Get ready to reignite your passion for ABC! Join us for a tantalizing preview of the upcoming ONE Conference, where we'll unveil the most compelling topics, speakers and experiences that await you. Fuel your excitement further as we kick off the event with a dynamic networking activity, providing the perfect platform to reconnect with old colleagues and forge new alliances. It's more than a preview; it's a glimpse into the future of collaboration, knowledge and professional growth.
Chapter events are central to the member experience of ABC. During this session you will have the opportunity to participate in tabletop discussions about best practices for a number of ABC’s most common chapter events. Bring an example of marketing collateral to share!
Learn how to develop and launch a successful event by reviewing key elements of the Brazoria County Petrochemical Council Career Signing Day program, in conjunction with the ABC Texas Gulf Coast chapter. The discussion will include all aspects of the program, from school presentations and the company forum to the application and interview process and, of course, the ceremony. Pick up tips and lessons learned on how to match students to your members for full-time employment. Gather resources and best practices that you can use to implement a program at your chapter.
Business storytelling is a key part of any presentation or sales pitch. When crafting your story, you need to keep in mind your audience and your message. Discover a practical and easy to implement formula to make your chapter’s story relevant and powerful to generate media and heighten interest.
Take what you’ve learned from Sandler Sales Training to the next level with advanced processes and next level sales methods. ABC sales training partner Neuberger & Company present another must-attend session on membership recruitment and sales. Whether you’ve been to all Sandler quarterly refreshers and every training session or this is your first week at ABC, you’ll take away game-changing proven processes for guiding contractors toward membership.
Learning from your peers that are facing the same challenges as you is a powerful and a time-tested strategy for personal development. You’ll be paired with employees of chapters that are subject matter experts in your job function. Bring your best ideas, examples and challenges to share!
Join us for an unforgettable evening of networking and camaraderie! After a day filled with enlightening sessions, this is your chance to unwind, connect and build lasting relationships with fellow professionals from all chapters. Don't miss out on the chance to mingle, exchange ideas and gear up for the remainder of the conference. Cheers to an evening of meaningful connections and the continuation of inspiration and collaboration!
ABC’s eight strategic partners were hand-selected to help members win and deliver work. Learn how membership, marketing and communications pros can leverage the strategic partners by positioning them as expert resources with unique insights, expertise and problem-solving knowledge that help contractors improve project performance and grow their business. Leave this collaborative workshop with actions for the months ahead—including speaking engagements, webinars, trainings and non-dues revenue opportunities. Discover the solutions offered by ABC strategic partners and gain tips to maximize these partnerships and deliver value to your members.
On Aug. 29, 2023, the U.S. Treasury Department issued a controversial proposed rule and FAQs to provide additional guidance regarding prevailing wage and government-registered apprenticeship requirements that must be satisfied by private developers to be eligible for more than $270 billion worth of federal tax incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act for the construction of clean energy projects. Learn about ABC’s comments and concerns on the proposal and what to expect from the forthcoming final rule. Participants will also learn more about other significant Biden administration regulations overhauling the Davis-Bacon Act and government-registered apprenticeship system.
Time management is a crucial skill for success in both work and life. In this session, we will explore effective strategies for mastering your time and maximizing your productivity. Attendees will leave with practical tools and insights to enhance their time management skills and boost their performance. Maximize your potential and productivity!
Marketing is a tapestry in which the perspectives of ABC value for multiple stakeholders, consumers and current and future customers are incredibly diverse. Explore various ways to capture attention, drive participation and nurture engagement and leave with new ideas and takeaways that may transform the way you craft and execute your marketing strategy. Find out how to leverage ABC and other industry events to promote additional products and services, discover the pros and cons of media selection, understand how to get and keep attention once you have it and learn to encourage “profitable actions.”
The STEP Safety Management System is a critical component to aid members in driving safety performance within their organizations and on their projects. Learn how to create a successful outreach and engagement strategy using specialized communications and marketing best practices to increase adoption and participation. Attending this session will take your chapter’s STEP participation to the next level.
Discover the essential skills and insights needed to excel as a committee liaison. Learn the art of fostering seamless communication, building strong relationships, and navigating the intricate dynamics between committees, ensuring a harmonious and productive collaboration.
Join your fellow membership professionals around the proverbial campfire for discussion on hot topics for which you want answers! Registrants will submit topics ahead of the event and control the conversation, which will be moderated by peers who have had success in retention, recruitment and every other hat membership professionals wear. Expect robust discussion and replicable take-aways that you can implement at your chapter.
ABC has a unique mission among our peer trade associations. This session will help you define the merit shop philosophy and discover how it provides for a unique value proposition for ABC. Gain insights into why ABC takes certain policy stances to defend the merit shop construction industry and free enterprise.
Gain best practices on recruitment, retention, engagement, sales and more by award-wining membership directors with proven track records. A panel of top-tier membership professionals will answer questions concerning:
Attendees will also enjoy open Q&A and set the stage for productive peer-to-peer sessions.
Whether you are still wary of using AI to gain efficiency in your marketing, or whether you are all-in on AI, learn more about the exciting impact that AI is having on the world of marketing and communications. Bring your laptops for hands-on exploration and gain insights into a few of the leading AI content generation platforms to better understand their features and capabilities. Learn strategies to ensure the quality and relevance of AI-generated content while also navigating potential security concerns to safely use the tools to your advantage.
Unlock the secrets to successful fundraising in this 60-minute workshop, where you'll learn proven strategies and techniques for making compelling donation requests. From crafting persuasive messages to cultivating meaningful connections, be empowered to confidently navigate the world of fundraising and secure crucial support for your cause.
The ABC Leadership Development Framework is a multitiered template designed to aid the association with the consistent and proactive education of knowledgeable and skilled leaders for our members. From this session you will learn how to use the blueprint, select new content and align existing content, and where to locate various resources. This session will provide you with the information you need to implement the Leadership Development Blueprint at your chapter.
Learning from our peers that are facing the same challenges as you is a powerful and a time-tested strategy for personal development. During this session you will be paired with employees of chapters that are subject matter experts in your job function. Bring your best ideas, examples and challenges to share!
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Join your peers from around the country to celebrate the membership successes of 2023, cheer on chapters receiving awards and recognize team members who have reached milestones in service with ABC.
Learn how incorporating interactive learning methods—including 3D simulations—will increase engagement and confidence at the learner level, save time at the instructor level, reach more through apprenticeship training at the member level and support a reduction in material costs at the chapter level. Join Danielle Dupuis and Christopher Bybee from Interplay Learning, as well as members from ABC pilot program chapters, as they provide both high-level and granular data showcasing the benefits they’ve experienced from implementing simulations at their chapters.
Discover tips to unlock the power of marketing automation as we delve into the intricacies of text and email strategies to elevate your outreach game. Supercharge your productivity and redefine your approach to cultivating connections with prospective craft students as well as current and prospective members. Learn to harness the full potential of marketing automation tools, ensuring your messages resonate with authenticity and relevance.
With change comes opportunity, and the new dues schedule is a chance for greatness in both membership sales and retention! Do you ever wonder how to get members in the correct category or explain the ABC dues schedule to prospects? Do you want to simplify invoicing at your chapter and make that part of your job less of a hassle? Attend this session for answers to these and many other questions on the (surprisingly) exciting topic of the new dues schedule!
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