Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

Capital Chapter: Increase Your Value to Your Organization and Members Through Communication

Presented By PCMA Capital Chapter

Lorien Hotel and Spa
1600 King Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

December 05, 2013 6:00 AM UTC until December 05, 2013 6:00 AM UTC

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Creating Effective Communication

You have great ideas and a plan to execute them, but how do you ensure all the stakeholders are on board? We know that different situations call for different communication techniques. In this session, you will learn strategies and skills to help you express your ideas and deliver the best benefits to your members.

After participating in this session, you will be able to:
  • Identify key skills on how to present new ideas to your board
  • Employ tools to communicate to all levels and maintain collaboration between the different departments in your organization
  • Use new tools to effectively manage your projects and communicate with colleagues

Be the Leader You Were Born to Be!

Do you want to be seen as an effective leader who your colleagues know is always ready to pitch in and strategize about issues at hand?  Learn tips to boost your effectiveness in five key areas: problem-solving; communications; collaboration; management; and prioritization.   

After participating in this session, you will be able to:
  • Describe the differences between leaders and managers
  • Think strategically about your projects and how they align with your organization’s mission
  • Pinpoint ways to establish your seat at the decision making table
Using Social Media to Advance Your Organization and Your Brand

LinkedIn has become perhaps the most widely used business tool since email. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube continue to be an important way to market your meeting, and share information with your attendees and members. Learn how to use these tools to their full potential.

After participating in this session, you will be able to:
  • Connect and effectively communicate with your members and attendees
  • Increase interest about your company and therefore your products/services
  • Increase staff participation and monitor your brand’s SOCIAL score


Registration:  2:30pm – 3:00pm
 3:00pm – 5:00pm

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Continuing Education Credit

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2016 Capital Chapter Calendar of Events

Be sure to check out the Capital Chapter event photos here. Thank you to Christie's Photographic Solutions for capturing all of these great moments. 


Monday, July 18, 2016

Event: Capital Chapter REBOOT 2016

Location: The Watergate Hotel

2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037

Registration coming soon


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Event: Meetings Industry Contracts 101

Location: Hilton Alexandria Old Town 

1767 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Registration coming soon


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Event: Major Education Event

Location: FHI 360

1825 Connecticut Avenue NW 8th Floor Washington, DC 20009

Registration coming soon


The PCMA Capital Chapter - PRG Host a Planner Scholarship   

Capital Chapter Planner Members, click here to learn more about the PCMA Capital Chapter - PRG Host a Planner Scholarship.   


2016 PCMA Capital Chapter Board of Directors Meetings   Meetings will start promptly at 9:00 am commencing with a 15 minute Open Forum.  Chapter members are invited to attend the meeting and participate in the open forum. The time given to each person is dependent upon how many people request to speak.  Members may attend and observe the meeting but may not speak, make motions, or vote.  Members must leave the room should the board go into Executive Session. Board Meeting Dates


Jan 10-13        Convening Leaders - Vancouver

Jan 28             Experient

Feb 18             American for the Arts

Mar 17             Experient

Apr 21             American for the Arts

May 19            Experient

Jun 16             Mid-Year Retreat

Jun 16             American for the Arts-pending

Jun 26-29        PCMA Education Conference – St. Louis     

Jul 21              Experient

Aug 18             American for the Arts

Sep 15             Experient

Oct 10             Fall Retreat – Planning for 2017

Oct 20             American for the Arts

Nov 17            Experient

Dec 15            American for the Arts


Meeting Locations: 

4401 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22203


Americans for the Arts
1000 Vermont Ave NW #6, Washington, DC 20005

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