Workshop Schedule

Workshops

 

Redefining Career Readiness

Ron Bunch, President & CEO, Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce; Meredith Robinson, COO, Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce; Kim Phelps, VP Communication and Public Policy, Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce

Date: July 17, 2017
Time: 10 - 11:15 a.m.

Summary

Hear how the Bowling Green Area Chamber, together with local school districts and industry leaders, is making a lasting impact on local workforce development with its program, SCK LAUNCH. Get some tips from Bowling Green's chamber execs on how you, too, can effectively support the cradle-to-career pipeline by identifying and building partnerships, providing early career and professional skill exposure, and developing programs that operate at the nexus of hard and soft skill development. 

For Members By Members

Date: July 17, 2017
Time: 10 - 11:15 a.m.

Summary

As a small chamber with only one full-time and two part-time staff, 275+ members, and more than 75 events annually, busy is an understatement for the Des Moines Downtown Chamber. But, by engaging over 125 motivated volunteers in creating and leading projects, the chamber has implemented and enhanced their mission-driven programs, improved event attendance, increased sponsorship income, and recruited new members at a thrilling pace. Learn techniques for building an active volunteer base with minimal time and resources, and how you can turn your chamber into one that is truly led by its members.

From Strategy to Action: Lessons in Economic Development

Date: July 17, 2017
Time: 10 - 11:15 a.m.

Summary

Achieve your community's economic development goals when you learn how to turn economic insights into community action. Incorporating  real world examples from your peers, this session will explore how to transform your strategic planning process into real and consistent action.