Communicating for Success: Working Together for Better Results
Learn how to communicate in a way that gets your ideas heard and encourages the cooperation of others. Take away tools that will empower you to communicate at all levels within your organization and effectively build trust within your own team. You’ll learn the top 10 positive communication phrases and five proven strategies for overcoming listening barriers.
Lead, Manage and Coach a Winning Team!
Running a successful company, division, project or team starts with the leader and manager. Get results through people by influencing, motivating and making people want to be accountable, responsible, follow and perform to a higher level. Learn how to be a winning coach, manager and leader by identifying your vision, setting measurable targets and goals, and implementing a scorecard system. Get results thru people by building an effective organizational chart, coaching, mentoring, communicating clear expectations, recognizing, trusting and inspiring.
Who Comes Next? Leadership Succession Made Easy
In today’s marketplace, your competitive advantage comes down to the level of talent you attract, retain and develop—period! In this innovative, high-energy session, Meridith Elliott Powell shares the proven strategies you need to build your leadership bench and design a succession plan that ensures the long-term growth of your organization. She’ll share what it takes to build a strong talent pipeline, develop future leaders and create a succession plan that gives you a clear competitive advantage.
Defending the Merit Shop—What It Looks Like in 2022
Bannering, picketing, salting and stripping. Do these terms mean anything to you? After years of fighting against government-mandated, union-only project labor agreements, the political and legal challenges continue to evolve, requiring our organization to be on its toes as we work to protect merit shop contractors’ opportunities to bid and fairly compete on projects built in their communities. During this session, you will hear your colleagues’ real-life examples of the modern-day threat to their businesses and how ABC has helped them overcome these challenges.
Roles and Responsibilities of Construction Company Owners, Presidents and Managers
Construction company owners, presidents and managers take on too much themselves and don’t focus enough on what really matters. As a result, they tend to shut off and restrict their company growth, profits and full potential. Learn what your primary roles and responsibilities must be to build a “best-in-class” business! Learn how to prioritize, build a management team, manage others, hold people accountable, delegate, let go of control and help people to become the best they can be.
Figure It Out Without Burning Out: How to Get Unstuck, Discover a New Path and Find Your Way in Life and Business
While millions are leaving the workforce in the “great resignation,” it might better be called the Great Reinvention, because it’s the perfect time to reinvent yourself, reevaluate your priorities and reignite the flame that’s been buried inside you. Based on personal experiences and dozens of interviews with some of the world’s highest achievers, Stafford reveals a step-by-step approach to seizing the opportunities you crave without burning out.
Evaluating Your Chapter’s Financial Health
As a board member of an ABC chapter, you have a fiduciary duty to safeguard your members’ investment in membership, but how do you know what a financially healthy chapter should look like? During this session, you will learn what to look for to truly understand where your chapter stands financially and how it is performing among its peer group.
How to Create the Best Member Value and Non-Dues Revenue
As nonprofit organizations, ABC chapters have a specific mission that they must advance. Having the resources to advance the chapter’s mission is the responsibility of the board of directors. During this session, you will learn best practices for revenue generation at your chapter, including both through membership dues and other non-dues revenue.
Strategic Planning and Management: A Chapter Case Study
Two years ago, TEXO started a new planning process to integrate the chapter’s objectives with the chapter’s board of directors’ objectives. The process has dramatically changed the TEXO chapter, which now boasts a strong culture to retain people, alignment with board objectives and 100% goal achievement. In this session, we will discuss how TEXO set up the system with their team and board members and integrated it into their monthly board meetings.
Being the Best Chair-Elect in 2023
Come and network with your fellow chairs-elect, or 2024 chairs, and learn from a panel of past chairs. During this moderated discussion, panelists will explain what to expect in the coming year and how to fulfill your duties as chair-elect.
Chair-to-Chair for 2023 Chairs
Come and network with your fellow 2023 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.
Chapter President Peer-to-Peer
ABC is fortunate to have a strong peer group of professionals leading each chapter. This session, designed and led by chapter presidents, will provide an opportunity for best practice sharing and networking.
These microsessions are designed to quickly give you the information that you need to be effective in your roll as a volunteer leader of your chapter. Designed to be short and powerful, these sessions will last only 30 minutes.
The following three will be held concurrently from 11-11:30 a.m.:
The following two will be held concurrently from 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.:
- • Board Meeting Best Practices
- • Components of a Successful Board Orientation
- • What Would You Say It Is You Do Around Here?: Yearly President Performance Management
- • Board Outreach: How to Be an Ambassador for the Chapter
- • Membership is Everybody's Business: How a Board of Directors Impacts Membership Development