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2016 Convention D&I and Economic/Community Development Track Pack (6 Sessions)

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Captured live from the 2016 ACCE Annual Convention in Savannah. Duration: 5 hours, 50 minutes. Sessions include Tulsa Mosaic: How One Chamber Transformed Its Minority Business Council; Reframing Your Pitch for Diverse Audiences; The Six Biggest Mistakes in Economic Development Marketing; Tapping the Global Marketplace; Corporate Expansion Explained; and Attracting and Keeping Millennial Talent.

 

 

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2016 Convention Education Attainment Track Pack (7 Sessions)

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Captured live from the 2016 ACCE Annual Convention in Savannah. Duration: 8 hours, 7 minutes. Sessions include Higher Education Ecosystems; Thriving Together: Supporting Success for Underserved Populations; Creating a Culture of Health Within Your Community; Investing in the Higher Education of Incumbent Employees; Tackling Community Needs: Strategies from the Field; Workforce Development: Closing the Skills Gap; and K-12 Education: State Accountability + Innovation.

 

 

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2016 Convention Membership and Events Track Pack (4 Sessions)

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Captured live from the 2016 ACCE Annual Convention in Savannah. Duration: 2 hours, 21 minutes. Sessions include Social Media for Chamber Events; A Winning Membership Transformation; 60 Membership Ideas in 60 Minutes; and Chamber Membership Database Face-off. 

 

 

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ACCE's FY2015 Chamber Operations Survey Report

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The twelfth annual ACCE Chamber Operations Survey continues to build on data collection from and about chambers of commerce as the most comprehensive benchmarking report for the chamber industry. Statistics have been calculated from the FY 2015 program year data of 286 chambers of commerce about the following areas: organizational structure and function, governance, staffing, membership, and finances. ACCE members can also participate in the surveys in Dynamic Chamber Benchmarking anytime and receive free customized report downloads and comparisons directly from the survey platform, available 24/7. 

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ACCE's FY2016 Chamber Operations Survey Report Publication

by ACCE

The thirteenth annual ACCE Chamber Operations Survey Report Publication continues to build on data collection from and about chambers of commerce as the most comprehensive benchmarking report for the chamber industry. Statistics have been calculated from the FY 2016 program year data of 256 chambers of commerce about the following areas: organizational structure and function, governance, staffing, membership, and finances. ACCE members can also participate in the survey questions in Dynamic Chamber Benchmarking anytime and receive free customized report downloads and comparisons directly from the survey platform, available 24/7. Questions? The ACCE HERO Team can help! Email [email protected] or call 703-998-3524.

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Designing Your Life

by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

At last, a book that shows you how to build--design--a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage 

Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home--at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve.

In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise.

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Family Business: Innovative On-Site Child Care Since 1983

by Malinda Pennoyer Chouinard and Jennifer Ridgeway

Our love of wild and beautiful places and our determination to save them began outside. We want the same for our children. This visual guide illustrates why Patagonia’s on-site child care center is a key component of our corporate mission and why providing high quality on-site child care to working families is essential. In safe and engaging environments we support unstructured play where our children learn hand-eye coordination, balance and mental agility. Anything that can be done indoors is better learned outdoors where physical strength, creativity and confidence develop. True to Patagonia’s climbing roots we encourage risk as the children learn and grow in an atmosphere of trust. This book is the visual story of how one corporation provides the support working families need to preserve American ingenuity that begins in early childhood.

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Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior

by Jonah Berger

The New York Times bestselling author of Contagious explores the subtle, secret influences that affect the decisions we make—from what we buy, to the careers we choose, to what we eat—in this fascinating and groundbreaking work.

If you’re like most people, you think that your choices and behaviors are driven by your individual, personal tastes, and opinions. You wear a certain jacket because you liked the way it looked. You picked a particular career because you found it interesting. The notion that our choices are driven by our own personal thoughts and opinions is patently obvious. Right? Wrong.

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Look: A Practical Guide for Improving Your Observational Skills

by James H. Gilmore

Inspired by Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats method, Jim Gilmore has created a unique and useful tool to help our ability to perceive. In his latest book, Look: A Practical Guide for Improving Your Observational Skills, Gilmore introduces the metaphor of ''six looking glasses.'' Each looking glass represents a particular skill to master in order to enhance the way we look at the world.

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Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations

by Dan Ariely

Bestselling author Dan Ariely reveals fascinating new insights into motivation--showing that the subject is far more complex than we ever imagined.

Every day we work hard to motivate ourselves, the people we live with, the people who work for and do business with us. In this way, much of what we do can be defined as being "motivators." From the boardroom to the living room, our role as motivators is complex, and the more we try to motivate partners and children, friends and coworkers, the clearer it becomes that the story of motivation is far more intricate and fascinating than we’ve assumed.

Payoff investigates the true nature of motivation, our partial blindness to the way it works, and how we can bridge this gap. With studies that range from Intel to a kindergarten classroom, Ariely digs deep to find the root of motivation--how it works and how we can use this knowledge to approach important choices in our own lives. Along the way, he explores intriguing questions such as: Can giving employees bonuses harm productivity? Why is trust so crucial for successful motivation? What are our misconceptions about how to value our work? How does your sense of your mortality impact your motivation?

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