. (Registration for Reggie Smith is separate.)

   > Housing is provided in University of Richmond dormitory.

   > There is no cost to attend, but we do require a check or credit card authorization for $50 to ensure attendance. It will be voided at the conclusion of the event when you attend.

   > One session will require attendants to “Bring Your Own Device,” so come prepared!

   > Each participant will receive a LPR shirt.

Register now!

Questions? Contact VEA Vice President Jeff Pennington at or Sandra Barnstead at 804-648-5801 or


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