Chapter Leadership Training 2017
Posted on Aug. 8, 2017
On its 50th anniversary year, CCIM Institute hosted more than 140 CCIM chapter leaders for the CCIM Institute 2018 Chapter Leadership Training event at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Fla. Chapter officers and administrators attended best practice forums, met with national leadership, and networked with fellow CCIMs.
The highlights of this year's annual event included: a leadership panel featuring current and future CCIM Institute presidents; a President's Cup winning strategies panel; speaker Jay Olshonsky, president of NAI Global; and a keynote address on industry disruption from KC Conway, senior vice president of credit risk management for SunTrust Bank in Atlanta.
A “Best Practices Boot Camp“ was the theme for this year's event with a return to basic practices involving meeting CCIM Institute leadership and staff, working with President's Cup Award winners, integrating technology tools, and having fun along the way.
“It truly was a back-to-basics boot camp for chapter officers this year,” says Holly Buchanan, CCIM, who is the chapter activities subcommittee vice chair. “Chapters are the heartbeat of CCIM Institute and we wanted to revisit the innovative marketing, branding, and networking practices that have brought so much success to chapters in the past.”
New this year was chapter administrators assisting to facilitate the training sessions as well as giving presentations. “I attend annually because the exchange of fresh ideas, solutions to common problems, and sharing of best practices is vital to our continued success as a chapter,” says Louisiana CCIM Chapter administrator Nicole Davis.
Many of the chapter officers and administrators who attended were new to the experience, and having an opportunity to meet with CCIM Institute's leadership team and staff members was inspiring for many of the attendees.
“Everyone loved the mentoring experience of sharing best practices to assist their local chapter officers with new and varied programs for their members,” says Soozi Jones Walker, CCIM, CCIM Institute chapter officer training facilitator “It's one thing to read articles about our CCIM leadership team and staff but quite another to meet with them and take back to their chapters their knowledge and ideas.”