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WCCE Spring Training

Chamber executives, team members and board leaders are invited to join this special training for a deep-dive discussion with Dave Adkisson on what it takes to be a chamber champion. A boot camp for new chamber execs is also offered.

Date

Mar 22 - 23, 2022
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Location

WMC Headquarters
501 East Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53703 United States

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Event Agenda

2022 Progam

Tuesday, March 22

12:00-4:00pm

Chamber Boot Camp for New(er) Chamber Executives

Now, more than ever, being a chamber professional can be a little overwhelming, especially if you are new to organization management and the chamber industry. The boot camp provides the perfect opportunity to ask all of your questions and receive input from seasoned professionals with proven ability in the field of chamber operations. Lunch will be provided.

EVENING
5:00 - 10:00PM

Drinks and Dinner Downtown Madison

A private dining room has been reserved for March 22nd evening at the Tornado Club Steak House. This evening will be an opportunity to gather and socialize as chamber professionals. The restaurant is located Downtown Madison, just off the Capitol Square on Hamilton Street and near The Park Hotel. Drinks and dinner costs will be on your own. Please RSVP to Susan @ snyffenegger@wmc.org if you plan to attend.

Wednesday, March 23 – Chamber Champions: A Deep Dive with Dave Adkisson

We are pleased to have Dave Adkisson return for a deep dive discussion into his recently published book, Horseshoes vs. Chess. Dave is the retired President and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber and will share his insights from more than 40 years observing chambers – as a CEO of three very different chambers (a small city chamber, a metro chamber and a state chamber), as a two-term mayor of his hometown, as a former assistant to a U.S. Senator, and as a chamber leader on the national level. This daylong session for chamber executives, staff and leadership will reflect on Dave’s lessons that he’s learned during his career and share what it takes to be a chamber champion. Deep dive conversations on the four main parts of his book will include:

  • It’s About You as a Chamber Leader: Personalities and Skill Sets
  • You and Your Chamber: Building Chambers to New Heights
  • You and Your Community: Helping to Shape and Create a Vision
  • You and Your Career: Growing Professionally

9:00AM

Registration
Coffee and Networking

9:30AM

Welcome and Introductions

9:45AM

Chamber Champions

  • What is a chamber/ what should it be?
  • Can anyone run a chamber?
  • How Horsehoes vs. Chess came about
  • Setting the table to deep dive the four basic parts of Dave’s book
Dave Adkisson

Dave Adkisson

10:15AM

It’s About You as a Chamber Leader: Personalities and Skills Sets

  • Overview and Assignment – Dave Adkisson
  • Small Groups Discussion
  • Large Group Sharing / Comments / Q&A
Dave Adkisson

Dave Adkisson

11:15AM

You and Your Chamber: Building Chambers to New Heights

  • Overview and Assignment – Dave Adkisson
  • Small Groups Discussion
  • Large Group Sharing / Comments / Q&A
Dave Adkisson

Dave Adkisson

12:15PM

Lunch (Provided)

12:45PM

You and Your Community: Growing Professionally

  • Overview and Assignment – Dave Adkisson
  • Small Groups Discussion
  • Large Group Sharing / Comments / Q&A
Dave Adkisson

Dave Adkisson

1:45PM

You and Your Community: Helping to Shape and Create a Vision

  • Overview and Assignment – Dave Adkisson
  • Small Groups Discussion
  • Large Group Sharing / Comments / Q&A
Dave Adkisson

Dave Adkisson

2:45PM

Closing & Adjourn

Pre-Conference: Chamber Boot Camp

WCCE Members = $50                                                   Non-Members = $75

Conference

WCCE Members = $250                                                 Non-Members = $325

**Registration includes up to FOUR staff members or volunteers from your local chamber**

Cancellation & Substitution Policy:

Cancellations must be submitted in writing 7 business days prior to the event date for a full refund. Cancellation received less than 7 business days of the event date will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received with less than a 24-hour notice will forfeit refund. No refunds will be made on uncancelled registrations or no-shows. Substitutions are accepted at any time. We reserve the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment, or other circumstances which would make the event nonviable. If we cancel an event, registrants will be given a full refund. Please contact us if you have any questions about the event at 608-258-3400.

Susan Nyffenegger

Questions?

Please contact Susan Nyffenegger with questions or input, (608) 258-3400.