Get involved with CHPA!
CHPA is successful thanks to volunteers contributing time and industry expertise.
Get involved to grow your professional network, develop new skills and get the most out of your company’s membership. Volunteer perspectives, knowledge and ideas strengthen the association and the industry. Volunteer engagement opportunities require as little as one hour of time and support the association’s strategic growth efforts.
2024-2025 Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer opportunities for our next volunteer cycle running March 1, 2024 – February 28, 2025, are now open! Complete the volunteer interest form by February 16, 2024, for placement!
If you are interested in working on one of our task forces or workgroups, explore the descriptions and submit your interest when the interest form opens. Each group has a specific charge and expectations.
Click here to learn more about each task force’s charge and responsibilities. If you have any questions about a task force, don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CCHP Task Force develops CCHP exam questions, study materials and resources, promotes the credential across the industry, and assists in policy recommendations. Volunteers of this task force must hold the CCHP designation.
The Corporate Housing 101 Task Force will create, assess and update the introductory courses for company employee training. They identify the topics, learning outcomes and delivery methods for these courses. As courses are completed, they will continue to expand training delivered to company employees.
The Education Task Force develops relevant and timely themes, topics, and content for CHPA events. Oversees, reviews and/or evaluates all educational events for CHPA. This task force directs overarching education programs using smaller work groups. These shorter-term work groups develop content for individual events (such as the Annual Conference, forums, etc.).
The Finance Task Force assists the Board’s Secretary/Treasurer with the annual financial review of the association as well as the review of relevant finance-related processes. The Finance Task Force is convened as needed to develop new policies that deal with CHPA finances and may advise on appropriate financial metrics/goals for Board approval. At a minimum, the Finance Task Force will review the investment policy and existing financial related policies that require regular review.
The Leadership Development Task Force identifies industry thought leaders to match leadership needs of the Association. CHPA welcomes a diverse and inclusive leadership body. The task force focuses on year-round leadership recruitment and development, identifying leadership paths for new volunteers and newer professionals, Board development topics and supports the nomination process for the CHPA Board of Directors. This Task Force will also determine the mechanism to evaluate volunteer performance as part of leadership succession for the association.
The Legislative Advocacy Task Force assists the Board of Directors and CEO to identify legislative issues that require the association’s attention. This Task Force monitors major or specific markets that could influence legislation on an industry-wide basis. Task Force members also review association resources to support member companies at any level of self-involvement with elected officials.
The Membership Engagement Task Force actively recruits potential member companies to CHPA, proactively engages new and current members through events, volunteer roles and recommends changes and enhancements to member benefits.
The Professional Practices Task Force develops best and standard practices supporting professionalism of the industry. This task force develops resources, such as example forms, policy template and educational coursework for industry employees.
Task Force Chairs
Task force chairs are expected to take on a minimum of a two-year volunteer period, serving one year “in training” and a second year “leading.” Interested members must have served on a task force for a minimum of one year before expressing interest in becoming chair during the annual volunteer recruitment process.
Workgroups & Short-Term Commitments
There are plenty of opportunities to get involved with CHPA outside of our year-long task forces. Here are a few ways to get involved in as little as 15 minutes.
Workgroups are similar to task forces but have a shorter expected amount of time to commit and often meet for a shorter time instead of serving year-round.
CCHP exam items are the questions and responses on the CCHP exam. These questions are stored and ultimately reviewed by the CCHP Task Force for inclusion on the CCHP exam. These items help to keep the CCHP exam current and relevant to the industry. Volunteers are required to complete item writing training to help develop well-structured questions. Volunteers must have the CCHP certification.
CHPA from time to time submits program proposals to other stakeholders and collaborative associations to showcase industry best practices and thought leadership. Help review program guidelines to develop an educational/informational proposal for other associations about the corporate housing industry.
Interested in helping to create the attendee experience for our signature event, Connect? This is the workgroup for you. This workgroup will help to select educational programs, create networking opportunities and discuss ways to enhance the overall attendee experience.
The Tower of Excellence Awards program is CHPA's annual recognition program for member companies. Each year we convene a group of members to review the current awards and criteria to make recommendations to the CHPA Board of Directors for any necessary changes.
The Connect Marketplace and sponsorship program are vital components of the Annual Conference experience. This group helps to review plans for the exhibit hall and sponsorship program. Additionally, this group helps to solicit exhibitors and sponsors for the event.
Be part of an open forum about sustainability in the industry with other CHPA members. Make recommendations to the CHPA Board of Directors on potential resources and initiatives.
Be part of an open forum about diversity, equity, inclusion and ability in the industry with other CHPA members. Make recommendations to the CHPA Board of Directors on potential resources and initiatives.
Highlight Your Expertise
CHPA is always looking for content for webinars, EDGE Seminars, Forums and Annual Conference. Ready to share your expertise with the membership and the industry as a whole? Have an idea and want to develop it further? Submit a program proposal today. If accepted, you’ll be slated for a future program.
Host a Network Connection
Network Connections bring CHPA to you! These informal meetings offer education on local regulations, market trends and connections a with other corporate housing professionals in your area.
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