2010 LSA Annual Conference

Sacramento, CA
Monday, April 26, 2010

Pre-Conference Events

Everyone is welcome to attend an LSA Pre-Conference activity. Registraton for certain network meetings may require a separate registration fee as noted.

Council for Human Resource Management (CHRM)
Enriching the Employee Experience to Enhance Employee Engagement

Sunday, April 25: 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Monday, April 26: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Using a variety of interactive experiences such as panels, breakout sessions, best-practice sharing and hands-on demonstrations, this pre-conference will focus on enriching the employee experience to develop productive and committed contributors to your organization's mission. Come join your peers in focused discussion and to share your own thoughts and ideas, works-in-progress, and finished products with your colleagues in the faith-based, nonprofit, social service field. Fee includes Monday breakfast and lunch.
Meeting contact: Pam Benner, MOSAIC
Registration fee: $125

LSA Communicators Network
Tell Your Stories - online!

Monday, April 26: 9:00am - 5:00pm

The hottest buzzwords in communications are, dare we say it, “storytelling” and “social media.” Gordon Mayer of Chicago’s Community Media Workshop presents lessons learned on both and, more importantly, how to integrate storytelling and narrative to engage audiences with innovative Web 2.0 platforms and tools. This session will explore how communications strategy and social media are a natural fit—all the old rules we already know about goal, audience, and message not only still apply online, they actually work even better in a Web 2.0 world than in the good old days (aka last year). Participants in this three-hour session will cover:

  • Applying your communications strategy to your social media assets
  • How web 2.0 tools have changed the news – and what that means for our communications
  • Online storyelling methods par excellence

The day will also provide ample time to meet and network with professional communicators from other Lutheran organizations to share real life solutions. Fee includes continental breakfast.
Meeting contact: David Morstad, Bethesda Lutheran Communities
Registration Fee: $75

LSA Disability Network

Monday, April 26: 1:00pm - 3:00pm - Meeting
Monday, April 26: 3:15pm - 5:00pm - Open Forum

The LSA Disability Network (LSA-DN) Open Forum will featuer speakers who are leaders in the Adminsitration on Medicaid and other issues that are critcal for people with disabilities. Access to these leaders provides an important opportunity to learn about critical public policy priorities. Prior to the Open Forum, please attend the LSA-DN Meeting which will focus on what's happening and what's next for LSA-DN.
No Fee

Monday Afternoon Roundtables

Monday, April 26: 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Join colleagues and experts for free-ranging discussions on a wide variety of topics. Some sessions will be structured, others more informal. Topics will include:

  • Boards of directors
  • Book groups
  • Bible study
  • Thinking about retirement
  • National possiblities for donated goods distribution
  • Fundraising
  • International work
  • Small organizations – opportunities and challenges
  • Urban, rural or ethnic-specific programs
  • Professional colleague groups
  • Lutheran hallmarks

Senior Dining “Growing Green” by CURA Hospitality –Roundtable Sponsor
Please join our discussion on the ever-emerging and "growing" Green (or environmentally sustainable) practices.

We will share how a simple commitment to local purchasing has "blossomed" into programs and activities that enhance both the dining experience as well as support activities with Abundant Life applications. Some of the topics and ideas we will illustrate through best-practice success stories include: local sourcing with seasonal flair, Chef-led resident gardening, onsite composting programs, supplier visitations, and menus featuring resident-grown foods and favorite recipes.

Wine, Eskaton & Bike Tours

**Note: Bike Tour is Sold Out.  Wine and Eskaton tours still available.**

with Amador Tours; cost $69
Monday, April 26: 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Attendees interested in taking part in the Amador wine tour, conducted by Sacramento Wine & Nightlife Tours will have a unique opportunity to visit four wineries and includes lunch. To sign-up for the tour, please click here.


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Please make checks payable to:

    Lutheran Services in America
    700 Light Street
    Baltimore, MD 21230
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