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Enhance Your Experience: Don’t Miss These Session Track Gems at PAYMENTS 2018

Posted by William D. Sullivan on Mar 20, 2018 5:33:47 PM
William D. Sullivan

Blog-Professional-Development-Workshop.pngThe PAYMENTS conference, the definitive destination for faster payments education, is a proven, well-respected, and powerful event that provides the right tools for the right solutions.

In addition to the traditional education session tracks at PAYMENTS 2018, there are a couple of other gems you should not overlook: the pre-conference workshops and the Professional Development Series.

Sunday Workshops

Start a step ahead on Sunday with a full suite of pre-conference workshops covering a wide variety of payments industry topics. These two-hour workshops employ interactive training techniques that provide attendees with meaningful value and practical tools such as checklists and resource papers.

You have a choice of fundamental and intermediate level courses, including The Faster Payments Evolution, which explains what Same Day ACH, real-time payments, Zelle and other faster payments options do and what they mean for your organization.

Or AI, API, Blockchain, DLT & Machine Learning: The Future of Payments?, which discusses the hottest topics in financial services and the importance of understanding their potential for your organization.

And then there’s ‘A for Effort’ Doesn’t Apply to Writing: Learn How to Communicate With Impact, a business writing session that will help you further your organization’s goals and advance your own career by teaching the importance of simple, clear and impactful communications in an increasingly multinational and multilingual work environment.

Fly in early and expand your payments education with these sessions on Sunday, April 29. Add Workshops to your conference registration. In fact, you can complement your education with two workshops for one low price.

Professional Development Series

Now that you have some great options for Sunday, let’s see what Monday through Wednesday have to offer! Returning for the second year, the Professional Development Series is designed to help you advance your career and enhance your marketability in today's complicated job market.

You can start by joining me for my session on Monday, How to Develop a High-Performing Team. As a government and industry relations professional, I work with many teams, both internal (NACHA) and external (industry and political), to help showcase the value of ACH, private sector rulemaking, and financial services. For this session, I am teaming up with Colleen Morrison, founder of CFM Communications, to walk attendees through the steps of how to avoid pitfalls so your team can accomplish the results it sets out to achieve.

Team priorities must take precedence over individual or department goals. Personal growth and self-interest must give way to the team result. In short, the name on the front of the jersey must take priority over the name on the back of the jersey.

Another session for your consideration is After the Handshake: The Business Woman’s Networking Dilemma, which is a panel comprised of leading business women in the financial industry.

Or Financial Services & Social Media Do Mix, which will discuss why the rewards of using social media outweigh the risk if proper precautions are employed.

Whatever your interests are – industry education, professional development, or in-depth workshops on Sunday – you will find all of that and more at PAYMENTS 2018 in San Diego. Register today!

 Bill Sullivan is the Senior Director & Group Manager of Government & Industry Relations for NACHA.

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