Gulf States Collectors Association: ACA Core Training for Collection Industry Professional Designation

10/18/2021 - 10/19/2021
(8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central)

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Why Should I Attend?

Earn the ACA Collection Industry Professional (CIP) designation in just two days at the Gulf States Collectors Association Annual Meeting! The CIP designation recognizes those individuals who have a management role in any part of an organization. Individuals who want to pursue this designation must also hold the Professional Collection Specialist certificate.


  • If you wish to register for the Intro to Collection Industry Professional Track (CIP), use the green register button at the top of this page. NOTE: The CIP track is an add-on to the main Gulf States Annual Conference. If you are registering for CIP you will also need to register as an attendee for the annual conference. You can do so by going to this page:
  • If you are registering for the Meeting Sessions Track, please click here to register.

Sessions Included:

Introduction to Collection Industry Compliance

ACA experts will guide you through the complex web of regulatory entities impacting the industry while you discover the components of the compliance lifecycle; learn what makes a strong compliance team leader and how to support a culture of compliance at your agency. Take away the ACA Compliance Checklist to help you start an effective Compliance Management System (CMS) as required by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Building High Performing Teams

Exceptional leaders invest in their most valuable asset—their people! Learn how to recognize personalities and work styles, cultivate trust, negotiate conflicts, leverage team strengths for maximum performance, and celebrate success all within a structure of clearly defined goals and benchmarks for accountability. 

Exceptional Leadership

The path toward exceptional leadership presents rewarding challenges and opportunities! This course will review the many tenets of leadership, categorize different leadership styles, and offer solutions to create and maximize time, prioritize responsibilities, and conquer conflict.

Successful Hiring Strategies

Make sure you hire the right candidate for your open collector position! In this scenario-based training, you’ll assess three candidates using tips and tools from industry leaders and receive a variety of sample templates to use for future recruiting and interviews.

Effective Performance Management

Gain the skills you need to effectively coach and manage your team to achieve successful business results while creating and maintaining a positive work environment. Topics include giving everyday feedback and annual/mid-year/monthly performance reviews, discipline and corrective action.

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