2021 Academy Planned for August 8–11

Academy will be back in-person in August 2021!

At least that’s the hope and the plan.

W.A.C.E. is moving forward with plans to present Academy on August 8–11 in Sacramento and offer the program in a safe environment, as close to “normal” as allowed while adhering to all the latest health regulations and state guidelines.

“After hitting the pandemic roadblock last summer, we’re looking forward to being back this year,” said Steering Committee Chair Tom Pierson, ACE. “Our promise remains the same — we will deliver top-quality instruction in the 18 essential subjects that we believe chamber professionals and their chambers need to succeed.”

“In order to assure the full Academy experience, if for some reason we are unable to meet in-person in Sacramento, plan B will be to move the Academy to a location in another state,” said W.A.C.E. President Dave Kilby. “Our hope is to make that final location decision in early June.”

2021 Classes

Academy first year classes are:

• “Chamber Overview & Trends.”

• “Legal Basics.”

• “Committee & Board Development.”

• “Budget Preparation & Monitoring.”

• “Membership Sales & Recruitment.”

• “Marketing & Communications.”

The second year classes will be the following:

• “Representing the Interests of Business with Government.”

• “Financial Policies & Procedures.”

• “Membership Retention Essentials.”

• “Revenue Development.”

• “Policy Development.”

• “Keeping Your Chamber Relevant.”

Completing the line-up of classes for third year are:

• “Intro to Economic Development”

• “Dealing with the Media.”

• “Staff Development & Management.”

• “Everyday Ethics.”

• “Strategic Planning.”

• “Personal Leadership Development.”

Academy registration information is available on the W.A.C.E. website at www.waceonline.com.