2017 Fall Meeting & Education Seminar


Date: Monday, October 23, 2017

Time: 8:30am – 12:00pm (registration begins 7:30am)

Credits: Four (4)

Location: Eagle Eye Golf Club, 15500 Chandler Road, East Lansing



Presented by:

Officer Elections

The deadline for a Candidate’s name to be included on the ballot has passed, however, they may still be nominated, seconded and be allowed to run.  Click here to read the nomination and election procedures.

To date, John Pershern and Wally Sierakowski have been nominated and seconded for the office of Secretary. Per the Officer Election guidelines, each candidate has provided a letter to the membership, click here to read them.



Special Guest

We regret to inform you that Johnny Miller will not be in attendance due to a family situation. He sends along his deepest regrets and would like to reschedule his appearance in the near future.

We will be working on an updated agenda for the morning session and will communicate the information as soon as it is confirmed.


Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Cost: $45.00

Credits: Four (4)

Topic:  Expert Strategies for Coping with Adversity in Life and in Business

Speakers:  Michelle Byrd, Ph.D., a fully licensed clinical psychologist and professor at Eastern Michigan University, and Tom Waltz, Ph.D., Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist and researcher.  Click here to read their bios.

Overview:  Michigan PGA Members work in an industry with extraordinary seasonal demands. Establishing a meaningful work-life balance can be challenging under the best of circumstances. While a demanding workload can contribute to burnout, additional challenges such as depression, substance abuse, and stressed relationships at work and at home can make achieving work-life balance feel out of reach.

Drs. Byrd and Waltz will begin the workshop by providing a general overview of what major stress reactions can look like, the short- and long-term consequences of stress and how participants can evaluate their current coping strategies and habits.

The remainder of the workshop will be a series of conversations where expert strategies are described that members can use immediately to both help prevent and address a variety of life problems.

Resources will also be provided to help members know how to connect with the right kind of help when they, their colleagues, or others they care about may benefit from assistance for coping with adversity.

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