San Antonio
Nov. 10-14


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  • Schedule
Sunday, November 10
12-5 p.m.
Executive Committee Meeting
Monday, November 11
7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
National Committee Meetings
4-6 p.m.
Executive Committee Meeting
Tuesday, November 12
7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
National Board of Directors Meeting Registration
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
National Board of Directors Meeting
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
ABC Leadership Institute Registration
6-8 p.m.
Join us deep in the heart of Texas for the ABC Leadership Institute 2019 welcome reception. Enjoy food and drinks, outdoor games and hold onto your cowboy hats for the armadillo races. Come and see which region takes top prize and bet on your favorite!
Wednesday, November 13
7 a.m.-12 p.m.
ABC Leadership Institute Registration
7:30-8:30 a.m.
ABC Leadership Institute Breakfast
8:30-9:30 a.m.
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. 
9:45-11:15 a.m.
  • Non-Profit Finance and Your Fiduciary Responsibility
  • The Chapter’s Role in ABC’s Pledge to America's Workers
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Leaders Wanted: Steps to Take to Develop as a National ABC Leader
  • Peer to Peer: Legislative and Political Grassroots Best Practices
12:30-1:15 p.m.
1:30-2:45 p.m.
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.
3-4:15 p.m.
  • Chapter President’s Benchmarking Report
  • Peer to Peer: 2020 Chair-elects
  • Peer to Peer: 2020 Chairs
4:30-5:45 p.m.
  • Peer to Peer: Interacting with Committees and Governance
  • Peer to Peer: The Role of the Chair in Membership Development
  • PAC Compliance: What Can You Say and What Can You Do?
6:30-8 p.m.
Enjoy a full family-style dinner with fellow ABC Leadership Institute 2019 attendees at the Lukenbach Pavilion. This feast comes with BBQ, all the fixin’s and music under the big, bright stars of Texas.
Thursday, November 14
7:30-8 a.m.
ABC Leadership Institute Breakfast
8-9:30 a.m.

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.

9:45-11 a.m.
  • Leveraging the “Intersection of Ideas” as a Chairman
  • CEO Decision Factors: 2019
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
1-2 p.m.
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.  
2-3 p.m.
Leadership Institute Wine Down
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