April 2017 Professional Development Activities



Date:                           April 14, 2017

Time:                          8:30 Registration

                                    9:00 am – 12 noon (lunch on your own)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location:                    Best Western, Marlborough, MA

Registration fee:        $55.00 maaps members, $110.00 Non-members

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How many hours do you spend running and managing meetings and facilitating training each month? Are these events productive, meaningful, fun? As the meeting leader or presenter do you feel skilled at effectively managing the participants and the process?  Come join your colleagues for this action packed, experiential day-long session designed to give you the “WOW” factor when running meetings or presentations.

This workshop provides an overview of planning, organizing and facilitating effective meetings and trainings. Topics will include:

  • Five key attributes of effective meeting management
  • Tips and tools for establishing agendas and training outlines
  • Challenges and barriers to operating successful meetings and trainings.
  • Skills and attributes of effective facilitators and trainers.

Facilitator: Beth Skidmore, President & CEO, Skidmore Consulting, Chelmsford, MA


“Email Lists Revealing Students’ Private Information Remained Public for Years”

Harvard Crimson Headline February 21, 2017

“More than 1.4 million emails—some divulging Harvard students’ grades, financial aid information, and at least one individual’s Social Security number—sent over Harvard Computer Society email lists were open to the public until Monday”. (Harvard Crimson, click here for the full article)

It happened at Harvard! Can it happen at your school??

Date:               April 28, 2017

PDG:              IT Personnel, Executive Managers, CFOs

Time:              10am – 12 noon

Location:        Doctor Franklin Perkins School, 971 Main Street, Lancaster, MA

Dave Wilson, Hirsch, Roberts, Weinstein will speak on cybersecurity, data protection, trends in cyber crime and the law,.   If you have specific questions for Dave send them to Ginnie at gwaldron@maaps.org

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