2017 VAS Summer Seminar & Board Meeting
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Session: The Complete Professional Instructor: Dianne Garcia

6/23/2017 to 6/24/2017
When: Friday, June 23, 2017
Where: Holiday Inn - Tanglewood
4468 Starkey Road
Roanoke, Virginia  24018
United States
Contact: Khea Adams

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2017 VAS Summer Seminar & Board Meeting

June 23 & June 24
Holiday Inn - Tanglewood
Roanoke, VA
Hosted by the Western Chapter

VAS 2017 Summer Seminar & Board Meeting
June 23

Member Registration Fees

Non-Member Registration Fees

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT -Full Day Ticket (Friday)for registration before 6/12 $280 $320
Regular Full Day Ticket (Friday)for registration after 6/12 $330 $370
Registration fee includes sessions, lunch, and breaks.*Cancellations must be received by June 12, 2017 to receive a full refund minus the $50 processing fee.Any cancellations received after June 19, 2017 will not be refunded.

**VAS has updated the Summer Seminar program.  Also, our special room rate ($99) at the Holiday Inn-Tanglewood in Roanoke has been extended until Friday, June 16.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 22

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Hospitality Suite - Holiday Inn - Parlor/Room 438
Friday, June 23                             
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Complete Professional                                              

Ballroom A


Today, the personal and professional demands placed upon the business professional surpass any experienced in the past. The savvy business person must project a professional image, practice to the highest ethical standards, know how to explore new markets, develop opportunities, and master communications and personal techniques necessary to outclass the competition.

In addition to the “hard skills” of collecting, evaluating and presenting data we must also keep up with new communication methods, present ourselves professionally and market our services. This seminar will introduce us to some modern business skills to complement our technical surveying skills.
Our instructors will move us further along on our journey to becoming the “Complete Professional”.

    Ethics and Personal Branding
    Presenter:  Marvin Miller, PLS, PPS, CP, SP, RPP
    What is Ethics?
    What are the benefits of ethical behavior?
    What is unethical behavior?
    When do you “blow the whistle”?
    Ethical dilemmas in surveying
    “Branding” yourself
    Creating a professional image
    Dressing for success
    Communications skills

    21st Century Marketing of Professional Surveying Services
    Presenter: John Palatiello
    Differences between sales, advertising, public relations and marketing
    Ethics in Marketing
    Relationship Marketing
    Market Research
    Traditional and Social Media
    Developing a Marketing Plan

    Workforce Development and Public Relations
    Presenter: Steve Douty, LS
    Why surveyors need to engage in workforce development
    How to initiate a Workforce Development program in your firm
    Using Workforce Development to attract new employees to your firm and recruit the next generation
            of surveyors to the profession

Earn 8 PDH/CEU's


12:00 Noon





VAS Golf Outing
Hanging Rock Golf Course
1500 Red Lane
Salem, VA  24153
$38 per person (includes golf cart)
To RSVP contact Matt Mosteller at mmosteller@gayandneel.com

12:00 Noon Tee Times

6:00 PM




Dinner at 419 West Restaurant
Join your VAS colleagues for a social networking dinner at 419 West Restaurant on Friday, June 23.  The restaurant is located just a short distance from the Holiday Inn-Tanglewood.  RSVP to Matt Mosteller at mmosteller@gayandneel.com


8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Hospitality Suite - Holiday Inn - Parlor/Room 438
Saturday, June 24
7:30 AM
Continental Breakfast
Boardroom 1
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Board Meeting
Boardroom 1

Hotel Information

Holiday Inn - Tanglewood
4468 Starkey Road, SW
Roanoke, VA  24018

Room reservations must be made by Friday, June 16, 2017.  The room rate for VAS members is $99/night.  Reservations must be made directly with the hotel by calling (540) 774-4400.  *Be sure to mention the Virginia Association of Surveyors to receive the discounted rate.

Registration Information
(To download/print registration form to fax or email click here)