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June 30, 2014 — Show Off Your Association Acumen at Showcase

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HOLIDAY SHOWCASE 2014 CALL FOR PROPOSALS OPEN
Tired of conference education touted as innovative but in reality features the same topics and the same experts year after year? Be the change you want to see in conference education at Holiday Showcase 2014, the Midwest’s largest meeting planning and tradeshow event. The Call for Proposals is now open and will close July 28. Start thinking now and submit your idea. Get in front of 2,500 meeting planners, decision makers and suppliers in the association management business!


DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION FAIRLY COMPENSATE? COMPLETE SURVEY TO FIND OUT
Organizations that complete the 2014-2015 Compensation and Benefits survey receive a $250 discount on the purchase of the survey results and a complimentary executive summary. Download and complete the survey by July 11. This survey is also offered online; contact surveys@associationforum.org and a custom link will be sent via email. Help us build this powerful salary and benefits administration resource for the Chicagoland association community.


TAKE THE MYSTERY OUT OF ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP
During Membership 101 on July 9, explore the fundamentals of membership and tools that you can immediately use. This all-encompassing session will teach you everything from identifying and communicating the association value proposition to recruiting and retaining members to developing new member benefits.


ATTEND ADVANCED PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT SESSION
On July 10, enhance your education management skills by attending Education & Program Development 201, when you’ll simulate the program design process to learn effective budgeting, project planning, speaker management and event evaluation practices. 


ARE YOU AN EFFECTIVE MANAGER?
Find out if you are striking a healthy balance between managing stellar employees and dealing with poor performers—and get tips for effective hiring, expertly managing employees and identifying performance issues early—all during Effective Performance Appraisals on July 8. 


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