Preparing for Forum
- If you completed the Justification Letter, keep
the challenges you identified handy. If you did not complete the
letter, think about your current challenges at work and what help you
- The week before Forum talk with your manager and colleagues
about your absence from the office. Get clear on expectations for your
availability. Remind them you’ll be on Pacific Time. The job doesn’t
stop while you are away of course, but in order to realize the value of
the sessions you must be fully present.
- Print out and bring your challenges and needs with you to Seattle so they can be top of mind as you listen and learn.
Post-Forum Report Template
You've put a lot of time and effort into planning your experience and
what you plan to take away from the Forum. How can you convey what you
took away to your peers, senior leaders and greater network?
As program designers we understand that what really matters is what you do
differently based on what you learned. ACCP has prepared a convenient
Post Forum Report Template designed to help you organize and share your
Forum insights and action plan. You should plan to complete the report
at the end of each day of the Forum or within three days of leaving so
that the information is the most fresh.
- Post Contributions Academy Forum Template (in Word)
We'd love for you to send a copy of your completed report to ACCP. Direct emails to Jen Scott.
Bonus: After the Forum, if you're feeling extra ambitious check out the hashtag #accpforum
to incorporate some of the buzz into your report. You can also include a
section highlighting the professional contacts you made.
Double Bonus: Have you changed an aspect of what you
do because of the Forum? Make a reminder to thank your inspirer a month
from now (when you can speak about the impact). Gratitude tastes and
sounds great, grows back immediately, and is good for the environment.
Creating an Inspiration Cycle: Email yourself action items or your key takeaways by using a tool like nudgemail to email the list back to yourself in the future. Repeat the inspiration cycle.