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    MC Leadership in Changing Times: A Conference for All & Best Places to Work

    Date: August 23, 2021, 11:30am – 2:00pm
    Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
    The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
    901 Prices Fork Rd.
    Blacksburg, VA 24061
    *Tickets for our Best Place Luncheon ONLY (12:30 - 2:00 PM) $35.00 **Tickets for the Best Places Luncheon and Leadership In Changing Times Conference ENTIRE DAY (11:30 AM - 2:00 PM) $59.00.
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    This event is sponsored by the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce--NRV SHRM chapter members are members of the chamber - You can pay the Chamber Members Price. 

    For 2021, our Leadership Conference and Best Places to Work Luncheon have been combined.

    Leadership in Changing Times: A Conference for All is designed for leaders and emerging leader representing companies of all sizes in our community. The focus is to improve our company cultures to meet the demands of our customers and balance the needs of our talent pool. You will learn from existing organizations how they have changed their culture to incorporate more open and transparent communications engaging more employees and working together to better the community. You will also have the opportunity hear from our keynote speaker, Ross Mecham, Virginia Tech's Director of Organizational Development.

    Additionally, our Best Places to Work program recognizes organizations who are changing and embracing new employment and leadership practices. Investing in this program positions your company in front of business leaders of all sizes, and says you care about this community and wish to support those leaders making a difference in the lives of your customers and employees.

    Schedule for the day:
    11:30-12:30         What the Pandemic Changed in the Cultural Arena: Ross Mecham
    12:30-1:30           What Makes a Best Place To Work: Ross Mecham & Best Places to Work Recognition
    1:30 – 2:00          Celebrating 40 Under 40 and 2021 Hall of Fame
    * Tickets for our Best Place Luncheon ONLY (12:30 - 2:00 PM) $35.00
    ** Tickets for the Best Places Luncheon and Leadership In Changing Times Conference ENTIRE DAY (11:30 AM - 2:00 PM) $59.00.


    Participating in Best Places to Work provides your company AND YOUR TEAM BRAGGING RIGHTS AND A SENSE OF PRIDE.  You will also gain insights into how your organization is doing culturally and strategically. You can also see areas such as communication, alignment of mission, and more, that you can improve upon and develop a plan to improve.  There are two components of this survey. One is for the Leadership team to complete. The second survey is for the team members/employees to complete. The computer-generated results measure the gaps between the two groups. The higher the score, the more substantial the employee alignment is with that of leadership. We recognize those companies with high alignment scores. Your Chamber never sees who responded, although we encourage you to open this to all employees. Chamber membership is not required.