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This section contains a wealth of resources, from upcoming training courses to national conferences, as well as highlights of past events, including videos, galleries and presentations.

Highlighted Conferences

The Business of People and Culture

September 27th-28th, 2016

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The conference for today’s planners

October 16th-18th, 2016

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Design and the Future of Advertising

November 9th-10th, 2016

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All Upcoming Events

Stop Servicing, Start Leading Series: Mastering Difficult Conversations with Clients

Join Gary Duke’s webinar as he highlights proven techniques for mastering potentially uncomfortable conversations, while keeping both the client’s and agency’s best interests in mind.

Rock Star(t) Summer School Series: But I’m Not A Leader! – How To Lead When It’s Not Your Title

Join Melissa Schulz’s webinar as she talks about the definition of leadership and the impact of leadership in business. Every employee at every level is capable of having a presence, showing initiative and looking for opportunities to lead based on your values. It’s never too early to sharpen your leadership skills, and the earlier you begin, the better!

#MAIPSummit 2016

At the first MAIP Summit, MAIP Alumni will come together to engage with thought-leaders and learn innovative best practices, while further their professional development and re-engaging with the alumni community.

The Face of Talent 2016

The Face of Talent is a multi-day symposium that celebrates, challenges, and connects MAIP fellows and industry professionals through an interactive forum, leadership luncheon, career fair, and evening reception.

Rock Star(t) Summer School Series: LOL, WTH and OMG – Your Guide to Surviving A Cross-Generational Workplace

Join Cecilia Gormans’s webinar as she will address the challenges of being in a continually more diverse workforce.

Building a Successful Content Marketing Strategy For Your Brand With LinkedIn

Join Jon Lombardo, Creative Strategy Lead at LinkedIn, as he explores how you can create a successful content marketing strategy for your company on LinkedIn and presents real examples of brands that are doing it right.

Rock Star(t) Summer School Series: The New “Creative” – Mastering Creativity In Any Role

Within the advertising industry, the ability to think in new ways is priceless. At an agency, everyone is expected to contribute creative ideas, no matter their role. Join Cecilia Gorman’s webinar as she will introduce you to methods for improving creative thinking.

Town Hall Meeting On Media Transparency

We plan to share and discuss proposed transparency activities for the next year, discuss in detail the Transparency Principles of Conduct and also discuss the ANA’s Ebiquity and MSA reports. This is a members-only event.

Hacking Agency Compensation

Solving the problem of agency compensation has a direct and simple solution for those firms willing to change their view of what they really sell. Join Tim Williams who will enlighten and present powerful solutions for transforming agency compensation, dealing successfully with procurement, and improving your pricing as the most powerful way to improve your profits.

Saving Project Margins: Keys to Project Success, Client Satisfaction and Consistent Profitability

Join Dave Po-Chedley and learn how to maintain profitability while keeping your clients happy. Find out when you attend this interactive webinar that will cover the keys to maintaining clients satisfaction and agency margins.

Rock Star(t) Summer School Series: Write Right – Business Writing Skills To Amp Up Your Credibility

Writing well is more than just something copywriters do; it can streamline solutions, remove indecision, move relationships forward in the most effective way, and support your personal career development. Whether it is writing an internal email or delivering a written report to a manager, the basics of writing well go beyond grammar, and they last a lifetime.

Rock Star(t) Summer School Series: Power(ful) Points – How to Effectively Present Yourself in Business

Whether you need to present an idea in a group meeting, or “present” a competitive alert or status report to a team member. Join Melissa Schulz’s webinar which will provide the building blocks of presentation finesse. It aims to move you from nervous to polished presenter by giving you tips, techniques and practices to build confidence.

2016 Dallas Institute of Advanced Advertising Studies (New Fall Session)

Dallas IAAS – The Dallas Council is bringing the 4A’s Institute of Advanced Advertising Studies (IAAS) program to Dallas. For 40+ years, the IAAS program has been training the best and the brightest in the business. This course is the perfect vehicle for rising stars to learn the ins and outs of the business.

Stop Servicing, Start Leading Series: Leading Great Meetings on the Phone, Online or In-Person

Join Gary Duke and start applying the techniques you learn in this webinar. Participants will be able to run crisper, more efficient meetings — meetings that keep everyone engaged and that result in decisions that move projects forward.