Last week, PPAI Senior Manager of Regional Relations Laura McKinney, CAE, joined the Upper Midwest Association of Promotional Professionals (UMAPP) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to share her observations and input with its board during the association’s daylong summit.
The UMAPP Summit began with a session led by McKinney focusing on board responsibilities. The session identified UMAPP’s top priorities, reviewed its mission statement and revisited the strategic plan the board developed in 2011. That afternoon, committee chairs and members joined the summit for a session on membership features and benefits, and member and volunteer engagement. Following the session, the UMAPP committees broke out and began work on the tactics to complete the association’s work in 2013. The day also produced a decision regarding UMAPP’s Fire and Ice Show in February, with the board ultimately choosing to relocate and rename it.