The Director of Professional Education and Research is a key staff position that creates and manages the core professional development offerings for IAMC members across multi-day conferences, ½-day lunch & learn-style events, and webinar sessions throughout the year.
Supported by a member-based committee of industry subject matter experts, the Director of Professional Education and Research is charged with identifying current and upcoming trends, best practices and topics of interest – specifically addressing core-components of corporate real estate with an industrial focus – to inform an annual programming plan.
The Director of Professional Education and Research will become an expert on the needs of the corporate real estate executive and work to serve their needs and interests with the objective of engagement and enrichment.
Secondary functions include staffing association committees, developing research reports and white papers, managing the IAMC Insider section of Site Selection Magazine and other association management duties as assigned by the President & CEO.
Reports to the IAMC President & CEO.
Program/Content Development (90 percent of time)
Serves as staff liaison for Content Development Committee.
Coordinates and leads the efforts of this volunteer member advisory group tasked with identifying current and upcoming trends, best practices and topics of interest – specifically addressing core-components of corporate real estate with an industrial focus – to inform an annual programming plan.
Focusing on the professional development needs of the corporate real estate executive, directs and supports the development of approximately 50 (40-55 minute) volunteer speaker-led programs annually
Spring Professional Forum – 15-18 programs across 3 days
Fall Professional Forum – 15-18 programs across 3 days
Webinars – 6-15 programs throughout the year
IAMC Local events - ~7 events, 2-3 programs per event – throughout the year
Creates an annual package of programming addressing the 11 identified core corporate real estate topic areas ensuring that each topic area is presented across multiple channels throughout the year
Communicates detailed programming packages to President & CEO and other staff for sponsorship sales, event marketing, etc.
Identifies and engages with subject matter experts – both within IAMC’s membership and within the industry at large – as speakers and program support
Manages each program from inception through implementation: drafting program plans and moderator/introductory remarks, coordinating speaking team in advance including leading pre-event planning/preparation sessions, coaching volunteer speakers on PowerPoint and presentation best practices, and managing the onsite program as appropriate
Drafts, distributes and analyzes post event attendee satisfaction surveys
IAMC Badges Certificate Program: supports the President & CEO and Content Development Committee as IAMC researches, incept and implements its first badging program
Research (10 percent of time)
Manages the writing, distribution and analysis of IAMC member surveys including: post-event satisfaction surveys for every domestic U.S. IAMC event; annual member survey; other surveys as identified by the President & CEO.
IAMC Insider section of Site Selection magazine (6 per year)
Works with IAMC board chair on a letter for the IAMC Insider section
Original Content Development
Works with contractors to develop original content for IAMC to include:
CRE-focused article(s) for the IAMC Insider
CRE-focused articles for IAMC Dispatch newsletter
Manages contractor relationship and budget
About Industrial Asset Management Council (managed by Conway Data)
Conway Data is the contract association manager for the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC).
IAMC is the premiere manufacturing and industrial real estate trade association for professionals in the U.S. and abroad. Using a personable and forward-thinking approach, IAMC facilitates the best networking, knowledge sharing and professional development opportunities for its members. Through these channels, IAMC members are better able to create value for their respective companies, shaping the future of the industry.