Fall Chapter Leader Summit 2014

Chapter Leaders from Across the Nation Meet to Strengthen Their Chapters


Chapter Leaders: The MVPs of Your Team


NCMA’s chapter leader training series provide an opportunity for chapter leaders across the country to share their experiences, learn tips and tricks for chapter success, and connect with other leaders! This format of chapter leader training occurs three times annually, providing increased development opportunities to NCMA’s new and experienced chapter leaders.

About NCMA’s Fall Chapter Leader Summit 2014

November 2, 2014 • Washington Marriott Wardman Park • Washington, DC
The Fall Chapter Leader Summit occurs right in the middle of football season, so come prepared to wear your favorite sport team’s jersey. Discuss and learn how to make your chapter into the strongest, most effective team it can be and celebrate the most valuable “players”—the chapter leaders!

This year’s topics will include managing the financial playbook, the membership process timeline, and more!

Participants will earn 4 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours by attending this one-day event.

The Value of Fall Chapter Leader Summit

Attending NCMA’s Fall Chapter Leader Summit gives you direct access to over 100 chapter leaders from across the nation. It will connect you with NCMA Leadership and chapter leaders who have built a successful team from their chapter.

Fall Chapter Leader Summit 2014 Agenda

Sunday, November 2, 2014


Registration Opens


Welcome Remarks

  • Larry Trowel, CPCM, CFCM, NCMA President
  • Heather Dallara, CFCM, Past President, Dulles Corridor Chapter 


The Keys to Successful Recruiting


What does a “new member” look like? How can you create excitement to boost your chapter membership numbers? What would happen if you could design a member and recruit them?

  • Emily Harman, CPCM, President, Chesapeake Bay Chapter
  • Cheryl Shook, Past President, Greater Baltimore Chapter




Speaker: Thomas Robinson, Col., USAF (retired), Member, NCMA Board of Directors


Welcome to the Team


A member’s NCMA experience begins the moment he or she decides to join NCMA. Members of the NCMA HQ team will walk through the membership process that begins the moment we receive a new member’s application. Then chapter leaders will describe best practices for welcoming members into your chapter.

  • Heather Dallara, CFCM, Vice President, Membership, Dulles Corridor Chapter
  • Jim Kuderko, President-elect, Tysons Corner Chapter


Networking Break


Understanding the Financial Playbook


The importance of financial budgeting and knowing what to expect keeps your chapter on track. Learn about estimated vs. real costs and understand the elements of chapter and program budgets so you can score big wins for your chapter.

  • Robert Jones, CFCM, CCCM, Dayton Chapter
  • Kim Rupert, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow, Dulles Corridor Chapter and member of the NCMA Board of Directors


Build It and They Will Come 


Just like “Field of Dreams,” a great program will draw members and nonmembers to your chapter. Hear about successful programs that various NCMA chapters have used.

  • Michelle Currier, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow, Norfolk Area Chapter
  • Heather Dallara, CFCM, Past President, Dulles Corridor Chapter


Closing Remarks

  • Michael Fischetti, J.D., CPCM, Fellow, NCMA Executive Director




All Fall Chapter Leader Summit attendees are welcome at this reception to honor award winners, including the Top Professionals Under 40 Award winners.

Want to See Photos from Last Year's Event?

Photos from Fall Chapter Leader Summit 2013 are located on the NCMA Flickr page, view them here!

The 33rd Annual Government Contract Management Symposium

The Fall Chapter Leader Summit will be held in conjunction with the 33rd Annual Government Contract Management Symposium (GCMS), in order to make attendee travel and participation more affordable and to give our chapter leaders greater exposure to NCMA leadership and the profession at large. For more information about GCMS, visit the event page here.

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