Chapter Leaders Conference

Join us virtually June 29-30, 2021

Chapter Leaders Conference

Join us virtually June 29-30, 2021

Chapter Leader Conference

Join us virtually June 29-30, 2021

Plan now to attend the 2019 Chapter Leaders Conference!

Join your RMA Chapter Leader peers and learn best practices to help your Chapter Board become more effective. We will meet virtually this year to once again provide you with strategy sessions to help you strengthen your board, increase member engagement, and find ways to take your chapter to the next level. This year you will hear directly from other chapters that have shown success in various areas of chapter operations.

Sessions and topics for our 2021 virtual event will include:

  • Building the Best Chapter Board
  • Building the value of RMA Membership
  • Chapter Resources
  • Increasing member engagement
  • Chapter success stories

The CLC can help your board become more effective and provide tools for continuing success. As a chapter board member, you can participate in strategy sessions with other chapter leaders to successfully recruit new members, and generate creative programming ideas.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Conference registration deadline is May 21, 2019.

If you meet the eligibility requirements, your registration is free. RMA pays for your hotel room and tax (please review eligibility rules) for the nights of Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20 only. (You must be an RMA Associate or Professional member to attend.) If you would like to send additional chapter officers, the cost is $295.00 per individual, plus travel and hotel room expenses. Please contact Anna Shuman (215-446-4051 or ashuman@rmahq.org) if you have any questions. Spouses/guests are invited to attend the receptions at a cost of $95 per person (over 12 years of age). This all-inclusive charge covers:

  • Attendance at meet and greet reception on Wednesday.
  • Attendance at dinner reception on Thursday.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a board member or chapter administrator for FY 2019-2020.
  • You must be a member of RMA.
  • You must not have attended the conference three or more times in the past.
 *Exceptions:

 

  • RMA will cover a fourth registration and hotel room and tax (Wednesday and Thursday nights only) for chapters who send a Young Professional committee member. (All YP committee members will be assigned to YP sessions at the conference.)
  • Additional chapter board members (over three/four) and those who have attended three or more conferences are welcome to attend at a rate $295.00 registration fee, plus hotel room expenses.

You will be responsible for any additional hotel rooms needed, extra nights, upgraded accommodations, and room charges before or after the conference, plus all incidental charges incurred for each night. Please note: Although you will be asked to guarantee your reservation with a credit card, the room and tax charges for Wednesday and Thursday nights will be put on RMA’s master account. Your card will not be charged unless you 1) don’t show up, 2) stay additional nights before Wednesday or after Thursday, 3) book more than one room in your name or upgrade your room, or 4) charge incidentals (meals, movies, mini-bar, laundry, etc.) to your room. Check with your local chapter for expenses it may cover.

 

Contact Anna Shuman at 215-446-4051 if you have any questions.

 

Plan now to attend the 2019 Chapter Leaders Conference!

"After having been fortunate enough to participate in the Chapter Leaders Conference (“CLC”) multiple times as both an attendee and as a volunteer, I am so honored and humbled to have been tapped to lead this year’s conference. After a year when most everything was put on hold, we could not be more excited to bring CLC back to you, and you all should be prepared for blast off!

CLC is one of the most important events the RMA hosts each year, and it is truly a gift to the Chapters and its Leaders in every sense of the word. While this year’s conference will be coming to you virtually, I can promise the experience is going to be no less valuable. The incredible RMA team and volunteers have been working non-stop for the last year to create the relevant and timely content you have asked for; as well as the networking and leadership experiences you need from this year’s conference. These will be things that you can take back and apply to your Chapters and your lives to make an immediate positive impact.


From the beginning, the fact that CLC will be held virtually this year has been viewed as an opportunity rather than roadblock to delivering a meaningful experience to our Chapter leaders. With the elimination of all expenses and the requirement to travel away from home and work, this year’s conference will be accessible to more participants than ever. While we certainly all look forward to being able to gather together again in person, I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to attend this year’s virtual CLC from wherever you are. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn, grow, connect, network and have some fun! I promise you this CLC is going to be out of this world!!!"
 

- Craig Alden, Chair, CLC Steering Committee

The CLC can help your board become more effective and provide tools for continuing success. As a chapter board member, you can participate in strategy sessions with other chapter leaders to successfully recruit new members, and generate creative programming ideas.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Conference registration deadline is May 21, 2019.

If you meet the eligibility requirements, your registration is free. RMA pays for your hotel room and tax (please review eligibility rules) for the nights of Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20 only. (You must be an RMA Associate or Professional member to attend.) If you would like to send additional chapter officers, the cost is $295.00 per individual, plus travel and hotel room expenses. Please contact Anna Shuman (215-446-4051 or ashuman@rmahq.org) if you have any questions. Spouses/guests are invited to attend the receptions at a cost of $95 per person (over 12 years of age). This all-inclusive charge covers:

  • Attendance at meet and greet reception on Wednesday.
  • Attendance at dinner reception on Thursday.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a board member or chapter administrator for FY 2019-2020.
  • You must be a member of RMA.
  • You must not have attended the conference three or more times in the past.
 *Exceptions:

 

  • RMA will cover a fourth registration and hotel room and tax (Wednesday and Thursday nights only) for chapters who send a Young Professional committee member. (All YP committee members will be assigned to YP sessions at the conference.)
  • Additional chapter board members (over three/four) and those who have attended three or more conferences are welcome to attend at a rate $295.00 registration fee, plus hotel room expenses.

You will be responsible for any additional hotel rooms needed, extra nights, upgraded accommodations, and room charges before or after the conference, plus all incidental charges incurred for each night. Please note: Although you will be asked to guarantee your reservation with a credit card, the room and tax charges for Wednesday and Thursday nights will be put on RMA’s master account. Your card will not be charged unless you 1) don’t show up, 2) stay additional nights before Wednesday or after Thursday, 3) book more than one room in your name or upgrade your room, or 4) charge incidentals (meals, movies, mini-bar, laundry, etc.) to your room. Check with your local chapter for expenses it may cover.

 

Contact Anna Shuman at 215-446-4051 if you have any questions.

 

Speakers

Marcia Lindstrom

Strategic Communications Team for NASA’s Space Launch System

Russ Ouellette, DM

Sojourn Partners

Heather Ramsey, MA, CPCC, PCC

Sojourn Partners

REGISTER

Plan now to attend the 2019 Chapter Leaders Conference!

Chapter Leaders Conference Steering Committee

Craig M. Alden
Committee Chair
Triad Chapter
 

Kyle L. Gansauer, CRC
St. Louis Chapter
 

Amar Grover
Chesapeake Chapter
 

Kyle J. Harger
North Texas Chapter
 

Anthony Ketner
Central Indiana Chapter
 

David Navarro
Las Vegas Chapter
 

Elizabeth J. Smith
Philadelphia Chapter
 

Andrew T. Watkins
Kansas Chapter
 

Steve Weber
West Michigan Chapter

Chapter Development Council

Julie B. Nosser, CRC
Council Chair
Mid-South Chapter
 

Craig M. Alden
Triad Chapter
 

Robert R. Bender
Southern New Jersey Chapter
 

Brandon Bryant
Memphis/Mid-South Chapter
 

Stella Cabrera
Toronto Chapter
 

Derek Ezovski
New England Chapter
 

Paola P. Gonzalez
Las Vegas Chapter
 

Kelly Graham
Texas/Gulf Coast Chapter
 

Jeni Heilman
South Central PA Chapter
 

Jeremy A. Jameson, CRC
St. Louis Chapter
 

Macy Johnson
Oklahoma Chapter
 

Brett T. Lawrence
Minnesota Chapter
 

Trey Rice
Texas/Gulf Coast Chapter
 

Michelle Sheppard
Maine Chapter
 

Mollie Smith
Kansas Chapter
 

Nick Sutton
Idaho Chapter

The CLC can help your board become more effective and provide tools for continuing success. As a chapter board member, you can participate in strategy sessions with other chapter leaders to successfully recruit new members, and generate creative programming ideas.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Conference registration deadline is May 21, 2019.

If you meet the eligibility requirements, your registration is free. RMA pays for your hotel room and tax (please review eligibility rules) for the nights of Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20 only. (You must be an RMA Associate or Professional member to attend.) If you would like to send additional chapter officers, the cost is $295.00 per individual, plus travel and hotel room expenses. Please contact Anna Shuman (215-446-4051 or ashuman@rmahq.org) if you have any questions. Spouses/guests are invited to attend the receptions at a cost of $95 per person (over 12 years of age). This all-inclusive charge covers:

  • Attendance at meet and greet reception on Wednesday.
  • Attendance at dinner reception on Thursday.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a board member or chapter administrator for FY 2019-2020.
  • You must be a member of RMA.
  • You must not have attended the conference three or more times in the past.
 *Exceptions:

 

  • RMA will cover a fourth registration and hotel room and tax (Wednesday and Thursday nights only) for chapters who send a Young Professional committee member. (All YP committee members will be assigned to YP sessions at the conference.)
  • Additional chapter board members (over three/four) and those who have attended three or more conferences are welcome to attend at a rate $295.00 registration fee, plus hotel room expenses.

You will be responsible for any additional hotel rooms needed, extra nights, upgraded accommodations, and room charges before or after the conference, plus all incidental charges incurred for each night. Please note: Although you will be asked to guarantee your reservation with a credit card, the room and tax charges for Wednesday and Thursday nights will be put on RMA’s master account. Your card will not be charged unless you 1) don’t show up, 2) stay additional nights before Wednesday or after Thursday, 3) book more than one room in your name or upgrade your room, or 4) charge incidentals (meals, movies, mini-bar, laundry, etc.) to your room. Check with your local chapter for expenses it may cover.

 

Contact Anna Shuman at 215-446-4051 if you have any questions.

 

AGENDA

  • Friday, June 25
  • Tuesday, June 29
  • Wednesday, June 30

4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Pre-conference Session - Big Bang!

Join us for a pep rally to get excited about the conference! We will review the agenda and show you how to navigate the conference platform.

1:00 P.M. to 1:30 P.M.

Conference Welcome - Blast off!

1:30 P.M. to 2:30 P.M.

Leadership Session - Building the Best Chapter Board

Learn about best practices in motivating volunteers to want to join your chapter board and tips on engaging current and future volunteers. Explore compeling reasons to join and stay on a chapter board, learn best practices for engaging board members and learn from your peers about what is and isn't working and discuss what new ideas your chapter can try.

2:30 P.M. to 2:45 P.M.

Break

2:45 P.M. to 3:15 P.M.

Mission Control: Building Value and Expanding the RMA Membership Universe

Hear ideas on how to position your chapter to show the value of RMA membership.

3:15 P.M. to 4:15 P.M.

Space Modules - Tip Sheet Session 1

This session will provide you with tips and tools on three hot topics for chapters. You will have the opportunity to hear five top tips and then share your experiences with and ask questions of your peers in break out sessions.


Topic 1: Starting and Building an Academic Program.

 

Topic 2: Starting a Successful Women in Banking Group

 

Topic 3: Maximizing your Young Professionals Group
  

4:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.

Optional Networking Opportunities

2:45 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.

RMA Extra Innings
(choose one)

Communication
This session will help participants to understand the different channels of communication available for chapters, discuss some obstacles to communication and hear some best practices in communication.


Education
This session will cover various aspects of educational opportunities provided by chapters. The session will cover Open Enrollments, chapter developed courses, recorded web seminars and discuss top challenges chapters face with providing educational opportunities.


Chapter Board Management
This session will explore various chapter board management issues and provide resources and tools to combat these issues. We will also explore the benefits of chapter leadership and how to convey these benefits to potential and current board members to help your chapter chart the course to success.

6:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.

Thursday Dinner Reception

Sponsored by: PayNet

1:00 P.M to 1:50 P.M.

Mission Control: Leading Your Chapter


Topic 1: Galaxy of Resources

Explore the various resources available to chapters to help make your chapter a success.

 

Topic 2: Advancing the Mission through Proper Governance

Explore the important aspects of chapter governance and how having a strong structure can help the chapter advance the RMA Mission.

1:50 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.

Break

2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Space Modules - Tip Sheet Session 2

This session will provide you with tips and tools on three hot topics for chapters. You will have the opportunity to hear five top tips and then share your experiences with and ask questions of your peers in break out sessions.


Topic 1: Increasing Member Engagement for Your Chapter

 

Topic 2: How an Ambassador Program Can Help my Chapter

 

Topic 3: Increasing Engagement with Senior Executives

3:00 P.M. to 3:10 P.M.

Break

3:10 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Shining Star Session

These sessions will give you an opportunity to hear from your peers about the successes they have had in various areas of chapter operations. You can choose from two different sessions based on your level of interest in each topic.


Group 1

This session will include best practices in social media and other communication efforts by the chapter.
 

Topic 1: Social Media

Topic 2: Communications

 

Group 2

This session will include best practices in sponsorship programs and chapter developed education opportunties.
 

Topic 1: Sponsorship

Topic 2: Chapter Developed Courses

4:05 P.M. to 4:50 P.M.

Closing Session - Moon Landing and Beyond

5:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Optional Networking Opportunities

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