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2022 VA NENA-APCO Spring Conference

Virginia Beach

May 18-20, 2022

Registration is now open for the 2022 Virginia NENA/APCO Spring Conference! We have a lot of great things planned this year and we can't wait to be back in person with each of you! Please visit the below links to register and book your room! We are excited to expand this year's conference at our new venue! We need your help.... please reach out to a NENA Officer if you're interested in volunteering during the conference. Your help is greatly appreciated! The registration link will provide you with our full schedule but here are some highlights for the Pre-Conference and Keynote Speaker.

We have two great preconference classes scheduled:

1. Communications Center Staffing Workshop (Presented by Ty Wooten)
2. The Emotionally Intelligent Communications Center (Presented by The Healthy Dispatcher).

Our Keynote Speaker this year will by Mr. Tyrell T. Morris, Executive Director of New Orleans Parish Communication District presenting "Are you brave enough to lead?".

Executive Director Morris came to Orleans Parish Communication District (OPCD) with more than 15 years of success leading operations within high profile diverse public, private and non-profit organizations. During that time, he experienced repeated success driving and leading large-scale operations to ensure standards of excellence and business prosperity. Mr. Morris is a consummate communicator with expertise in cross-functional collaboration and the ability to ensure buy-in and engagement from all stakeholders.

Mr. Morris is also highly accomplished in emergency and crisis management with expertise in leading business-wide projects that make an impact. He is an adept presenter, negotiator, consultant and businessperson able to build and maintain strong relationships across organizational lines and levels while also delivering quality improvements and ROI.

After becoming Executive Director of OPCD, Mr. Morris recognized an opportunity to challenge his staff to consistently seek ways to be their best selves during each and every shift, and so developed the acronym, SHOWUP (S-Sincere, H-Honest, O-Optimistic, W-Well-informed, U-Upbeat, and P-Procedurally compliant). The development of SHOWUP and the buy-in from OPCD staff has been a key factor in enabling OPCD to provide the citizens of New Orleans with top-notch emergency and non-emergency services when they need them most.

Registration for Fall Conference is handled through Cvent Online Event Registration Software.