The following are Professional Development resources available to OSCC members.
Coming this fall is a very dynamic conference that you will not want to miss! The first ever Oregon/Washington joint conference will be packed with great information and lots of ideas in addition to being fun and filled with good opportunities to connect with your peers. The OSCC board of directors is committed to helping Oregon Chamber Executives benefit from this conference and they have committed 100% of the scholarship funds available this year to this conference. The deadline for scholarship applications is September 1. The scholarships to be awarded will be 50% of the $250 registration fee. To download the 2012 scholarship application, click HERE.
Other OSCC Professional Development Scholarships
OSCC makes a commitment to professional development by providing scholarships to its members. Focused on professional development opportunities customized for the Chamber profession, OSCC provides up to 13 awards to participate in programs such as:
- Institute for Organization Management, The US Chamber of Commerce
- WACE Academy (Western Association of Chamber Executives)
- Northwest Chamber Leaders
- OSCC Leadership Conference, and many more.
Scholarship applications are due in April or September. Click Here for the OSCC Scholarship Application.
OSCC Salary Survey
The OSCC CEO Salary Survey provides valuable data to chamber CEOs and volunteer leaders throughout the state. It allows OSCC members to better understand the market and financial compensation that can be expected at all levels of experience, responsibility and commitment of time. Because salary information is such a sensitive issue, this information will be kept confidential and no individual salary information will be published. Rather, information is provided individually upon request in high, low and average salaries.
OSCC Mentor Program
Chamber Executives and CEO’s have a need for insight that is outside of their normal life and educational experience. In response the OSCC board of directors developed a mentoring program to help guide members through the business of leading an Oregon Chamber of Commerce. Through the program interested OSCC members are matched with senior Chamber leadership from around the state to provide one-on-one counseling and assistance.
Government Affairs Toolkit
Created to assist member chambers develop and/or advance their own government/legislative affairs and political advocacy activities. Toolkit can be used independently or with the on-site support and assistance from chamber executives managing effective government affairs programs. The toolkit includes: step-by-step government affairs program development; committee/task force/team structure; platform development (legislative agenda / specific issues); differences and similarities dealing with various levels of government—local/state/federal; issue/bill tracking; PAC creation, funding, management; communications; candidate development and endorsement; available resources and much more.