Upcoming W.A.C.E. Roundtable, Boot Camps Offer Unique Leadership Opportunities

In the months ahead, Association members will have several unique learning opportunities with sessions being offered in three critical leadership areas: being a 3C chamber, political action, and business retention and expansion.

This year’s Executive Leaders Roundtable, held in conjunction with the Association’s Board of Directors meeting, will focus on “Building Your Chamber’s 3C Roadmap.” The roundtable will be held on May 16 in Salt Lake City (UT) at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center.

“Going down the path of truly being a 3C Chamber (a catalyst, convener and champion) and actually ‘walking the walk’ by living up to a new set of expectations is full of tough decisions and could require several course corrections for many chambers,” said Dave Kilby, president and CEO of W.A.C.E.

To help attendees map out possible action steps, the roundtable will be a VERY interactive, idea- and best-practice sharing session that will cover such things as:

• Identifying and leading the charge to solve community issues;

• Communicating value; and

• Mission-driven money and membership development.

Political Action

It’s been said that “sometimes the only way to change the policies is to change the politicians.”

This year’s Political Action Boot Camp will be held in conjunction with the annual Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives convention in Long Beach (CA) on Monday, July 15—SAVE THE DATE.

As in past years, the Boot Camp will include plenty of political action best practices and lessons learned in the political trenches from campaign experts, elected officials, and chamber leaders.

Business Retention, Expansion

Also on the horizon will be the Association’s second Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) Boot Camp, which will be held in Sacramento (CA) at the California Chamber offices on the afternoon of Monday, August 5—SAVE THE DATE. This session is being held in conjunction with the Association’s Academy program.

With more chambers considering their options and staking out a leadership role on economic, community and job development, this workshop will investigate best practices and common hurdles to establishing an effective BRE program.

Registration information and program details for the Political Action and BRE Boot Camps will be available in May.