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2019 IACCA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
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Welcome to the International Association of 

Conference Center Administrators


Important announcement from the board of directors


Dear IACCA Colleague:                                                                                                                      September 9, 2019

This is an important letter from your IACCA Board of Directors. Read more here.


what is next for IACCA?

Conference center professionals who wish to continue learning from and networking with one another may want to visit the Conference Center Administrator Group in the Non-Anxious Leader Network. Below is Jack’s explanation on the purpose of this website.

The Non-Anxious Leader Network is a free online community for ministry leaders who seek to lead as a non-anxious presence. It is a place for camp and conference professionals, clergy, church leaders, and nonprofit leaders to share best practices, resources and productivity tips to maximize leadership effectiveness. It’s ideal for asking questions, sharing what’s working (and what’s not), and testing and developing ideas.

The network was developed by Jack Shitama as a resource for those who subscribe to his blog (www.thenonanxiousleader.com) and his podcast, The Non-Anxious Leader Podcast. He has created a private group within the network specifically for conference center administrators. It is our hope that you can participate fully in this group to help us discern and develop what happens next for those of us in the IACCA family. Thanks in advance for your part in this important work.

Finally, please note that when you sign up for the network, you’ll automatically be subscribed to Jack’s email list. The emails come from jack@christian-leaders.com. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Leadership articles written by Jack that come twice a month.
  • A weekly "Two for Tuesday" email that shares two recommended resources to help you grow as a leader. These can be articles, books, podcasts, apps, software, productivity and health recommendations that have helpful to Jack. He doesn't make money on these recommendations, but shares them in case they can be helpful to you.
  • An occasional email to announce a new book or course, but he won't bug you about it.

Jack won't share your information or bombard you with sales emails. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Peace, Jack

Rev. Jack Shitama
Executive Director -- Pecometh Camp & Retreat Ministries

(410) 556-6900 x 101 

Job Opportunities Within Our Industry

  1. Conference Center Director, Hamner Conference Center (Part of North Carolina Bio campus)
  2. Camp & Retreat Site Director at Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center
  3. Executive Director, Shepherd's Canyon Retreat, Wickenburg, AZ
  4. Executive Director, Spirit In the Desert, Carefree AZ  
  5. Resident Director, Wildacres, Little Switzerland, NC 
  6. Executive Director, Calvin Center, Hampton GA

  7. Outdoor Ministries Director, Maine Conference UCC, West Gardiner, ME 

To learn about these job opportunities, please visit our website under Open Positions in the Welcome to IACCA section.    

2020 IACCA online courses

Registration is open for 2020 IACCA online courses

IACCA will offer its Non-Profit Purpose & Governance and Facilities Management courses one more time. 

These 4-part courses are offered via Zoom video conference and led by deeply experienced conference center professionals. 

Scholarships are available, and you do not have to be an IACCA member: Consider inviting a member of your staff to participate in these valuable courses. Remember, IACCA will conclude its work in 2020, and this is the last time that these classes will be offered.  

While each of these courses meets one of the six requirements to become a Certified Conference Center Professional (CCCP), you are encouraged to participate even if you are not on the path to certification. 2020 will be the last year that IACCA offers these incredibly valuable courses. Sign up today to get access to deep industry insight, a helpful peer group, and a thorough text book that you'll refer to for years to come


"Being introduced to IACCA by a neighboring conference center director changed my life. I was no longer working in a vacuum confronting new problems without guidance or direction. Now there were colleagues from throughout the country who were willing to share their insights, experience, and knowledge." 
- Richard Goldman, Retired General Manager - Pearlstone Conference Center.

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"The professional certification training program for Executive Directors and Administrators led by IACCA certified and seasoned professionals is an amazing journey and provides critical industry tools, tips, and techniques. The experiences in classroom lead foundation courses, conference workshops, seminar working sessions, and the more advanced Capstone training sessions having been engaging and inspire real time ideas to improve personally and professionally. Every session has provided actionable policies and procedures to improve our organization and create efficiencies that allow more time to focus on our mission and values.  Training from these professionals equals a lifetime of lessons learned (the hard way) in a very challenging industry.

After each individual training session I am equipped to teach, coach and mentor staff, volunteers, and our Board of Directors on industry standards and the best ways to be successful. Most recently I was able to use tools provided from the finance portion of our Capstone course to the Finance Committee that immediately provided a clearer picture of the future and easy way to communicate our needs. I am looking forward to additional continuing education opportunities and hope to send more of our staff to learn, grow and apply their knowledge  back to this place!"

-Tom Powell, Executive Director - Caroline Furnace

2021 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

DUE TO COVID-19 OUR 2020 CELEBRATION HAS BEEN POSTPONED FOR SPRING 2021

Seabeck Conference Center-Seabeck, Washington 

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