by Nichole D. Petersen
SMPS Connecticut will continue to provide our members and industry friends content and value throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Our Board and Programs committee has reassessed our schedule of upcoming programs and considered how they might be reconfigured to be sensitive to the health of all involved, and to accommodate the governor’s new executive order, “Stay Safe, Stay Home.” If an upcoming program cannot be effectively facilitated using a digital conferencing tool we have rescheduled or canceled that program topic and have replaced it with a topic that can be delivered via online conferencing. The following changes have been made to our program calendar:
- Our March 18 Memory Power program was postponed and has been rescheduled to Sept. 16.
- Our April 22 Career Development Panel has been moved to June 17, and will replace the Client Panel that was set to take place on that day.
- Our May 20 Mechanics of Marketing half-day program has been divided into four one-hour webinars scheduled for April 15, April 29, May 13 and May 27. We are currently working on finalizing the details of these webinars and will be updating our members regarding topics and registration information as soon as it is completed. Please note, these webinars will be free to all attendees.
For June and September’s programs, registration and more information will become available closer to the new event dates.
We will continue to monitor all credible media and official statements by our government and update our members and industry friends of revised program formats and event postponements, as may be warranted. During this unprecedented time, we are all in this together: May everyone stay strong, stay positive and stay home!
Nichole D. Petersen is the 2019/2020 SMPS CT president.