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TwinCites: MinnSPIN AM Event
Thursday, April 11, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CDT
Category: Branch Event

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MinnSPIN AM Event - April 11, 2019

The Idea Pad & Lora Hotel

Stillwater, MN

  • 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM  - Registration/Contential Breakfast/Networking
  • 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - WORKSHOP: Get Strategic! 
  • 12:00 PM to 12:15 PM - Transition to Lora Hotel
  • 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM - Lunch and Tour of Lora Hotel
  • 1:15 PM to 4:30 PM - FAM Tour of Stillwater (Optional, Requires RSVP during registration)

  Get Strategic!

  Speaker: Christy Lamagna, CMP, CMM, CTSM, Master Strategist                                                                                                                                        


In this workshop, you will learn how to lay the foundation for transforming event programs, your career and the meetings industry.  By shifting your thinking from a logistic to a strategic perspective, you’ll turn your programs into the most powerful sales and marketing tool at your company’s disposal, bringing quantifiable ROI and contributing to the bottom line. The Strategic Principles® utilized can be put to work for you, no matter the size, type, or budget of the meeting.
 Valuable training included in this workshop:
• A deep dive into strategic planning, which will culminate in a strategic action plan for each participant.
• Communication exercises to further develop negotiation and critical thinking skills.
• Curious Mind Exercises® to reinforce how to think strategically while also drilling down to the tiniest of details.
• Leadership exercises to demonstrate how to lead and when to fall back and listen.
Make a list of the things you would like to change about your work environment and bring them to this session. Be prepared to leave with a plan to eliminate most of what is on that list and make this the year everything changes!

Three key things you’ll learn:
1. The difference between planning strategically and logistically.
2. Three key questions to ask when determining ROI.
3. What a continuous communication cycle is and why it’s imperative to achieving strategic goals.

The optional FAM tour includes a Stillwater trolley ride with abbreviated history and venue tours:

  • 1:15-1:45 Stillwater Boats (not open yet, so drive by only.) Water Street Inn (renovation not complete, so drive by only.)
  • 1:45-2:00 Stillwater Library Tour
  • 2:15-2:30 Drive to Rivertown Inn, tour
  • 2:45-3:00 Drive to Lowell Inn, tour
  • 3:00-3:45 Walk across the street to JX/Escape Room/Speakeasy Tour
  • 3:45-4:00 Hotel Crosby Tour
  • 4:00-4:30 Walk across the street from Crosby to Northern Vineyards Winery for a tasting. Candyland popcorn and Sara’s Tipsy Pies to snack.


Registration Fee: $50

REGISTER HERE                             

Need Lodging?  The Lora Hotel is offering a special rate of $120 for the first 5 guests. Guests can either call reservations at 1-833-287-8155 and ask for the MinnSPIN group or they can follow the link below.  This link brings you directly to the Lora website where you then just have to enter the date of stay for the rate to populate. 


SPIN MISSION: Our members impact personal success through an authentic community, that is rich in meeting and event expertise, by providing Support, Education, Rejuvenation, and Fun. For every member. Whenever they need it.  

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We’ve all been there.


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We are happy to share them with other members and feel confident that another SPIN member will treat them well.


All SPIN members have at least 10 years’ experience in the meetings and events industry. We actually average around 20 years.

Whether you need a recommendation or feedback, SPIN members will fill in the gaps. We also celebrate that expertise with our 40 Over 40 Awards given to deserving meeting and event professionals.


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Laughter is the best medicine, especially when it comes to stress. You have to be serious with your clients, but you are allowed to have some fun with SPIN.


Just being in the same room with other members can rejuvenate us. We validate what we do and support each other emotionally.

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