Good morning and welcome to the 2011 Professional Conference. Many hours of planning have been put into planning to make this a great conference that recharges your engines and makes you think differently about your job and how you do it.
If you’re a first time participant, don’t be overwhelmed – by Wednesday you’ll have so many new ideas your head will be spinning. After you look at your list – think about the top three ideas hat you can accomplish immediately and 3 mid range idea that you can implement in the next 1 – 3 years. Whenation you get home all the “stuff” will still be there but you need to block out some time to make the conference real.
One more thing – make sure you ask your Exec when you get back to the JCC that you and your entire delegation should tell about what yoou learned at the conference and theopportunity to meet with dozens of other professionals who stuggle with the same issues as you do. Plan the same with the board.
Most importantly have a great time – don’t stick with who you know, but go out and meet others! You never know what you’ll learn to make your program better and your job even more rewarding.
Alan Goldberg -JCC Association