Final Four

  • NCSPRA Final Four

    UPDATE:  We are sold out!  The "Final Four" is full at 70 attendees who are ready to "brave the rapids."

    “Staying Afloat in School Communications”

    FINAL FOUR Professional Development Series
    Friday, March 23, 2018
    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    U.S. National Whitewater Center, Charlotte

    Learn to stay afloat in the world of school communications with NCSPRA’s Final Four Professional Development Series.  Join us as we “brave the rapids” at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 23.

    Made up of four sessions or “quarters” (just like a professional basketball game) and supported by Blackboard, this year’s Final Four features the following topics:

    ■ PREGAME WARM-UP (Welcome and Overview)
    10:00 - 10:15 a.m.
    Todd Hagans, NCSPRA President
    Dr. Patricia Hollingsworth, NCSPRA Vice President

    ■ FIRST QUARTER:  Diving In
    10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
    Legislative Update
    Presented by Katherine Joyce, Executive Director
    North Carolina Association of School Administrators

    ■ SECOND QUARTER:  Making a Splash
    11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
    Brand Marketing and the Rebranding of Durham Public Schools
    Presented by Engine Brandmakers

    11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    ■ THIRD QUARTER:  Staying Out of Deep Water
    12:30 - 1:15 p.m.
    Thinking Beyond the Wheelchair Ramp: Accessibility in a Digital Age
    Presented by Ben Trammell, Blackboard

    ■ FOURTH QUARTER:  Riding the Rapids
    1:15 - 2:00 p.m.
    Crisis Communication
    Eric Osterhus, U.S. National Whitewater Center

    ■ OVERTIME:  Testing the Water
    2:00 p.m.
    Participants have the opportunity to tour and explore the Whitewater Center during the “overtime” session -- this session is optional.

    The registration fee is $69.00 and space is limited.  If you paid for Final Four as part of the membership/conference combo rate, please email Chris Fuller to confirm your attendance:  If you have not paid for Final Four, but want to attend, please use our membership form (see conference registration) to reserve your seat.  Click here for the membership form.

    Click here to learn more about the US National Whitewater Center.