Plug In to Leadership

Plug In, held November 2-3, is Apra’s virtual learning event designed for prospect development professionals focused on a critical topic. This year's event delivers industry-leading education, curated by your peers, on Leadership. The best part? You can enjoy this educational event from your office or home, making it both a convenient and affordable option for prospect development professionals.

Content will be featured for both experienced leaders and those beginning their leadership development journey. Attendees will develop a personal approach to leadership through self-awareness, inspiring sessions and actionable takeaways. Plug In to Leadership content will expand on the competencies featured in Apra’s NEW Body of Knowledge Leadership Domain, launching September 2022.

Gather your teams, or just yourself, for two days of interactive education and networking, at an affordable rate. Keep an eye out for more information, including the education and speaker line-up, to come soon. In the meantime, secure your seat by registering for the event, and share your excitement about the great education you'll experience using #PlugIn22

"An excellent virtual conference at a reasonable price."

"Overall a great group of educational sessions”

“Required attendance for anyone wanting to take the field of fundraising forward!”

Past Plug In Attendees

What Can You Expect at Plug In to Leadership?

Before the Event

Take advantage of these pre-event engagement opportunities kicking off in the fall:

  • Participation in the Plug In to Leadership cohort, including an online discussion forum and access to resource material.
  • Access to the attendee list to establish connections and networking ahead of the live events

During the Event

You'll take part in live, interactive learning opportunities via Zoom webinars and meetings on Wednesday, November 2, and Thursday, November 3. Content to include:

  • Building Influence & Driving Change
  • Getting (and Keeping) Your Seat at the Table
  • The Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Leadership Labs: Growing through Adversity 
  • Book Club Discussion: Leading So People Will Follow by Erika Anderson
  • And More!

After the Event

Attendees will have continuous access to the Plug In to Leadership Course via Apra University and all session recordings.

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Member Rate: $275

Non-Member Rate: $375


You should receive an electronic registration confirmation shortly after submitting your registration. Contact with questions.

Cancellation Policy

If you have registered for Plug In to Leadership but are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another member of your choice. Should you need to cancel your registration, an email must be sent to the Apra general inbox requesting a refund. This email must be received on or before October 5, 2022, to receive a refund, less a $100 administrative fee. No refunds will be issued after October 5, 2022. All refund requests should be sent to

Note: Registration forms will not be processed without payment. Remember, your membership must be current to receive the discounted rate for Plug In to Leadership

Questions? Contact Apra at or 312-321-5196. 

Schedule of Events

All times are in Central Standard Time.

Session Details to be added as confirmed.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Opening Keynote: Achieving Your Leadership Potential
11:55 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lassoing your Leadership: Using Emotional Intelligence to Build Influence & Drive Change
Growing Success - How to have a Voice at the Table and Advocate for Yourself and Your Team!
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Apra’s Body of Knowledge: Making the New Leadership Domain Work for You
Strategic Planning & Visioning
2:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Book Club Discussion: Leading So People Will Follow
Leadership Lab

Thursday, November 3, 2022

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. TBD Session
Strategies for Building Diversity in Your Teams
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Workshop: Giving and Getting Feedback
12:25 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Saying Yes, Being Apprehensive and Lifelong Learning: Tips for Leaders from a Retiring One