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. Significant percentages of association memberships attend annual meetings or trade shows.

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. 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. The ASAE Great Ideas Conference is right around the corner.

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.

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. Can you think of a wicked problem in society that your association could solve?

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. The members had never known anything but a smoothly running association, a well-oiled machine. Blog Manage

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? 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).

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.

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. But what if associations took a risk? Association and supplier leaders will staff the Genius Bars during refreshment breaks.

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.

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

Associations Now

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.

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. It’s also critical you have a good financial accounting software solution for tracking expenses, paying bills, managing against your budgets, and reporting on your financial condition.

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 blogs at Association Subculture because her cat is a bad listener.

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Bleisure Travel: A Growing Trend for Conference Attendees

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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.

Trade Association CEO Support: Volunteer Development: Coaching

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: Keys to a Strong Trade Association

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. 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.

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

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. managers arent going to like this idea: I.T.

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. Which brings us to the economics of running virtual associations.

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.

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.

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).

The Story of a Non-Profit Organization : Off Stage

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The festival continued to grow, and the overnight campout for 30 people eventually exploded into a 4-day festival with 200 workshops, 50 vendors, 750 camping units, back-to-back stage shows, and the mournful sound of several hundred musical saws wafting over Michigan. Financial Management.

Maintain Motivation and Balance to Avoid Small-Staff Burnout

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. 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.

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.

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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. She will report to USFRA Assistant General Manager Cindy Hackmann.

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.

Trade Association CEO Support: The Newsletter

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. This presents a dilemma for state associations.

Sample Strategy and guidelines for Group/Affinity Services

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. Association]. Event Management. (1).