Atlanta Teams With Associations on Airport Security Test Project

Associations Now

The city of Atlanta announced a deal with Airports Council International and the International Air Transport Association to try the new security approach, making the city’s airport the first to do so in the U.S. The future of airport security is flying into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)—and it’s doing so with the help of a duo of associations. Atlanta is the first U.S. “Smart Security” is coming to ATL.

If You Don’t Know the Answer, Find the Answer

Association Adviser

Atlanta Apartment Association vice president Russ Webb shares his thoughts about the need for constant innovation, accountability and fun in the modern association era. From the Corner Office Leadership Atlanta Apartment Association careers Georgia Apartment Association leadership member communication membership National Apartment Association Russ Webb volunteer volunteering


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Association Leadership: Stepping Into Chairs Role

SCD Group

Category 1, while a challenge, can be overcome by strong executive staff leadership. The Solution: Kellen Company’s account executives working for this organization engage in regular telephone communication with the organization’s President to provide organizational updates and, indirectly, provide guidance and leadership development. In addition, governance and leadership orientations for Presidents are being expanded to include the President-Elect.

What’s trending?

Aaron Wolowiec

But, she said, “Attending ORGPRO is an opportunity to leverage and build relationships and to learn the latest about state issues, peer-to-peer learning and perspectives on association leadership in general.”. 6 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Susan Robertson, executive vice president of American Society for Association Executives. From the minute we get up to the minute we go to bed, we’re surrounded by it: social media. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Skype.

Fraternity Leadership Group Calls for an End to Hazing

Associations Now

Flanagan questioned whether fraternity leadership is “acting in an ethical manner” by punishing members for misdeeds or is “keeping a cool distance from the mayhem.” “These cases … significantly overshadow all the good done by fraternities and their members today,” he wrote, noting members’ philanthropic work, community service, academic performance, and presence in business and political leadership positions later in life.

Putting Your Reputation on the Line

Reid All About it

As a father, thinking about your 16-, 17-year-old killing themselves, I thought somebody needed to say something,” he told WSB TV in Atlanta. “I Tagged: Leadership , Personal Branding , Public Relations. Life Leadership Personal Branding Public RelationsEarlier this month I read a post in the Daily Dish , Andrew Sullivan’s blog at The Atlantic, about a megachurch pastor in Georgia, Jim Swilley, who decided to publicly come out of the closet.

How to Recover, Relaunch, and Rebound Your Association

Moery Company

You need to get into podcasting as another channel for your thought leadership in your industry. That’s more important than having your meetings at destinations such as Charleston, Atlanta, or Nashville to name a few. We’ve adjusted, adapted, and pivoted.

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From the Corner Office: Wendy Kavanagh, CAE, Georgia Society of Association Executives

Association Adviser

May 2011 -- Leadership This month, the Corner Office spotlight shines on Wendy Kavanagh, CAE, president of the Georgia Society of Association Executives (GSAE) , the Atlanta-based organization devoted to enhancing the careers of association leaders who live and work in the Peach State.

The Glamourous Life

Eric Lanke

It was Atlanta, if memory serves. Associations LeadershipThose of you who are seasoned travelers, you might want to skip this one. I've been traveling on business since I started my career in association management -- twenty-four years now. In fact, my first flight on an airplane was the first time I traveled on business. The purpose of the trip? That was long ago lost in the fog. My most recent trip was to Nashville.

Association Leaders Weigh in About Member Challenges, Millennials, Talent Development and Pivoting for the Future

Association Adviser

Note: Full text of this thought leadership roundtable can be found in the 2016 issue of Association Adviser magazine – coming soon. Russ Webb, Atlanta Apartment Association. Russ Webb , vice president of the Atlanta Apartment Association (AAA) : Our communications coordinator is only one year out of college. AA: Do you have any special networking and leadership development programs for your young members?

Association Professionals Are Experts

Eric Lanke

It was springtime in Atlanta, after all, and several of the folks around the table (including myself) were suffering from our first taste of seasonal allergies. Associations LeadershipI had an interesting pair of experiences last week. I was attending a technical workshop sponsored by my association and one of our university partners.

Moving Forward: How to Recover, Relaunch, and Rebound – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 234

Moery Company

You need to get into podcasting as another channel for your thought leadership in your industry. That’s more important than having your meetings at destinations such as Charleston, Atlanta, or Nashville to name a few.

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How Birthday Cake and Reserved Parking Spots Can Increase Productivity

Association Adviser

Tara Ericson is the group vice president for Naylor, LLC, where she currently oversees Naylor’s Atlanta and Winnipeg sales divisions and specialized industry market teams in Atlanta, Gainesville and Winnipeg. Features From the Front Lines Leadership accomplishments association management employee management employee recognition rewards Tara Ericson, Naylor. Our world consists of a never ending barrage of deadlines.

Members Were My Mentors: Building Consensus Among the Folks Who Build

Association Adviser

After eight years in Louisiana, I ran a chapter in Jacksonville, Florida for six years and then came up to Atlanta to run this chapter in 1995 where I’ve been ever since. AA: How would you describe your leadership style? Since new board leadership comes in every year I have to be the one constant. From the Corner Office AGC Georgia association executive association leadership construction Michael Dunham

6 Lessons for Association Executives

SCD Group

The first stand-alone store, in Atlanta, didn''t open until 1986. ASAE Association CEOs association executives association leadership Coca-Cola Muhtar Kent SCD Group The Wall Street Journal Truett Cathy Muhtar Kent, chairman and chief executive officer of the Coca-Cola Co, wrote an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal headlined Truett Cathy’s Lessons on Life & Business. Who was Truett Cathy? He was the Chick-fil-A founder who died last week at the age of 93.

ASAE Concludes First-Ever Hybrid 2021 ASAE Annual Meeting


More than 500 attendees participated in the in-person Pop-UPs, hosted by the Atlanta CVB; Visit Charlotte; Choose Chicago; Destination Cleveland; Experience Columbus; Visit Dallas; Destination DC; Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB: Discover The Palm Beaches; and Discover Puerto Rico. Atlanta CVB.

Thinking and thriving

Aaron Wolowiec

Q: You’re speaking at ASAE’s Annual Meeting in Atlanta next month. Filed under: Associations , Membership , Professional Development Tagged: ASAE , associations , Associations Unorthodox , boards , digital learning , Jeff De Cagna , leadership , management , membership , Principled Innovation LLC , stakeholders , trends , Twitter. Jeff De Cagna, founder of Principled Innovation LLC.

Synergy in the Boardroom: From Chaos to High Functioning

SCD Group

The Nominating Committee was charged with identifying and vetting all Board and Officer candidates, and empowered and encouraged to deny applications if appropriate so that the membership was presented with election slates comprised only of top candidates for leadership. For Boards that are less likely to have that perspective, the use of a strong Board development, evaluation and nomination process – driven by peers and supplemented by strong staff leadership – can be an invaluable tool.

Conference Circuit: Healthy Schools

Associations Now

The School Nutrition Association’s Annual National Conference begins this weekend in Atlanta. Thousands of school nutrition professionals will make their way to Atlanta in the next few days to learn best practices for creating better financial returns for their school nutrition programs, cooking up healthier school meals, and building stronger outreach in their communities. City: Atlanta. Rundown Attendees: 6,000. Exhibit Booths: 850. Education Sessions: 120 plus.

Why Attend An Association Convention?

SCD Group

Well, I’m in Atlanta attending another annual meeting of ASAE: the Center for Association Leadership. After all, I am an aging association professional focused not on day-to-day association management but rather on thought leadership, blogging, speaking and consulting. If you are like a lot of associations, you have a significant number of “aging Boomers” attending your annual convention.

Conference Circuit: Yogis Embrace Their Potential, Support Others

Associations Now

Plus: Black physicists redirect the conversation about scientific leadership. The Week Ahead: February 25-28: As the largest academic meeting of minority physicists in the United States, the National Society of Black Physicists ’ 2015 Annual Conference in Baltimore will challenge scientists of color to stand at the forefront with the theme “Re-Visioning the Future of Scientific Leadership.” “We The Texas Yoga Conference supports yogis in their quest for self-empowerment.

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Motown magic continues to attract business

Aaron Wolowiec

3-6 in Atlanta, Detroit was a hot topic of conversation. In 2015, ASAE will mark 15 years of its Diversity Executive Leadership Program, which supports individuals from under-represented identity groups in the association community to advance into the ranks of leadership, Graham said. Detroit’s Cobo Center.

Remote Doesn’t Mean Removed—Lead a Successful Virtual Team


Listen to this wisdom from David Caruso (Chapter 13) whose company HighRoad Solution has been virtual since inception: “Our employees live in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Chicago, D.C. If your leadership style is more professional than personal, recalibrate that balance.

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Psychiatric Association Fires Up Innovation Lab at Conference

Associations Now

The American Psychiatric Association’s first-ever innovation lab, to be unveiled at its annual meeting in Atlanta, will feature a $2,500 prize for the winner. Next month the American Psychiatric Association (APA) will host its first-ever Psychiatry Innovation Lab at its annual meeting in Atlanta. a psychiatry resident at Stanford University and an APA leadership fellow.

Thoughts on ASAE12 from DELP

Association Advocacy Chick

This time, I wanted to give you the highs and lows of the conference from the perspective of my colleagues in the Diversity Executive Leadership Program aka DELP. The breakfast, attended by ASAE volunteer leadership, staff and colleagues from the Detroit CVB, celebrated the achievements of DELP scholars in the association community over the past year. If you missed us in Dallas, feel free to stop by when we’re in Atlanta next year.

Recent Changes in UAE Laws Expand Association Business Opportunity


Attending ASAE in Atlanta? “Non Profit” Status Now Recognized Eases Rules to Open Independently. Until recently, if you wanted to open your own commercial operation as an association in the Middle East you were treated like any for-profit corporation. You either had to let locals own 51% of your activities and they got a permanent seat on your Board (among other things) or operate through a free zone, which would give you 100% ownership but categorized as a for profit corporation.

Electronic Billboards: The Rise of a Digital Emergency Tool

Associations Now

There was a case in Atlanta where an electronic billboard was hacked to show a not-safe-for-work shock image. Florida was the first state to use digital signage under Koon’s leadership, during the active hurricane season in 2008—and the potential for the signs became evident. Look up: That flashy electronic billboard may be important to your safety. Outdoor advertising groups are working to relay emergency messages on the signs when needed.

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Keeping the American Dream Alive, One Hotel at a Time

Association Adviser

We have 27 full-time staff in our Atlanta headquarters and five full-timers in D.C., Having leadership experience in any capacity is going to help you run an association — as is the ability to communicate effectively. We had a case right here in metro Atlanta in which one of the local governments was trying to impose a 49 percent property tax on hoteliers on top of the multitude of taxes that already exist. AA : Chip, how would you describe your leadership style?

Airlines for America, Delta Make Best of Breakup

Associations Now

The competition between Delta and the airlines was underlined by Delta’s decision this week to drop its service between Atlanta and Dubai , a major hub for the three carriers. Under Nick Calio’s leadership in recent years, A4A has consistently engaged and worked successfully with our board to identify and challenge issues of most concern to our industry.

How to Produce Association Rock Stars for 100 Years and Beyond

Association Adviser

What started as an offshoot of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce called the Secretaries Club of Atlanta, has grown into an influential state organization with formal bylaws, a code of ethics and organizing principles. We’re also putting together an eBook of leadership profiles from GSAE luminaries. We want to engage that population because they are the future of association leadership. Wendy Kavanagh, Georgia Society of Association Executives.

Spotlight on Diversity Part 1: How One Association’s Women Are Leaning In

Associations Now

Check out Ceela McElveny’s session “Women, Leadership, and the Rise of ‘Lean In’ Circles.” ” To help instill better communication and leadership skills in female colleagues, a group of executive-level women at the American Society of Radiologic Technologists started their own “Lean In Circle.” Great Ideas Headed to ASAE’s 2015 Great Ideas Conference in Orlando, Florida?

Uncovering a ‘Whole World of Secret Introverts’

Associations Now

Flickr: See photos from Atlanta by visiting our Flickr page. Cain says what often calls introverts to leadership roles—and makes them excel—is a passion for a cause that is far stronger than any desire for power or personal gain. “There’s more than one way to do the tasks of modern-day leadership and modern-day work,” she says. Rethink hiring and leadership.

What Happens at GEO Doesn’t Stay at GEO (and that’s a good thing)

Beth Kanter

At our session on leadership, we were asked to turn to someone at our table and share stories. Jennifer and I just happened to be sitting next to one another, but once we started talking, she told me that her foundation was inspired to start a small leadership renewal program after she had learned from my colleague Claire Peeps about Durfee’s sabbatical program at the Pittsburgh conference in 2010.

Future-Proof Your Association By Innovating Small

Association Adviser

Earlier this week, ASAE leaders convened in Atlanta for a leadership retreat focused on anticipating and managing change. On Tuesday, futurist and speaker Scott Steinberg delivered a keynote to get attendees thinking about the types of change associations face and how they can better recognize and harness the power inherent in its inevitable march forward.

Airport Chaplains Group Gives Travelers a Little Faith Along the Way

Associations Now

A wide reach: The first airport chapel opened at Boston’s Logan Airport in 1951 under the leadership of Catholic Archbishop Richard Cushing (who later became a cardinal), according to the IACAC’s site. The annual meeting, held in Atlanta, focused on “The Business of Service,” with many presenters showing how airport chaplains might apply techniques from the business world.

Do Boards Do Enough to Support New CEOs?

Associations Now

The Stanford Social Innovation Review article makes five prescriptions for how a board can help onboard a CEO—”collectively set the new leadership agenda,” “get clear on roles’—but they all effectively boil down to one thing: communication. It’s lonely at the top: A new study suggests that new nonprofit CEOs get little guidance from their boards during their first months on the job.

Is Your Nonprofit Too Old To Barf Rainbows on Snapchat?

Beth Kanter

Another example is the Atlanta Symphony which is trying to entice younger people into the concert hall with behind the scenes snaps. The Annenberg Foundation has been sharing snaps from behind the scenes at its leadership conference. SnapChat has been around for a few years, but I have not focused on it because as a babyboomer I’m not the target demographic. Snapcha t is a mobile app that lets users exchange text messages, photos and videos that disappear in 24 hours.

Everybody’s Doing It: Tips for Healthy Nonprofit Collaborations

Plexus Consulting

By Asia Hadley, Training Coordinator, Foundation Center-Atlanta Do you desire a beneficial partnership? Assess your readiness: Successful partnerships have committed leadership at both the executive and staff levels. Do you dream of having a partnership that will “get your organization’s name out there” in a good way? Are you looking to collaborate to increase your resources? If you answered yes to these questions, you are not alone.

Solutions for Your Membership Conundrum

Association Adviser

NCRA’s Good recalled a time 10 years ago when his leadership team thought trade shows were a dying breed. You also have to sound genuine, according to Russ Webb , vice president of the Atlanta Apartment Association (AAA). Delivering the right value to the right members at the right time. Hank Berkowitz, Association Adviser. Members tell us we’re sending them too much.

The Big Picture: If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It

The Big Picture

Within hours, 92 percent of people responding to a poll on an Atlanta radio station’s Web site said they opposed “Put Your Dreams in Motion” in place of the old slogan. Leadership. 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. « Dream Weavers | Main. | BW Web Smart Project » September 17, 2005.