Leading Associations Online Seminar Series

Leading Associations Online Seminar Series

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Jul 23, 2018 - Jul 26, 2018



United States

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CAE Credits: Registrants will earn a maximum of 4 CAE credits.

Association leaders need to understand their own competencies, strive to build on their strengths, and empower those with whom they work to do the same. This four-part series examines how executives use these traits to create an organizational culture that supports professional growth, nurtures successful teams, and encourages staff to build strong relationships with members and volunteers.

This online seminar series consists of four 60-minute live online sessions that feature facilitated audio content and conversations. Before the first session, registrants will receive login information and links to test their computer and become acquainted with the platform. Participants will have access to the recorded sessions, reference materials, and more for up to 30 days following the program.

Registration for this online program will close Friday, July 20, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. ET.

Register here for the full series, or register for one or more individual sessions:

Session 1: Leadership Temperament and Organizational Success

Session 2: Developing a Strategic Leadership Team

Session 3: Creating a Coaching Culture

Session 4: Building an Empowered Staff-Board Team

  • Agenda

    • Monday, July 23, 2018
      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
      Session 1: Leadership Temperament and Organizational Success
      Nathan R. Monell, CAE, executive director, National Parent Teacher Association
      Henry Chamberlain, APR, CAE, president and chief operating officer, Building Owners and
      Managers Association International
      Pamela Kaul, president and founder, Association Strategies, Inc.

      CEOs may be certified, experienced, and skillful but still lack the temperament to inspire people to work toward shared goals. A leader needs to develop an authentic self that radiates trust, promotes enthusiasm, and handles pressures and problems in healthy and honest ways. Through exploration of various temperament attributes, participants in this session will gain a deeper understanding of their own leadership temperament and how it affects their ability to succeed.

      Tuesday, July 24, 2018
      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
      Session 2: Developing a Strategic Leadership Team
      Eve Humphreys, MBA, CAE, executive director, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

      Strategy can’t be left to the CEO alone, but department leaders are under immense pressure to deliver every day on their piece of the member-value pie. Adding accountability to organizational strategy to an already heavy workload often not only hobbles strategy implementation, but also leads to resentment, lack of trust, and inefficiencies. In this session, participants will learn methods for aligning the leadership team behind organizational strategy.

      Wednesday, July 25, 2018
      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
      Session 3: Creating a Coaching Culture
      Carol Vernon, certified executive coach, Communication Matters: Executive Coaching and Training

      Associations face many internal and external challenges. How association leaders respond to them often means the difference between surviving and thriving—for the individual, the team, and the whole organization. Executive coaching is a powerful way for leaders to create a strong workplace culture that supports professional development, builds resilient and accountable teams, and harnesses the potential of all stakeholders. This session examines how to create an intentional culture-setting process inside an organization.

      Thursday, July 26, 2018
      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
      Session 4: Building an Empowered Staff/Board Team
      Michael Fraser, PhD, CAE, executive director, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

      While we often speak of the CEO-board chair partnership, association success requires a significant team effort. Empowering your staff team to work with volunteer leadership is a sign of a high-performing association. Participants in this session will explore the dynamics of empowered staff-board relations—including engagement in volunteer orientation, development, training, and ongoing communications—and identify best practices for helping staff build strong and successful partnerships with their volunteer leaders.

  • Speakers

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      Nathan R. Monell, CAE

      Bringing more than 20 years of experience leading nonprofit organizations and associations, Monell joined National PTA as its executive director on May 11, 2015. Prior to the National PTA, Monell most recently served as the president and CEO of the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships, the advocacy, technical assistance and training organization for the federal GEAR UP program (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs). GEAR UP is a $300 million program of the U.S. Department of Education that serves some 600,000 students from low-income communities by helping them enroll and succeed in postsecondary institutions. Prior to this position, Monell was president and CEO of Foster Care Alumni of America, a national advocacy association of adults who were in the foster care system as children. Nathan is a Certified Association Executive with the American Society of Association Executives. He earned a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University, a M.A. in Communication Studies (Organizational Communications/Behavior) from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. in Speech from Cornerstone University. He chaired the Board of Regents for Leadership Arlington from 2007-2008 and was a seven-year member of its Board. Mr. Monell consults with and trains nonprofit executives, boards of directors and others in the advancement of the nonprofit profession and management through the Leadership Center for Excellence.

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      Henry Chamberlain, APR, FASAE, CAE

      Henry Chamberlain directs BOMA International’s staff in support of the Association´s 90 U.S. local associations, BOMA Canada and its 11 regional associations and 16 BOMA international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including 10 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.8 million jobs and contributes $227 billion to the U.S. GDP. Its mission is to advance a vibrant commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence, and knowledge. He has been a member of the BOMA staff since 1985 and was promoted to his current position in 2001. Prior to joining BOMA, he was director of communications for the Gannett Company during the launch phase of the Nation’s Newspaper – USA TODAY. He began his career in Washington working in the press office of a national presidential campaign. Other work experience included managing accounts for two public relations firms. In addition to the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Chamberlain is a member of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, National Capital Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (NCC-PRSA), Real Estate Roundtable, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100. He serves on the Board of the Real Estate Associate Program (REAP). Chamberlain previously served on the Board of the Center for Association Leadership (2003-2007) and was the 2001 president of the NCC-PRSA. He was selected as an ASAE Fellow in 2009, and is a graduate of the University of Vermont.

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      Eve G. Humphreys, MBA, CAE

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      Carol Vernon

      Carol Vernon, Principal of Communication Matters, is a certified executive coach, trainer, and facilitator. She specializes in leadership development, with a focus on communications and interpersonal skills, as well as women leadership. She uses her 20 years of senior level association experience to ensure that association executives and teams are effective communicators and advocates for themselves and their organizations. She helps smart leaders fine-tune their leadership presence by helping them lead and communicate with confidence and influence. Carol is a frequent guest speaker at ASAE events including the Women Honors Day.

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