Monday, July 22, 2024

7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. “On the Record” Media Training - optional event - Arches A
  Whether it be an in-person interview or on Zoom, there are ways to make the most of the on-camera experience. Chapter presidents will learn how reporters think, what they’re looking for and what they dislike. Understand your rights and how to exercise them and get ready for a variety of interview situations with videotaped practice sessions, including a mix of friendly and hostile experiences.
  Coach: Laurie Richards, Laurie Richards & Associates
   
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sales Management Training for Presidents ($350 fee) - optional event - Arches B
  Lead your chapter to new levels of membership growth and retention. This workshop is a full one-day session focused on the sales management principles necessary to guide and support your membership director to increase levels of membership growth and retention. 
  Presented by: Matt Neuberger, Neuberger & Co.
   

Tuesday, July 23, 2024

     

7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Peer-to-Peer Orientation for New Chapter Presidents - Canyonlands

 
 

Led by seasoned chapter presidents, this interactive workshop will provide you with the skills to respond to the challenges and opportunities faced by chapter presidents today. Learn time-tested best practices in financial management, volunteer management, governance, education, recruitment and retention and staff development. 

 
     
7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Continuing Education for Chapter Presidents (With More Than 1 Year of Service) (limited seating; registration required) - Bryce  
 

Now that you have been a chapter president for more than a year, you are ready to dig in a little more. In this session, the following topics will be covered along with robust conversation with your peers. 

  • Generating Leads Beyond Member Referrals
  • Compliance Resources Needed for Your Chapter and Members
  • Help Your Members Win Work thru Partnerships, the use of Special Purpose Vehicles, and Project Performance Agreements on Mega Projects
  • Financial Management 
 
     

1-2:15 p.m.

Small Group Workshops (limited seating; registration required)

 
  What You Need To Know About the Chapter Salary Survey - Arches A  
  Did you know the ABC National surveys chapter presidents annually to collect staff salary information? Attend this session to learn what the survey entails, how you can use it as a chapter president and what trends we see if the survey data.  
  Presented by: Doug Curtis, ABC National  
     
  Positioning Your Chapter for Success - Arches B  
  Join us for an insightful one-hour session delving into the accreditation process, designed to equip presidents with the tools and knowledge needed to position their chapter for success. Whether you’re a new president or seeking to improve your chapter’s score, this session offers valuable strategies and insights.  
  Presented by: Mike Kobylka, ABC National  
     
  Harvard Business School Executive Leadership Forum (must attend both 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. sessions)
Fee $175-250 (depending on number of attendees) - Escalante
 
  Looking to grow as a leader? Trying to broaden your business perspective? Seeking to develop your business acumen? The case method-based program puts you in the driver’s seat to discuss and propose solutions to real issues that chapter presidents face across a host of areas including finance, leadership, entrepreneurship, strategy and marketing. Why does it matter? Because a broader perspective allows you to build better alliances with peers, exert more influence, more rapidly advance your career and achieve business goals.  
  Faciliated by: Michael Militello, Experienced CEO and Executive, Manufacturing and Technology and Edward Hughes, Successful Entrepreneur, Two-time CEO, Technology and Consumer Products, Adjunct MBA Professor  
     

2:30-3:45 p.m.

Small Group Workshops (limited seating; registration required)  
  What You Need To Know About the Chapter Salary Survey - Arches A  
  Did you know the ABC National surveys chapter presidents annually to collect staff salary information? Attend this session to learn what the survey entails, how you can use it as a chapter president and what trends we see if the survey data.  
  Presented by: Doug Curtis, ABC National  
     
  Positioning Your Chapter for Success - Arches B  
  Join us for an insightful one-hour session delving into the accreditation process, designed to equip presidents with the tools and knowledge needed to position their chapter for success. Whether you’re a new president or seeking to improve your chapter’s score, this session offers valuable strategies and insights.  
  Presented by: Mike Kobylka, ABC National  
     
  Harvard Business School Executive Leadership Forum (must attend both 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. sessions)
Fee $175-250 (depending on number of attendees) - Escalante
 
  Looking to grow as a leader? Trying to broaden your business perspective? Seeking to develop your business acumen? The case method-based program puts you in the driver’s seat to discuss and propose solutions to real issues that chapter presidents face across a host of areas including finance, leadership, entrepreneurship, strategy and marketing. Why does it matter? Because a broader perspective allows you to build better alliances with peers, exert more influence, more rapidly advance your career and achieve business goals.  
  Faciliated by: Michael Militello, Experienced CEO and Executive, Manufacturing and Technology and Edward Hughes, Successful Entrepreneur, Two-time CEO, Technology and Consumer Products, Adjunct MBA Professor  
     

5-6:15 p.m.

Networking Reception at Hotel - White Pine Patio and Garden

 
 

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

 

All sessions on Wednesday and Thursday will be held in the Wasatch Ballroom.

 
8-9 a.m. Breakfast White Pine Patio and Garden  
     
9 a.m. Welcome  
     
9:15-10:45 a.m. Lead with Impact!  
  Only 12% of board teams are high performing, but sustainable high performance is possible. We will discuss why that happens and how you can close this gap and create the conditions of psychological safety needed to help your board members engage and perform at a higher level. Improve your ability to solve challenges you face every day and achieve your goals more successfully.   
  Presented by: Spencer Horn, Altium Leadership  
     
10:45-11 a.m. Break  
     
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Human Resources 101: The ABCs of HR  
 

Human resources is the practice of managing an organization’s employees to help the organization achieve its goals. This session will cover the key areas of HR:

  • HR compliance
  • Recruitment selection and onboarding
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Employee engagement
  • Employee relations
 
  Presented by: DeAnna Thomas, Vice President, Human Resources, ABC National  
     
12-1 p.m. Lunch White Pine Patio and Garden  
     
1-1:30 p.m. One on One With ABC's National Chair Buddy Henley and Chair Elect David Pugh  
  Facilitated by: Mike Bellaman, ABC National President & CEO  
     
1:30-2:30 p.m. Good Judgement: Decision-Making Under Pressure   
  Most of us have great ability in our field. But can we make use of it when we are under pressure? This session will address how to measure our ability to withstand pressure, how to improve it and how pressure and stress can affect our ability to use good judgment in decision-making.  As a part of this session, chapter presidents have the option to take the Judgement Index assessment prior to the conference. If interested, contact Ken Smithmier - [email protected].  
  Presented by: Ken Smithmier, P3 Insights  
     
2:30-2:45 p.m. Break   
     
2:45-4:45 p.m. Roundtable Discussions  
   - Maximizing Communications with Your Board Members
 - How to Improve Your Board’s Interaction With Your Membership
 - We Have All Been There...Those Things We All Wish We Would Have Known in Our First Years as a Chapter President
 
     
6 p.m. Off-site Group Event   

Thursday, July 25, 2024

 
8-9 a.m. Breakfast White Pine Patio and Garden  
     
9-9:30 a.m. Welcome Back/Updates  
     
9:30-10:30 a.m. AI in Action: Elevating Chapter Operations Effectively and Securely    
  Discover how to leverage AI for content generation, data analysis and enhanced communications to drive member engagement and operational efficiency. We'll explore strategies to ensure the quality and relevance of AI-generated content, develop HR AI use policies to protect the safety of your data and your team, and address legal, ethical and privacy concerns to ensure responsible AI implementation. Unlock the transformative potential of AI and build an innovative future for your chapter.  
  Presented by: Kristi Pronovost, Director, Marketing & Brand Strategy, ABC National; Patrick Scarpati, Director, Construction Technology & Innovation, ABC National; DeAnna Thomas, Vice President, Human Resources, ABC National   
     
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break  
     
10:45 a.m.-12 p.m. If Chairs Could Talk  
  Most organizations struggle with communication. It is often listed as the No. 1 problem executives have in leading their businesses. This session will provide a highly interactive process that will reveal your key communication indicators. This process allows people to experience the realities of organizational communication and connect their different roles to situations and flows of communication. Each person will learn what choices and opportunities for improvement they have based on the different roles and situations they find themselves in.   
  Presented by: Spencer Horn, Altium Leadership  
     
3-5 p.m. Optional Post-Conference Event: 2-Hour UTV Scenic Guided Tour (separate ticketed event)  
 

The guided utility task vehicle tour will ride up into the mountains out of Wasatch Mountain State Park, which offers magnificent views over the Heber Valley. There will be four seats per vehicle. Helmets, goggles and bandanas are included in your tour. You will get dirty on your tour, so please wear appropriate clothing for the weather. 

Attendees will leave the hotel at 1:45 p.m. and return to the hotel by 6 p.m. 

There are no refunds for minor weather conditions. If we deem the weather too dangerous to safely embark on the tour, we will try to reschedule your tour or refunds may be issued at that time.

The deadline to sign up is July 1, 2024.

Cost will be confirmed once we determine final numbers, but it is expected to be $150-200 per person including round-trip transportation.