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Now available as e-seminars

Thank you to all who registered for the NCRA State Leadership Training online event. The event is now available for purchase as individual e-seminars. 

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The NCRA State Leadership Training e-seminars are a great opportunity to hone and improve your state association leadership skills from the comfort of your own home and at a great price! Topics include meetings and conventions, finance issues, effective governance, membership recruitment and retainment, the nuts and bolts of association leadership, and successful grassroots advocacy.



Schedule at a Glance

10–11 a.m. Your State Convention: “Plans are nothing. Planning is everything.”
Sarah Nageotte, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC, NCRA Past President

Nothing compares to a great convention: The atmosphere of being in a crowd of people who share the same passions, the lessons learned and advice taken in, and spending time with friends of past and new ones made - your professional family. The goal is attendees leave a convention reenergized and bursting with fresh ideas and motivation. This session will walk you through planning your state association’s next convention and making this goal a reality.
(0.1 CEU)
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Finance
John Dripps, CPA, NCRA Vice President, Finance & Human Resources

In this Finance 101 session you will be introduced to the fiscal role of a not-for-profit governing board. Topics include direction setting, budgeting, providing resources, and understanding financial statements. Grow your financial knowledge and gain confidence in your ability to lead your association.
(0.1 CEU)
12:30–1:30 p.m. Governance
Dave Wenhold, CAE, PLC, NCRA Executive Director

Association governance is the developmental and operational oversight function that “exists to identify and achieve the organizational mission, goals, and strategic outcomes”. While that may be the formal terminology, the reality is how to effectively run your state association and make the most out of the volunteer experience while providing leadership for your members.
(0.1 CEU)
1:45–2:45 p.m. The 3 Rs of Membership
Natalie Dippenaar, NCRA Director, Membership & IT

Membership is a challenge for all associations. While the primary focus is the 3 Rs, recruitment, retention and renewal, we constantly need to think creatively and adapt to those challenges. This year is no exception with the uncertainty due to COVID-19. In this session, we will discuss some ideas NCRA has implemented in the past year and will be working on for 2021 renewals.
(0.1 CEU)
3–4 p.m. Nuts and Bolts of Association Leadership
Dave Wenhold, CAE, PLC, NCRA Executive Director
Jeff Altman, Esq., NCRA Legal Counsel

Drawing on their many years of experience as association executives, Dave will present “What You Wished You Knew Before Becoming Association President,” and Jeff will cover the important aspects of antitrust law as applied to associations. Based on your feedback, the presenters will offer practical tips and advice on how to be more effective in governing your association, leading your board, and managing your committees. Dave will also facilitate a discussion answering your questions about association leadership.
(0.1 CEU)
4:15–5:15 p.m. Grassroots Advocacy
Jocelynn A. Moore, J.D., NCRA Director, Government Affairs

In today’s world, you must incorporate grassroots advocacy into your overall strategy to have the maximum impact. Learn how to construct a full-scale grassroots campaign to galvanize court reporters in your state to act as advocates for the profession.
(0.1 CEU)




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