23 March Don’t Miss These PTK Catalyst 2017 Special Events March 23, 2017By Melissa Mayer General Competitive Edge, PTK Catalyst 2017 0 Tweet PTK Catalyst 2017, the annual convention in Nashville, Tennessee, is just around the corner on April 6-8. Start planning your schedule now so that your chapter can take maximum advantage of the educational activities being offered. PTK Academy First, plan to arrive in time for the Academy, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday. Remember, separate registration is required to attend this event, sponsored by the Harvard Extension School, with the support of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Capitol Technology University and William Carey University. The topic of this half-day seminar, which includes lunch, is “Leading Change Effectively,” based on the work of Dr. John Kotter, professor and best-selling author of Leading Change. Learn more. Educational Forums The Ed Forums at PTK Catalyst 2017 will feature a shorter, TED Talk-style format that will allow participants to explore a wider range of subjects. Topics range from Society programs to personal development, student success and career planning, and they’re presented by staff, alumni, corporate and college sponsors, as well as chapters who are setting the standards for excellence in Phi Theta Kappa. Ten rounds of Ed Forums will be offered over three days, with the first round beginning Thursday, April 6 at 1:30 p.m. Catalyst attendees will find nearly 200 Educational Forums from which to choose. Ed Forums Rounds 6 and 8 are sponsored by Mississippi University for Women and Round 7 and 9 are made possible by Texas A&M University. A special hour-long Annual Planning Ed Forum for advisors will be held on Thursday from 1:30-2:30 to assist chapters in devising or revising their operations game plan. In addition, college presidents and administrators are invited to learn more about promoting their colleges on social media from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Thursday. See a complete list of Ed Forum offerings. Competitive Edge Competitive Edge participants—don’t miss an event especially for you. On Saturday, April 8, at 9 a.m., renowned educator and entrepreneur Amy Baldwin will present “Fail Fast, Fail Frequently, Fail Forward: Strategies for Personal and Professional Success!” All Competitive Edge members are invited to the special event, regardless of the level you have achieved. The Competitive Edge event is sponsored by Pearson. See full details. Transfer Fair Feast on lunch and transfer opportunities during Friday’s Senior College Transfer Fair and Lunch from 12-2 p.m. See a full list of colleges and universities who will be participating so that you can plan your visits effectively. Also, view a complete list of 2017 sponsors. Check out the entire PTK Catalyst 2017 schedule and plan your convention experience with your chapter. If you haven’t registered, there’s still time—register today! Related Posts Meet the Speakers for PTK Catalyst 2017 Don’t Miss Your Chance to Achieve Five Star Success Make Your PTK Catalyst To-Do List — and Check It Twice Fundraise Your Way to PTK Catalyst 2018 Your PTK Catalyst Survival Guide Mississippi Lt. Gov. Named Honorary Member Comments are closed.