Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.11.22

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…

daytime moon over a red rock mesa – inspiration for a weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association communityMarketing, membership and communications awards. The deadline to apply for an ASAE Gold Circle Award is Wednesday, February 16. The ​​Gold Circle Awards recognize excellence in marketing, membership and communications efforts across 15 different categories, and highlight the important role these campaigns have in propelling associations forward. ​ASAE recognizes and profiles the winning entries from each category across multiple channels, and positions their associations as leaders in the field.

Year-round conference community. It happens every year at ASAE TEC: the last session is over, we say our goodbyes, get our hugs and leave thinking, “I wish it didn’t have to end.” Well, “it” doesn’t. “It” is that feeling of conference community, conversations and intellectual stimulation that WBT Systems says your association can keep going in a year-round learning community.

AMS/CRM software selection. Check out the results of the AMS/CRM Selection Survey conducted by 501Works, in partnership with Branching Knowledge. Find out what over 230 of your peers really think about the AMS/CRM selection process and what they’ve experienced during selection.

Member experience. Amanda Kaiser says member experience must be the new blueprint for engagement. What stands out in the 33 research studies she’s conducted is how much members not just think but also feel about their membership. She advises focusing beyond transactions (join, register, renew) and behaving more human, finding a new balance between professionalism and “engaging warmness,” and expanding your view of what’s possible in service to your members.

Agile governance. Barry Barresi at Association Ventures Playbook says it’s time to redesign association board practices by embracing agile governance. He suggests identifying the sources and magnitude of resistance to innovation within your association and shares an eight-step plan for activating strategic optionality thinking on your board. A lot to digest but important reading.

 Metaverse hype. Thanks to Ed Zitron for keeping our eyes wide open. He says Mark Zuckerberg is a liar and is lying to us about the metaverse. He makes a strong case. I imagine something will come of the metaverse someday, but whether it adds or extracts value from our life is the question.

Change agility. Change is constant, so Kathi Enderes at The Josh Bersin Company says, “We need to evolve change management from a sibling of project management to a design discipline that nudges people to adopt new behaviors and transform their work.” Her ten lessons of change agility are a step in that direction. “Rather than treating change as a discrete point in time we can ‘manage,’ we need to build the muscle to adapt and evolve to new realities.”

Brain revelations. Your brain doesn’t work the way you think it does, says neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett. This GQ article by Clay Skipper is a great read about the counterintuitive ways your mind processes reality—and why understanding how your brain works might help you feel and get more in control of your emotions and reactions.

Quick hits

  • Strategy development and facilitation are not the same thing. Make sure you hire someone who can do the job you need. (Cecilia Sepp, CAE, CNAP, VEIP)
  • Beware of QuickBooks payment scams. (Roger Grimes, KnowBe4)

Good eats

Skip down to the list of free webinars if you prefer takeout.

  • Inspired by an old McCormick & Schmick’s recipe, I made almond coconut crusted flounder for dinner. Before baking them, I dredged the fillets in a beaten egg, then topped them with a mix of ground almonds, unsweetened coconut, salt, cayenne, ground ginger and melted butter. On the side, a sauté of broccoli stems, carrots and green onions, and a roasted sweet potato.

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Here are the educational events scheduled for next week. If you have a free webinar or event coming up, please send me the link by Wednesday afternoon the week before it’s scheduled. I’ll be happy to feature it as long as it’s not too product-centric.


Fri 2/11 at 12 p.m.* – Mindful Networking

These intimate, virtual conversations are a chance to form meaningful connections with other women and allies in the association technology community. In 2022, each Mindful Networking will feature one of our amazing AWTC award winners. This month, come meet Beth Schweinefuss, Database Manager at ASTHO. Conversations in the breakout rooms will focus on these topics: keeping up with new technologies, data quality/cleansing cadence, favorite National Park, and favorite recipes. More info/register.

Host: Association Women Technology Champions

*All events are online at Eastern Standard Time unless otherwise noted.


Fri 2/11 at 12 p.m. – EventTech Chat

A weekly conversation about meeting and event technology, including software, hardware, and audiovisual for in-person and online events. More info/register.

Host: Brandt Krueger, founder Event Technology Consulting


Fri 2/11 at 4 p.m. – What To Do If You’ve Been PIP’ed

Being put on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) can feel like a slap in the face. The PIP outlines what an employee has to do to improve and when the employee will be re-assessed to see if the PIP goals were met. Learn how to respond to a Performance Improvement Plan in the best way possible for a win-win outcome. More info/register (must join before registering).

Host: Fridays@4

Presenter: Laura Wood, published author and president/chief HR solutions officer


Mon 2/14 at 1 p.m. – What has Changed about the Member Experience? (Chatting with Agnes & Cecilia)

This series of 15- to 20-minute videos covers hot topics and issues related to 501c organization management. New episodes are posted around 1 p.m. every Monday. Check out Cecilia’s Nonprofit Executive Spotlight series too.

Guest: Joy Duling, CEO of The Joy of Membership, Founder of JourneyCARE Software

Hosts:

  • Cecilia Sepp, CAE, CNAP, principal and founder, Rogue Tulips LLC
  • Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman

Tue 2/15 at 11 a.m. – 3 in 30: Tools & Tips to Easily Improve Strategic Planning

In 30 minutes, you’ll learn 3 great strategic planning tools you can actually use the next day. If you have to do long-term planning, don’t miss this engaging online session. That might be board-level strategic planning or plotting the direction of your team or department. We’ll cover three do-it-yourself techniques that will: turbocharge how quickly participants generate ideas, choose the best ones, and come to agreement; easily sift through products and services that are winners and losers; and find best options to act on now despite an uncertain future. More info/register.

Host: Lee Gimpel, founder of Better Meetings


Tue 2/15 at 1 p.m. – ASAE HR Conversation with the Experts

COVID has created unpredictability and complex problems in the workplace. There are no best practices established yet to solve these problems and now more than ever we need to lean on our HR colleagues to come up with solutions and share our organization’s experiences. Join a discussion on the horizon of HR for 2022. What are the current issues we are each facing, what have we learned from 2020/2021 and what new skills do we need as HR professionals to operate successfully in this new workplace? 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: ASAE Finance and Business Operations Advisory Council

Presenters:

  • Stacey Berk, Founder & Managing Consultant of Expand HR Consulting
  • Sara Curtis, Director of Human Resources at the American Society of Anesthesiologists and chair of the FBO Council
  • Patricia (PJ) Trudeau, Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at the Association for Corporate Counsel and founder of the HR Roundtable

Tue 2/15 at 2 p.m. – How Do We Remain Strategic In Ongoing Disruption?

What does strategy even mean right now as the conditions in which we do business continue to shift? “Being nimble” is ideal, but how does that work internally for teams? How do you address the energetic toll in redirection? How can we take care of ourselves as leaders? I’m seeing a lot of burnout, departures and shifting seats—how can leaders take care of themselves when we haven’t even reached the “new normal” yet, we’re still in this? If these questions are top of mind for you too, join the conversation. 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: InspirEd

Facilitators:

  • Jamie Notter, co-founder and growth/culture strategist, PROPEL
  • Shane Feldman, CEO, Innivee Strategies
  • Cliff Johnson, President, Pipeline Research Council International
  • Tracy King, InspirEd

 Tue 2/15 at 6:30 p.m. – Embrace the Power of Automation for Ongoing Membership Engagement and Growth

Learn how you can use marketing automation to not only better engage with your members but also improve member conversion, reduce the workload of your team and human errors, identify inactive users and errors in your database and more. Discover the benefits of implementing essential automation processes and hear about the typical marketing automation scenarios for associations. More info/register.

Host: MemberBoat

Presenter: Olena Lima, Founder & Principal Consultant of MemberBoat


Wed 2/16 at 11 a.m. – Looking Forward 2022 (Impact): Trends and Analysis

Hear about the findings from Looking Forward 2022 (Impact), a current and comprehensive examination of 75 critical factors affecting association members and the potential impacts on association strategy. Learn how associations are being affected by these outside factors influencing members, their relationship with associations and the challenges they create for strategy. Hear how your peers view and use the data with their volunteer leaders and staff. 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: Association Laboratory

Presenters:

  • Dean A West, FASAE, president, Association Laboratory
  • Nikki Golden, CAE, strategist, Association Laboratory

Wed 2/16 at 11 a.m. – The Future of the Event Industry Summit 2022

Hear top insights and predictions for 2022 from industry leaders, including the organizers behind major exhibitions, key association executives, agency planners, and venue management companies. Learn how to build back-up plans into event design, contracts, and partnerships. Find out how the principles of experience design are evolving alongside the growth of hybrid. Discover tactics from associations and event tech clients moving to year-round communities. CMP credits. More info/register.

Host: Event MB


Wed 2/16 at 11 a.m. – 2022 Legislative Forecast: Congressional Agenda & the Midterm Elections

Besides funding the government, the to-do list for Congress includes trying to salvage the Build Back Better agenda of climate mitigation and social spending, confirming a Supreme Court justice, making modest changes to voting and elections, and passing a bill to increase competition with China. How will this impact your organization, and how can you strategize and find opportunities accordingly? Hear about the likelihood of current bills on the table being passed and potential breakthrough issues to keep an eye on. More info/register.

Host: FiscalNote

Presenters:

  • Niels Lesniewski, senior writer and chief congressional and White House correspondent
  • Stephanie Akin, campaigns and elections reporter
  • David Lerman, senior writer and author of the CQ Budget newsletter
  • Jason Dick (moderator), deputy editor for news at CQRC

Wed 2/16 at 12 p.m. – Don’t Get Lost: Navigating the Road to DEI Through Journey Mapping

Association executives are well-aware of the benefits of implementing a DEI program but may be struggling with how to integrate DEI culture. Join Learn how to achieve your DEI goals through journey mapping. This mapping process helps define where association executives are in their journey compared to where they want to go. Hear examples of challenges and successes, as well as how to foster a welcoming environment, build inclusive teams, recognize unconscious bias and develop a diverse workforce at all levels. 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: Association Xchange

Presenter: Robin Rone, Senior Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, SmithBucklin


Wed 2/16 at 12 p.m. – Unlock Sponsorship ROI with Events

Hear proven strategies for producing lasting event sponsorship success and growing the organizer-sponsor relationship. Learn about the evolution of the sponsorship playbook over the past two years and how to think outside the box with event activations—both pre-, during, and post-event to drive results, how organizers and sponsors can seek out partnerships aligned with shared values with their audience (as attendees are selective with their time, attention, and dollars), and how event technology can unlock data-driven insights to prove sponsorship ROI and help forge lasting and successful relationships with these key partners. More info/register.

Host: Hopin

Presenters:

  • Alexandra Ames, Director of Marketing, TechCrunch
  • Matt Wasowski, New Business and Product Development, Events, SAE International
  • Larry Weil, Founder and CEO, The Sponsorship Guy
  • Lauren Sommers, VP of Corporate Marketing, Hopin

Wed 2/16 at 1 p.m. – Keynote Speaker Series: Your 5 Options for Growth

Hear about the current state of the M&A market and five growth options for your organization. Learn how to unlock the untapped potential in your organization and avoid the pitfall of overlooking opportunities. 1.5 CAE credits. More info/register.

Host: U.S. Transactions Corp.

Presenter: David Braun, CEO and founder of Capstone Strategic


Wed 2/16 at 1 p.m. – 10 Tricks to Take Your Webinars from Boring to Buzzworthy

With the initial email invite, registration page, producing the live presentation, and the post-show playbook, marketers must now seek to create moments that set your webinars apart and drive deeper audience engagement and participation. Hear tips to ensure your webinars are audience-centric, ideas to engage with virtual attendees, and best practices for cohesively weaving webinars into your event channel. 1 CMP credit. More info/register.

Host: Meetings Today

Presenters: Alyssa Peltier, Senior Manager of Event Marketing, and Brock Moreau, Product Marketing Manager, Cvent


Wed 2/16 at 2 p.m. – How Associations Can Make Mission-Critical Connections on LinkedIn

Learn how LinkedIn can elevate your professional value, client engagement and mission delivery. Find out how to create a profile that stands out and attracts mission-critical connections, the impact first level connections have on your network, and the type of content to include in posts to help you engage effectively at a high level. 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: Professionals for Association Revenue

Presenters:

  • Colleen McKenna, CEO, Founder, Intero Advisory
  • Larry Eason, Senior Strategist

Wed 2/16 at 2 p.m. – Keeping Your Members Engaged from Onboarding through Renewal on Your Membership Site

Learn how to make the right impression during the onboarding process, capture the initial enthusiasm of a new member, build relationships over transactions, win back members who do not want to renew, and capitalize on member churn to gather info for improvement. More info/register.

Host: Grype

Presenter: Ronja Francoeur, Member Engagement Specialist


Wed 2/16 at 2:55 p.m. – ESG + DEI in Events: What Planners Need to Consider for 2022

Learn how to assess, develop, and implement ESG and DEI strategies within your company to improve how events are produced and executed. Leveraging their skills as consultants in economic impact, supplier diversity, and digital accessibility, panelists will share recommendations for achieving a culture where people thrive, organizations are empowered, and sustainability efforts are supported. More info/register.

Host: Event Leadership Institute

Presenters:

  • Samantha (Sam) Evans, CAE, MBA, Certification Manager at IAPP
  • Tracey Jarmon, Chief of Staff at CapEQ
  • Shameka Jennings, CMP, CAE, Principal and Chief Events Officer at EventsNoire
  • Tammy Kockaya, CMP, CMM, Head of Strategic Partnerships & Business Development at Event Leadership Institute
  • Zoe Moore, CDP®, Instructor, Event Leadership Institute, and Principal, Grow with Zomo
  • Erika White, CDE, Owner and Principal Consultant at Griffin White Consulting, LLC

Thu 2/17 at 11 a.m. – Work from Anywhere 2022 & Beyond

Learn how to define the role of hybrid-work—in-office and remote work—in your organization and the best technology approaches to ensure security, productivity, collaboration and cost-effectiveness. Hear about the “why” behind unified communications (UC), key features and benefits as well as the top considerations when selecting a UCaaS or collaboration platform. 1.5 CAE credits. More info/register.

Host: U.S. Transactions Corp.

Presenters:

  • Adam Kuhn, Director of IT for FIA (Futures Industry Association)
  • Ali Niroo, CNSG Founding Member CNSG, An AppSmart Company
  • Dave Hopper, Director of Engineering CNSG, An AppSmart Company

Thu 2/17 at 12:30 p.m. – No Community Manager? No Problem.

Discover how you can give your members the online community they crave — without a Community Manager on your team. Learn how NANP built a member-driven community by researching and choosing the right technology and partners for its team, designating the right person (or people) on its team to champion its online community, selecting the right online community features to build for its unique membership, and engaging different types of community members. 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: Personify

Presenters:

  • Nicole Hodson, Executive Director of National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP)
  • Erin Sullivan, Director of Marketing at Personify

Thu 2/17 at 1 p.m. – Pandemic Compliance & Safety: The Critical Things Event Organizers Must Know in 2022

Hear a review the lessons learned from live events in 2021 and mission-critical considerations for event organizers in 2022. Get equipped with the knowledge and tools to host safe events, including topics such as PCR vs antigen tests, video proctoring, vaccination verification, onsite testing, at-home testing, mask requirements, state and local mandates, international attendees, and more. 1 CAE/CMP credit. More info/register.

Host: Event Farm

Presenters:

  • Ryan Costello, co-founder of Event Farm and chief strategy officer of MemberSuite
  • Ari Nisman, president and CEO, Degy Entertainment
  • Adam Landsman, Head of Enterprise, CLEAR

Thu 2/17 at 1 p.m. – Nonprofit Leadership Roundtable

Leaders often struggle on their own to solve their challenges. But what if you could get coaching from your nonprofit and association peers on your burning issue—not advice, but insightful questions that invite you to think about your challenge or opportunity from a different angle. Join us to be coached and to coach. Not only will you get help with the issues you are grappling with today, you will practice important leadership skills. More info/register.

Host: Carol Hamilton, principal, Grace Social Sector Consulting


Thu 2/17 at 1 p.m. – Ultimate Member Engagement: The Power of Data-Driven Decision Making

If you are like most associations, your AMS contains a seemingly endless amount of historical, financial, social and demographic data on members, former members, prospects and more. But this data is useless unless it tells a story and enhances your ability to drive desired results. Learn how to leverage visualizations and analytics to better understand your data, mine the right data to improve your member’s experience, and determine a successful ROI on your collection and analysis of member data. More info/register.

Host: Impexium


Thu 2/17 at 1 p.m. – Sell Me This Pen: Pivotal Moments that Overcome Member Indifference

Members have so many choices for products and services—how do you get them to choose you? In other words, if everyone sells pens, “Why should they buy YOUR pen?” Learn how to look at your organization in a new way and get you laser-focused on how to use a value proposition as your strongest sales tool. More info/register.

Host: GrowthZone

Presenter: Value Proposition Expert & Author, Melynn Sight


Thu 2/17 at 1 p.m. – MAACME Chat

A virtual, one-hour, peer-to-peer conversation related to our work in continuing medical education, all health education professionals are invited to attend, regardless of your role, experience, or organization. More info/register.

Host: Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (MAACME)


Thu 2/17 at 1 p.m. – AV Equipment You Need for Hybrid Events

As planners conduct a cost-benefit analysis of hosting hybrid events, one large unknown factor is what audio-visual equipment is needed. Learn what changes planners can expect in 2022, required AV equipment, and recommendations to control AV costs. 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: EVA


Thu 2/17 at 2 p.m. – Effectively Promote Your Organization’s Content Online

We see first-hand that members have extremely high interest in their association’s blogs, articles, and journal publications, but how can they engage with your news and articles if they don’t even know that you have published content? Learn techniques, tips, and tricks for effective content promotion including: foundational onsite and offsite SEO efforts, effective organic social media practices, leveraging your list with email newsletters and newsbrief best practices, obtaining backlinks and other referral links to your content, and seeking opportunities for external stakeholder promotion. 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: ASAE

Presenter: Erica Salm Rench, COO, rasa.io


Thu 2/17 at 2 p.m. – The Top Global Policy Issues and Trends You Need to Monitor in 2022

Hear from experts on key trends in global government relations and how you can mitigate risk and uncover opportunities for your organization, including the pivotal global issues and trends to monitor over the next six months, how to stay ahead of global issues and use them to your organization’s advantage, and leveraging technology to monitor risks and opportunities. More info/register.

Host: FiscalNote

Presenters:

  • Nathalie Errard, SVP, Head of European & NATO Affairs, Airbus
  • Kendra Brown, Vice President of Public Policy, Mastercard
  • Chuck Melley, SVP, Global Government Relations and Sustainability, Pearson

Thu 2/17 at 4 p.m. – Top Digital Marketing Trends & Opportunities 2022 (ASAE Reston-Loudoun Idea Swap)

Hear about the latest digital media and advertising trends, digital channels and platforms that are growing in popularity, recent research on digital ad effectiveness and consumer preferences, opportunities for your association to capitalize on market trends, and digital marketing strategies to increase recruitment, engagement and retention. 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: ASAE Reston-Loudoun Idea Swap

Presenter: Bill Sheehan, Strategic Partnerships, Multiview


Fri 2/18 at 1 p.m. – A Fireside Chat: Creating an Exceptional Culture, Remote or Not

Whether company culture is better served in an in-person environment or a remote one is irrelevant. Culture is built everywhere and at all times—whether you recognize it or not. So how do you build a thriving organizational culture regardless of location? Explore these questions and more: What is organizational culture? How can you build a rich company culture regardless of your work configuration? What do organizations need to consider during the ongoing uncertainty of reopening offices in 2022? 0.75 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: Blue Sky eLearn


Fri 2/18 at 4 p.m. – Open Networking: Tips & Tricks for Stress Management

Join your association colleagues for this open networking discussion on managing your stress. Moderated by Regais Wilson, a program and event professional with over 15 years of experience, participants will share their tips for remaining calm under pressure. More info/register.

Host: Fridays@4


Tue 2/22 at 12 p.m. – ASAE Component Relations and Volunteer Management Section Council Crunch and Munch Monthly Chat

We’ll feature different questions from our community and assist each other with best practice sharing and idea generation. Grab your lunch or coffee and join us as we discuss the latest topics on our community board. More info/register.

Host: ASAE Component Relations and Volunteer Management Section Council


Wed 2/23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Virtual Event Platforms Demo Days

Join us for the just-in-time virtual event platforms demo days. The two-day event will feature presentations from a limited number of industry partners that offer virtual event platforms. More info/register.

Host: ASAE


Wed 2/23 at 11 a.m. – Hyper-Personalize to “The Market of One”

Each individual in your community, member or not, has their own set of needs that your association is trying to meet. Traditional marketing has us speaking to segments based on behaviors and transactions. And often, traditional broadcasts are about what the association has to offer rather than what the member actually needs right then and there. See how associations are using a conversational approach to member communications: talking to “The Market of One” to gain member insights and drive action. 1.5 CAE credits. More info/register.

Host: U.S. Transactions Corp.

Presenter: Dave Will, Co-Founder and CEO at PropFuel


Wed 2/23 at 12 p.m. – Sending CRPs Some Love: Our Best Chapter Resources

We’re floored by the range of issues that component relations professionals (CRPs) address daily, so we want to help you manage stressful chapter situations and give you strategies to circumvent them. This webinar will address challenges that are unique to CRPs, from chapter succession issues to monitoring component performance, and everything in-between; provide different approaches to solving these tough chapter issues; and highlight our favorite resources, best practices, and tips and tricks. 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Hosts: Billhighway and Mariner Management

Presenter: Peggy Hoffman, Mariner Management


Wed 2/23 at 12 p.m. – Content Is King: Is Your Content Strategy Creating Loyal Subjects?

In a member-centric world, your “content” is what brings members to your digital doorstep, but how certain are you that they’ll return for more? Do you have a content plan in place that maps content relative to your member lifecycle? Are you noticing a lot of impressions or downloads with few return views, visits or conversions? Join us as we talk about content strategy and how to map your content so that your members turn into true ambassadors. More info/register.

Host: HighRoad Solutions


Wed 2/23 at 1 p.m. – Credentialing & Continuing Education Post Covid (PDAC Town Hall)

In this town hall, you’ll have a chance to explore what we’ve accomplished (endured?) over the last few years and how our professional development programs can benefit from it in the years to come. Now’s a great time to be strategic and purposeful about what content should be delivered in which format, create “2.0” versions of content that may have been hastily created back then, and consider how we can take advantage of technical, psychological, and bureaucratic barriers that have been broken. 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: ASAE Professional Development Advisory Council

Facilitators:

  • Diane Elkins, co-owner of E-Learning Uncovered and Artisan E-Learning
  • David Rozsa, CEO of Metacred

Thu 2/24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Virtual Event Platforms Demo Days

Join us for the just-in-time virtual event platforms demo days. The two-day event will feature presentations from a limited number of industry partners that offer virtual event platforms. More info/register.

Host: ASAE


Thu 2/24 at 1 p.m. – Results Recharge: Content Strategy Insights with Hilary Marsh

For your organization’s content to be successful, you have to know your audience. Who are you creating content for and why? Hilary will help you focus your content strategy with techniques for: prioritizing your audiences, identifying what they want from your organization, getting every department on the same page, and involving your volunteers. 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: Results Direct

Presenter: Hilary Marsh, president and chief strategist of Content Company


Thu 2/24 at 2 p.m. – How to Turn America’s Labor Shortage into Non-Dues Revenue: A Roundtable Discussion

Employers are in a war for talent. So how do you help them win, in a way that drives more non-dues revenue, while also growing your role as a career asset to your members? Find out how your association can capture a piece of the hundreds of millions of dollars employers are investing with associations to help them win this war. Learn strategies that will help you drive more non-dues revenue and build a true career center destination for your members in 2022. 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: Non-Dues-A-Palooza

Presenters: Tristan Jordan, General Manager, and Michael Kumpf, Client Services Manager, YM Careers


Thu 2/24 at 3:30 p.m. – Culture-Driven Technology Decisions for the Hybrid Workplace: Employee Focus

As associations contemplate a return to the office, it’s tempting to start by talking about logistical issues: what days of the week should staff be in the office? What tech do we need? Should we redesign our meeting rooms? Let’s flip the conversation! If we start with answering some underlying culture questions, our technology decisions should be more sustainable, meaningful, and future-focused. This special workshop series will explore how four key culture decisions impact technology decisions for the hybrid workplace. 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: Association Women Technology Champions

Presenter: Maddie Grant, founder, PROPEL


Association Brain Food Weekly is published Friday mornings. If your organization offers free professional development for the association community, please send me the link via email or Twitter by Wednesday afternoon.


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Author: deirdrereid

Deirdre is a freelance writer, who after more than 20 years in the association and restaurant industries, is enjoying the good life. Away from her laptop, you can find her walking in the woods, doing yoga, journaling, cooking new recipes, or relaxing in a comfy chair with a good book and a glass of craft beer or wine.

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