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    • 01/01/2013
    • 01/31/2023
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    IACCA Certified Conference Center Professional

    The IACCA certification program is uniquely designed to meet the needs of today’s conference and retreat center professional, with many options for growth. The program allows each applicant to design the certification program to meet their needs, strengthen their weaker areas, and get the recognition of being a certified professional in this industry. 

    For more information contact:

    Ashley Graham-Wilcox
    IACCA Education Committee Administrator
    ashley@iacca.org.
    • 10/19/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Epworth by the Sea, St. Simons Island, Georgia
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    Please only use this registration form if you will ONLY be attending a pre-conference course (and not attending the full Annual Conference). If you are attending the Annual Conference, you can add this course during conference registration.

    Quality leadership is an art, a science, and the way to get things done. This course is designed to stimulate and guide persons who want to be leaders in conference center professions. Directors and department heads will find the material considered here helpful toward developing their leadership effectiveness.

    Everyone has a unique leadership style and leadership practices vary widely. At the same time, there are certain principles which every conference center professional should have in their grasp. This interactive classroom course will help participants identify and apply these principles, including:

    • Visionary Leadership
    • Roles of Leadership
    • Leadership and Influence; Synonyms
    • Micromanagement vis a vis Empowerment
    • Communication; More Than Passing Information
    • Heart Before Head
    • The Leader People Follow: Living Core Values
    • Hire for Fit; OK, Performance Also
    • Have Fun at Work

    Students will receive an IACCA Textbook approximately two weeks before the class. This course qualifies as one of the six required courses for IACCA Professional Certification.

    Questions? Please contact IACCA Education Committee Administrator, Ashley Graham-Wilcox at Ashley@IACCA.org.
    • 10/20/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Epworth by the Sea, St. Simons Island, Georgia
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    Please only use this registration form if you will ONLY be attending a pre-conference course and NOT attending the full Annual Conference. If you are attending the Annual Conference, you can add this course during conference registration.

    As places of gathering, learning and personal growth, conference centers are a serious contributor to the values of our culture. As such, special treatment is received in the form of the non-profit structure. Conference centers operate under the non-profit rules. 

    Participation in this interactive classroom course will provide a deeper understanding of the of the conference center role. Information modules will include:

    • History of Nonprofit Institutions in America
    • The Meaning of Mission Based
    • Churches are Different (from other Nonprofits)
    • Board Structures, Roles and Relationships
    • Director Roles
    • Compliance Issues
    • Tax Exemption
    • Risk Management

    Students will receive an IACCA Textbook approximately two weeks before the class. This course qualifies as one of the six required courses for IACCA Professional Certification.

    Questions? Please contact IACCA Education Committee Administrator, Ashley Graham-Wilcox at Ashley@IACCA.org.
    • 10/21/2019
    • (EDT)
    • 10/24/2019
    • (EDT)
    • Epworth By The Sea, St. Simons Island (Georgia)
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    Program Details


    IACCA's Annual Conference

    October 21-24 | Epworth By The Sea | St. Simons Island, Georgia

    IACCA’s Annual Conference is for non-profit conference center administrators looking to take their centers to the next level. This calls for creativity, collaboration, and communication – and more than a little outside of the box thinking! In fact, this year, we’re tossing the box out altogether.

    What You Can Expect

    The value of IACCA’s conference comes from its content and its community. From keynote presentations to hot topic roundtable discussions, with even more programmatic time this year, the conference is intentionally designed to give you:

    • Current insight No recycled workshops here; this year’s program is chockfull of insight relevant to your center and your staff now.
    • Concrete takeaways Sometimes you need broad inspiration – and sometimes you need to know five ways to use Facebook more effectively. This year’s workshop lineup will give you both.
    • Cohesive community Put 50 conference center administrators together in one room, and you don’t have to imagine the breadth and depth of experience and insight – you’ll have access to it!
    Program
    • Jack Shitama, Certified Conference Center Professional and Executive Director of Pecometh Camp & Retreat Ministries is our keynote speaker. Jack has served as Pecometh’s Executive Director since 2000 and is the author of “Anxious Church, Anxious People: How to Lead Change in an Age of Anxiety” and One New Habit, One Big Goal: Change Your Life in 10 Weeks.”
    • 12 workshops that will dig in deep on creativity (from creative hospitality ideas to using travel websites to expand your client pool), communication (including developing effective evaluations), and collaboration (featuring a session on working with conference/diocesan leadership to make your center the heart of your community). Conference Workshop & Speaker Descriptions are available here.
    • Hot Topics are an opportunity for the group to discuss pressing hot-button issues and how other centers have addressed them (previous topics have included service animals and handling special dietary needs). Attendees will have a chance to suggest a hot topic once on-site.
    • Pre-Conference Intensives on Staff Leadership and Not-for-Profit Purpose & Governance will be offered on October 19 and 20. These full-day courses each can apply toward IACCA Conference Center Professional Certification and won't be offered again. You can add one or both of these courses when registering. To inquire about attending a pre-conference intensive without the Annual Conference, please email Ashley@IACCA.org.


    Why IACCA’s Annual Conference?

    • Know that you are not alone! Our non-profit conference centers are often understaffed, under-budgeted, and geographically isolated. IACCA is built on 40 years of industry expertise on these addressing these challenges and so much more.
    • Location, location, location: Epworth By The-Sea is a beautiful waterfront center in the Golden Isles of Georgia, an hour south of Savannah. You can expect well-appointed modern hotel-style accommodations, temperatures in the 70s, and gorgeous sunsets.

    Registration

    Rates include room and board, all program fees and materials, and any scheduled outings.

    • Single Room: $770/person
    • Double Room: $621/person
    • Commuter Rate: $450/person


    Travel & Transportation

    The nearest airport to Epworth By The Sea is Brunswick (BQK). Jacksonville (JAX) is one hour away. Airport shuttles will be available to/from Jacksonville. You can add this during registration. Please send your travel arrangements to Tiffany Flavell.

    Greetings from Epworth By The Sea!


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