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Your dynamic resource providing solutions for your everyday needs, strategies for long term initiatives and a continuing commitment to your professional development.

The Membership Development Division (MDD) resources include:

  • membership development education, including programs offered at ACCE's Annual Convention and Sales Training Conferences.
  • a regular e-newsletter with helpful information and trends affecting the discipline.
  • the Circle of Champions Sales Contest and Lifetime Achievement Awards.
  • our annual sales mentorship program for newer sales professionals. Applications for the 2020 program will be available in January 2020. The program runs from February - December. In the meantime, see our resources for new membership professionals below.

 

Sales Training Conference

Save the Date!

Our 2020 Sales Training Conference will be held in Lexington, Kentucky on March 5 - 6, 2020. See our event page for more information. Registration will open in late 2019. 

If you have a great idea for a presentation, let us know! Submit your session proposal by November 18.

You can access presentations from past Sales Training Conferences here

 

Circle of Champions

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Upcoming Events

  • Webinar: All Hands on Deck - Strategies to Maximize Member Engagement and Growth, October 10, 2019, 2 – 3 pm ET. In this webinar, membership consultant Shari Pash will explore ways that all chamber team members can contribute to member recruitment and engagement. Learn effective social media strategies, methods to high-quality prospect referrals, and how your staff can leverage your membership database to promote member engagement. No matter the size of your staff (2 or 20), you’ll get information how your entire staff can contribute to extraordinary membership sales and engagement. To participate, register here.

  • Division-wide roundtable call, December 4, 2019, 12:30 – 1:15 pm. Join your Membership Development peers for this best practice-sharing roundtable conference call led by Kristina O'Leary, Director of Membership for the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Kristina will present and lead a discussion on how to inspire member referrals. No pre-registration needed; for call-in information, see the ACCE event page.

 

Highlights for New Membership Professionals

 

Division-Wide Roundtable Calls

October 2, 2019 - First-year member retention and renewals

May 15, 2019 - Selling using the DISC personality test

February 20, 2019 - Sales Compensation Strategies

December 12, 2018 - Building an Ongoing Campaign

October 3, 2018 - Bringing in Larger Members

May 14, 2018 - Dues Revenue Models

Feb 6, 2018 - Sales Challenges

Dec 6, 2017 - Mission-Based Sales

Sept 12, 2017 - Sales Closing Techniques

May 17, 2017 - Sales Tips from Sales Contest Winners

Feb 7, 2017 - Sales Tips from Sales Contest winners

Mar 16, 2016 - Ambassador Programs

May 19, 2015 - Social Media

June 16, 2015 -  Membership Retention

Oct 22, 2015 - Use of Data in Membership Development and Retention

 

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