Annual Executive Officers' Professional Development Forum

Virtual Event

June 10, 2020

11:00 AM EST Start

This year's EOC Professional Development Forum (PDF), will be held online in CHBA's first virtual full-day program.  

This year's PDF program will focus on working together in order to support association goals across all locals.  As we continue to navigate the environment with COVID-19, the event's program will focus on membership recruitment and retention in times of crisis.    The one-day highly interactive online sessions will not only review best practices and techniques but will equip EOC members with the skills, frameworks and tools to move forward and grow their associations.

As EOs who have attended always attest, the PDF is the premier opportunity for HBA EOs to get together and share ideas, best practices and new initiatives that strength their own HBAs and the association as a whole.

A big value of membership in the Association is networking, and this is no different for EOs and staff of our HBAs. The Forum provides both key educational content and the venue for EOs to build their relationships with each other, so that all can be more effective back home. The ability to reach out to colleagues across the country throughout the year makes every EO more effective, and the annual Forum is an important building block for that.

We look forward to seeing you online on June 10, 2020!

A Recap of the 2019 Forum

CHBA’s annual Professional Development Forum for Executive Officers took place July 23-25 in Baltimore, Maryland. The event was held in conjunction with our American colleagues' similar event, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Association Management Conference (AMC). Twenty-two participants from across the country spent two days attending concurrent sessions, all with the goal of learning new techniques and skills for building and maintaining a strong and effective association, and delivering solid value to members. A wide variety of topics included member recruitment, engagement, and retention, board governance, marketing, conflict resolution, sponsorship, and management. EOs were able to customize their experience, and came away with practical tools to implement in their associations.

Our Canadian contingent organized two independent evening functions, ate meals together, and participated in a debrief on the final day, ensuring that EOs and staff had plenty of opportunities to spend time together.

Part of the agenda including getting to know next year’s incoming President John Meinen, including hearing his personal thoughts on the value of the association. John was able to get to know EOs over the course of the event, and saw firsthand the importance of the annual event for our executive officers and staff at all levels of the association.

Participants of the 2019 PDF in Baltimore, MD.