April 2020 A Message from the President

Dear NC EAPA Family,

This is an unprecedented time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We, as a world, have been impacted in our professional and personal lives. Because our stamina is being challenged in varied ways, it is easy to experience frustration, hopelessness, compassion fatigue, and loneliness. I want you to know that NC EAPA is here for you as your professional association. I’m hoping that as fellow EA professionals that you too are taking good care of yourselves as you work to take care of everyone else! As you continue to take care of others, let us take care of you by sharing the valuable resources in the following link.

Be Well & Stay Sanitized.
Your NC EAPA President,


Dr. Renee’ Evans

2020 March Conference – Follow Up

Hello NC EAPA and Friends…
While we are saddened that we weren’t together this week, we know how vitally important it is for all of us to stay home and follow all the recommendation (now stay at home orders) to “flatten the curve.” Your Board and Conference Committee appreciate your support and understanding as we navigate these uncharted waters.

As promised in our last message, which I have included for anyone who didn’t see it, here are some additional details about the conference status and related decisions:

The NC EAPA Board met virtually on Tuesday evening, and it was decided that we will continue planning for our usual quarterly trainings, which will be:
May 29, 2020 – Greensboro area
September 11, 2020  – Raleigh/Durham area
November 13, 2020 – Charlotte area

After careful discussion of the impact to the chapter and risk/benefit analysis, the board also decided that we will not be rescheduling the 2020 Conference, and will all look forward to a  great March, 2021.

We again want to thank our hard working conference co-chairs, Eileen and Debra, and the entire committee for the tremendous efforts made, and for bearing up under the disappointment of not seeing that work come to fruition. And, for the additional work resulting from the cancellation.

We also thank our sponsors and registrants for their understanding and commitment to NC EAPA. In honor of our “No Looking Back” theme…we will look ahead to March Conference 2021!!

Regarding payments made for 2020 March Conference:
Exibitors and Registrants are able to receive a  full refund, if you so wish. Or, you may elect to have NC EAPA hold your payments to be applied to the 2021 conference, which will assure you the same rate as you paid in 2020.To request a refund: 
Exibitors  – please email Treasurer Karla Lever at Karla.Lever@atriumhealth.org
Registrants  – please email Assistant Treasurer Kerry Paksoy at paksoyk@gmail.com

 Hope to see each of you on May 29th in Charlotte…more info to come!
Until then, please practice social distancin–but engaged, calm, and helpful.

2020 March Conference – Cancelled

Cancelled – Please read
March Conference 2020: No Looking Back!
March 25-27, 2020
Marriott Winston-Salem

Hello NC EAPA! 
The NC EAPA Executive Committee, Conference Co-Chairs, and key Conference Committee members have been very busy evaluating all aspects of this very difficult decision. Today, a final decision was reached to officially cancel the 2020 NC EAPA March Conference. 

As you all know, the information and best practices for limiting the spread of COVID-19 have been evolving rapidly. After careful consideration, and in light of the growing recommendation for social distancing, the Executive Committee made the difficult decision to cancel the event.  The health and wellbeing of our communities was the most important consideration, and ultimately brought us to this decision. 
While we are saddened and disappointed to have to take this action, we are united in our feeling that it is the right and responsible thing to do.
Hotel Reservations:
If you made hotel reservations, you are responsible for cancelling the reservation to avoid any charges. You can cancel reservations up to 24 hours prior to your scheduled arrival date without penalty. 
access to reservations on-line click here [marriott.com] 
call 336-725-3500

Conference Registration:
We have not yet determined the most efficient and least troublesome way to handle the refunding of any registration payments. Please stay tuned…details & options to come.

We value your membership and participation in our beloved March Conference, and appreciate your understanding and your patience as we sort out the remaining details of this difficult decision.

Stay well…take good care of yourself and each other!

Your NC EAPA Board and March Conference Committee

2020 March Conference – Status Update

Please read
March Conference 2020: No Looking Back!
March 25-27, 2020
Marriott Winston-Salem

Hello NC EAPA! 

Your Conference Committee and Executive Board Members continue to carefully evaluate the realities of the rapidly unfolding situation around the Coronavirus (COVID-19). While we all hate the thought of having not meeting later this month for the wonderful event that so many look forward to attending each year, we must put people’s safety, health, and well-being above all else!

 While a final decision has not yet been reached, please rest assured that the Board and Conference Committee are taking the decision very seriously, and will be meeting to review all of the information available to make the best and most prudent decision for the welfare of our membership and conference guests.

Please stay tuned for additional announcements regarding the status of NC March Conference.

Thank you!!

2020 March Conference

March Conference 2020: No Looking Back!
March 25-27, 2020
Marriott Winston-Salem

Early registration discount is available NOW through March 4th!! Click here to register.

The conference registration form can be printed, completed, and mailed in with a check. Or, you can complete the paypal registration/online payment.

Please note – conference registration fees are non-refundable!

We have a group discount on rooms, please use the link below to secure your room!

Book your group rate for NC Employee Assistance Professionals Association [marriott.com] 

Last Day to Book –  Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Rate – $159 per night

The conference brochure with all offerings will be posted soon! Lots of great speakers are on the schedule, including topics such as: “Understanding the Impact of Political Discussions in the Workplace”, “Intro to Accelerated Resolution Therapy”, “Parenting through Addition”, “EAP from Past to Present” and much, MUCH more!!  Great learning, fellowship, food, and fun!! Please mark your calendars and join us!!!

Exhibitors can complete the Exhibitor Application and mail it in with payment –  Application & Payment DEADLINE – February 14,  2020!

To access the official brochure for the conference, please click here.