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“Spring into Leadership: Membership Keeps Your Chapter Growing”

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Westin San Diego
400 W. Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
Emerald Ballroom

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Introducing NCMA’s third event of its new and improved chapter leader training series! Formerly known as Leadership Summit and Mid-Year Leadership Conference, this new format of chapter leader training will now occur three times annually, providing increased development opportunities to NCMA’s chapter leaders. Each event explores fresh content, topics, and ideas. We hope you were able to attend the Summer Chapter Leader Summit in Nashville, held in conjunction with World Congress 2013 and the Fall Chapter Leader Summit in Washington, DC, held in conjunction with the 32nd Annual Government Contract Management Symposium.

About NCMA's Spring Chapter Leader Summit 2014

The Spring Chapter Leader Summit was held in conjunction with NCMA’s Subcontract Management Training Forum.

Each chapter leader summit features new content and introduces ways for chapters to strengthen their leadership, strategic planning, and events. This spring, membership was highlighted. How is your chapter attracting members? Attendees learned how to recruit, engage members both past and present, and master succession planning!


Friday, March 28, 2014

1:15pm – 2:00pm  

Registration Open

  • Event Moderator: Larry Trowel, CPCM, CFCM, NCMA President-elect, Virtual Chapter

2:00pm – 2:15pm  


  • Russ Blaine, CPCM, Fellow, NCMA President, Boston Chapter
  • Michael Fischetti, J.D., CPCM, Fellow, NCMA Executive Director, Washington DC chapter

2:15pm – 3:30pm  

Planting the Seeds, Growing Your Chapter Membership
Now that you have their attention, how do you close the deal on membership?

  • Sara Brown, CFCM, Fellow, Denver Chapter
  • Maria Jaine Sipin, CFCM, High Plains Chapter

3:30pm – 3:45pm  


3:45pm – 4:30pm  

Retaining Your Chapter Membership: Tips to Nourish and Flourish
How do you keep your chapter members interested and coming back for more?

  • Cathy Etheredge-Brigida, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow, Past President, Research Triangle Park Chapter
  • Dale Wright, Past President, San Gabriel Valley Chapter

4:30pm – 5:30pm  

Chapter Leader Succession: What Does the Future Hold for Your Chapter
The only thing better than being chapter president is being the past president, but how do you find your replacement?

  • Russ Blaine, CPCM, Fellow, NCMA President, Past President Boston Chapter
  • Crystal Glenn, CPCM, Fellow, President-elect, Tysons Corner Chapter
  • Penny White, Fellow, Space City/Houston Chapter

5:30pm – 5:45pm  

Closing Remarks

5:45pm – 8:00pm  

Awards Presentation and Networking Reception
Presentation of the Walter R. Graalman Awards and Fellow award.

Attendees received 4 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours for their attendance.

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