2020 NMA CLT

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What: NMA Chapter Leader Training (CLT)

When: April 24-25, 2020

Where: Virtual Training from NMA

3055 Kettering Boulevard, Suite 210

Dayton, OH 45439

3055 Kettering Blvd., Suite 210
Dayton, OH 45439

Preview

This event is not just for your chapter leadership team – it’s also for the leaders of tomorrow!

Any member of NMA who is interested in leadership development and taking on more responsibility in their chapter (or company) is welcome to attend. 

It doesn’t matter where you are in your career or what your professional goals are: The CLT offers something for everyone!

9 Workshop Sessions

This year we are offering 9 different workshops to help prepare you for your leadership role in the chapter. Below are the workshops and what you should take away from them:

Friday, April 24, 2020

  • Session #1: Ingredients of a Successful Chapter
    • This is the view from 30,000 feet – what does a truly “successful NMA chapter” look like?  What does EVERY member of a chapter leadership team need to KNOW?   Chapters must be dynamic, forward-leaning, and customer-focused.  What does it take to make your chapter THE PLACE TO BE?  

  • Session #2: Presidents/VPs
    • What will every chapter president and vice president learn to run a successful chapter?  This workshop will help prepare you to become a chapter president or vice president whether it is soon or in the future.  You will also learn from many of your peers who are experienced former presidents and vice presidents.

  • Session #3: Chapter Meetings & Programs
    • If you subscribe to the philosophy that, “variety is the spice of life”, then you’ll enjoy this session.   The key to keeping people engaged is to meet their needs, entice them to “join in the fun”, and give them something to do.   Your chapter’s image is important – and like it or not, as a chapter leader you are in charge of your chapter’s brand.  Come learn innovative ways to keep your members coming back to your programs and events.  See how others “create an environment of participation”.

  • Session #4: Professional Development
    • The true value-add of an NMA chapter comes from your members believing that they have opportunities to grow personally and professionally from belonging to NMA.  Do you know what learning resources are available from NMA?   How do you partner with human resources and other training professionals so that the chapter is part of “the learning organization” at your place of work?  Learn some creative tips for engaging your members during the discussion session that follows

  • Session #5: Community Services & Speech Contest
    • Across the NMA spectrum of chapters, no two activities seem to generate more enthusiasm and excitement than community service and our NMA Leadership Speech Contest.   We’re going to learn how to plan, organize, and sustain outreach programs that speak to the “servant leader” in all of us.   How do you find “unique” projects, how do you partner with senior leaders and get them engaged, and how do you make sure you’re having a lasting, positive impact with your choices?  Then we’ll shift gears and show you how to reach out in the community and develop interest in our Speech Contest for high school students.  That’s “serving a need” too!

  • Session #6: Membership Recruitment, Retention, and Growth
    • This is one of the most important functions in a chapter.  Learn different ways of recruiting new members and getting them involved.  Don’t forget about current members… keep things exciting and provide new opportunities that will keep them around… learn from your fellow attendees how to get current members involved!!

Saturday, April 25, 2020

  • Session #1: Ingredients of a Successful Chapter
    • This is the view from 30,000 feet – what does a truly “successful NMA chapter” look like?  What does EVERY member of a chapter leadership team need to KNOW?   Chapters must be dynamic, forward-leaning, and customer-focused.  What does it take to make your chapter THE PLACE TO BE?  
  • Session #2: Recognition & Awards
    • Our chapters cannot function without all the people who volunteer their time and talents, often at the end of a busy workday.  We’ll spend time talking about the best ways to recognize and thank them as well as their entire chapter and/or council for all their accomplishments during the year.  But, there’s more to it than handing someone a Certificate of Appreciation.  And, we’ll sort through the various national awards for which we want to encourage more chapters to submit nominations.   There is absolutely no reason why your organization’s leaders can’t be the Executive of the Year, Member of the Year, or inducted into the Management & Leadership Hall of Fame.
  • Session #3: Secretary/Treasurer
    • These two important chapter leaders play a huge role in a smoothly running chapter.   Do you understand the potential for either individual to positively impact the organization?  Understanding how different chapters handle recording, correspondence, and finances can be an eye-opener.  We’ll take your questions, such as, “How do we handle dues if we lose the ability to collect dues via payroll deduction?” or, “What is the role of a chapter secretary in helping construct and manage our board meetings in order to make them streamlined and efficient?” 
  • Session #4: Communications & PR
    • We may have lived in “The Communication Age” for a while now – long enough to understand the importance of communication and PR – but taking a moment to apply what we’ve learned to a chapter operation is important.  You can’t run a chapter by email; you have to have a communications plan that is aimed at all your “publics”, internal and external.  Communiques, websites, social media, publications – they all contribute to your brand and using them wisely should be the goal of every chapter leader.   

At the end of each session (both Friday and Saturday), there will be a short question and answer period so everyone will have an opportunity to share their best practices with the group and/or ask questions!!

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