APG PMC 2015 Syllabus

I wasn’t able to attend the actual Professional Management Conference (PMC) held by the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) this year (though hopefully I will be there in 2016!), so I splurged and invested in the syllabus.

And am I glad I did.

For $18, I received the syllabi for 12 sessions and 4 workshops.  These aren’t your normal, run-of-the-mill syllabi either.  These are syllabi on steroids!

Sessions included:

“Taxes and the Professional Genealogist” presented by James M. Beidler

“Finding the Law” presented by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

“Mind Maps for Genealogy” presented by Ron Arons

“DNA and Genealogical Proof” presented by Angie Bush, MS

“Get Paid for Your Passion: Setting Fees” presented by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL

“Professional Writing Foundations: Five Ways to Improve Your Writing Today” presented by Anastasia Harman

“Finding Your Niche: Matching Passion, Professionalism, and Pecuniary Interest” presented by James Beidler

“How to have Difficult Conversations with Clients and Colleagues” Presenter not listed

“Get In Print: How Self-Publishing Can Work for the Professional Genealogist” presented by Thomas MacEntee

“Time Management: Successfully Balancing the Demands of Our Many “Clients” presented by Angela Packer McGhie

“Genealogy Professionals Needed: Help Adoptees* Discover Their Genealogical Roots with DNA” presented by CeCe Moore

“Organize Your Writing and Research with Scrivener” presented by Kimberly T. Powell

“So You Want to Be a Genealogical Speaker” presented by Billie Stone Fogarty, M.Ed.

Workshops included:

“You’ve Got Options: Many Ways to Cite Right” presented by Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS (divided into three separate sessions)

“Measure Yourself Against Standards: A Practical Guide for Improving Your Skills” presented by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL


My gut tells me to begin with Jones’ workshop about citations. Will be starting that soon!

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