The primary hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn - 1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign. Negotiated room rates are $119 for a king, $124 for double queen. Call 217-352-9970 and the code is IACCE5 or online here.
The secondary hotel which is directly next door is the Homewood Inn & Suites - each room is a studio suite and includes breakfast (breakfast will still be served in the ballroom for attendees) for $129. Call 217-352-9960 and the code is IAC or reservations online here.
Join this foundational workshop after taking the assessment online prior to conference and learn what your custom profile assessment says about your engagement style - both in and outside of the workplace. It is commonplace for organizations to confuse personality and behavioral assessments, and to try to use them interchangeably. In contrast to personality tests, behavioral assessments don't reveal core personality types. Instead, it reveals how an employee acts in an environment. Personality makes up one half of the equation; the other half is how the personality responds to a particular situation in a workplace setting. Personality and situations interact and produce thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Assessments that characterize personality types are only useful if people have a practical way to apply the information from the results to the work environment. A popular personality test is the Myers-Briggs Type indicator. In comparison, DISC is a validated Behavioral Assessment used by over 60% of fortune 500 companies. You can discover personality types through tests. However, changing them is another story. The good news is that a behavioral assessment will show how individuals adapt to their surroundings - how they work within situations. Companies gain both culturally and financially from understanding how a person adapts and how their particular behaviors will fit within a particular job and environment.
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Concerned about new member retention? Improvement hinges on recruiting businesses with a higher probability of gaining value from your chamber. Discover how the services and programs you already offer can help business prospects solve their problems. Learn how to develop targeted membership profiles that empower your membership team to recruit ideal business prospects. And, gain an appreciation for the long-term value of walking away when a prospective member isn’t a good fit. This session will benefit chambers of every size with concepts and strategies that apply to attendees at every level of their organization – from the front line all the way to the top!
This session will discuss building ethical standards and expectations in our organizations - where do we begin, what are our goals and how do we set the standards for our communities.
Employee engagement surveys have been around for 25 years. Consistently, these surveys illustrate employee engagement of approximately 32%. This workshop speaks to the “why” of that percentage. Millennials and the even younger Gen Z groups make up a large segment of today’s workforce. Research proves the employee’s experience with their employer is a major predictor toward positive engagement, loyalty and retention. A positive employee experience must occur, however, to net these vital goals. Seems simple right? Think again! This workshop will define EX – Employee Experience, look at the research and current “best practices” and illustrate several easy applicable concepts to put into practice within your organization.
The Moose Lodge is a not-for-profit fraternal membership-based organization who understood that they could not attract the emerging generation the same way that they always have. So, taking a leap of faith, Moose reinvented itself. They opened the first prototype inclusive co-working, 24/7 childcare, onsite restaurant here in Champaign. Their second one is in the works in Madison. Scott will discuss the process of how they thought outside of the box and how they are attempting to meet the needs of their current members and recruit new ones. We will have a tour of Lodgic after Scott speaks.This is a success story of a membership organization looking forward and adapting.
Lodgic Everyday Community is the new, all-encompassing destination with offices, coworking space, drop-in childcare, and all-day dining options. Take some time to see for yourself!
Join us at this historic theatre for drinks and hors d'oeuvres.
Join this fast paced session whereby each speaker presents 20 slides and speaks for 20 seconds per slide.
Being good isn’t enough these days. If you want to thrive, if you want to make an impact and if you want to achieve results then you need to be remarkable. But achieving remarkability is no easy task these days—the pace of change and disruption is making it harder and harder to stay at the front of the pack. Adam will share with you the framework—the three pillars of Purpose, People and Platform—for achieving remarkability so that you can take your organization to the top of its game. Rooted in twenty years of leadership experience he will share the realities, challenges and benefits of achieving remarkability and the transformation journey. Participants will come away with: • Full understanding of the remarkability framework and its component elements • The assessments to use in determining your remarkability score • The benefits of remarkability • The process to achieving remarkability, including common barriers and how to overcome them • A framework for staying remarkable
The success of your chamber depends on your ability to target the right audience. Learn how to expand your reach with a targeted, affordable digital marketing plan to promote your programs and services.
To win, and win big, chambers must prepare their membership team to succeed. Membership reps need and deserve a structured learning platform with proven steps that are easy to follow and help them successfully guide prospects through the recruiting cycle. In this interactive session, attendees will learn and understand the critical steps to implement a repeatable, scalable recruiting process that drives sustainable new member revenue results. This session will benefit chambers of every size with concepts and strategies that apply to attendees at every level of their organization – from the front line all the way to the top!
What does member experience really mean? It isn’t enough that your chamber performs important work. In this day of automated communications, nurturing relationships with your members has never been more important. Chambers need to take personal steps to continually create, provide, and demonstrate their value to members. In this fast-paced program, Doug Holman will use humor, short stories, and anecdotes to illustrate the keys to exceptional member relations. This session will benefit chambers of every size with concepts and strategies that apply to attendees at every level of their organization – from the front line all the way to the top!
Leaders face countless forces of change, disruption and uncertainty. Knowing what changes will affect their organization, and how to handle them, are becoming some of the largest pressures for leaders and executives. No one can know it all, and no one will get it all right. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be working to make sure your organization is agile and prepared. But what about how different trends are intersecting to create disruptions you may not have even thought of? What will you do when something comes out of left field? After a process of extensive research and connecting of dots, Adam believes that there are three major societal and economic disruptions that will be more significant than anything you are currently thinking about. He will break those down for you, frame the questions to address these disruptions, and share with you the leadership approaches to thrive amongst these, or any, disruptions and changes. Participants will come away with: •A thought provoking and insightful picture of three major disruptions presented to them in a unique way for the first time •An appreciation for the mindset that leaders must cultivate to stay nimble, flexible and ready for change •Implications of change and disruption on their organization •Perspectives on leadership and survival in challenging and disruptive times •A framework of leadership practices to ensure you thrive amidst change and disruption
2020 Fall Conference Announcement Passport Drawing Closing Remarks