10:00 – 10:50 AM SESSIONS
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10:00 – 10:50 AM SESSIONS

Date: Oct 22, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
10:00 – 10:50 AM SESSION
1. Learning From Your Mistakes PINE ROOM
Craig Cooke, Pacific Rim Talent
As event organizers, we all make mistakes. Look at these mistakes as opportunities to learn a better way. Craig will share some of his blunders and then discuss the lessons learned and the remedies moving forward. Blunders include: correct placement of vendor booths as they pertain to water drainage, fire lanes, power lines and facing the sun; handling signature gatherers, service animals and public nuisances; placement of port-a-potties and generatorsnin relation to the neighbors.
2. Jr. Grange Competitions – How did it go? OAK ROOM
Moderator – Roylene Crawford, Director, Kittitas County Fair,
and WSFA Vice President, Ann Whitehall, Livestock Committee Chair, NCW Fair, Jason Young, Director of Operations, Clark County Fair, Bob Eddings, Vice President & Swine Director, Kittitas County Fair
Our panelists will share their successes and learning moments
with the new Jr. Grange programs offered at their fairs this year.
They will tackle such questions as “How did you get started? How
was it received by exhibitors? What were your biggest takeaways? How did it compare in participation to other youth competitions?”
3. Understanding Your Fairs’ Numbers for Dummies
and Why This Information is Important
Kathy Kramer, CVE, CFEE and CMP
President and CEO, Central Washington State Fair
We all love bragging about our Fairs’ attendance numbers, and
these numbers are certainly a “feel-good” and sense of accomplishment for everyone involved, but these are not the numbers you take to the bank. Your gate attendance is the baseline that will help you analyze the Fair performance in all areas and build for the future. This session will show you how to start with the basics around understanding revenue and expense performance metrics, how to use PER CAPS to analyze performance by revenue categories, and how to use this information to make future business decisions and monitor your performance in all areas.
Training Methods, Team Development
and Leadership Styles – Disney Movies & BSA
Taught Me Everything I Needed to Know to Succeed

Jessie McLaughlin, Fair Coordinator, Spokane County Interstate Fair
EDGE, Team Development and Leadership Styles. Sound familiar? If so, you may have been through Boy Scouts of America training somewhere along the trail. The beauty of these three philosophies became clear to me when I became a Wood Badge Trainer and I couldn’t wait to see them in action … as in “lights, camera, action!”
Yes, Disney movies can entertain us but they can also teach us.
Wait, did the writers mean to do that? Together, let’s play, revisit
some great Disney teaching moments, listen to songs and, yes, play some more while learning about team development, leadership styles and a proven method of teaching others.
Hakuna Matata.
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