Building Membership


2018 Attendee List


Recruitment Resources
Member Recognition Programs
Beyond Networking:  Value Added Programming
Ambassador Resources
Measuring Retention & Finding Success

ICEA Building Membership Workshop
August 30, 2018

10:00 am - 2:00 pm (EST)

Launch Fishers located at 12175 Visionary Way, Fishers

Building Membership is a popular one-day workshop that engages participants in five unique table discussions specifically addressing membership issues for chambers.  

Objective:  To have participants spend 30 minutes with each of five different roundtable dialogues with peers to identify problems and brainstorm new & proven solutions.  Participants will dialogue with peers from similar sized organizations for best practices.  Each group should appoint a note taker to capture great ideas for each discussion round.  Roundtables will select a Best Idea from each discussion topic to report back to the full group.  Discussions topics for the following key questions will be targeted to improve membership success:

1.)  How to Create Your Recruitment Plan (Shelli Williams, IOM)
2.)  Member Recognition Programs That Work 
3.) Beyond Networking: Value-Added Programming (Tricia Bechman, CP)
4.) Motivating Ambassadors   (Shellie Dell)
5.) Measuring Retention and Finding Success  (Shelli Williams, IOM)

Measure of Success:  Each participant walks away with at least one valuable solution that he/she intends to implement to improve his/her membership viability.

Workshop Kick-Off:  Participants will arrive, sign in and find his/her assigned table.  Workshop will start at 10:00 a.m. EST with a welcome and introduction of the event purpose by ICEA Vice Chair of Membership Tricia Bechman. 

Workshop Agenda:

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Welcome & Introduction led by Tricia Bechman, ICEA Vice Chair for Membership  

10:15 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. -  First Round Discussion:  Recruitment Plans (Shelli Williams, IOM, ICEA President)

10:40 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – 60-second best idea highlight from each table discussion 
10:45 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. – Discussion Break

10:50 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – Second Round Discussion:  Member Recognition Programs (Shelli Williams, IOM, ICEA President)

11:15 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. - 60-second best idea highlight from each table discussion 
11:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Discussion Break

11:30 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. – Third Round Discussion:  Beyond Networking: Value Added Programming (Tricia Bechman, CP - Greater Seymour Chamber)

11:55 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - 60-second best idea highlight from each table discussion 
12:00 p.m. – 12:35 p.m. EST – LUNCH

12:35 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST – Fourth Round Discussion:  Motivating Ambassadors  (Shellie Dell, Crossroads Regional Chamber)
1:00 p.m. – 1:05 p.m. EST - 60-second best idea highlight from each table discussion 
1:05 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. EST – Discussion Break

1:10 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. EST – Fifth Round Discussion:  Measuring Retention & Finding Success (Shelli Williams, IOM, ICEA President)
1:35 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. EST - 60-second best idea highlight from each table discussion 

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST – Tricia Bechman to wrap up with Q  & A on membership related questions that were not answered today, resources needed, how to access share files on website, and door prize giveaways.



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