2015 Conference

 

Professional development is the key to success for any chamber professional. Success in today’s increasingly competitive marketplace and challenging economic times requires chamber professionals to stay up-to-date on management topics and chamber practices.

As a response to this demand, the University of Oklahoma offers the opportunity for career-minded professionals to advance in knowledge and respect by earning our Certificate of Achievement in Advanced Chamber Management by completing Advanced Chamber Management sessions I, II, and III.  Through a unique partnership with the state chambers of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana, we can provide you with the training and resources you need to develop your chamber. Join us this year!

The Center for Chamber of Commerce Excellence can provide the training, resources and network you need to develop your chamber career. Through a unique partnership with The University of Oklahoma and multiple regionally located state and local chambers, CCCE has been established to provide necessary skills and training to enhance your chamber’s
value to your business community. Guided by a Board of Regents of seasoned Chamber executives from a four-state area of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, you’re sure to find the resources, insights and developments you need to expand your career.

Please make plans to join us this year for the 17th annual Conference,

March 6-9, 2016 at TBA

Download the 2015 schedule here. (PDF)

Download the 2015 course descriptions. (PDF)

Begins

Ends

 

Sunday March 1st

2:30pm

4:00pm

 

Chamber Excellence

Board of Directors Closed Meeting

Lone Star Board Room

 

 

3:30pm

6:30pm

 

Conference Registration

Conference Registration Desk – Conference Center Lobby

 

 

4:00pm

5:00pm

 

Conference Orientation

Tony Davis & Dawn Sharpe-Bracket

White Pine III

 

 

7:00pm

 

 

Enjoy Great Wolf Lodge

 

 

 

MONDAY, March 2nd

           

 

 

 

Begins

Ends

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

8:00am

9:30am

90

mins

 

 

Breakfast/General Session

White Pine II

The Platinum Rule: How Relationships Will Build

Your Chamber  

Kent Hutchison

C.J. Baxter Group, LLC

9:35am

10:35am

60 mins

Chamber Overview & Mgt Issues

Tony Davis

Social Media Roundtable

 Randall Chase

Texas Association of Business

Economic Development for the Chamber Professional

Aaron Cox

Charlie Dromgoole

10:35am

10:50am

15 mins

Break

Break

Break

10:50am

12:05am

75 mins

Finance & Business Operations

Sheri Nugent

Lubbock Chamber of Commerce

Utilizing Young Professionals & Ambassadors

JoBeth Kavanaugh

Jeff Sandford

Legislative Programs

Dawn Sharpe-Brackett

Monique Thierry

12:15am

1:15pm

60 mins

Networking Lunch

White Pine II

Networking Lunch

White Pine II

Networking Lunch

White Pine II

1:25pm

2:40pm

75

mins

Developing Your Business Plan

Dawn Sharpe-Brackett

Producing Quality Events

RaDonna Hessel
Beth Journeay

Positioning Yourself for Your Chamber Career

Jeff Sandford

Lisa Navrkal

2:40pm

2:55pm

15 mins

Break

Break

Break

2:55pm

4:25pm

90

mins

Navigating the Legal Landscape

Robert Martinez

Beth Bowman

Chamber Leadership Programs

Beth Journeay

Kent Hutchison

 

Workforce Development

Mita Bates

Tony Davis

 

 

 

 

 

 

5:30pm

 

 

Evening

Social

Event

 

 

TUESDAY, March 3rd

Begins

Ends

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

8:00am

9:30am

90

mins

Buffet Breakfast in Cafeteria

Buffet Breakfast in Cafeteria

Buffet Breakfast in Cafeteria

9:35am

10:35am

60 mins

Membership Development

Susie Marks

HR Management & Volunteer Management II

Mita Bates

Understanding Learning Styles

Aaron Cox

10:35am

10:50am

15 mins

Break

Break

Break

10:50am

12:05am

75 mins

Event Fundraising, Management, & Marketing

Beth Journeay &

JoBeth Kavanaugh

Community Development

Mita Bates

Business Interruption Planning

Dawn Sharpe-Brackett

12:15am

1:15pm

60 mins

Networking Lunch

Networking Lunch

Networking Lunch

1:25pm

2:40pm

75

mins

Leadership vs Management

Kent Hutchison

 

Membership Retention Strategies

Susie Marks

 

Innovative Fundraising

Aaron Cox

Beth Journeay

Amanda White

2:40pm

2:55pm

15 mins

Break

Break

Break

2:55pm

4:25pm

90

mins

Effective Board Utilization

Rich Cantillion

Issue Selection & Legislative Programs

Monique Thierry

Dawn Sharpe-Brackett

Developing your

Chamber Value

Jeff Sandford

 

 

 

 

 

 

5:30pm

 

 

Evening

Social

Event

WEDNESDAY, March 4th

Begins

Ends

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

8:00am

9:30am

90

mins

Buffet Breakfast in Cafeteria

Buffet Breakfast in Cafeteria

Buffet Breakfast in Cafeteria

9:35am

10:35am

60 mins

Government Relations 101

Aaron Cox

Dealing with the Media

Jeff Sandford

Dealing with Difficult

Board Members

Rich Cantillion

10:35am

10:50am

15 mins

Break

Break

Break

10:50am

12:05am

75 mins

Communications for the Chamber Professional

RaDonna Hessel

Jenna Armstrong

Retail, Commercial, & Small Business Development

Carol Artz-Bucek

and Gary Bucek

 

NEXT?

Board Panel

12:15am

1:30pm

75 mins

Networking Lunch

General Session/Graduation

 

Inspirational Speaker, Humorist, Magician

Lyndy Phillips

Networking Lunch

General Session/Graduation

 

Inspirational Speaker, Humorist, Magician

Lyndy Phillips

Networking Lunch

General Session/Graduation

 

Inspirational Speaker, Humorist, Magician

Lyndy Phillips

The 2016 Center for Chamber of Commerce Excellence will be hosted at TBA. 

 

Resort Information

Reservations:

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To request the conference rate, please ask for the Group Code _____________________ (Center for Chamber of Commerce Excellence). Please book your room using the same name as your conference registration. Register by 2-20-16 to receive the special rate.

 

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Grapevine Attractions

 

Conference Room Rate: Single Rooms $149 and Double Rooms $149Hotel shall provide guest rooms, subject to space availability, at the convention rates agreed to above for attendees for three (3) days before and (3) days after the official dates of the Group’s meeting.

  • Check-in begins at 1:00 pm or as your room becomes available, and check-out is at 11:00 am.
  • You will receive an email confirmation letter or confirmation by phone. Please carefully review your reservation information.
  • Deposit of the first nights room and tax will be charged to your credit card the day of reservation being made.
  • You have up to 72 hours prior to arrival to cancel.
  • Cancellation within 72 hours of arrival forfeits the entire amount of the deposit.
  • Guests must be 21 years of age or older to reserve or check-in to a room.

 

For those interested, 1.60 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available
from the University of Oklahoma, upon verification of attendance in the
16.00 hours of class held during the Conference.
Registration for CEU’s will be available at the Conference (cost: $30.00).

Upon completion of all three years: Fundamentals of Chamber Management I,II,III, a Save the date graphic“Certificate of Completion” is given..

 

 


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