Immerse yourself in a preconference session and make the most of your Holiday Showcase adventure. These comprehensive three-hour sessions take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29, and are meticulously curated by expert speakers to provide an in-depth exploration of pivotal industry subjects, tailored to cater to the distinct needs of professionals across various levels—from C-suite executives to Empowered Middle and Functional Experts.
Don't miss out on this exceptional opportunity to amplify your Holiday Showcase experience. Space is limited, so be sure to register early to guarantee your place in one of these exclusive sessions.
Too often we think that a 'presentation' is formal, is mostly PowerPoint, and is worthy of our nerves and worry. In this workshop we will discuss the new way to present, even when not a formal presentation. Join us for a fun program devoted to your influence, your image, and your imagination.
This session is open to anyone looking to improve their presentation skills in both formal and informal settings.
With the fifth year of The Turbulent Twenties about to begin, the association community has a great opportunity to imagine the possibilities of genuine board/staff partnership as a force for shaping a different and better future. Building this kind of partnership must be a purposeful process of intentional learning that focuses attention, unleashes energy, and builds momentum for beneficial dialogue and collaboration. This provocative session will challenge the association community’s orthodox beliefs about board/staff partnership, infuse new thinking, and share partnership next practices that participants can adapt and implement in their associations.
During the pandemic, associations were problem-solving and innovating. But in 2023, many have fallen back into their previous cultures of siloing departments and doing things “the way we’ve always done it.” It’s time to unlock the art of effective problem-solving for association professionals. We will introduce the conversation framework and have three scenarios: one about meeting disaster planning, one about change management, and one about membership growth. Each scenario will receive 45 minutes of discussion time, with presenters moving about the room to help with the table conversations. 15 minutes will be provided for sharing how the problem was solved, using the framework provided. We will conclude with takeaways and why multiple strengths and departmental perspectives at the discussion table leads to better outcomes and how to instill this type of collaboration into the organization’s culture.
This session is open to all but designed for managers, directors, and other middle management staff (supervisors and non-supervisors).