Have a Cow, Man: Florida Cattlemen, Brewer Team Up on New Beer

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Tampa-based Cigar City Brewing is making a new limited-edition milk stout—with proceeds supporting the Florida Cattlemen’s Foundation, a nonprofit offshoot of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association. The Florida Cattlemen’s Association, a trade group that represents the state’s cattle ranchers, is taking that to heart—going so far as to work with Cigar City Brewing, a popular craft brewery in Tampa, via its Florida Cattlemen’s Foundation.

Black Groups Meet in Florida Despite Calls for Boycott

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Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to clarify that earlier reports of celebrities committing to a boycott of Florida are unconfirmed. In the wake of the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial and protests surrounding Florida’s stand-your-ground law, many high-profile figures have called for vacationers and convention-goers to boycott the state, but that’s not stopping several African-American groups from meeting there this week.


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Who’s That Man With the Package In Your Lobby?

Association Adviser

This month’s Corner Office Spotlight focuses on Frank Rudd, President & CEO of the Florida Society of Association Executives (FSAE) which will join forces with the Tallahassee Society of. From the Corner Office Leadership association management communication clutter Florida Society of Association Executives Frank Rudd TSAE

Symphony, Football and Associations: Teamwork Wins the Day

SCD Group

The other night my wife and I joined another couple at the Southwest Florida Symphony’s performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in D Minor Ode to Joy. During the season and even now, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer talks about building a culture of trust and leadership. Building an intentional leadership-focused culture would be an unusual approach for a college sports team.

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Best of the Web: April 2014

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Association Leadership. Best of the Web ASAE ASAE Annual Meeting Association Executive Roundtable Association Media & Publishing GSAE Membership & Marketing Conference millennials Multifamily Florida print media shared value Posts We Like: Managing Print Profitably. Deciding whether to contain costs, invest—or both—in legacy products in the age of digital. Bill Mickey. FOLIO. We Can’t All Blame Ourselves: Why Millennials Need to Pull Their Own Weight.

Association Subculture: Sad Cat Not Sad - Visions That Matter

Association Subculture

I just got back from facilitating a board retreat with a client of mine in Florida. The Waning Days of Leadership in Association Management. leadership. (9). SmartBlog on Leadership. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, February 13, 2012. Sad Cat Not Sad - Visions That Matter. image from [link] ). One thing we focused on was the vision of the organization and what it should look and sound like. Look at the above image.

Associations Respond to Hurricane Harvey

Spark Consulting

With Houston and Louisiana still drying – and digging – out and Hurricane Irma about to strike Florida, I wanted to summarize some good practices that have emerged. changeblogging leadership ASAE Power of AIn case you missed it, ASAE’s Collaborate forum (member login required) has recently been hosting a robust discussion of how associations are helping their members and the local community in Houston and southwest Louisiana respond to Hurricane Harvey.

Generational Diversity in 50 Minutes

Jamie Notter

Leadership insight.right when you need it. That’s all the time I was allotted to present on Generations at the Florida Society of Association Executives meeting last week: 50 minutes. Leadership. Consulting. Speaking. About. Contact. Generations. Humanize. Books: Jamie Notter. Generational Diversity in 50 Minutes. Posted July 26, 2011. in Generational Diversity. Tweet.

Hack Your Association

Reid All About it

That’s a 3D printer from the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation and Training METIL Lab. Bob Johansen , author of Leaders Make the Future: Ten New Leadership Skills for an Uncertain World , says the best leaders are makers: “All humans have at least a touch of what I call the maker instinct, but most leaders have a serious dose since they must make and remake the organizations they lead. Tagged: Association , digitalNow , Innovation , Leadership , Volunteers.

Associations Live: Cognitive Surplus

Associations Live

Last year, I had the opportunity to see Clay Shirky live at the DigitalNow Conference in Florida. Leadership. (11). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Associations Live. Connecting MSAE members and a world of ideas! Friday, July 9, 2010. Cognitive Surplus.

The 2017 AGC ELI Conference Was Incredible


The GrowthZone team just returned from three packed days of professional development, networking, and leadership growth at The Associated General Contractors of America Executive Leadership Institute annual conference. From fantastic keynote speakers to intriguing breakout sessions, it was the premier gathering of chapter executives to exchange best practices and hone leadership skills.

Hurricanes and Asynchronous Communication

Eric Lanke

We have members in Texas and Florida (Houston and Sarasota, to be precise), but everything coming out of our office was, damn the hurricanes, full speed ahead. Associations LeadershipHurricanes Harvey and Irma were on everyone's mind these last few weeks. Even if you weren't directly affected by them through mandatory evacuations, storm damage, or the tragic loss of life, the hurricanes were undoubtedly on your mind and they probably impacted the way you did your job.

ASAE Hosts Congressional Town Hall, Association Advocacy on COVID-19


Susan Robertson, CAE, president and CEO, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership. Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE, vice president for public policy, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership. Stephanie Murphy, member of Congress representing Orlando, Florida.

Gratitude, Happiness, and Improvement

Smooth The Path

I am grateful that my work takes me to interesting places from friendly Ottawa, Canada to beautiful Portland, Oregon and even to hurricane-ravaged Marco Island, Florida. Association Leadership constant improvement continuous improvement forward thinking happiness improvement thoughtfulDid you ever feel like you should be happier than you were? I felt like that.

When I Choose to Spend More Nights on the Road

Eric Lanke

Four nights on the road in four different hotels--two in Texas and two in Florida. You see, although we call it our Annual Conference, it is more properly thought of as our executive leadership conference, with the CEOs and senior executives of our member companies almost exclusively in attendance, more than half of them bringing their spouses to socialize in addition to network and learn. Associations Leadership image source This past week was a brutal one for me.

Time to get in the game. There’s a game being played?

YourMembership Blog

Last week we hosted our monthly Thought Leadership Webinar , featuring a whitepaper published by Association Laboratory entitled Looking Forward 2014: An Environmental Scanning Whitepaper for the Association Industry. Case in point is the Florida Bar Association. Even though every lawyer in Florida belongs to the Florida Bar, membership does not guarantee employment.

Training Board Members As Brand Champions on Social and Beyond

Beth Kanter

” It was an interactive workshop and the content was on how to leverage senior leaders, board, and staff as champions on social channels. Rachel Calderon, Marketing and Communications Manager, Central Florida Foundation was a workshop participant and after the workshop we brainstormed a design for training her board members to be champions. She agreed to write up her process and experience – and especially grateful as I’m in London now teaching the same topic.

8 Points Associations Can Learn from Ohio State’s Marching Band

SCD Group

I gleaned ideas from band director Jonathan Waters’ presentation and discussion with the Ohio State Alumni Club of Southwest Florida. Encourage servant leadership. ASAE association culture association executives association leadership association management Ohio State University Marching Band SCD Group TBDBITL The hugely successful Ohio State University Marching Band incorporates several practices for associations and nonprofit organizations.

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Better Because You Were There

Velvet Chainsaw

This was shortly after the killings of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, in 2012, and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014.

People Want to Associate With Winners

SCD Group

I thought about this as I read a local story about the spike in admission applications at Florida Golf Coast University after the inspiring success of its “Dunk City” basketball team in the NCAA basketball tournament. ASAE Association CEOs association communications association executives association leadership association marketing association membership SCD Group winning organizations

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

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.5.21

Reid All About it

I’m Speaking: Conversations on Race, Gender and Ethical Leadership – Conversations That Move. Host: University of South Florida, Muma College of Business, Women and Leadership Initiative. Host/Presenter: Cynthia D’Amour, MBA, Leadership Strategist, People Power Unlimited.

Association Management Group (AMG) CEO Paul Mengert Named Educator of the Year by Community Associations Institute (CAI)


Mengert credits his ongoing continuing education for contributing to his business savvy and leadership skills. Its mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership, and responsible citizenship.

Amusement Park Group Moving to Orlando

Associations Now

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions announced its plans to relocate to Orlando, Florida—the epicenter of the industry. The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions is flocking to Florida—much like many of its members’ customers do—to get up close and personal to Cinderella, Mickey Mouse, Harry Potter, Shamu, and the many other attractions that fill the state’s array of amusement parks.

Carole Baskin is killing it in marketing: How the non-profit in ‘Tiger King’ dominates digital strategy

Association Success

Under the leadership of Carole Baskin, it has grown from a humble 4,208 visitors in 1998 to more than 30,000 visitors last year. Carole Baskin in Tampa, Florida, has 100 times more views than WWF. “ But, just like Florida, people don’t care about the rough edges.

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3 Examples of Why Associations Should Staff Appropriately for Conventions

SCD Group

After leaving, we looked at each other and wondered why the Post Office is surprised, after all snowbirds in Florida is an annual event. SCD Group association management association conferences association executives association leadership ASAE Over the last 35 years as an association executive, I’ve had eight or nine boards question why we had so many staff at the board meetings and/or conventions.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.1.20

Reid All About it

Florida Society of Association Executives ). How is your association demonstrating leadership to its members and community? Reggie Henry, CAE (moderator), chief information and engagement officer, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership.

Electronic Billboards: The Rise of a Digital Emergency Tool

Associations Now

Koon, director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, said to the Huffington Post. 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. After the Florida Outdoor Advertising Associations said it would do emergency messaging for free, use of the signs quickly took off—with a 10-day slew of 37 alerts on 75 billboards across the state.

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March Madness Turns to April Gladness – It’s Time for Xperience 2015

YourMembership Blog

This is such a fantastic opportunity to provide training and thought leadership to our customers, while meeting face-to-face with them to discuss the challenges they encounter in their day-to-day work. After all, it’s springtime in Florida! And in closing, I invite you to register for YM’s next Thought Leadership Webinar to be held on April 22 nd , titled Are You Ready for When Millennials Take Over?

Recruiting members. and keeping them

Association Adviser

In the years I’ve served on the Board for the Gainesville Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association ( FPRA Gainesville ), we’ve asked ourselves this same question. Throughout the years, this has led not only to a strong leadership stream in our chapter, but also to long-time friendships. She is president of the Gainesville Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association. Julie Frey, APR, CPRC.

Did You Know? Associations Prepared for a Natural Disaster or Cyber Attack, But Not Other Potential Crises

Association Adviser

However, should the worst happen, your association does not want to be caught lacking the leadership and confidence to effectively mitigate the incident and keep everyone as safe as possible. Even if the worst does not happen, going through the exercise of crisis planning and advertising to your members that your leadership knows what they’ll do in case of event emergency can make your event (and membership in your association) even more attractive.

26 ways association professionals find problem-solving inspiration

Association Success

Local leadership organizations: For association leaders looking to make connections locally or regionally, local or regional chambers of commerce and societies of association executives offer accessible networking. .

Making the case for chapters

Mariner Management

Share demographic data, Recognizing that there is no one size fits all, Adding content and training to chapter leadership. Here are some next steps to consider in 2021: Ramp up leadership development.

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Xperience2014 is over. Now what? Everything!

YourMembership Blog

From the training workshops, to the one-on-one sessions with YM staff, to the thought leadership tracks, to the product development panel, the rooms were filled with folks taking advantage of every opportunity to learn and share with YourMembership and their peers. Our thought leadership team of Mary Byers, CAE ; Elizabeth Engel, M.A., We shared, we learned, we laughed, we danced, we even played kazoos together – it was a fabulous week in the beautiful Florida sun.

To Stoke Innovation, Fight Your Biases

Associations Now

Jim Harrison, senior creative director at the University of Florida, pinpointed one reason why in a post earlier this month at John Spence’s blog. Innovation isn’t just about the ideas people create, but the environment leaders provide to inspire them.

Use Sponsored Grants to Strengthen Your Membership and Events

Association Adviser

Hester Ndoja, CAE Florida Society of Association Executives. At the Florida Society of Association Executives , a membership dues grant specifically for professionals in the field of association management grew out of a recognized need to help people who still need financial assistance diving in to the association community. Encouraging more young professional involvement early on in their careers helps ensure that FSAE’s future leadership will be strong and sustainable. “I

Cruise Industry Group Finds New Harbor in DC

Associations Now

It’s a tough switch, as many of its employees currently work out of a Florida office. In other cases, a move can be a symptom of a larger shake-up, much like the one that befell the staff and leadership of The New Republic last week. Such is the case with the Cruise Lines Industry Association, which announced last week that it will close its longtime Fort Lauderdale, Florida, location and consolidate its U.S. Could Virtual Work?

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Association Executive Calling it Quits

SCD Group

Well, SCD Group’s move to Florida has begun and I have a fuller appreciation of the issues around knowing when to leave. Louis Institute of Association Leadership’s web site. SCD Group is relocating its office. During this transition, Steve is revisiting and/or updating some former blogs. Last fall I posted two pieces about "knowing when it is time to leave: 13 Associations Execs Share Comments on “How do you know when it is time to leave?”.

Workplace Rudeness Is Highly Contagious, Study Says

Associations Now

How does the leadership behave? Researchers from the University of Florida tracked graduate business school students who were practicing negotiation techniques with their classmates. How does the leadership behave? Rude coworkers can make your blood boil, and, according to a new study, their bad behavior can spread like a virus. An HR consultant shares some tips for preventing the sickness from infecting the whole office.

It’s a Great Time to Be a Young Association Professional: Erin Sevitz on Working Hard, Being Agile and Leaving Your Mark

Association Adviser

In college, I was part of the University of Florida Student Chapter of the American Marketing Association. When I worked for Naylor I was based in Florida, but eventually I wanted to return to Houston. Sevitz is a University of Florida graduate with bachelor’s degrees in English and French and tweets on leadership, branding and the workspace @ESevitz.