Back to basics: Education programs

Aaron Wolowiec

I recently facilitated two sessions on meeting planning and professional development for the Michigan Society of Association Executive’s (MSAE) Academy of Association Management. It’s again a reminder of the important intersection and relationship between learning and logistics, particularly as it relates to association education programs. Significant percentages of association memberships attend annual meetings or trade shows. Other associations (e.g.,

Seven Snowy Lessons in Association Management : Off Stage

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7, 2012 - Seven Snowy Lessons in Association Management. It might have been easy driving when people started home from work, but by the time they reached home they knew Northern Michigan was in for a long weekend. But the association manager in me never is quiet. Shelters don’t do much good if I can’t get down my driveway (just as education and other opportunities in a trade association need to be relevant to the member’s business success).

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Volunteer management: I gotta feeling

Aaron Wolowiec

Like many of you, I’ve been known to juggle a handful of volunteer roles in addition to my nine-to-five job at any given point in time during my association management career. Whether volunteer, volunteer leader, staff liaison or some other essential component of the volunteer management continuum, we all know what a good experience “feels” like. Above all, people who volunteer for associations expect to be involved effectively.

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Sharing our Great Ideas

Aaron Wolowiec

The event focuses on creative approaches to everyday issues in association management and is built around the sharing of – you guessed it – great ideas. Scott Oser, president, Scott Oser Associates. Scott Oser is the president of Scott Oser Associates and has more than 17 years of marketing experience in the association and publishing industries. Together, Scott and I will present: Under Pressure: Navigating Extreme Association Trends.

Association Disruption: What’s your Educational Moonshot?

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How grand is your association’s vision for your educational programs? Thinking small isn’t going to turn your association into a market leader and innovator, but an educational moonshot will. At the 2019 digitalNow conference , Dr. Radhika Dirks, CEO and co-founder of XLabs , talked to an audience of association executives about her work with moonshots. Can you think of a wicked problem in society that your association could solve? Association moonshots.

Making the Case for an Interim Association Executive : Off Stage

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14, 2011 - Making the Case for an Interim Association Executive. I have a friend, now retired, who served as AE of a Michigan Realtor association for over 40 years. He was well loved by the members, and for most of the association members, his name was synonymous with all that was good about their profession—ethics, MLS, education programs, collegiality. The members had never known anything but a smoothly running association, a well-oiled machine.

Sense of Belonging Should Power Associations

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It almost always starts a conversation with a fellow Buckeye (or sometimes a Michigan fan!). If so, what is your association doing to create a sense of belonging for its members? SCD Group association management associations Simon Sinek Start with Why O-H-I-O association executives sense of belonging association leadership ASAE Knowing Your WHY creates a sense of belonging.

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Timing Associations and NCAA Basketball Games: How much learning time in your conference?

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The NCAA national basketball championship plays out tonight (4/8) with Michigan facing Louisville. Most associations promote the learning value of their conferences and conventions. Association business sessions (annual meeting). By the way, don’t count it as learning time if your general session features one or more “big name speakers” giving their canned speech and don’t count the required “association fluff.” (You

3 reasons to know your association’s RPM (Revenue Per Member)

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What is Your Association's RPM (Revenue Per Member)? When I interviewed Rob Fowler, president/CEO of the Small Business Association Of Michigan, for my September 20 post about SBAM’s freemium membership model , he talked about their Revenue Per Member or RPM metric. It made me realize many association’s may not think about the importance of knowing your RPM. Or even of including RPM in your association’s metrics dashboard.

Innovation, Freeloaders, Mistakes & 3 Other Reads for Association Executives

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Getting Rid of the Freeloaders in Your Association: Is it Realistic? When Amy Wrzesniewski, an associate professor at Yale, and Jane E. Dutton, a professor at the University of Michigan, along with other researchers, looked at workers in a wide range of organizations, from hospital cleaners to administrators and managers, they found several ways in which workers crafted purpose in each profession.

Stronger by Association: AMR Adds Records Coordinator

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AMR MANAGEMENT SERVICES. Michele graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. She worked for several years managing systems, people and records in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. In Michele’s new position she will manage client database(s) and records to ensure proper controls are instituted and maintained with respect to all aspects of the company involving database records/input. Pages. CONTRIBUTORS.

ORGPRO 2013: Learning and networking just like Apple

Aaron Wolowiec

Donna Oser, founder of Vital Associations and chair of the ORGPRO Task Force It’s no secret Michigan’s economy is suffering. Even associations. With leaner staffs, associations are working harder to serve members – those same members who may decide association fees just aren’t in the budget. But what if associations took a risk? Association and supplier leaders will staff the Genius Bars during refreshment breaks.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.4.20

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…. Urgent request for participation in an association professional development survey. How the Michigan SAE lost their website when their hosting company fell victim to ransomware.

Solving the Trade Association Software Dilemma

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The heart and soul of every trade association is its Association Management System or AMS. Whether it’s a CRM system tailored for associations, an industry specific AMS or a homegrown Microsoft Access Database, it’s critical you have a good system for tracking your members, managing your conferences, events, training classes, certifications, membership dues and collections, and other day-to-day membership related activities. James Meyer, Maner Costerisan.

Association Subculture: So, Turd Blossom is Keynoting for ASAE

Association Subculture

One a group exercise to develop a six word memoir for association management where we got to chat, get to know each other and create together (our table came up with "Strategic plan done. See Michigan ). Shelly began her career in change management at the age of 5 when she was enrolled at what was to be the first of the eleven schools she would attend prior to graduating from high school. Shelly blogs at Association Subculture because her cat is a bad listener.

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Bleisure Travel: A Growing Trend for Conference Attendees

Associations Now

Here’s why association meetings may want to make the most of the trend. Back in April I had the opportunity to attend ASAE’s Great Ideas in Association Management Conference, Asia-Pacific , in Hong Kong. I spent my first few days doing what I normally do at any ASAE conference: attend sessions, talk to members, and write meeting-related news for Associations Now. How does your association help conference attendees turn a business trip into bleisure travel?

Thursday Buzz: What Your Kids Think About How You Use Social Media

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According to the study [PDF] by researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of Washington, kids are serious and sensible about the kinds of social media rules they’d give their parents. Managing kids’ technology use was once much easier for parents,” said Alexis Hiniker. Virtual’s Association Management Blog tells you how to protect your next meeting from housing scams.

Is Your Association at a Crossroads?

Association Adviser

Thanks to mobile, members are dictating their experience with associations, not the other way around. The 21st century [association] leader will have a skill set that is based on collaboration, listening and nurturing, rather than command and control. Debra McGuire , CEO of the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians , advised taking a cultural snapshot of your members, volunteer leadership, management and staff. Hank Berkowitz, Editor-in-Chief.

Trade Association CEO Support: Volunteer Development: Coaching

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Trade Association CEO Support. The role of association CEO is diverse and whether youre a volunteer or a paid staff executive director this blog is the starting line for concepts and ideas to solve your leadership challenges. The Role of Association CEO. Whether your association budget is large with many staff or your budget is small with few or no full-time staff, the responsibilities of the CEO are common and many. Debbie Cook, Michigan Automotive Parts Assoc.

Trade Association CEO Support: Keys to a Strong Trade Association

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Trade Association CEO Support. The role of association CEO is diverse and whether youre a volunteer or a paid staff executive director this blog is the starting line for concepts and ideas to solve your leadership challenges. The Role of Association CEO. Whether your association budget is large with many staff or your budget is small with few or no full-time staff, the responsibilities of the CEO are common and many. Keys to a Strong Trade Association.

Trade Association CEO Support: Consolidating (merging) trade.

Trade Association CEO Blog

Trade Association CEO Support. The role of association CEO is diverse and whether youre a volunteer or a paid staff executive director this blog is the starting line for concepts and ideas to solve your leadership challenges. The Role of Association CEO. Whether your association budget is large with many staff or your budget is small with few or no full-time staff, the responsibilities of the CEO are common and many. Consolidating (merging) trade associations.

Breaking new ground: the Virtual Employee (part 4 of the series_.

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In a blog post titled “ Managing Virtual Employees ”, Nipah Shah cites an example of an employee working as a financial analyst for a company in the United Kingdom—and she lives in Michigan. Work and people management in a virtual environment means that you will have to learn new techniques and respond to an often more demanding and challenging personnel environment. Which brings us to the economics of running virtual associations. Blog Manager

Trade Association CEO Support: Balancing the Board-CEO.

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Trade Association CEO Support. The role of association CEO is diverse and whether youre a volunteer or a paid staff executive director this blog is the starting line for concepts and ideas to solve your leadership challenges. The Role of Association CEO. Whether your association budget is large with many staff or your budget is small with few or no full-time staff, the responsibilities of the CEO are common and many. Labels: Governance , Management.

Trade Association CEO Support: Projects Unique to State Associations

Trade Association CEO Blog

Trade Association CEO Support. The role of association CEO is diverse and whether youre a volunteer or a paid staff executive director this blog is the starting line for concepts and ideas to solve your leadership challenges. The Role of Association CEO. Whether your association budget is large with many staff or your budget is small with few or no full-time staff, the responsibilities of the CEO are common and many. Projects Unique to State Associations.

Trade Association CEO Support: Volunteer Development

Trade Association CEO Blog

Trade Association CEO Support. The role of association CEO is diverse and whether youre a volunteer or a paid staff executive director this blog is the starting line for concepts and ideas to solve your leadership challenges. The Role of Association CEO. Whether your association budget is large with many staff or your budget is small with few or no full-time staff, the responsibilities of the CEO are common and many. Debbie Cook, Michigan Automotive Parts Assoc.

Trade Association CEO Support: Strategic Planning

Trade Association CEO Blog

Trade Association CEO Support. The role of association CEO is diverse and whether youre a volunteer or a paid staff executive director this blog is the starting line for concepts and ideas to solve your leadership challenges. The Role of Association CEO. Whether your association budget is large with many staff or your budget is small with few or no full-time staff, the responsibilities of the CEO are common and many. Debbie Cook, Michigan Automotive Parts Assoc.

Trade Association CEO Support: The Budget

Trade Association CEO Blog

Trade Association CEO Support. The role of association CEO is diverse and whether youre a volunteer or a paid staff executive director this blog is the starting line for concepts and ideas to solve your leadership challenges. The Role of Association CEO. Whether your association budget is large with many staff or your budget is small with few or no full-time staff, the responsibilities of the CEO are common and many. Debbie Cook, Michigan Automotive Parts Assoc.

Trade Association CEO Support: Using Technology

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Trade Association CEO Support. The role of association CEO is diverse and whether youre a volunteer or a paid staff executive director this blog is the starting line for concepts and ideas to solve your leadership challenges. The Role of Association CEO. Whether your association budget is large with many staff or your budget is small with few or no full-time staff, the responsibilities of the CEO are common and many. managers arent going to like this idea: I.T.

100% Attendance, Part 1 : Off Stage

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She was a new Realtor association exec whose board of directors wanted her to get up to speed quickly on NAR policy and other unique challenges of our organization. It was a long way between Northern Michigan and the East Coast, and we settled on weekly phone sessions and reading assignments. 1: Any association can use these tools. Even if youre an association of 60 members plopped down in the middle of Prairie Flats, Middle America, you can use these tools. #2:

Trade Association CEO Support: The Benefit of Networking

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Trade Association CEO Support. The role of association CEO is diverse and whether youre a volunteer or a paid staff executive director this blog is the starting line for concepts and ideas to solve your leadership challenges. The Role of Association CEO. Whether your association budget is large with many staff or your budget is small with few or no full-time staff, the responsibilities of the CEO are common and many. Debbie Cook, Michigan Automotive Parts Assoc.

The Story of a Non-Profit Organization : Off Stage

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Well, THIS interesting story begins some 40 years ago, when a group of enthusiasts who played a certain musical instrument (let’s say the Musical Saw—a contradiction in terms, of course, but a popular instrument in many rural areas) got together and formed an organization to encourage and preserve the heritage of this instrument and its music in the state of Michigan. AND a professional association manager, I was asked to visit the bylaws of the SBBB Club and see what was up.

Trade Association CEO Support: Can You Push a String Without.

Trade Association CEO Blog

Trade Association CEO Support. The role of association CEO is diverse and whether youre a volunteer or a paid staff executive director this blog is the starting line for concepts and ideas to solve your leadership challenges. The Role of Association CEO. Whether your association budget is large with many staff or your budget is small with few or no full-time staff, the responsibilities of the CEO are common and many. Debbie Cook, Michigan Automotive Parts Assoc.

Trade Association CEO Support: Why do we attend a conference?

Trade Association CEO Blog

Trade Association CEO Support. The role of association CEO is diverse and whether youre a volunteer or a paid staff executive director this blog is the starting line for concepts and ideas to solve your leadership challenges. The Role of Association CEO. Whether your association budget is large with many staff or your budget is small with few or no full-time staff, the responsibilities of the CEO are common and many. Labels: Management. Event Management. (1).

Trade Association CEO Support: Event Planning Checklist

Trade Association CEO Blog

Trade Association CEO Support. The role of association CEO is diverse and whether youre a volunteer or a paid staff executive director this blog is the starting line for concepts and ideas to solve your leadership challenges. The Role of Association CEO. Whether your association budget is large with many staff or your budget is small with few or no full-time staff, the responsibilities of the CEO are common and many. Labels: Event Management. Event Management.

Stronger by Association: AMR Promotes, Hires Additional Staff

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AMR MANAGEMENT SERVICES. – Thanks to continued growth, AMR Management Services has been able to offer several employees new opportunities as well as hired additional staff to fulfill expanding client needs. Melanie Bowzer , hired in January 2011 as a marketing and communications coordinator, now serves as Executive Director of the Association of Medical Illustrators, a professional society of more than 800 graphic artists in the life sciences and healthcare field.

Trade Association CEO Support: Newsletter Distribution

Trade Association CEO Blog

Trade Association CEO Support. The role of association CEO is diverse and whether youre a volunteer or a paid staff executive director this blog is the starting line for concepts and ideas to solve your leadership challenges. The Role of Association CEO. Whether your association budget is large with many staff or your budget is small with few or no full-time staff, the responsibilities of the CEO are common and many. Debbie Cook, Michigan Automotive Parts Assoc.

The First Milepost for the 3-Way Management Team

Trade Association CEO Blog

Trade Association CEO Support. The role of association CEO is diverse and whether youre a volunteer or a paid staff executive director this blog is the starting line for concepts and ideas to solve your leadership challenges. The Role of Association CEO. Whether your association budget is large with many staff or your budget is small with few or no full-time staff, the responsibilities of the CEO are common and many. The First Milepost for the 3-Way Management Team.

Trade Association CEO Support: Marketing Materials

Trade Association CEO Blog

Trade Association CEO Support. The role of association CEO is diverse and whether youre a volunteer or a paid staff executive director this blog is the starting line for concepts and ideas to solve your leadership challenges. The Role of Association CEO. Whether your association budget is large with many staff or your budget is small with few or no full-time staff, the responsibilities of the CEO are common and many. Debbie Cook, Michigan Automotive Parts Assoc.

Members Get Members. Staff? Not So Much.

Trade Association CEO Blog

Trade Association CEO Support. The role of association CEO is diverse and whether youre a volunteer or a paid staff executive director this blog is the starting line for concepts and ideas to solve your leadership challenges. The Role of Association CEO. Whether your association budget is large with many staff or your budget is small with few or no full-time staff, the responsibilities of the CEO are common and many. Most trade associations have no big hook.

SCD Group: Association Strategy: Hire Slower, Fire Faster

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AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Association Strategy: Hire Slower, Fire Faster. HIRING SLOWER Hiring managers need to focus on more than just the resume and the brief hiring interview. Just think how much time and money would have been saved if a little more were invested on the front end of the employment process than all the costs (both real and psychological) in "managing out" misfit employees on the back end. Pages. About. Contact.