2019 Washington Affordable Housing Management Convention

Washington Affordable Management Convention features a full schedule of insightful and informative programs. The event brings together Affordable Housing Professionals and creates a unique opportunity for education and interaction.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Tuesday, April 23 
Scott Crabtree, Happy Brain Science presents 2 sessions

Opening Session: Don't Forget! The Science of Learning and Memory

The affordable housing world is constantly changing, with new residents, rules, and regulations. Constant change means constant learning. Learn how to remember new information in this practical session grounded in science. Discover:

  • · How creating a “memory palace” is key to remembering important information
  • · Why doorways are dangerous to your memory
  • · What foods boost your brain and memory
  • · Why spaced out learning is better learning
  • · Improve your ability to learn and grow.

This is one session you will not forget!

Lunch Session: The Science of Being Happy in Affordable Housing Management

Sometimes it's not easy being happy when dealing with the challenges of managing affordable housing. But studies show that happier people are more productive, creative, insightful, engaged and resilient. They are also healthier and more sociable. Grounded in solid scientific data, this award-winning presentation delivers dozens of techniques you can apply to your housing management role so you can be happier and more successful at work.  Gain specific strategies to…

  • Effectively cope with stress
  • Reboot your workflow for increased focus and creativity
  • Develop and sustain happiness

…and more!

Wednesday, April 24  Beth Kanter
The Happy Healthy Nonprofit:  Linking Self-Care and Wellbeing to Organizational Impact

This keynote is about how and why it is important to treat self-care and a culture of well-being as an organizational strategy and cultural norm. When self-care initiatives are treated as “extras” instead of being built right into the fabric of an organization’s culture or leadership does not model the behavior, they often fall flat.

This session will share the latest thinking on self-care and well-being in the nonprofit workplace based on the presenter's book “The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.” Going beyond a narrow focus on physical health and wellness, the session will share examples and insights from nonprofits that have created and implemented a culture of well-being in the workplaces that supports results.