(Individuals & Sponsors)
This spring the Young Professionals Group is hosting the first annual statewide summit for young professionals in Alaska. The all-inclusive Summit features 5 meals, 2 full days of extensive networking opportunities, and fast paced, intensive training to prepare and motivate them to be better, more productive leaders and employees in our communities. There is NO AGE LIMIT to attend.
The Summit is hosted by the Young Professionals Group, the largest young professional organization in Alaska with over 400 actively engaged young professionals.
YPG enhances young professional’s careers through social, philanthropic, and professional development activities and events. YPG aims to connect diverse young professionals across Anchorage, and create a force that will both strengthen and grow the community as we continue to attract more young professionals to live, work, play, and stay in Anchorage, Alaska.
The theme for this year’s Summit is Innovative Leadership.
The conference hosts over 20 immersive workshops and compelling seminars presented by over 40 successful and experienced government, business, and community leaders, and other experts in their field. Programs and events are geared towards all levels of employees and executives regardless of industry or profession.
Attendees are a diverse group of young professionals coming from all different industry backgrounds and disciplines from across Alaska. This Summit has generated extremely positive feedback in awareness campaigns and surveys, and projects over 200 attendees at minimum.
Listed below are Sponsorship opportunities available for the Alaska Young Professionals Summit. Please share this with your board, management, and fellow employees. Sponsoring this conference is a great way to get your name, brand, and message out in front of hundreds of motivated millennials!
General Admission: $250
Anchorage Chamber members: $200
FOR OUT-OF-TOWN ATTENDEES
Friday, April 1st
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast Begins
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Welcome, opening remarks w/ Presentation #1
10:30 a.m. – 11: 45 a.m. Workshop A | Workshop B
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch w/ Presentation #2
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Workshop C | Workshop D
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Presentation #3
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Industry/Seminar Panel #1 | #2 | #3
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. ~ Reception ~
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dinner w/ Keynote Speaker & Entertainment
Saturday, April 2nd
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast and Presentation #4
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Workshop E | Workshop F
11:00 a.m. – 11: 45 a.m. Presentation #5
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch w/ Presentation #6
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Workshop G | Workshop H
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Workshop I | Workshop J
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Presentation #7 w/ Closing Remarks
Seminar: "HE SAID, SHE SAID: GENDER MISCOMMUNICATION?"
In this interactive session, we will discuss the possible origin of why men and women differ linguistically and how, as leaders can proactively align gender communication within your organization.
Presenter: Dr. Terry Nelson - University of Alaska Anchorage College Of Business and Public Policy
Seminar: "FUNDRAISING BEST PRACTICES, TRENDS, & STRATEGIES FOR ALASKA'S NON-PROFITS"
In this interactive session, we will discuss the possible origin of why men and women differ linguistically and how, as leaders, you can proactively align gender communication within your organization.
Presenter: Ken Miller - President/CEO of Denali Fundraising Consultants
Seminar: "MASTERING NEGOTIATIONS: THE IMPORTANCE OF FOCUSING ON YOUR MUTUAL GOALS"
This session focuses on what it takes to collaboratively perform a negotiation. The discussion will cover the importance of process, trust, mutual goals, patience, resilience, and mutual commitment to the negotiation’s successful outcome. Participants will leave the session with applied knowledge of how to be more successful in their next complex negotiation.
Presenter: Frank Jefferies - University of Alaska Anchorage College Of Business and Public Policy
Seminar: "GO BEYOND THE RESUME"
Our world is digital and increasingly your online brand must be professional and engaging. You are multi-dimentional and you can use social media to craft your personal brand and tell your story to potential clients, vendors, and employers. Come learn tips and tools, do's and don’t’s for advancing your career through social media.
Presenters: Adrienne Wilkerson - President & Jennifer Christensen - Vice-President: CoFounders of Beacon Media and Marketing
Seminar: "H.I.P. MARKETING"
During this workshop, attendees will learn how to use their Hobbies, Interests, and Passions to Market their business and increase sales. Attendees will walk away with written business goals and a marketing plan containing activities designed to achieve these goals. This is not a get rich quick scheme, it’s a get rich happily plan.
Presenter: Michelle Campbell - President of BNI Alaska (Business Networking Institute)
Seminar: "EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AT WORK"
This experiential workshop will help you discover how emotional intelligence can help you develop more positive relationships at work and a more optimistic outlook. Learn how to use assertive communication to express your needs and feelings appropriately and explore how to use emotional intelligence to bounce back from setbacks.
Presenter: Paula Bradison - Founder of Bradison Management Group
The purpose of this presentation is to increase your awareness of the importance of effective workplace communication, specifically related to generational differences. This interactive session will challenge you to manage your interactions with your coworkers—to stop and think before you write and speak. The session will include professional tips on how to communicate clearly and concisely in an intergenerational business setting.
Presenter: Christina McDowell, Ph.D. - University of Alaska Anchorage College Of Business and Public Policy
Bruce Bustamante - President/CEO of Anchorage Chamber of Commerce
Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski
John Tracy - President/CEO of BrilliantAK (Bradley Reid & Associates)
Nina Kemppel - President/CEO of Alaska Community Foundation
Julie Taylor - President/CEO of Alaska Regional Hospital
Robert Scanlon - President/CEO of Blood Bank of Alaska
Official Young Professionals Summit Sponsors
Coffee Break Sponsors
Alaska Executive Search