WHAT IS IACCA
IACCA offers the very best education and specialized support for all levels of nonprofit conference and retreat center professionals, IACCA has been the home of top performers in the field for over forty years. While many other groups focus on camping, hotels and resorts, IACCA is dedicated to the unique practices and challenges that non-profit institutions face. Our world class faculty is eager to share their knowledge and experience with others, as are our members. Membership and participation in IACCA gives you access to a network of other professionals that understand your work, have worked on the same issues, and have often found solutions. From Thursday coffee breaks, to both online and in-person classes, all the way to our annual conference, IACCA is about helping you provide your guests the best experience possible.
Whether you are new to the industry, or have decades of experience, IACCA has something to offer you, and something to be gained by your involvement. I hope you join today!
Reuben Todd, IACCA President
WHAT MAKES IACCA DIFFERENT
IACCA IS RIGHT FOR YOU
"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."
"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
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Coffee Break Webinar Series
COFFEE BREAK WEBINARS ARE BACK!
IACCA’s Coffee Break Webinars is a new online learning opportunity being offered on the third Thursday of each month at 2:00 PM Eastern time. The concept is simple: We will gather (virtually) at that time, hear a short 15 minute presentation from a leader in our field on topics relevant to us today. We will close with 15 minutes of Q&A and then we can get back to our busy days. This is a solid learning experience that only requires 30 minutes and free for all IACCA members.
Join us for the first Coffee Break of the year 2019 on:
Thursday, January 17, 2019
2:00pm EST / 1:00 pm CST / 12:00pm MST / 11:00am PST
IT IS NOT EASY BEING GREEN
Rex Miller, CCCP
Rex was Executive Director of Camp Alexander Mack in Milford, Indiana from 2002 to 2014. During that time he led the camp through a major infrastructure upgrade as well as a recovery from a major fire in 2011. He has served as an interim Facility Director for the Cal-Pac Conference of the UMC for 2 years. He continues to serve as a consultant to camps and conference centers as he volunteers on work camps and Heifer Ranch. He has been a member of IACCA since 1992 and has served on the board and as treasurer for the past six years. He continues to serve as an instructor for IACCA for a variety of topics and online training.
For instruction on how to access the Coffee Break, please log in and look under MEMBERS ONLY section.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS
IACCA would like to welcome Justin Given from Mt. Olivet and Paula Greene from The Duke Endowment to our organization. Welcome to your new professional home!!