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2024 CLC



Let us know what topics will interest you most, so that we can add that to the 2024 Leadership Conference agenda. Click here to submit your suggestions/requests. To thank you for your time, you will be added to a monthly drawing for one of two $15 Gift cards.


4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Registration Gateway Foyer
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm “Chapter Board Member Orientation, Mentoring, and Idea-Share”- This session will include a short overview of board member duties and responsibilities, followed by seasoned board members sharing best practices and new leaders sharing where they need assistance.  Don't miss the conference-opening giveaways! 
Facilitators: CAMFT staff
Gateway Ballroom
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception - Join us for heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks, giveaways, and games as you get to know or re-connect with chapter leaders from throughout the state, CAMFT Board members, Chapter Advisory Council members, and CAMFT Staff.  Brasserie


8:00 am – 8:40 am Breakfast Gateway Foyer
8:45 am – 10:15 am “Welcome, State of Chapters, and Awards Ceremony” - Let's celebrate the recipients of the Outstanding Chapter Leader and Chapter Excellence Awards! We will also share CAMFT updates and discuss the health of Chapters.                                             
Presenters: Joy Alafia, CAMFT Executive Director & Michele Champion, CAMFT Chapter Relations Manager
Gateway Ballroom
10:15 am – 10:30 am Coffee/Tea Break Gateway Foyer
10:30 am – 11:45 am Keynote: "Leading in the Now: Strengthening Connection, Engagement, and Alignment Across Your Chapters" - In an ever-shifting and seemingly more uncertain world, volunteer leaders are expected to balance the goals and needs of their organization, members, and personal considerations as well. The CAMFT Chapters hold essential roles in creating and maintaining connections between its members as well as the larger organization to help advance CAMFT’s vital mission and programs. This session will focus on how to lead through continuing change while still staying connected to your mission, goals, and your chapter members through engagement and alignment.   Learning Objectives: a) Reaffirm the values and motivations that motivate CAMFT members to engage in volunteer leadership b) Identify the principles, tactics and practices that aid leaders in staying connected to their stakeholders and maintain alignment to the CAMFT mission and chapter goals and c) Share and discuss engagement programs and tactics that have been successful in CAMFT chapters                                                                                                        
Presenter: David "DJ" Johnson, FASAE, CAE
Gateway Ballroom
11:45 am – Noon "Walk-and-Talk Networking Opportunity" - Attendees are encouraged to pair up with a leader they have not met before as they make their way to lunch. Ballroom to Brasserie
Noon - 12:45 pm Networking Luncheon  Brasserie
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm "Lightning Labs" - Presenters will share in lightning round format, their top 10 tips around various topics. Advice will be geared towards not only small, medium, and large-sized chapters, but also struggling chapters. Attendees will walk away with new ideas and solutions that they can implement immediately.   Gateway Ballroom 
2:00 pm – 2:50 pm “Speed-Sharing" - Be ready for a fun and interactive session where attendees will have opportunities to share with each other best practices and innovations, as they move from topic room to topic.                                  
Facilitators: Chapter Advisory Council Members
Salons 110, 111, 112, 115
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm “Synthesis & Snacks” - While winding down with snacks and beverages, attendees will have the opportunity to further connect with each other, and to discuss what they have learned. Don't miss the conference closing giveaways!                                       
Facilitators: CAMFT Staff & Chapter Advisory Council members
Gateway Ballroom
4:00:00 PM Departure