The 4 myths about DELP

Association Advocacy Chick

When I was accepted into DELP in 2008, I was Director of Political Advocacy for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, had worked in the association community for 13 years and earned my MA in Government from Johns Hopkins University in 2002. They want to set an example for our younger and more seasoned colleagues. One of my passions in life is ASAE’s Diversity Executive Leadership Program otherwise known as DELP.

Leveraging strategy to amplify education initiatives

Aaron Wolowiec

Despite bad press, Detroit offers countless examples of what’s working. In an article I wrote in June 2002 for Associations Now , I encouraged readers to take a break from the daily firefighting we’ve come to expect and instead approach tasks with more reflection, strategy and collaboration.

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Rethinking 80-20

Idea Architects

Alex: That's a great example. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas.

How Associations Are Changing Up School Sunscreen Rules

Associations Now

The group has been particularly active in California, which passed its law exempting sunscreen from school medication rules in 2002. You may not think of sunscreen as medication, but the FDA does, and so do many schools.

Advocating from Afar: Virtual and Remote Grassroots Advocacy

Beekeeper Group

The Dirksen, Hart, and Russell Senate Office Buildings and Ford and Longworth House Office Buildings weren’t cleared for entry until the end of January 2002, three months later!

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: The Power of Purpose

Idea Architects

But all around us we find examples of fear-based leaders whose inflammatory rhetoric attempts to unite, but only to rally against false foes or unlikely threats. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Beware of Functional Fixedness

Idea Architects

Here is another home tour example that solved a common problem associated with many events. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects.

Facilitation Friday #6: Balance Content and Process, Ideas and Action

Idea Architects

Example: if a segment designed to be a large group discussion is producing silence and blank stares, breaking the content into multiple questions and assigning each to a small group for consideration might be a better approach to advance the conversation. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4).

12 Simple Ways to Unleash More Creative Thinking

Idea Architects

Example: How can we do 10% more next year while using 10% less money to do so? I used to keep a notebook full of thoughts and lessons gathered from studying simple things in nature, I learned things from studying fire, and trees for example. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4).

Facilitation Friday #4: Help Make Connections and Meaning

Idea Architects

For example, you might ask how a current decision under deliberation could affect operations in another area, or how the current discussion connects with others that have occurred and/or with what individuals are doing in their work. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2).

No Bull: Humane Society Urges USDA to Investigate U.S. Bull-Running Events

Associations Now

Running of the Nudes Since 2002, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has supported a protest event, aptly named the “ Running of the Nudes ,” in the two days before the Running of the Bulls.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: This is How You Recognize.

Idea Architects

The Seventh Essential: Set the example. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas.

Kids Skate Free: Association-Managed Cause Marketing Campaign

SCD Group

Kids Skate Free represents a great example of a locally-initiated, association-managed cause marketing campaign that benefits a struggling industry. I love the strategic thinking behind Kids Skate Free!

Conferences Aren't Serious About Networking Unless

Idea Architects

Great examples, and while they may not be particularly novel, it's remarkable how often we overlook these kinds of touches when organizing events. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4).

Seen Elsewhere: Resources for Trend Scanning, Gaming, Productivity

Idea Architects

In this edition, explore tools for environmental scanning and trend watching, examples of game dynamics being applied by real-world companies and associations, and a handy tool for tracking and maintaining personal productivity. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Design Principles for 5-Star Learning

Idea Architects

Example: a lecture with fill-in-the-blank handouts is more engaging than straight lecture. N ever fail to offer examples and ideas inclusive of the diverse needs and experiences of session participants. Make sure you offer a mix of examples. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Three Tips to Make You a Travel.

Idea Architects

Sometimes I stumble upon a blog post that perfectly answers a question that brought me to perform a search in the first place - your post is a good example of such a happy encounter. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3).

Heart Association Takes Quality Improvement Program to Middle East

Associations Now

Since the program was launched in 2002, more than 2,000 hospitals have implemented at least one module, and more than 6 million patients have benefited, according to an AHA statement. For example, hospitals in China use an app called WeChat to follow up with patients.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Facilitation Friday #24: All Agendas.

Idea Architects

Whether or not individuals disclose their agenda or interests is a perfect example of Joharis window in action. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Facilitation Friday #14: You Are an.

Idea Architects

Some examples: Always standing in front of the room vs. positioning yourself in various locations. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Seen Elsewhere: Crowdsourcing.

Idea Architects

In this edition, explore examples of crowdsourcing in action, experiments in new forms of management, and a case of learning driven by a behind-the-scenes look at conference planning. IDEO, one of the worlds most successful product design and innovation firms, offers an excellent example of the thinking and input stages required to involve large numbers of individuals in crowdsourced thinking, at Open IDEO. Other examples include M y Starbucks Idea and Dells IdeaStorm.

Facilitation Friday #3: Balancing Challenge and Support

Idea Architects

Lets take a physical example of this concept to help make it more concrete: lifting weights. These are just two examples of how challenge and support are evident in a facilitation environment. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Facilitation Friday #15: Tools for.

Idea Architects

Example: You decide to use the Futures Wheel and have all participants collectively identify the core issues related to the topic at hand. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4).

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Quotes About Change, Resilience.

Idea Architects

And now as I lie on my deathbed, I suddenly realize, if I had only changed myself first, then by example I would have changed my family. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4).

What Does the Process of Chapter Restructuring Look Like?

Chapter Chat

Since 2002, Peggy Hoffman and Peter Houstle at Mariner Management have been talking about the need for associations to take a hard look at their chapter model. For example, let’s say vacant chapter leadership positions have become a pervasive issue.

Associations at Odds Over Proposed Massachusetts Ban on Noncompete Clauses

Associations Now

61 % The increase in court decisions regarding noncompete agreements between 2002 and 2012, according to a study conducted for the Wall Street Journal by the law firm Beck Reed Riden LLP.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Facilitation Friday #8: Help Surface.

Idea Architects

Example of a group activity: Provide all participants an index card and ask them to write down one question or issue that really needs to be discussed, but that people are unlikely to raise directly in the group. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3).

Facilitation Friday #10: Establish Rules of Engagement

Idea Architects

This is an excellent example of why it is important to understand how to manage challenge and support. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: The Importance of Being Part of the.

Idea Architects

While the scarves were one of the most visible examples of how individual volunteer efforts were connected to a much larger shared success, I was struck by the smart approach Pepsico’s Dream Machines uses to do the same for individuals who might otherwise trash a recyclable item.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Seen Elsewhere: Building Creative.

Idea Architects

Both of these sites also serve as great examples of how associations could more effectively curate and share interdisciplinary content for members and facilitate ideas spreading. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3).

Conference Circuit: Tractors Steeped in History

Associations Now

Jam-packed with nearly 600 sessions and over 4,600 presenters, six sessions of the conference will be broadcast live online , and through the archives, you can watch conference sessions stretching back to 2002. (By

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Enough with Not Enough

Idea Architects

And while all of my examples have come from hotels, the principle of basic functionality applies to every business, every organization, every product or service. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2).

Email Marketing Trends: What’s Hot in 2017

Associations Now

You pay for the ease of use that comes with Mailchimp and Campaign Monitor, for example. Amazon’s Simple Email Service (SES) , for example, offers an API-based interface for sending emails, much like you might use Amazon Web Services for other cloud offerings.

Lunchtime Links: What Roger Ebert Taught Us About Engagement

Associations Now

” In the end, Ebert embraced social media , often directly reaching out to his fans, and his adoption can serve as an example to all who haven’t found their voice in social networks.

What Is Your Transparency Architecture?


Way back in 2003, Don Tapscott (of Wikinomics fame) and David Ticoll wrote a book called the Naked Corporation , and they have some good examples of companies that embraced transparency (without it necessarily being about salaries).

Oscars Foul-Up: Lessons From Notable Event Embarrassments

Associations Now

If there’s a takeaway here, it should be to follow the example of La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz.

Blockbuster’s Failure: Not Necessarily a Show-Stopper for Rentals

Associations Now

Blockbuster is often cited as a clear example of a company whose business model was disrupted completely, leading to its eventual demise.

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Incorporating Text Polling at Your Next Live Event

Association Adviser

Here are some examples: Pre-presentation research poll: I send an email before the event to all attendees with a link to poll questions. With nearly 20 years of experience in B2B marketing and communications, she has specialized in association media and events since 2002.

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Moderating Discussions in the Modern World

Association Adviser

For example, if you expect to get rampant participation from readers of your blog, you’d better be prepared to respond and carry on a two-way dialogue when someone actually posts a relevant comment. Dana Plotke, Naylor.

Labor Tensions Cause Port Headaches for Retail, Manufacturing Industries

Associations Now

The current conflict isn’t unique, nor is it the worst example of a supply-chain hiccup involving ports. In 2002, after a 10-day work stoppage at the ports, President George W. $ 2.1B