CEOnly® Summit: Emerging from a Crisis

The three pandemics – Social, Economic and Health are testing CEO leadership.  It often feels like we have constructed our associations only to be deconstructed. Yet, we realize reconstruction is on the horizon.

The fearless CEO is challenged with tackling change in an uncertain environment. Whether you are constructing a framework for innovation, deconstructing cultural paradigms, or reconstructing your business model, the CEOnly Summit at Holiday Showcase 2020 is for you. Join a community of peers in a thoughtful dialogue on candid issues, shared values and a passionate drive to embrace future uncertainties.

Target audience
Holiday Showcase 2020 CEOnly Summit welcomes new and seasoned CEOs from associations. This exclusive experience is for CEOs who want education that sparks innovation, deconstructs barriers and challenges new ways of reconstructing the future. Join your colleagues for an exclusive immersion on issues of relevance.  Don’t miss this engaging experience where you will gain critical insights to help you and your organization ignite your restart.

An interactive, moderated session featuring case studies on transformative change!

By attending this special CEOnly Summit designed for you by the Association Forum CEO Kitchen Cabinet, you will have VIP access to the two-day virtual Holiday Showcase experience.
Date:  December 16, 2020

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Moderator:  Paul Pomerantz, CEO, American Society of Anesthesiologists and Chair-Elect, Association Forum

CEOnly Summit Framework 
CEOs will engage in a candid and transparent discussion exploring the successes and failures they have learned along the journey of survival over the past year.  

Program Schedule
9:00 a.m.     Welcome, Setting the Stage, Sponsor and Keynote Introductions, 
  Paul Pomerantz, CEO, American Society of Anesthesiologists and Chair-Elect, Association Forum

9:05 a.m.     Keynote: Shifting Strategy to Drive Growth
                    Daniel Patrick Forrester, Founder and Chief Growth Officer THRUUE 

9:20 a.m.    Panel Discussion:  Association Forum Case Study
 Moderated by Paul Pomerantz, CEO, American Society of Anesthesiologists and Chair-Elect Association Forum

  • Geof Brown, CEO, NAPFA and Chair, Association Forum
  • Jame Cofran, CEO, THRUUE
  • Michelle Mason, President and CEO, Association Forum
9:45 a.m.     Refresh Break

10:00 a.m.    Micro Knowledge Bursts 
   Burst: Governance: Doing More with Less 
Mark Dorsey, CEO, Construction Specifications Institute
Ken Slaw, Executive Director, Society for Vascular Surgery
Pierre Desy, CEO, Society of Gynecologic Oncology
  • Setting direction
  • Culture of the board
  • Setting Expectations for the Long Term
  • Strategic planning of the Future
  • Discipline:  Letting things go
   Burst: Innovation: Emerging from a Crisis
       Joel Albizo, CEO, American Planning Association
       Mary Post, CEO, American Academy of Neurology
       Matthew D’Uva, CEO, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases 
  • Finding new sources of relevance and revenue
  • Engagement - when face to face isn't possible
  • Finances in the Age of COVID – advice and insights
 Burst: Culture and Self-Care 
       Rob Paterkiewicz, Executive Director & CEO, Selected Independent Funeral Homes
       Debra BenAvram CEO, AABB
       Linda Caradine-Poinsett, CEO, American College of Prosthodontists
  • Maintain energy / Building resilience (managing ourselves)
  • Culture: Helping Your Team Heal and how about yourself?
  • Culture and Leader Managing virtual team
    • Virtual Meetings – what’s working what’s not
  • DE&I – getting past the discussion phase and making meaningful change
  • PTSD:  Coping fear, uncertainty, doubt and changing roles (Resilience and Grit might be subsets of this issue)

10:30 a.m.         Facilitated breakout discussions

10:45 a.m.         Full group discussion and program conclusion
Joel Albizo, CEO, American Planning Association

Post Session Outcomes:
The outcomes of the CEOnly Summit:  Kitchen Cabinet will we incorporated into learning programs and content channels to help CEOs lead through uncertainty and provide insights to strengthen their associations for the long haul.
CEO Partners

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