Announcing the 2022 Global BRM Community Excellence Award Winners
We are excited to announce this year’s Global Excellence Award Winners, the most prestigious awards in the BRM community. Recipients of this year’s awards were nominated by their peers for outstanding service to the BRM community. Please join us in celebrating them at the 2022 World BRMConnect Conference
One Team, One Dream
It’s only day one of BRMConnect in San Antonio, and we are teeming with the dynamic energy of Kip Fanta’s session, “One Team One Dream!” His session was spot on with a focus on mindsets, behaviors, and skills to help you evolve the culture of your team and the organization.
Demand Management: BRMs as Marketers
We discovered how marketing generates great ideas and drives opportunity where value is identified and retained. We also heard about the useful tools to hone your BRM skills as you move from development to launch. It was easy to take to heart that BRMs are the greatest influence over the relationship and, therefore, are responsible for the value that the relationship creates.
The 2022 World BRMConnect Conference: Stronger Together
Have we forgotten the power of being stronger together? I don’t think so. We just need that little nudge to be reminded that when we come together to build relationships, respect diversity, and connect with each other, we become stronger together!
The Art of Relationships
Good results come from good relationship management; when relationships in an organization are taken for granted, or undervalued, the organization will likely find itself faltering at crucial junctures, or perhaps splintering completely. Relationship management done right anticipates and reconciles these splinters; furthermore, it nourishes an organization’s relationships into powerful currents that push it toward its purpose.
We are a society that defines value by how much profit and gains an organization creates. Let’s call a spade a spade. For decades now, the more money a company makes, the better they look to owners, boards of directors, stockholders, and potential investors. Value isn’t defined only in the organization’s profits; value is also defined by the culture within the organization itself and how the people feel about where they work.
STOP EVERYTHING! The BRMConnect Flash Sale is here!
BRMConnect is going to be so amazing this year, we don’t want anyone to miss it! For one week only, we’re slashing the price of the virtual tickets to allow anyone to learn, grow, and interact with BRM peers from around the globe.
Is it Quiet Quitting or Just Setting Boundaries?
Quiet quitting is a hot topic these days. Young 20-somethings versed in social media have created a trend on TikTok with videos boasting about quietly quitting their jobs. The viral hashtag #quietqutting has over 3.5 million views. Some people in today’s workforce have decided to flip the switch from working to the point of burnout to actively choosing to quit the hustle culture.
Countdown to BRMConnect 2022
With less than four weeks to go before BRMConnect 2022, we thought we’d highlight some exciting events taking place. There is so much going on—before, during, and after BRMConnect—from certification courses and book signings to workshops and meet and greets. BRMConnect 2022 is promising to be the premier BRM event of the year!
Team Dynamics—are REAL
Team dynamics is a subject matter most organizations are wrestling with as team leaders work to find the best and most efficient way to get their people set up to thrive in a creative and collaborative manner. Effective team leaders recognize that their members will have difference of opinions, various energies, and diverse personalities that could potentially rumble and create discourse within the organization.
San Antonio State of Mind: Things to Do
Never been here before? Well, we’re fixin’ to show you all the fun stuff you can do down on the ol’ River Walk and around San Antonio, Texas!
If there is one thing the last couple of years has taught us, it’s how ill-equipped some organizations were in pivoting to survive a crisis. We saw so many companies, believed to be viable, get swallowed up and perish in the waves of change because of rigid business practices and finite thinking. It was a wake-up call for organizations to continuously evolve and innovate in a rapidly changing world.
Who Will Be the 10,000th BRMP®?
That’s right, over the past ten years, almost 10,000 BRMP®s have become credentialed and are driving change in organizations around the globe—and BRM Institute is waiting to see who will become the 10,000th BRMP®.
From Fear to Fearless
Fear can rule the workplace. No matter the organization or industry you work for, self-induced fear has the real possibility of controlling you. It doesn’t matter if you work for the most generous, creative, collaborative, innovative, diverse, and accepting organization, if you are riddled with fear, it can quite possibly rule your choices, control your actions, and taint your creative process. Fear has a unique power. It recounts the story you tell yourself and it creates the terrorizing dialogue you use in your head. When fear becomes the narrator of your stories, catastrophizing becomes your way to justify your anxiety-riddled thought process.
The High Performing BRM
BRM Institute, in collaboration with Barkley Consulting Group, is proud to offer The High-Performing BRM Workshop.* This is a new course for veterans and newcomers to business relationship management (BRM).Building on the competencies and concepts taught in the BRMP® and CBRM® credentialing courses, The High-Performing BRM Workshop teaches participants how to master both the science and art of BRM using a combination of classroom and experiential learning. It empowers all experience levels of business relationship managers with the knowledge needed to make a real difference in their organization and be recognized as leading contributors to its strategic growth. BRM is one of the most impactful roles in an organization. But to rise to that challenge, BRMs must first learn the skills and strategies needed to perform at the highest level to create a lasting impact within their organizations. Participants are taught the key characteristics, skills, and actions used by high-performing BRMs to develop meaningful relationships with key partners and deliver actionable results that help meet organizational goals. Whether you are new to BRM or a veteran, this workshop is for you!
Honor a Standout BRM
The #BRMLegends awards are the BRM profession’s highest honor, in recognition of how professionals (both individually and teams) strengthen the global community and business environment. These outstanding professionals enrich the lives of others through excellence in BRM and their contributions to the community make a lasting and meaningful impact! These standout BRMs are announced at the World BRMConnect Conference each year as we celebrate all the work they’ve done to advance Business Relationship Management worldwide.
Who Will Host the 2022 World BRMConnect® Conference?
For the first time ever, BRM Institute Presents The BRMConnect MC Challenge!
Attendees have come to know, BRM Institute’s Chief Development Officer, Marleen LaMont as the Master of Ceremonies during The World BRMConnect Conference, with her warm personality and quick wit, she’s well loved by the global BRM community.
This year and for the first time ever, BRM Institute presents the BRMConnect MC Challenge! The newcomer, Andrea Pence is challenging Marleen for the title of MC during The 2022 World BRMConnect Conference!
With her passion for people, growing relationships, and love of community- Andrea will share her BRM knowledge and expertise during a fun, lightening round session between these two contenders.
Get to know Andrea and Marleen during their interview recap, watch the lightening round of questions and find out WHO will host the 2022 World BRMConnect Conference in San Antonio this year!
Your Tribe is Here: Who Attends BRMConnect?
Business relationship management is so powerful that it is not simply a role. It’s a role, a philosophy, and a capability! That means…it’s adaptable to anyone, anywhere, and in any role or industry. You might be wondering, “Is this the right event for me?” and the answer is simple. Relationships are everything…and BRM connects those relationships to deliverable results. Every organization in the world can benefit from the impact of better relationships. Increased collaboration, better employee retention and satisfaction, innovation, and value delivery are all direct results of improving relationships within your organization.