How to Produce Association Rock Stars for 100 Years and Beyond

Association Adviser

Landmark anniversaries like that deserve time to pause, reflect on the past, plan for the future and, of course, celebrate. We spoke with GSAE President Wendy Kavanagh, CAE , about the excitement GSAE members are building around their 100 th anniversary, how they are preparing for the celebration, and the direction in which they plan to steer GSAE for the next 100 years. That commitment to the profession in general marks all the work we’ve done in the past 100 years.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Facilitation Friday #21: How to.

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Facilitation Friday #21: How to Wind Down. To avoid this phenomenon, you must intentionally design the winding down stage of the facilitation and allow more time for it on the agenda. The closing section of a facilitated effort should include a carefully calibrated mix of attention to both the content and process of what just took place. What is to be shared, with whom, and how?

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Becoming You: 9 Questions & 6 Resources on Authenticity

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. It is exhausting not being you, trying to remember how to play the part youve created for yourself in order to be accepted by others. Every moment that your mental and physical energy is devoted to this pursuit is time stolen from your true self. We all tweak aspects of our "selves" to fit the moment and the people with whom we are interacting. Speak (2002).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Achieve Resolution; Don't Just.

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. At this time of year, it naturally turns to the word resolution. While others around the blogosphere and in print media offer tips on how to craft better resolutions, Im more fixated on having resolve and achieving resolution. Im fairly confident that each of us has in our personal or professional lives some languishing intention, something weve been meaning to get around to doing.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Leadership Limerick: Time for.

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Some people like to learn online For them, this medium is fine. Others best engage face-to-face. Increasingly effective conference design is not about face-to-face OR virtual, but about the AND. Any virtual event might also benefit from an in-person option, and any face-to-face meeting should explore how to incorporate virtual participation. Dec 2002 (6).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Authenticity: 10 Favorite Quotes

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. “When we are authentic, we set in motion events that compound themselves and lead to discovery and growth. In contrast, when we choose to lead a life characterized by prevent defenses, the choice we faced at 20 is there again at 30 and again at 40 and again at 50 and again at 60.“ Newsweek , March 11, 2002, p. That knows how to live outside the law as well as within it.”

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Instead of Training, Try Talking

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. It all seems to make sense as the right approach. Instead it is a relatively nonthreatening process that will take some time, require a healthy financial investment, and potentially allow individuals to safely skirt doing what really needs to be done which is this: Respectfully speak their truth without interruption from others, and to then let others do the same until everyone has been spoken and heard.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Facilitation Friday #18: Authenticity.

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. During the debriefing, I asked him to talk about how he felt. spoke with great pride about how he had been able to incorporate many of the techniques and mannerisms he had seen his mentors use when leading. It became clear to me that the discomfort I felt while. observing him was due to the fact that his facilitation was not of his. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Books and Quotes for Rethinking.

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Lately Ive been in a lot of conversations talking about the need to change the way we work and think about work. Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It by Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson T he Seven-Day Weekend by Ricardo Semler. And a new book just added to my reading stacks is Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration. Please add them to the comments.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: To Earn More Trust, Be More.

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. To Earn More Trust, Be More Trustworthy. Trust is the currency which enables us to be effective in our work. It can be difficult to gain, yet disappear in an instant. When you ask individuals what causes them to trust others, however, the answers tend to be almost unanimous. And if you want to earn more trust individually? Share to Twitter Share to Facebook.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Seven Questions to Move Things.

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Seven Questions to Move Things Forward. If a picture is worth a thousand words, some words combine to create very valuable questions, ones that consistently help a group get unstuck and make decisions leading to better results. What is it that we believe we are here to do today? What are the most important results we need to achieve (for this effort)? Dec 2002 (6).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: There Really Is a Simpler Way

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. a simpler way, the wonderful book co-authored by Margaret Wheatley and Myron Kellner-Rogers, continues to guide my thinking about organizations. It asks us to no longer look at the world as a machine, and most importantly, human beings as machines. The answers and plans we develop dont have to be right ; they just have to work. We do not need to impose these attribute on one another.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Seen Elsewhere: Crowdsourcing.

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Thanks to Joe Rominiecki, Senior Editor, for helping polish my submissions into a more appealing form. Engaging Members to Crowdsource Solutions and Innovations. Companies increasingly look to customer-generated innovations, co-creating products and services with the input and effort of end users. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Leadership Limerick: Gratitude, Not.

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. During the months of November and December when so many holiday cards and gifts are exchanged, its important to remember their true purpose: reconnecting, reaffirming, and renewing the relationships we value. So we need to be even more intentional when trying to communicate with the masses. Never let the quantity of those on your list impede the quality of your message to them.

It's Always Hard to Decide When to Let Someone Fail

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Its Always Hard to Decide When to Let Someone Fail. But this time is struck me differently, clawing its way into my mind, and refusing to leave until I thoughtfully considered the implications of its meaning. It’s always hard to decide when to let someone fail. An advisor to student organizations used it while describing his work with student leaders.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: The Cost of Not Being You

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. We find it an awful thing to meet people, serious or not, who have turned into vacant effective people, so far lost that they won’t believe their own feelings enough to follow them out.". When we stand out from the crowd, when we do not conform to others expectations, we often have to pay a cost. Id suggest that when we choose to do the opposite the cost may even be greater. "If

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

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Three Tips to Make You a Travel Role Model. As someone who travels a lot, I try to be respectful of individuals for whom it is not their regular routine. Observing a healthy percentage of these folks over the Thanksgiving holiday caused me to think of a few simple principles we can all adopt to be Travel Role Models for others. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook.

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

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. It is this value-added payout that every presenter should strive for in a session Here are five simple principles to help you do so. It is important to facilitate peer-peer learning and idea exchange whenever possible. Do simple “show of hand” or cellphone polls to gauge your audience and their efforts. Participants want quick fixes and easy-to-use solutions.

Facilitation Friday #22: Conversation Detours, Not Roadblocks

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. They act as invisible barricades to continuing the previous line of thought. Some participants will feel personally rejected; others will wonder if the group is not open to new ideas. It doesnt have to be this way. It is our role as facilitators to ensure that it doesnt. We shouldnt experience these statements as barricades, but simply as another voiced contribution to manage.

MemCom Awards – could you be a winner?

Optimist Consulting

In addition to a great membership focused conference it was brilliant to see membership bodies being recognised for their hard work at the awards ceremony. I would encourage you to have a look and see if your organisation can enter this year. To help inspire your entry Olivia Chute from Chaz Brooks Communications , a PR agency has agreed to kindly shares their 5 tops tips for industry award entry. how groundbreaking or valuable your solutions really are.

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

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. I was facilitating a group of individuals who had come together to develop plans for a project. language that seemed to be getting in the way of the relationships among team members. Why such a rush to judgment? Only when a hidden agenda is revealed to others can we truly. determine whether or not it is negative, manipulative, or has a positive contribution to the groups work.

Group Offers Benchmarking Benefits Through Tiered, Online Program

Associations Now

With a new online platform, the Truckload Carriers Association is introducing members to the benefits of benchmarking as a way to capture industry data and boost their profitability. While it’s not unusual for associations to offer benchmarking products to their members, the Truckload Carriers Association is taking a tiered approach to its program offerings. But, as the program’s growth stalled in recent years, TCA saw an opportunity to try something new.

Facilitation Friday #19: Resisiting Resistance is Futile

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. At some point it is going to happen. While you do want to observe it long enough in order to be sure you need to intervene and are prepared to do so, you generally cant simply ignore it. Doing so can impede the ability of the group to move forward on its stated objectives whether you are facilitating a planning session, a workshop, or a regular staff meeting.

Facilitation Friday #10: Establish Rules of Engagement

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. In order for us to do anything with each other, we first have to understand how we want to be with each other. Defining norms for a conversation, community, or organization helps people understand "this is who we are and how we will do things here." This is an excellent example of why it is important to understand how to manage challenge and support.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Facilitation Friday #26: Silence as.

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Sometimes what groups most need from facilitators is silence, the simple act of holding the space in solitude and allowing individuals time to reflect, contemplate, and gather their thoughts and feelings. In The Courage to Teach , Parker Palmer notes that for. classrooms to be effective spaces for learning they must bounded and. Hold off others who may try to break the silence.

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

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. publications from sources a bit off the beaten path of most volunteer or staff leaders to provide a professional development field trip. Thanks to Joe. Expanding What You See to Increase Your Creative Capacity. The best are delivered in a free newsletter every Sunday and make for an inspired start to the week ahead. How Secure is Your Professional Development Revenue Stream?

Making a Difference in a World that Seems Different

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. But upon closer examination, it is a statement that really does not hold up to closer scrutiny. How many elements of it truly are different than they were 6-12 months ago? What has changed is how make sense of the things we encounter and the value we attach to them. So, what’s a leader to do in a world in which individual meaning making may be different than it once was?

Facilitation Friday #23: Going in Different Directions

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Whats a facilitator to do when individuals in a group start going in different directions? Its generally benign, but once in a while a few individuals band together to try and hijack the meeting agenda. In those moments, I often just call attention to whats happening: "Alan and Johnna seems to have a strong interest in focusing on XXX today. What are we supposed to be doing?

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Facilitation Friday #12: Should I Do.

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. A small group that always seems to gather during breaks in a strategic planning session. During any facilitation effort, you are going to see all kinds of individual and group behavior, often feeling the need to do something about what you are seeing. Have I observed long enough to make a reliable diagnosis? Patience really is a virtue when it comes to effective facilitation.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: I Won't Be Changing the World in.

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. The question posed to me was this: How are you going to change the world in 2012? Before you shake your head in shame or run off to the eye doctor to see if you need a new prescription, let me explain. After responding to Craig’s question she then tagged a whole bunch of us to respond as well. So back to why I’m not going to change the world in 2012.

Facilitation Friday #25: Five Keys to Strategy Discussions

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Facilitation Friday #25: Five Keys to Strategy Discussions. When was the last time you were in a session intended to produce good strategy that actually did so? Simply put, strategy is "the practice of figuring out the best way to get from here to there" ( Mike Arauz ). Participants bring their past experiences and present expectations to the strategy effort. Dec 2002 (6).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Five Lessons from the Road

Idea Architects

He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. During the past four weeks, Ive had a chance to contribute to the learning line-up at some amazing conferences, as well as hear some provocative presentations from thought leaders I admire. I got to "bookend" this conference, making both opening and closing remarks as well as being the emcee and content weaver throughout the three-day event. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook.

Catch AARP’s Newest Spokesperson, If You Can

Associations Now

a noted identity thief who was the subject of a Leonardo DiCaprio film, is now working with AARP to warn older Americans about social media scams. The 2002 Steven Spielberg-Leonardo DiCaprio collaboration was a memorable yarn about a clever scammer who blended into his surroundings like a chameleon, frustrating law enforcement authorities who pursued him for years. AARP’s new campaign, announced Friday, will advise its members on how to stay safe when using social platforms.

California Association Turns Farm Workers Into Farm Owners

Associations Now

An organic farming association in Northern California trains immigrant field workers how to manage their own farms. Migrant farm laborers are hard workers often driven to seek better opportunities, but many of them lack the knowledge and resources needed to grow beyond a lifetime working the fields. One association is hoping to change that. After a few years, ALBA helps the farmers transfer their operations to other locations.

#ASAE19 Game Changers: Leading With Purpose

Associations Now

For more information and to register, visit the conference website. Columbus-based food entrepreneurs Jeni Britton Bauer and Joe DeLoss have succeeded thanks to innovation—and by bringing a diverse group of people along for the ride. Successful organizations thrive on their ability to come up with new ideas. But a challenge accompanies that familiar change-or-die ethos: How do you innovate without alienating the people you’re serving?

Top 20 Tech Sites That SocialFish Follows

SocialFish

People utilize technology for granted and to keep themselves updated. As this year is coming to an end, here are the top 20 recognized tech websites in the world that we follows. This tech website provides the most relevant information from the latest apps to the latest tech news from recognized companies happening worldwide. These blogs are related to the latest product reviews, news, tech guides and many more.

Advocating from Afar: Virtual and Remote Grassroots Advocacy

Beekeeper Group

Unsurprisingly, many are looking to virtual and remote options to facilitate engagement between their stakeholders and policymakers. As you are aware, shutting Congress off to the public has happened in the past and it’s likely to happen for some unforeseen reason in the future.

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Top 20 Tech Sites That SocialFish Follows

SocialFish

People utilize technology for granted and to keep themselves updated. As this year is coming to an end, here are the top 20 recognized tech websites in the world that we follows. This tech website provides the most relevant information from the latest apps to the latest tech news from recognized companies happening worldwide. These blogs are related to the latest product reviews, news, tech guides and many more.

Thinking and thriving

Aaron Wolowiec

To start us off, I spoke with Jeff De Cagna , founder of Principled Innovation LLC. After serving as an association executive for more than 10 years, De Cagna launched his company in 2002 to challenge association boards, CEOs and executives to build their organizations to thrive in an uncertain future. Associations can no longer rely on membership to survive, and De Cagna explains why. Q: What inspired you to write “Associations Unorthodox?”.

What Is Your Transparency Architecture?

SocialFish

We want to be transparent, we support transparency, we’re increasing transparency. Some are, of course, but this is one where you actually need to work hard to get to that place where the rubber meets the road. You have to figure out how to do transparency.