2020 Chapter Leaders Forum

When:  Feb 6, 2020 from 08:30 AM to 11:30 AM (ET)


We are pleased to invite you to the 2020 Chapter Leadership Council Forum which will take place this year at Georgia Tech University’s Hotel and Conference Center, 800 Spring St. NW Atlanta, GA 30308 on February 6 – 7, 2020.


Chapter administrators are invited to participate at the Forum. A dedicated session for chapter administrators only will take place on Thursday morning, 6 February and will focus on training specifically related to their role as chapter administrators.


The 2020 Leadership Forum will start at 8:30 AM EST on February 6 and will conclude at 11:30 AM EST on February 7. Lunch will be provided on both days as well as dinner on February 6 and Breakfast on February 7.


This 2 day event of training, best practice sharing and networking for Chapter and SIG leaders regardless of size and geographical location is a must attend event. A maximum of 2 Chapter Leaders for each Chapter may register to attend and chapter leaders may attend 2 times at most.


Agenda: (Program subject to change)


Thursday, 6 February 2020


8:30a.m. – 12:30p.m. Leadership Development Seminar "How Successful People Think " (Free and optional for chapter leaders). This seminar is offered free of charge as a thank you for your volunteer service. Full participation and advanced commitment is required.


9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. Chapter Administrators Program


12:30pm - 1:25pm Registration and Networking Lunch

Lunch will be served in the Conference Dining Hall on the 1st floor

(Please mention you are part of the CoreNet Global Event)


1:30pm – 1:40pm CoreNet Global Welcome – Conference B, 2nd Floor

David Kamen, Chair and Katleen Beeckman, VP Regional and Chapter Experiences


1:40pm – 2:40pm Let’s Improvise: Becoming Agile & Effective Leaders – Conference B, 2nd Floor

Chris Ulrich, President, CU in the Moment

Like life itself, work does not follow a ready-made script. You have to think and adapt as you go. In a word: improvise. The best, most dynamic, leaders do this as a matter of course. They use improvisation skills — often the same ones used by actors and comics — to be powerful communicators, selfless listeners, acute observers and agile promoters of teamwork and collaboration. And so can you! In this fun and engaging interactive breakout session, you will learn tested improvisation techniques, engage in dynamic and structured improv games, and experience the thrill of breaking thru self-imposed limitations. In an ever-changing work environment, a leader’s success depends on the ability to think and act fast. The ability to improvise starts with being prepared to do so.


2:40pm – 2:55pm Break


2:55pm - 4:40pm Boot Camp: Basic & Advanced Training for Troop Leaders - Salon 4/5/6, 2nd Floor

Angela Cain, CEO and Dean Jordan, VP of University Relations

Attention! Calling all troops! This highly interactive session will put you to the leadership test as you stretch your skills, hit your targets and learn how to be members of an elite force of volunteer leaders advancing CoreNet Global’s mission. Do you have what it takes to be a chapter leader? Arm yourself with the knowledge and resources you’ll need to be effective.


4:40pm – 4:45pm Wrap up


5:45pm Shuttle bus transport to Networking Reception & Dinner


6pm – 8:00pm Networking Reception & Dinner

Location: CoreNet Global Headquarters, Suite 3000, 30th Floor, Georgia Pacific Building

8:00pm Shuttle bus transport to Georgia Tech hotel


Friday, 7 February 2020


7:00am – 8:30am Breakfast

Breakfast will be served in the Conference Dining Hall on the 1st floor

(Please mention you are part of the CoreNet Global Event)


8:30am – 8:35am Welcome


8:35am – 8:50am CoreNet Global Strategic Update - Conference B, 2nd Floor

David Kamen, Chair and Michelle Myer, Chair-Elect


8:50am – 9:35am CoreNet Global Squares - You’re the Next Contestants - Conference B, 2nd Floor

CEO Angela Cain, CEO, CoreNet Global and COO Larry Bazrod

In this highly interactive session, teams will compete to demonstrate their knowledge of the association, local volunteer roles and responsibilities – and the rules of engagement. (And you might just learn a few things, too)


09:35am – 09:50am Break


09:50am – 11:30am Camp CoreNet Global – An Adventure in Exploring Your Chapter’s Potential - Salon 4/5/6, 2nd Floor

Swap ideas, tell stories and share best practices in this chapter-to-chapter session in 20 minutes story-telling sessions. You are invited to share your own personal stories about your local chapter experiences with membership growth and retention, events, sponsorships, education, networking, governance, succession planning and more. Learn from others and get fresh ideas to bring back to your local chapter.


11:30am Wrap-up




Hotel Information

Georgia Tech Hotel in Midtown, Atlanta



Reservation Link

Non-smoking King bedding accommodations have been blocked for this group. Please note that all guestrooms are non-smoking. For any other requests or inquiries, please enter this information within the appropriate request boxes during the reservations process or call the hotel directly by calling (800) 706-2899 or (404) 838-2100.

Hotel reservations hours are Monday through Friday 9am-6:30pm

Hotel Sleeping Room Reservation Cut-off Date

Monday, 13 January 2020


For any additional nights needed before or after the posted group dates, please contact the hotel directly at (800)706-2899 to check availability.

For those attendees driving to the hotel, overnight parking is $21 per night with unlimited in and out access to the garage.




800 Spring St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30308