San Antonio
Nov. 10-14


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  • Education Sessions
Chris Bailey
Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction Wednesday, November 13, 2019;  08:30 AM-09:30 AM

Our attention has never been as overwhelmed or in-demand as it is today. We’ve never been so busy while accomplishing so little, and we’ve grown increasingly uncomfortable with a lack of stimulation and distraction. Modeled after Chris Bailey’s bestselling new book, Hyperfocus, this talk reveals how effectively managing our attention hinges on working with greater intention, taming stimulating distractions in advance and strategically unfocusing to take better mind wandering breaks. 

Téa Gennaro
Non-Profit Finance and Your Fiduciary Responsibility Wednesday, November 13, 2019;  09:45 AM-11:15 AM

Proper oversight of chapter financials is essential to fulfilling board directors’ fiduciary duties.  During this session you will learn tips from the ABC chief financial officer on the nuanced differences between nonprofit and for-profit finance.

Timothy Mongeau
The Chapter’s Role in ABC’s Pledge to America's Workers Wednesday, November 13, 2019;  09:45 AM-11:15 AM

Construction careers continue to evolve. In this session you will learn how chapters across the country are meeting the workforce needs of contractor members. Come prepared to share your chapter’s best ideas to meet our Pledge to the American Worker. 

Kristen Swearingen
Peer to Peer: Legislative and Political Grassroots Best Practices and Successes Wednesday, November 13, 2019;  11:30 AM-12:30 PM As a leader in your chapter, you need to know what your role is and what opportunities you have to advance the merit shop message in the legislative and political arena.  Learn firsthand how to be an effective advocate for the merit shop.
Michael Bellaman
Leaders Wanted: Steps to Take to Develop as a National ABC Leader Wednesday, November 13, 2019;  11:30 AM-12:30 PM As a member-driven association, ABC needs many dedicated volunteers to maintain our value proposition. During this session, ABC President and CEO Mike Bellaman will share with you steps to take to engage in the national leadership structure, including at the regional vice chair and national committee level. 
Maury Baskin
The Role of ABC Chapters in Helping Members Defend Merit Shop Principles Wednesday, November 13, 2019;  01:30 PM-02:45 PM

The legal ground rules continue to evolve in the Trump administration, and both new and experienced chapter leaders need to stay current on the pressure tactics of construction unions and their political allies as well as the most effective chapter responses. ABC’s general counsel will provide important updates, legal guidance and resources to help chapters fulfill their proper role in assisting members in labor and government relations.

Doug Curtis
Chapter President’s Benchmarking Report Wednesday, November 13, 2019;  03:00 PM-04:15 PM The biennial ABC Chapter Benchmarking Report helps chapters understand how their operations stack up against those of their peers. This informative session features highlights of the successful operations of chapters from across the association. 
Danielle Woodall
Peer to Peer: 2020 Chair-elects Wednesday, November 13, 2019;  03:00 PM-04:15 PM Come and network with your fellow chairs-elect and learn from a panel of past chairs. During this moderated discussion, the panelists will explain what to expect in the coming year and how to fulfill your duties as chair-elect.
Stephen Lewis, Jr., CAE
Peer to Peer: 2020 Chairs Wednesday, November 13, 2019;  03:00 PM-04:15 PM Come and network with your fellow incoming chairs and learn from a panel of past chairs. Learn what to expect in the coming year and how to fulfill your duties as chair.
Carol Laham
PAC Compliance: What Can You Say and What Can You Do? Wednesday, November 13, 2019;  04:30 PM-05:45 PM

As part of ongoing efforts to provide improved PAC contribution reporting and compliance guidance to those who manage ABC PAC activities, this session will help ABC and its chapters stay in compliance with the rules and regulations and be knowledgeable about current requirements. 

Katy Driver
Peer to Peer: The Role of the Chair in Membership Development Wednesday, November 13, 2019;  04:30 PM-05:45 PM This panel of former chapter chairs will discuss how they moved the needle on membership recruitment during their tenure. Learn best practices for conveying your chapter’s member value proposition and closing the sale to prospective members.
Monica Glowinski
Peer to Peer: Interacting with Committees and Governance Wednesday, November 13, 2019;  04:30 PM-05:45 PM ABC chapters can be a complicated.  Learn how to leverage your chapter’s governance and committee structure to advance its strategic plan and build its membership value proposition. 
Kristian Ribberström
Diversity Drives Innovation Workshop Thursday, November 14, 2019;  08:00 AM-09:30 AM

Learn how to solve complex business challenges by actively leveraging diversity and fostering inclusion. This session will introduce you to an innovation methodology that will enable participants to step into the Intersection--a place where different cultures, disciplines, functions, and perspectives meet to create breakthroughs.

Joe Galvin
CEO Decision Factors: 2019 Thursday, November 14, 2019;  09:45 AM-11:00 AM Growing concerns about a slowing economy and unstable trade and tariff policies have caused more businesses to scale back investment and hiring plans. Yet the latest Vistage CEO survey reveals that confidence remain strong; 64% of CEOs expect increased revenues and 54% expect increased profits in the year ahead. Explore the seven factors CEOs of small and midsize businesses must consider when making critical decisions in a volatile business climate.
Michael Bellaman
Leveraging the “Intersection of Ideas” as a Chairman Thursday, November 14, 2019;  09:45 AM-11:00 AM Leverage and apply the principles of the “Intersection of Ideas” from The Medici Effect by Frans Johansson to maximize the impact of your time as chair. By utilizing a diversity of thought and ideas, you can guide the chapter to enhance its value proposition and influence.    
Anthony Murphy
Economic Update from Anthony Murphy, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Thursday, November 14, 2019;  11:15 AM-12:30 PM

Session description coming soon! 

Michael Bellaman
Optional Session: Ask Mike Thursday, November 14, 2019;  01:00 PM-02:00 PM

Wind down from the conference with this informal conversation with ABC President and CEO Mike Bellaman. Bring your questions and your sense of humor to this post-conference session that will be held outside under the Texas sky.  

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