Council of Chapter Representatives Meeting

Scottsdale, AZ | Dec 10, 2023 - Dec 12, 2023

About the Event

Taking place at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, AZ from December 10–12, the December 2023 Council of Chapter Representatives Meeting gives you the opportunity to hear all the latest SMACNA developments and future plans, along with the opportunity to have your Chapter's voice heard.

This meeting includes a welcome reception on the evening of December 10, followed by a full day-and-a-half of:

- Reports from SMACNA elected officials
- Reports from SMACNA National executives
- Guest speakers
- Open forum discussions
- Numerous opportunities to network with your colleagues

Attendees can look forward to engaging in discussions and informative sessions on various subjects crucial for their respective chapters' growth and success. Here's a sneak peek at some of the critical topics that will be covered:

  • Recent Developments in the Legal Landscape - In a rapidly changing regulatory environment, staying informed about the latest regulations is essential. Attendees will be provided insights into recent updates impacting chapters and how to navigate these changes.
  • Identifying Leaders - Building strong leadership is vital for sustained success. Attendees will learn about strategies and tools to identify and nurture emerging leaders within their organizations.
  • Reviewing Chapter Expense Reimbursements and Other Expenditures - Managing chapter finances can be a challenging task. This session will provide best practices for controlling expenses, ensuring transparency, and maximizing available resources.
  • Marketing and Promotion Trends - In an era of constant digital evolution, staying ahead of marketing and promotion trends is essential. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the latest strategies and tools to effectively promote their chapters.
  • Chapter Panel on Sick Leave and CBA Exemptions - A panel discussion on sick leave policies and Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) exemptions will provide a comprehensive overview of these critical labor issues' legal and practical aspects.
  • Auditing Your EAP - Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) play a vital role in employee well-being. Attendees will learn how to conduct effective audits of their EAPs to ensure they meet the evolving needs of their workforce.
  • New Horizons Foundation Projects Coming Down the Pipeline - The New Horizons Foundation is always at the forefront of delivering innovative research and practical education to SMACNA contractors. Get an exclusive look at the exciting projects in the pipeline and how they can be utilized.


Local Joint Adjustment Board Training

Local Joint Adjustment Board (LJAB) Training will take place immediately follow the Council meeting. This training provides valuable instruction and training on how to conduct a LJAB hearing and ensures that chapters and LJAB contractor panelists have the information and resources necessary to meet that challenge. The program focuses on conducting a proper LJAB hearing, handling common procedural objections, creating a good record in cases of deadlock, and maintaining arbitration immunity. This program is offered free of charge.

**In the event that you experience symptoms of COVID-19 while attending a SMACNA event or within 5 days of attending a SMACNA event, please be tested for COVID-19. Please notify SMACNA staff, John Franco (telephone: 703-995-4023; email: or Kristin De Guzman (telephone: 703-803-2983; email:, of any positive test results you receive while attending the SMACNA event or within seven days of attending the SMACNA event. SMACNA will take appropriate steps, consistent with any applicable local, state, or federal guidance to promote a safe environment for attendees.**