Annual Invitational Meeting
The "Mastermind" Sessions
The Annual “Invitational” NASP Meeting is a two day event. The first day consists of a nationally recognized speaker, presenting material on the subject of practice management. Day two consists of The Doctors’ Mastermind Session, considered by most of the attendees to be more valuable than the formal podium presentation.
Prior to the meeting, in preparation for the Doctors’ Mastermind, a series of questions is posed to the participants. Each individual is required to come to the meeting with short answers to each question. Sample questions range from “What has been your most effective marketing strategy?” to “How do you deal with employee issues and manage overhead?” These answers must be printed and are distributed to each doctor in attendance.
In addition to the foregoing, there is often a question, such as, “Provide us with one great clinical ‘pearl.’” Each doctor is further asked to bring a sample of his or her most effective office form. Each participant has approximately five to ten minutes to present answers and explain the most effective use of their forms. Active discussion and participation occurs with everyone freely sharing information. Each participant returns home with a large body of information, often containing a year’s worth of great ideas which can be selectively be tailored and implemented into one’s practice.
The staff members in attendance participate in their own Staff Mastermind Session, requiring answers to questions similar to those posed to the doctors. Their answers are also presented in written form, providing the material for a spirited discussion.
The unique perspective that staff members bring to the table provides yet another benefit to the practices participating in the program.
In short, because of NASP’s size and the skewed sample of successful doctors, it has accomplished what other, more formal organizations representing Periodontists has failed to do effectively: help to create successful businesses. The group’s unique focus assists individual practices in developing strategies for success in “the real world.”
The feedback NASP routinely receives from the doctors and staff members is consistently outstanding, hence the return of many of the same doctors year after year. The most frequently heard comment is: “This is definitely the best meeting of the year! We wouldn’t miss this meeting, and look forward to returning every year!”
2019 Annual Invitational Meeting
The 2019 NASP Annual Invitational Meeting will be held on January 11th - 12th, 2019 at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, Texas.