2016 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,

February 28-March 2, 2016 at Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, TX

 

Begins

Ends

 

Sunday Feb. 28

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

White Pine I

 

 

7:00pm

 

 

Enjoy Great Wolf Lodge

 

 

 

MONDAY, Feb. 29

Begins

Ends

 

8:30am

10:45 am

 

Breakfast/General Session

White Pine I 

 

 

 

YEAR 1

Red Oak Room

YEAR 2

Mesquite Room

YEAR 3

Black Oak Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:45am

11:00am

mins

Break and Meet Exhibitors

11:00am

12:00pm

60

 mins

Chamber Overview &

Mgt Issues

 

Navigating the Legal Landscape

 

Legislative Programs

 

12:00am

1:00pm

60 mins

Networking Lunch

White Pine II

 

 

 

 

1:00pm

2:00pm

60

mins

Developing Your Business Plan

 

Producing Quality Events

 

Budget & Finance

2:00pm

230pm

20 mins

Break and Meet Exhibitors

2:30pm

3:30pm

60

mins

Utilizing Young Professionals & Ambassadors

 

Chamber Leadership Programs

 

 

Workforce Development

 

3:30pm

4:30pm

 

Special Session Meetings and/or
Round table discussions for all classes

5:00pm

 

 

Social Networking Time

Grand Bear Suite

 

 

 

TUESDAY, March 1

 

Begins

Ends

 

YEAR 1

 

YEAR 2

 

YEAR 3

 

8:00am

 

 

Buffet Breakfast in Cafeteria

 

8:30

10:30

 

Tech Smart

Social Media, Apps & More

 

10:30am

10:45am

15 mins

Meet Exhibitors

10:45am

11:45am

60

 mins

Membership Development

 

HR Management & Volunteer Management II

 

Business Interruption Planning

 

 

11:45am

1:00 pm

75 mins

Lunch

1:00pm

2:00pm

60 mins

Event Fundraising, Management, & Marketing

 

Membership Retention Strategies

 

 

Understanding Learning Styles

 

2:00pm

2:15pm

60 mins

Break and Meet Exhibitors

2:15pm

3:15pm

60

mins

Leadership vs Management

 

 

Community Development

 

Innovative Fundraising

 

3:15pm

3:30pm

15 mins

Break and Meet Exhibitors

 

3:30pm

4:30pm

60

mins

Effective Board Utilization

 

Issue Selection & Legislative Programs

 

Developing your

Chamber Value

Diane

5:00pm

 

 

Social Networking Time

Grand Bear Suite

WEDNESDAY, March 2

Begins

Ends

 

YEAR 1

 

YEAR 2

 

YEAR 3

 

8:00am

9:00am

 

Buffet Breakfast in Cafeteria

9:00am

10:00am

60 mins

Government Relations 101

 

Dealing with the Media

 

Dealing with Difficult

Board Members

 

10:00am

10:15am

15 mins

Break and Meet Exhibitors

10:15am

11:15pm

60

mins

Communications for the Chamber Professional

 

 

Retail, Commercial, & Small Business Development

 

 

 NEXT?

Board Panel

11:15am

1:30pm

mins

General Session/Graduation

 

Ending with Networking Lunch to be served at noon

 

The 2016 Center for Chamber of Commerce Excellence will be hosted at Great Wolf Lodge in beautiful Grapevine, Texas.

 

Local Family Fun Ideas

 

Grapevine Attractions

 

Reservation Information

Go to https://www.greatwolf.com/grapevine and select "Reservations."  

Then insert Group Code 1602CCCE or call 1-800-693-WOLF (9653) 

To request the conference rate, please ask for the Group Code 1602CCCE (Center for Chamber of Commerce Excellence). Please book your room using the same name as your conference registration. Register by 2-5-16 to receive the special rate. Rate is based on availability.

 

Conference Room Rate: Single Rooms $113 + taxes and Double Rooms $113 + taxesHotel shall provide guest rooms, subject to space availability, at the convention rates agreed to above for attendees for three (3) days after the official dates of the Group’s meeting.

  • **All reservations must be guaranteed by the individual. **
  • **Presentation of the credit card used for deposit and valid identification is required at check-in.**
  • 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: $20.00).

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

 

 


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