About the Workshops
This exclusive event is made just for you! We’ve re-envisioned the Association Component Exchange (CEX) to be a one-day workshop in a city near you. It’s 100% dedicated to components (chapters, sections, states, affiliates, and more!). You’ll be surrounded by people who get what you do and why you do it.
Come for the content, and go home with a community. Benefit from the collective wisdom found only within your CRP community. You’ll have time to work out problems, share ideas, and create relationships with other CRPs.
Workshop content includes:
- Habit-building for volunteers and components
- Skill-building for CRPs
- Collaborative peer-to-peer solution rounds
- Engaging learning and networking experiences
- A wrap-up that brings it all together!
Tuesday, April 18th Washington, D.C.
Time: 9:30AM - 4:30PM ET
Location: AGU Conference Center
Earn 5 CAE credits!
Thursday, April 20th Chicago, IL
Time: 9:30AM - 4:30PM CST
Location: Association Forum
Earn 5 CAE credits!
The CEX 2.0 Workshop Agenda
9:30am – 10:00am
Registration & Networking
10:00am – 12:00pm
Habits for Volunteers & Components
12:00pm – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 2:45pm
Habits & Skill-Building for CRPs
2:45pm – 3:00pm
3:00pm – 4:15pm
4:15pm – 4:30pm
Pulling It All Together & Wrap Up
Why You Should Join Us
Check out the video to see highlights from past CEX events.
The Association Component Exchange (CEX) is the only community designed exclusively for component relations professionals (CRPs). CEX is a forum for association professionals who manage, nurture, and work with chapters to share successes, struggles, strategies, and innovations with your peers! But most importantly, CEX is so much more than a one-day event. CEX is a mindset. It’s a conversation. It’s a community of CRPs like you!
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The 2022 Chapter Performance
& Benchmarking Report
Now what you’ve all been waiting for! We gathered the data for this report on chapter programs to serve as a resource for benchmarking, sharing innovations in chapter management, and starting conversations about the future of chapters.
CRPs Love CEX
"These are my people and there is no other event that serves the chapter component relations community like this one does. I can guarantee that I will absolutely reference them throughout the year, and use what I learned at this event."
Jill Murphy, Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
"It’s revolutionary. It’s you and all of your colleagues. They get it, they understand the pain points and they cheer you on and give you new ideas."
Lindsay Currie, Council on Undergraduate Research (Formerly at RAPS)
"Being a part of CEX is critically important for any membership professional honestly. It doesn’t matter if you are managing members, your managing chapters, state affiliates, special interest groups, sections. Whatever the case maybe, you’re going to walk away with ideas that you can implement right away."
Kelly Verberg, American Staffing Association (ASA)
"One of the most valuable things is the fact that people can submit what they are interested in, what they want to learn about so that by the time we get together you all do a great job of matching us with people who do things differently so we can learn from one another."
Wesley Carr, Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS)
"From CEX this year, I have great ideas for how we are going to develop into our chapters, how we are going to change them, and transform them. I had a great time, I love this! Coming back again. I am already making my reservation for next year."
Becky Folger, American Mensa
"CEX is the furthest thing from a conference. It’s talking to the experts, it’s learning something new. You are not being spoken at, it’s a true collaboration."
Patrick Algyer, Encore Engagement Solutions (Formerly at GBTA)