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Training At Your Fingertips

Kelly Mitchell, Treasurer, State of Indiana

Thought Leadership Thursday Article

Training At Your Fingertips
April 30, 2020
State Treasurer

Dear Colleagues:

As I am sure many of you have heard by now, the Treasury Management Training Symposium (TMTS) hosted by NAST will be a virtual conference this year. I will miss seeing each of you in Portland, but it is important that we continue offering the same educational opportunities to our members!

Almost 70 hours of programming will be included in the virtual TMTS over the course of June and into August. Most of the sessions that were already planned will be reformatted including adding interactive opportunities and updated to reflect these times. I encourage you to read through the entire program to see the depth and breadth of sessions to choose from.

Like TMTS events in the past, there will be several tracks to choose from. However, since the sessions will be available on demand you will be able to access all of the programming. That is almost 70 hours of professional development right at your fingertips! Each track will occur live at a set day and time every week, over the three-month time period. If you are unable to participate in the live event, you can watch the archived webinar after the fact. No longer will an attendee be required to pick one track over another!

With all of this fantastic programming, you may think it will be costly to attend. However, for NAST members it will be just $350 per attendee. For non-members, it will cost $550 per attendee. Since there will be no travel costs for staff to attend, our hope is more Treasurers and related staff can participate than ever before. I know my office will be sending twice as many staff to the virtual TMTS!

If you have been to a NAST conference in the last couple years, you are familiar with the conference app. The app will be utilized during the virtual conference for PowerPoints, handouts, and opportunities to interact with ongoing presentations. Last but not least, for those competitive offices, I will see you on the leaderboard!

Of course, this is not an ideal situation. I want to personally thank the NAST staff for making the most out of such unfortunate circumstances. They have been innovative and creative in order to provide all of us resources that make our offices stronger and better. To stay up-to-date on the planning of the virtual conference, visit the NAST website by clicking here.

I will be ‘seeing’ you all soon and look forward to connecting! Stay safe and well, and reach out if you need any assistance.

Kelly Mitchell
Indiana Treasurer of State
Senior Vice President, NAST
Chair of NAST’s Program & Learning Committee

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