A Recap of the 2018 Forum
CHBA’s annual Professional Development Forum for Executive Officers took place June 12 to 14 in Saskatoon. Thirty-five participants from across the country spent two days learning the latest techniques and skills for building and maintaining a strong and effective association, and delivering solid value to members.
A big value of membership in the Association is networking, and this is no different for Executive Officers 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 makes every EO more effective, and the annual Forum is an important building block for that.
This year’s very full program centred on essential association functions, from effective Board governance to the latest thinking on member recruitment, engagement and retention. EOs learned a great deal, with very practical tools to implement in their associations, and developed and strengthened relationships with their peers across the country to be most effective in their jobs each day.
Part of the agenda including getting to know next year’s incoming President Stefanie Coleman, who came away as a big champion of the importance of this annual event. The group very much appreciated the warm hospitality extended by the Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association team.
Participants of the 2018 PDF in Saskatoon.