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2018 Annual Convention Sessions Descriptions
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Board Development & Engagement

Presented by William Brown, Texas A&M University

Sunday, September 23, 2018, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Target Audience: Executives
Session Type: General
CAE Domain: Domain 5 - Governance and Structure
CMP Domain: Domain E - Human Resources

 

In this two part session, review key practices and current research to build a stronger more effective board.  The session presents recruitment, selection, and engagement strategies that help associations identify capable and committed board members.  There will be open discussion of practices and challenges..


Better Together - How to Have the Tough Talks with a Positive Outcome

Presented by Erin Marcus, Conquer the Conversation

Monday, September 24, 2018, 9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
Target Audience: Executives & Associates 
Session Type: General Session  
CAE Domain: Domain 2 - Leadership
CMP Domain: Domain J - Professionalism

 

Businesses waste money and suffer unnecessary difficulties because of people’s inability to have difficult conversations. Not anymore! Erin teaches how to have the conversations that need to happen so you don’t lose money, lose focus, and suffer the consequences of inaction.  She provides the motivation to try to do things differently; to realize that it doesn’t have to be so hard and make sure you understand what you stand to lose by not communicating better.  


This Time is Different…

Presented by Chris Donaldson, Donaldson Educational Services

Monday, September 24, 2018, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Target Audience: Executives & Associates 
Session Type: General Session 
CAE Domain:  Domain 1 - Organizational Management
CMP Domain: Domain B - Project Management


In a typical day for busy executives and those in leadership, the pressure and demands for your time can sometimes seem impossible to manage. From membership to leadership, regulators and fellow staff members, and don’t forget our family and friends...who doesn’t want a little of our time to schedule another “meeting?!” You likely want to do it all and achieve great things, but it feels like there just isn’t enough time. This session will challenge the way you look at the clock and realize that this time is different.

 

6 Steps to Conquering the Conversation

Presented by Erin Marcus, Conquer the Conversation

Monday, September 24, 2018, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Target Audience: Executives  
Session Type: Breakout 
CAE Domain: Domain 2 - Leadership
CMP Domain: Domain J - Professionalism


Looking to take an even deeper dive? This session will help you improve sales, customer service and employee relations in one fell swoop and walk away with the tactical tools that help you "conquer the conversation." Erin will help you identify your automatic communication tendencies and the awareness of how this affects your interactions with others.  Come learn what you need to do to relate to almost anyone and how to turn confrontation into conversation and ultimately improve your relationships.


Enhanced Communications

Presented by Edwin Adams, PharmD, The Adams Leadership Institute

Monday, September 24, 2018, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Target Audience: Associates 
Session Type: Breakout 

CAE Domain: Domain 2: Leadership
CMP Domain: Domain E: Human Resources


Leadership is influence. The way we choose to use our communication skills will have a significant impact on our influence - for the better or worse. If you want to learn how to connect and thereby become more effective in everything you do, there’s good news…enhanced communication can be learned! In this session, we will review key concepts and strategies that will elevate your connect-ability and elevate your lid of leadership capacity. Because as we all know, everything rises and falls on leadership.


Technology Trends and the Effects on Associations

Presented by Reginald Henry, CAE, ASAE

Monday, September 24, 2018, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Target Audience: Executives  
Session Type: Breakout 
CAE Domain: Domain 4: Knowledge Management & Research
CMP Domain: Domain G: Meeting or Event Design


With the amount of disruption in (and caused by) technology today, it is important for associations to focus on what's really important. Creating member value! Strategically, what are the technologies and technology trends associations should be focused on?  What do these trends mean from a member and staff expectations perspective? Reggie Henry will discuss (and in some cases, demonstrate) some of these technologies and related topics facing organizations today.  The session will include peer to peer sharing!

 

Industry Peer Power Hour

Peer Facilitated
Monday, September 24, 2018, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Target Audience: Associates
Session Type: Breakout 
CAE Domain: Domain 8: Programs, Products, and Services
CMP Domain: Domain A: Strategic Planning


Whether you are selling a hotel or a service, the industry is changing, presenting both challenges and opportunities.  This session will allow peer to peer idea sharing to meet those changes to make you work with your clients to be Better Together.


 

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