Announcing the Making Innovation Happen Survey!
JUNE 4, 2012
If you’re planning to attend ASAE’s Annual Meeting later this summer, I hope you will consider joining me and your CEO colleagues for “Making Innovation Happen: An Executive Learning Experience for Association CEOs,” a four-hour intensive workshop on Sunday, August 12 (1:30-5:30 pm) in Dallas. Here is the survey link: [link]. We are pleased to announce that P.I.
Making Innovation Happen Survey: Sharing Key Results
AUGUST 12, 2012
If you’re a senior association leader attending ASAE’s Annual Meeting in Dallas this week and would like to think through the implications of these ideas for your association, I hope you will attend my half-day workshop on Making Innovation Happen today from 1:30 pm-5:30 pm CDT in Room D161 of the Dallas Convention Center. These results will be discussed during my Making Innovation Happen workshop today at ASAE 12 in Dallas. Video not showing? Find it on YouTube. Last week, I released some preliminary results from the P.I. Making Innovation Happen Survey.
P.I. Making Innovation Happen Survey is now open
JUNE 9, 2012
Jeff De Cagna FRSA FASAE, chief strategist and founder of Principled Innovation LLC, will present key findings from this research during his four-hour intensive workshop, “ Making Innovation Happen: An Executive Learning Experience for Association CEOs ,” to be held on Sunday, August 12 from 1:30-5:30 pm CDT as part of ASAE’s Annual Meeting in Dallas. The inaugural Principled Innovation Making Innovation Happen Survey for Association CEOs is now open and accepting responses. All association CEOs are invited to complete the survey , which can be found online at [link].
ASAE12 Making Innovation Happen workshop agenda released
AUGUST 1, 2012
The agenda for Jeff De Cagna’s upcoming Making Innovation Happen workshop, to be presented during ASAE’s 2012 Annual Meeting (ASAE12) in Dallas, is now available for download [PDF]. Association Association CEOs and C-Suite executives attending ASAE12 are invited to participate in the workshop, which will take place on Sunday, August 12 from 1:30 pm-5:30 pm in Room D161 of the Dallas Convention Center. The workshop will focus on three critical aspects of innovation for associations: The role of business model thinking in making innovation happen. Updates
Making Innovation Happen Survey: Preliminary Results
AUGUST 6, 2012
If you are an association CEO or C-Suite executive attending ASAE12 in Dallas, I invite you to participate in my Making Innovation Happen workshop on Sunday, August 12 from 1:30 pm-5:30 pm CDT, during which I will discuss the key survey results. In preparation for ASAE’s Annual Meeting next week, I wanted to share some preliminary results from the Making Innovation Happen Survey we conducted during the month of June. will be releasing more detailed survey results next week, including the top five innovation priorities for association CEOs over the next twelve months.
Laws Imitate ‘Dallas Buyers Club’: States Pass Right-To-Try Legislation
JUNE 3, 2014
Bills and ballot initiatives allowing for access to experimental drugs—the issue at the root of Woodroof’s battle with the Food and Drug Administration, immortalized in last year’s Dallas Buyers Club —are drawing support from some states, even as doctors and the pharmaceutical industry take issue with the plan. ” What’s behind the push? Bioethicist Arthur L.
Dallas Police Association: Here’s Our Plan to Boost Officer Morale
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
With more than 80 percent of the association’s members saying that the Dallas Police Department’s morale is at an all-time low, the association is offering a 10-step plan to help improve things. couple of months back, Dallas Police Chief David Brown had some advice for the four groups that represent the city’s police force: Pare it down to just one association.
Dallas Police Chief: City Needs Just One Police Group
JULY 21, 2014
Dallas Police Chief David Brown said in a recent interview that the city would be better served by having one united police association instead of its current four groups. His motivation behind driving the groups together is a growing frustration over constant infighting and the difficulty that comes with managing relationships with four separate groups, he told the Dallas Observer.
Attending ASAE Next Week? Don't Miss Our Social Media Contest!
AUGUST 6, 2012
Catch us at ASAE 2012 at Booth 439 – August 11-14 in Dallas, Texas. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Pricing. Company. News + Press. Customers. Technology. Management Team. Partner Programs. Inside YM.
A Happy New Year for meetings?
DECEMBER 30, 2014
The report, developed in partnership with the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau , found that in general, costs in 2015 for event services are expected to rise, while budgets are expected to grow only slightly. Great architecture goes a long way, if you highlight it with lighting,” said Pam Madewell, of the MPI Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter , who runs an event management firm. percent.
Big Hair, Big Bling, Big Money, Big Boots: Things To Know Before You Go To ASAE 12 In Dallas
AUGUST 7, 2012
Whether its Texas-sized chicken fried steak smothered in gravy, boot-scottin’ country & western bars, Sam Moon’s bling and fashion accessories stores, the Texas State Fair, Highland Park mansions or the Dallas’ Cowboy’s Stadium, it’s all bigger than real life. Dallas is serious about its drama! 15 Things To Know Before You Go To Dallas.
Reimagine signature events to empower self-directed learners
AUGUST 7, 2012
14, I’ll have the pleasure of presenting with leadership strategist Cynthia D’Amour at the ASAE Annual Meeting in Dallas. Learning Meetings Professional Development ASAE Cynthia D'Amour Dallas internal incentives learning lab lessons learned planning milestones practitioners program redesign teacher-directed workforceTeacher Directed vs. Learner Directed. On Tuesday, Aug. Louis.
What a Year Can Do
AUGUST 2, 2012
And I can not wait for the conference in Dallas. Louis Learning Volunteering Dallas Community Giving ASAEThough I did not realize it at the time, ASAE Annual Conference 2011 in St. Louis was a turning point in my career. went in literally knowing no one. One year later and life is very different. I am a CAE. I am an active volunteer. Yes, my whole office has seen that ignite.
The ASAE Games: Goal Hunting at ASAE Annual | KiKi L'Italien's.
KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup
AUGUST 11, 2012
How to generate Twitter leads using automation
OCTOBER 7, 2015
For instance, if I’m trying to watch out for new customer opportunities for a local restaurant, I might use something like this: Dallas “how does” OR “does anyone know” OR “can someone help” OR “where can I” OR “where are” OR “how does”. named this one “Dallas Restaurant Opportunities”, but you should use whatever name fits your needs. Image credit: Photobucket. Enter Twitter.
KiKi's Unofficial ASAE Annual 2016 Party List (a.k.a. How to Never Be Alone at #ASAE16)
KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup
JULY 28, 2016
Date Day Time Party Title Hosts Location 8/13 Saturday 4:00pm - 5:00pm ASAE Volunteer Reception ASAE 8/13 Saturday 4:00pm - 5:00pm ASAE Content Leader Briefing & Reception ASAE 8/13 Saturday 5:00pm - 7:00pm Hawaii Squatters Pub Brewery, 147 West Broadway (300 South) 8/13 Saturday 7 pm - 10 pm ASAE Opening Celebration ASAE Liberty Square 8/14 Sunday 6-9 pm "Keep the Flame Alive" Visit Milwaulkee, Visit Pittsburgh, Travel Portland Pierpont Place 8/14 Sunday 6-9 pm "Big D Reception" Dallas CVB Alamexo Mexican Kitchen 8/14 Sunday 4:30pm - 7:00pm Columbus Hope Gallery, 151 S. Main St.
Ebola: How the Meetings Industry Is Responding
OCTOBER 24, 2014
and the healthcare he received in Dallas. On the ground in Dallas. The need to be prepared and responsive is critical for associations holding meetings where Ebola patients were and still are being treated—including Dallas, the city where the first case was diagnosed. The Dallas CVB is working closely with organizations scheduled to hold meetings in the city.
Heart Association Rolls Out Traveler-Friendly CPR Training
FEBRUARY 29, 2016
Kiosks will be set up at Chicago O’Hare, Indianapolis, Las Vegas’ McCarran, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta, and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall airports, in addition to the pilot kiosk currently at Dallas/Ft. For example, last year a 21-year-old student was able to save a peer’s life by performing the CPR methods he’d learned at the Dallas kiosk until EMS arrived.
Moving through the Association World
AUGUST 6, 2012
2012 Advice ASAE Work Annual Meeting Attendee Dallas Engagement Facebook TwitterWe are only a week away from ASAE 2012 and I thought it would be a great time to take a look at what I am most looking forward to as a 2nd time attendee and to offer up some tips for those who are first timers. First, I am looking forward to jumping into the conversation a bit more. Also, be sure to take advantage of the opening night party. Last year, I stuck a bit to close to some colleagues and did not mingle with the rest of the attendees. Louis humidity made it a bit uncomfortable.
Destinations Make Diversity and Inclusion a Strategic Priority
MAY 1, 2015
Take the Dallas CVB , which was the first in the country to appoint a chief diversity and inclusion officer back in 2012—and is still one of the few CVBs to have a dedicated D&I department. “With Cheryl’s leadership, we look forward to building upon the framework of our already established community partnerships, and reflecting the global footprint of Dallas.”
Summer-Fresh Meeting Ideas
JUNE 17, 2016
Summer Brand Camp —an annual conference in Dallas for foodservice industry professionals working in human resources, marketing, and operations—incorporates camp-style elements. When we started this, we knew it’s Dallas, Texas. Meetings are making the most of the season to provide attendees with experiences that give a nod to their summer favorites. trip to the carnival.
A Group of Interior Designers Created An Award For Community Engagement
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
One example of a past community-based project that IDS showcases in a recent video is the work the Dallas chapter and its industry partners did with Dwell with Dignity, a local nonprofit that creates soothing and inspiring home environments for families struggling with homelessness and poverty. Who is our member?’” And IDS is not taking that last bit lightly.
What the world needs is more association executives
Golden's Rules for Association
AUGUST 19, 2012
Closing the ASAE annual meeting in Dallas, author Dan Pink argued that, regardless of profession, we are all in sales. But the characteristics, skills and traits he described as essential for success sounded to my ears like precisely the attributes that distinguish effective association leaders, and differentiate us as a profession. Read more in my [.]. The Nature of Associations The Way We Are #asae12 Association Management association profession role of associations
Post CESSE Interview with Avinash Chandarana and Cross Cultural Communication Tips
AUGUST 7, 2012
Venue: Dallas Convention Center. You can view this interview here. Important! Don’t Miss Nikki Walker of MCI & Greta Kotler of ASAE. Mastering the Puzzle of Global Association Management Communities. Monday, August 13, 2012. 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM. Room: D172. Global expansion and international membership management present both strategic and operational challenges.
Wednesday Buzz: Facebook Ups Its Events Game
JUNE 29, 2016
Fresh off its launch yesterday, the feature can be seen by iOS-based users in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, DC. The massive social network will now curate hot events in a new feature box. Plus: how to team up with others to design your meetings. Need to promote your next conference or fundraiser? Tweet of the Day.
ASAE12: The aftermath
Association Advocacy Chick
AUGUST 17, 2012
However, what made ASAE12 so special for me were the actions of the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau (@visit_dallas). As many of you know, my first day in Dallas was not that great. When I finally arrived in Dallas, I learned that my bag containing my Redskins jersey for the opening party was left in Houston. This will be the first of two posts about ASAE12.
ASAE12: Are you ready?
Association Advocacy Chick
JULY 31, 2012
For those interested in learning about DELP or meeting DELP scholars, our lounge will be in room D221 of the Dallas convention center. 5. Safe travels to everyone attending and I’ll see you in Dallas As I type this, I’m 2 days away from getting together with 13,000+ psychologists and students in the land of Mickey. My presentations are ready. I’m pretty much packed and my schedule will actually allow me to eat at some point. However, However, that’s not what I want to talk about. want to talk about my other conference. So how do you manage? 1.
The Art of Newsjacking
JULY 20, 2016
Your readers are reading about what Donald Trump just said about the judge in the Trump University trial, how a majority of Britons want to leave the EU, and how five police were killed in an ambush in Dallas. You have a plan for your posts, whether for a blog or a community. The plan is orderly. It allows you time to prepare things. Meanwhile, news is happening. Is this noise? Be sensitive.
Big city love from ASAE
AUGUST 9, 2016
2021 – Dallas. Good news fellow Midwesterners! In 2018, ASAE’s Annual Meeting and Exposition will be coming to Chicago! On July 25, ASAE announced the host cities for its meetings, through 2022: 2017 – Toronto. 2018 – Chicago. 2019 – Columbus. 2020 – Las Vegas. 2022 – Atlanta. The proposals submitted by the winning cities exceeded our expectations. Is it your first time?
Meeting Zen: Boosting Attendees’ Mental Well-Being
OCTOBER 23, 2015
Knowing that waiting in airports and flying are not always the most pleasant experiences, airports such as San Francisco, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Chicago O’Hare offer complimentary yoga rooms in their terminals so flyers can relax, meditate, and recharge before or in-between flights. If done right, it could allow for deeper learning experiences. ALA is not alone in this idea.
To Sell Is Human: Interview with Dan Pink, Author of Drive
AUGUST 14, 2012
Dan Pink , NYT and WSJ best-selling author of Drive talks about his forthcoming book To Sell Is Human and what he’ll be presenting to Association Executives at ASAE’s 2012 Annual Conference in Dallas during his closing keynote. Note : Instead of a Skype interview, I met face-to-face with Dan in Dallas. Due to powerful economic and technological changes, the glad-handing, truth-bending form of sales is now a relic. In its place is a new approach to moving people that involves three very human qualities and three surprising skills. Other Downloads: MP3 Version.
Humane Association: Why Aren’t Military Dogs Reunited With Their Owners?
MAY 26, 2016
AHA, which lobbied for a provision that would ensure that retired military dogs are returned to American soil, says that despite that requirement, the animals often don’t end up with their former military handlers. A recent investigative report by the CBS affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth found that veterans were often unable to get their dogs back from the military. ”).
Stroke of Genius: Adding Art to Meeting Places and Spaces
SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
At both its Dallas and Nashville properties, it showcases local artists in common areas, bars, restaurants, and guestrooms. The Dallas location has more than 7,000 pieces of original, iconic Dallas art, while the many of the pieces in Nashville highlight the city’s music history and culture. Nashville is the county seat.) And some of these programs are well established.
Grow Globally: Finding Ways to Reach New Customers and Members
JULY 25, 2012
Next month MCI will be appearing at the ASAE Annual meeting in Dallas. Avinash Chandarana and Nikki Walker from MCI facilitated the annual CESSE Management Institute at the CESSE Annual Meeting this week in Louisville. Based on results from a pre-conference survey, the full day session was designed to address professional society global growth challenges and opportunities. Peter Turner.
Cheat Sheet: #ASAE12 Annual Meeting Sessions For Professional Development Staff
AUGUST 8, 2012
Dallas Convention Center (DCC): D171. If you’re going to ASAE12 in Dallas, which sessions are you looking forward to attending? Education annual meeting ASAE ASAE12 conferences Dallas things to do in DallasASAE 2012 Annual Meeting and Expo offers a wide variety of education sessions. Sunday, August 12, 2012, 1:30 – 2:45 PM. DCC: C140. DCC: D165. DCC: C144.
Meeting Planners’ Worst Nightmares
OCTOBER 31, 2014
Last February in Dallas, I was offering a new student-awareness event, where students could come for mock interviews and networking with practitioners. We were anticipating over 200 students from various universities in the Dallas area. What if your bad dreams or worst-case scenarios actually happened? And sometimes the nature of those bad dreams is job-related. Margaret S. Rebecca L.
Clarity. By the Minute.
JULY 16, 2013
Seriously, if you want to schedule a call with Mark Cuban (owner of the Dallas Mavericks) to pick his brain, you can. I hope you’ve seen the blog post that I wrote last Friday over on the Clarity.fm website. It’s titled “Create a Culture that Drives Success, Not One that Makes You Feel Good.” But I also wanted to point out the Clarity.fm really like the concept.
The Big Picture: Corporate Communications Aware of Podcasting.
The Big Picture
APRIL 28, 2006
recent survey conducted by the Dallas chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators , which ran mid-March to mid-April, asked more than 300 communicators in Dallas the question, "How do you use podcasting?" The Big Picture. A big-picture view of issues and trends affecting associations - in Mississippi and nationally. Shawn on Facebook. Shawn on Twitter. Shawn on Google+. Shawn on Pinterest. Shawn on LinkedIn. « Back to the Basics | Main. Executives Not Quite Hot to Blog » April 28, 2006. " [ via Daily Dog ]. Reblog (0). TrackBack.
These Are the World’s Best Airports
MARCH 7, 2016
In second place was Dallas’ Love Field; Gerald R. The release of the latest Airport Service Quality awards, announced recently by Airports Council International, shows that U.S. airports have a lot of improving to do to catch up with their international neighbors. Depending on where you’re headed, the classiest part of your next business trip might be the airport. Asia Impresses.
World Medical Association Presses for Transgender Equality
OCTOBER 26, 2015
When healthcare really stresses biology, it leaves a large portion of us out,” Nell Gaither, president of the Trans Pride Initiative, told The Dallas Morning News. The international group, which represents 111 national medical groups, issued new guidelines rejecting discrimination against transgender people when it comes to providing medical care. Our lives depend on medical intervention.