From The Desk of President-Elect

I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to express my excitement and gratitude at being elected as TABSE President-Elect and chair for the upcoming "39th Annual TABSE Conference: Leveling UP & Leading the Way." It is an honor to have the opportunity to serve in this role and contribute to the success of such a prestigious annual event.

Ever since I attended my first TABSE conference over a decade ago, I have been captivated by the dynamic atmosphere, cutting-edge discussions, and the opportunity to connect with professionals from various backgrounds. The impact this conference has on the industry is unparalleled, and I am thrilled to be part of its organization and management.

From The Desk of President-Elect - Dr. Darwin Spiller

As the Conference Chair, I am committed to ensuring that this year's event surpasses all expectations. My primary goal is to create an inclusive and engaging environment where attendees can exchange ideas, collaborate on innovative projects, and forge meaningful connections. I believe fostering a supportive community is essential for the growth and progress of TABSE, and I intend to emphasize this aspect throughout the conference. To help me reach this goal, I have selected Dr. LaBotta Taylor ([email protected]) to serve as Conference Secretary and Yolanda Willis to serve as Assistant Conference Secretary. Our Clifton Gallup Strengths finder results are complimentary of one another in which we will have fun learning and growing together as a team.

To achieve these objectives, my team and I plan to implement several initiatives. Firstly, we will work closely with the TABSE Executive Board and Conference Chairs to curate a diverse and compelling conference experience that covers a wide range of topics relevant to our field. By inviting renowned experts and thought leaders as keynote speakers, our goal is to inspire attendees and provide valuable insights that will drive their professional growth.

Furthermore, we are eager to introduce interactive workshops and panel discussions that encourage active participation and facilitate knowledge sharing. These sessions will provide a platform for attendees to showcase their expertise, engage in stimulating debates, and gain practical skills that they can apply in their work.

Additionally, we recognize the significance of networking opportunities during the conference. Therefore, the team will organize dedicated networking events, such as receptions, luncheons, and social activities, to foster connections among attendees. These interactions have the potential to spark collaborations, partnerships, and friendships that can extend beyond the conference itself.

I am aware that organizing a conference of this magnitude requires meticulous planning, coordination, and teamwork. I am fully committed to leading the conference chairs and working closely with each member to ensure the execution of all aspects of the TABSE conference experience. Together, WE ARE ONE striving for excellence for every participant and S.O.A.R.'ing utilizing our STRENGTHS!

In conclusion, I want to express my deep appreciation for entrusting me with the role of conference chair. I am genuinely excited about the opportunity to contribute to the success of the 39th Annual TABSE Conference and make a positive impact on the lives and careers of our attendees. I am confident that, with the support of the conference committees and the dedication of our team, this conference will be a resounding success.

Thank you once again for this incredible opportunity. Please feel free to reach out to me at [email protected] if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

With kind regards,

Dr. Darwin Prater Spiller
TABSE President-Elect/Conference Chair

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