• OSCC keeps members engaged with professional development programs designed to raise up our chambers and the people behind them.

  • Lifeline Series: Mastering Business Strategies for Chamber Success

    • May 22nd - Online Session: Getting Your House in Order
      • This session is designed to provide insights into governance through operational policies and practices that will help strengthen the core of your chamber.
    • June 19thOnline Session: How Useful is Your Strategic Plan?
      • Let’s be honest, do you even have a strategic plan? During this session, you will be provided with thought-provoking concepts that help determine how to uniquely plan for your organization’s success.
    • July 24thIn-Person Half-Day Training: Building Your Best Team - presented by Dave Kilby
      • This intensive training is created for both chamber executives and board members to provide strategies for guiding an effective and dynamic leadership team at your chamber.
    • August 28th - Online Session: Principles for Financial Stability
      • Principles for funding and budgeting that focus on creating long-term stability, board confidence, and financial diversity.


    Online Session Registration - OSCC members: No cost | Non-members: $20
    All online sessions begin at 10am and last 1 hour.

    These “ask the pro” style webinars will focus on elevating your chamber. Sessions are loosely structured to allow for interaction with participants, allowing you to ask questions and get advice on your most pressing issues.

    Key takeaways:

    • Gain insight and practical strategies from other chamber pros who have made their chambers a thriving business.
    • Connect with your peers from chambers across Oregon and build valuable relationships
    • Q&A

    Online Sessions Sponsored by


    In-Person Training Registration – OSCC members: $75 | Non-members: $100

    This half-day training session is an intensive and interactive leadership training focused on providing strategies to building an effective and dynamic leadership team at the Chamber. It is designed to help both chamber executives and Board members better understand their roles and responsibilities, giving them the confidence to better lead their organizations. Chambers are encouraged to bring their Board members to this training.

    Key takeaways:

    • Understanding the roles and responsibilities of the team
    • Best practices to help a Chamber survive, thrive and lead with excellence
    • Traits of effective Chamber leaders and leading Chambers of Commerce

    Presented by Dave Kilby:

    Dave Kilby is a distinguished veteran of the chamber industry, bringing a wealth of experience and insight from his extensive career. With a strong track record of leadership and innovation, Dave has made significant contributions to chambers across the country. Dave has spent more than 30 years serving in the chamber industry in various roles, including CEO of the Modesto Chamber, executive vice president of corporate affairs and president at the CalChamber, and president and CEO of the Western Association of Chamber Executives (WACE). Now retired, he continues to help build up chambers with speaking and training for chamber professionals.