CEX 2019 Agenda

Check-in, breakfast, sessions and conference activities run from 7:30 am – 5:15 pm. Networking & happy hour from 5:15–7:00 pm.

7:30AM-8:30AM

Set Up Camp (Registration & Morning Meet-Up)

8:30-9:00AM

Get Amped to Camp! (Welcome & Kick-off)

9:00-9:45AM

Trail 1: Climbing to the Top: Chapter Data that Drives Innovation

There is no doubt that having chapters is a commitment of resources: staff time, dollars, and member volunteer time, which leads to many questions about geographic chapters. What is the role of chapters? Are chapters still relevant? How does our chapter program compare to those of other associations? What are the standard practices regarding membership, programming, requirements, and metrics for chapters?

We’ll dive into the latest Chapter Benchmarking Study to explore these questions. We’ll talk about how to use the benchmarking data. You’ll hear stories from other associations on what methods they used to leverage their data, and how they have helped chapters and staff make better decisions.

9:45-10:00AM

Chapter Trailblazers: Using Data Success Stories

You’ll hear from CRPs about their all-star chapter initiatives and how they’ve used data to support their chapter programs & processes.

10:00–10:15AM

Connect with Your Hiking Buddies

Check in with your learning partners to discuss your chapter volunteer management lessons learned & takeaways.

10:15–10:45AM

Break Time

We know you’re itching to check your email, respond to that text, grab a cup of coffee, and hit up the restroom. Now’s your chance to make that happen and stretch your legs. Come back ready to be fully present & learn!

10:45AM–12:00PM

Trail 2: How to Help Your Chapters Build a Stream of Competent, Passionate Volunteers

On this trail, we’ll explore how you can help your chapters build a deep pool of competent, passionate volunteers and improve succession planning. We’ll explore how to get your chapters talking and thinking differently and how you can use training and resources to support them.

12:00–12:15PM

Chapter Trailblazers: Engaging Volunteer Success Stories

You’ll hear from CRPs about their all-star chapter initiatives and how they’ve turned around the “no one wants to volunteer” challenge.

12:15–1:15PM

Campfire Fuel (Lunch & Conversation)

1:15-2:45PM

Trail 3: Earn Your CRP Badge: First Aid for Chapters in Crisis

Do you have a chapter in crisis? Or one that's struggling overall or maybe gone rogue? Your association's approach to crisis management and prevention will depend in large part on your relationship with your components whether they're subsidiary or independent. Regardless of your components structure, you'll benefit from the advice we share in this session.

2:45-3:00PM

Break

We know you’re itching to check your email, respond to that text, grab s’more caffeine, and hit up the restroom. Now’s your chance to make that happen and stretch your legs. Come back ready to chat!

3:00-4:45PM

Trail 4: Choose Your Own Adventure: Campfire Chats & Stories

This session is the CEXy take on roundtables that will have you gathering your peers for deep conversations on important component topics!

4:45-5:15PM

Trail 5: Check in at the Trailhead: Map Your Path Forward

Now’s your chance to check back in with your hiking buddies and map out an action plan to absorb all you’ve heard.

5:15-7:30PM

Trail “Mixer”

Get it? After a full day of intense learning, it’s time to get our drink on and “mix” it up. Join us for an evening of networking, laughs and CRP fun so you can continue connecting with your peers and relax (or kick it up a notch!) after a long day.