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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.





3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Registration Gateway Foyer
4:00 pm – 5:15 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


7:00 am – 7:50 am Breakfast (included with registration) Century Foyer, across from the Gateway Ballroom
8:00 am - 8:40 am  Welcome,  CAMFT update, and State of Chapters” - Two of the most popular topics at the annual leadership conference are the CAMFT updates and the Health of Chapters. Don't miss this year's report!                                            
Presenter: Joy Alafia, CAMFT Executive Director 
Gateway Ballroom
8:40 am – 9:30 am

"Award Ceremony"- We are looking forward to celebrating the recipients of the Outstanding Chapter Leader Awards and the Chapter Excellence Awards.
Presenter: Joy Alafia, CAMFT Executive Director 

Gateway Ballroom
9:30 am - 9:40 am Coffee/Tea Break Gateway Foyer
9:40 am – 10:50 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
10:50 am - 11:00 am Break Gateway Foyer
11:00 am - 11:50 am

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - What is your chapter doing to address diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and belonging? Join your peers to share and learn from each other about programs and policies that encourage representation and participation of your diverse chapter membership. 

Omar Gonzalez-Valentino, LMFT, LPCC (Inland Empire)
Panelists: Gina Culver, LMFT (Redwood Empire) and Akiah Selwa, LMFT (Los Angeles) 

Gateway Ballroom
11:50 pm - 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 - 1:00 pm Networking Luncheon (Included in Registration) Brasserie
1:10 pm - 2:00 pm

Lightning/Learning Labs" - Presenters will share in lightning round format, their top 10 tips for Leader and Member  Recruitment and Retention, and resources available to chapter leaders. 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.

Presenters:  DJ Johnson, FASAE, CAE, and Michele Champion, CAE, CAMFT Chapter Relations Manager

Gateway Ballroom
2:10 pm – 3:00 pm “Speed-Sharing" - Be ready for a fun and interactive session where attendees will share best practices and innovations for new chapter member incentives, interesting events/venues, and other (non-dues) revenue sources and marketing tools                                  
Facilitators: Chapter Advisory Council Members
Salons 110, 111, 112, 115
3:10 pm – 4:15 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