Annual Executive Officers' Professional Development Forum

2019 EOC PDF – in conjunction with NAHB AMC in Baltimore, Maryland!
July 23-26, 2019

The CHBA Executive Officers’ Council (EOC) is very excited to be planning the 2019 EOC Professional Development Forum (PDF) to be run in conjunction with our American colleagues’ similar event, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Association Management Conference (AMC).  Attended by various CHBA EOC members over the years with rave reviews, the NAHB AMC is very similar to the EOC PDF, covering essentially identical topics; however, it is much bigger (attended by some 300 HBA staffers), and offers multiple streams of concurrent sessions to best tailor the event to the needs of EOs and their local/provincial HBAs.

The 2019 CHBA PDF will therefore involve evening events with the CHBA EOC membership to convene, network, and compare notes, while the days will be in sessions with the full NAHB AMC.  You will be amazed at how the issues south of the border are identical, and with the breadth of speakers, you’ll no doubt find the experience a custom one for your needs.  The EOC is considering doing this every few years, so this pilot will be very informative for future planning.

See you in Baltimore, Maryland in July!


​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.

Participants of the 2018 EOC PDF