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May 11-13

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Sales Training 201 Tuesday, May 10, 2022;  08:00 AM-05:00 PM

Complement your knowledge from the ABC Sales Academy with Sales 201, where systems to increase membership sales and retention will be expounded upon.  More role playing, cookbook development, and finding the fit will be covered in this class for sales professionals who have already completed the 2-day sales training offered by ABC since 2019.

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New Education Professionals Orientation: Part 1 Tuesday, May 10, 2022;  01:00 PM-05:00 PM

This two-part workshop is designed for ABC chapter staff hired during this past year in the areas of education and workforce development. This orientation will provide attendees with the skills necessary to respond to the challenges and opportunities faced by education professionals, including working with external stakeholders, growing your programs, managing instructors and leading a successful chapter education program. Attendees will work together to cover topics relevant to their education efforts and build a network of peers to collaborate with throughout their tenure at ABC.

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New Membership Professionals Orientation: Part 1 Tuesday, May 10, 2022;  01:00 PM-05:00 PM

This two-part workshop is designed for ABC staff that has come on board during this past year in the membership and marketing areas. This orientation will provide you with peer-based and professional training that covers an array of important elements of membership development as well as an opportunity to learn about resources available through ABC National and chapter best practices. The orientation will cover: Recruitment, goal planning, retention, volunteer management and engagement, membership sales, and events and services.Orientation attendees will work together to cover topic areas relevant to their membership development efforts and build a network of professionals to continue to work with throughout their tenure with ABC.

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New Membership Professionals Orientation: Part 2 Wednesday, May 11, 2022;  08:00 AM-12:00 PM

This two-part workshop is designed for ABC staff that has come on board during this past year in the membership and marketing areas. This orientation will provide you with peer-based and professional training that covers an array of important elements of membership development as well as an opportunity to learn about resources available through ABC National and chapter best practices. The orientation will cover: Recruitment, goal planning, retention, volunteer management and engagement, membership sales, and events and services.Orientation attendees will work together to cover topic areas relevant to their membership development efforts and build a network of professionals to continue to work with throughout their tenure with ABC.

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New Education Professionals Orientation: Part 2 Wednesday, May 11, 2022;  08:00 AM-12:00 PM

This two-part workshop is designed for ABC chapter staff hired during this past year in the areas of education and workforce development. This orientation will provide attendees with the skills necessary to respond to the challenges and opportunities faced by education professionals, including working with external stakeholders, growing your programs, managing instructors and leading a successful chapter education program. Attendees will work together to cover topics relevant to their education efforts and build a network of peers to collaborate with throughout their tenure at ABC.

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Welcome and Opening General Session - Discover Yourself: How to Communicate in Color Wednesday, May 11, 2022;  01:00 PM-02:30 PM

Join speaker and entrepreneur Scott Schwefel to learn about how people communicate in color. You’ll learn how we use our brains to understand others, and Scott will offer a system to help your better understand yourself and each other to improve relationships and maximize productivity. You’ll come away energized and knowing yourself better through the language of Insights Discovery.

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Grassroots Campaigns That Win Wednesday, May 11, 2022;  02:45 PM-03:45 PM

Advocating on behalf of the merit shop is one of the core activities of ABC and its chapters. During this session, you will hear winning strategies for grassroots campaigns from peers across the country.

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Show Me the Money! Wednesday, May 11, 2022;  02:45 PM-03:45 PM

With millions of dollars of COVID-19 recovery money released to each state, how do you access this funding to help people who lost their jobs during the pandemic move into the construction industry? (NCCER CORE Curriculum 6.0 and OSHA 10, etc.) Pre-Apprenticeship to Registered Apprenticeship

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2022 and Beyond: ABC’s Advances in AMS Wednesday, May 11, 2022;  02:45 PM-03:45 PM

ABC continues to advance and improve our AMS system. This session will teach you the new features that will be coming to CHAD in 2022.

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No Soliciting! How To Be a Problem-Solver and Not a Salesperson Wednesday, May 11, 2022;  02:45 PM-03:45 PM

Would you rather be a salesman or a consultant? Most people would answer that they would like to solve problems and be the consultant. This session will help you to do just that!

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Peer to Peer Sessions Wednesday, May 11, 2022;  04:00 PM-05:00 PM

The Peer to Peer sessions are an excellent opportunity to network, discuss session topics, share best practices, ask questions and learn from your peers.

Groups include:

  • Membership Professionals
  • Education Professionals
  • Communications, Events and Marketing Professionals
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The Role of Branding Thursday, May 12, 2022;  09:30 AM-10:30 AM

This session covers how personal branding is connected to running a successful chapter. Join us for a big-picture discussion on storytelling—What does it mean for you and how can you use it to tell ABC’s story at the chapter level.

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Our Natural Allies: The National and Community-Based Organizations That Bring in New Members Thursday, May 12, 2022;  09:30 AM-10:30 AM

Creating relationships and partnerships with organizations that prepare workers for entry into the construction industry is a critical component to combating the worker shortage. Come to this session and learn about best practices from ABC chapters.

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Building the ABC Story One Brick at a Time Thursday, May 12, 2022;  09:30 AM-10:30 AM

The best sales pitch for ABC membership is the testimonial from a member. But how do ABC staff help members tell their stories and to whom do they tell them? This session covers working with members and committees to improve retention and recruitment.

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Committees That Make a Difference Thursday, May 12, 2022;  09:30 AM-10:30 AM

High-functioning chapters rarely exist without strong, committed and knowledgeable boards and committees leading the way. In this session we will explore best practices in committee development, structure and meetings. The session will also discuss how to maximize committee potential and address member burnout.

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Tech That Moves the Needle: What Is at Your Disposal? Thursday, May 12, 2022;  09:30 AM-10:30 AM

ABC National has various government and political affairs resources for chapters to utilize. Learn more about the political and issue tools and technology available to chapters for ABC PAC, grassroots, etc.  

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2022 Midterm Elections Forecast Thursday, May 12, 2022;  10:45 AM-11:45 AM

The 2022 midterm elections will be very significant to the merit shop construction industry and our members. This session will preview how the election is polling and where ABC will focus its efforts to effect change.

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Winning the Events Game Thursday, May 12, 2022;  10:45 AM-11:45 AM

How do you conceptualize and execute successful events? Planning an event is more than securing the space and planning the menu. What is the purpose of your event? This session will cover everything from what to look for in contractual agreements and how to limit liability to targeting events for the right audience.

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The Importance of Diversity in Construction Thursday, May 12, 2022;  10:45 AM-11:45 AM

Many organizations are looking to fund the creation of opportunities for people of diverse backgrounds. Come to this session to learn about best practices from ABC chapters.

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What’s in It for Them? Building a Mutually Beneficial Volunteer Experience Thursday, May 12, 2022;  10:45 AM-11:45 AM

Volunteer members are critical to the success of ABC chapters, but they are becoming increasingly difficult to engage. During this session, you will learn how to design a volunteer experience that is mutually beneficial to both the chapter and the volunteer’s professional development.

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A Day in the Life of a Membership Professional: The Calendar Thursday, May 12, 2022;  10:45 AM-11:45 AM

How do you plan your year? What will you be working on next June 15? If you can’t answer both of those questions in under a minute, you want to be in this session!

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The Best of ABC Thursday, May 12, 2022;  12:00 PM-01:15 PM

Join your peers from around the country to celebrate the membership successes of 2021 and recognize team members who have reached milestones in service with ABC.

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Defining Merit Shop: How It Has Formed ABC and Why It Drives Membership Development Thursday, May 12, 2022;  01:30 PM-02:30 PM

Membership based on a philosophy is a hard sell, but the members who buy into the merit shop message are members for life. How can membership professionals master the pitch for the merit shop? Come to this workshop and find out.

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2022 and Beyond: ABC’s Advances in AMS Thursday, May 12, 2022;  01:30 PM-02:30 PM

ABC continues to advance and improve our AMS system. This session will teach you the new features that will be coming to CHAD in 2022.

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Creating a Winning Marketing and Communications Strategy Thursday, May 12, 2022;  01:30 PM-02:30 PM

You have a firm understanding of your chapter’s brand and a robust roster of events and education opportunities. This session delves into how you can consistently and efficiently spread the word of your chapter.

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The Nuances of Nonprofit Accounting Thursday, May 12, 2022;  01:30 PM-02:30 PM

Knowledge of nonprofit accounting is important to every ABC employee’s professional development.  During this session, you will learn the differences between nonprofit and for-profit accounting, with special focus on Form 990 filing, handling unrelated business income tax, accounting for restricted and dedicated funds and how to record dues over 12 months.

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Incorporating Total Human Health Into All Curriculum Thursday, May 12, 2022;  01:30 PM-02:30 PM

Destigmatizing mental health issues and promoting self-care and wellness practices as integral parts of all programming is necessary to develop an industry culture focused on total human health. This session will help you incorporate these topics into current curriculum as well as offer ideas for additional educational opportunities.

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Peer to Peer Sessions Thursday, May 12, 2022;  02:45 PM-03:45 PM

The Peer to Peer sessions are an excellent opportunity to network, discuss session topics, share best practices, ask questions and learn from your peers. Groups include:

  • Membership Professionals
  • Education Professionals
  • Communications, Events and Marketing Professionals
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Financial Reports and Budgeting Friday, May 13, 2022;  09:30 AM-10:30 AM

Regardless of what your title is at your chapter, you likely have an impact on the chapter’s overall budget and finances. During this session, you will learn how to write craft budget justifications for items and how to manage your budget after it is approved by the chapter president and board of directors.

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Elevate Impact by Managing Priorities, Not Time Friday, May 13, 2022;  09:30 AM-10:30 AM

Learn why managing priorities, not time, is the key to increased production. It also enables you to create the momentum that wins the respect of others. You’ll learn the tools to help figure out which activities are high yield and which ones are slowing you down. You’ll also learn how to create space on the calendar for focus and long-range planning.

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Business Building: Developing Programming to Help Emerging and Small Contractors Succeed Friday, May 13, 2022;  09:30 AM-10:30 PM

The construction industry is unique in that you can rise from a craftsperson to a business owner as quickly as you desire. But just because someone is “the best” at what they do, it doesn’t mean that they are great at running a business. This session will help you build a program for smaller and emerging contractors to make them strong, long-term partners for the chapter and industry by providing mentoring and the tools they need to run a successful business.

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Don’t Recreate the Wheel: Using National Connections Friday, May 13, 2022;  09:30 AM-10:30 AM

National Connections is an amazing resource for chapter and national staff alike. During this interactive session you will learn about the latest resources that have been added to this treasure trove of information.

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Closing Keynote and Conference Wrap-Up - Developing The Leader Within You Friday, May 13, 2022;  10:45 AM-12:00 PM