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Conference Education: The Best Value In Leadership

There are lots of reasons to attend industry conferences. There is networking, finding new vendors, learning new skills and more. The SPOA International Conference on School Photography and Yearbooks has all of that more.

The conference is built to unite the industry and provide the best value in leadership education. The conference features top-notch training from Dale Carnegie and Sandler; the value of these sessions - if purchased directly from these educators - far exceeds the conference price. As a manager or owner, if you’ve looked at bringing Dale Carnegie or Sander Training into your business, you know what a big investment that is. By attending the SPOA International Conference on School Photography and Yearbooks, you get all of this and more.

You’ll hear it from the top with the keynote addresses from Joe Hart, CEO of Dale Carnegie, from V.J. Smith, world-class speaker and public servant, and Tyler Tarver, director of learning and development, Tarver Academy.

Joe Hart

Hart became CEO of Dale Carnegie in 2015. He started his career as a practicing attorney at two prominent firms where he focused on contract-related litigation. In 1998, he joined The Taubman Company, a developer of regional shopping centers, becoming Development Director. In 2000, he followed a dream and started a venture and an angel-backed e-Learning company called InfoAlly. In 2005, Joe sold InfoAlly and went on to co-found and become president of AssetHealth.

There are several sessions featuring Dale Carnegie trainers, including “Managing Generations”, “World Class Customer Service” and “Networking to Build Business Connections.”

Sandler Training experts will also be on-site, featuring sessions like “How to Understand Motivational Drivers and Why People Do What They Do,” “How to Gather More and Better Information”, and “Why People Lie to You... And What You Can Do About It.”

V.J. Smith

You also don’t want to miss the keynote speech from V.J. Smith, a professional speaker and published author. Smith has been a member of the South Dakota State Senate since January 2019 and is the President of Life's Great Moments located in Brookings, SD. After a long business career, he began a professional speaking business, traveling the country and making more than 100 speaking appearances a year. He highly regarded as a public speaker, earning national recognition, including as a two-time finalist in Toastmasters' International's “World's Championship of Public Speaking.”

Tyler Tarver

Tyler Tarver, Ed.S. is currently a director of learning and talent development at Tarver Academy, an online resource for teachers. He has more than 33 million views and 205,000 subscribers across YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram. He has written 4 booki, hosts multiple podcasts, has his superintendent certification, and is a doctoral candidate in educational leadership at Harding University.

Make sure you go to the SPOA International Conference on School Photography and Yearbooks for the full schedule.

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