Association Brain Food: 4.14.23

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

Chimney Rock trail in Capitol Reef National Park outside Torrey UT – inspiration for my weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association communityExtreme brainstorming. If you want to kick your association out of the box in which it finds comfort, give these extreme brainstorming questions from WBT Systems a try. They may sound crazy at first, but they’ll take you down paths where, amidst the madness, you might find some interesting nuggets to pursue.

Marketing automation. With all the hoopla surrounding ChatGPT, it’s easy to forget that many of our existing tools already automate routine (and not-so-routine) tasks. Impexium describes three benefits of marketing automation, a capability you really must have in your association’s tech stack.

Abstract/conference management. Ex Ordo takes you through the steps of implementing conference and abstract management software for medical, technical, scientific, and academic events. They discuss configuring software for abstract submission and peer review, issuing the call for papers, designing the conference program, and more.

CliftonStrengths. Achurch Consulting explains how the CliftonStrengths assessment is a game-changer for teams, especially hybrid and remote teams. They also describe how it made a difference for two associations.

Memorable membership moments. “We do not remember days, we remember moments.” Wes Trochlil at Effective Database Management explains why your association should think about the small moments experienced by members and customers.

CMS/website RFP. No need to ask in ASAE Collaborate, Brightfind shares an RFP template for CMS and website redesign projects. This template is also helpful for other technology selection projects since those vendors will need much of the same information.

Digital badges. A few recent studies revealed that employers and learners understand the benefits of digital badges. But there’s just one problem: they’re confused by digital badges too. TopClass LMS explains how your association can clear up the confusion and attract employers and learners to your digital badge programs—plus why you should do it sooner rather than later.

Young professionals. Michelle Maher at Highland reports on what they learned after talking with 30 association membership leaders. The biggest concern: a decline in the acquisition and engagement of young professionals. She describes what associations can do to provide the unique value young people seek.

Quick hits

Follow these tips to counteract ten major survey response biases and improve your survey data. (Tanner Kohler, Nielsen Norman Group)

Even in the metaverse, women remain locked out of leadership roles, although they spend more time and spearhead more initiatives there. (Mina Alaghband and Lareina Yee, McKinsey)

Make time to job hunt while working full time. (Elizabeth Grace Saunders, Harvard Business Review)

Good eats

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

My local market rarely sells leg of lamb, but they had some this past week, so we enjoyed a roasted leg of lamb rubbed with a rosemary/garlic paste. I followed advice in this recipe and this one too. On the side, potatoes, carrots and red onion roasted underneath the lamb, plus chard from the garden sautéed with red onion, red bell pepper, dried cranberries and a little chicken broth.

We also enjoyed a simple boneless pork loin roasted with garlic, fennel seeds, and white wine. On the side, a sauté of broccoli stems with carrots, onion, red bell, garlic, parsley, thyme and oregano.

Lots of good fish lately: sheepshead baked with lemon zest butter, chives, thyme and parmesan; speckled sea trout with spiced breadcrumb topping; flounder au gratin; and striped mullet NC style. Besides chard, one of our regular sides these days is asparagus sautéed with red onion or shallot, garlic, lemon juice and white wine.

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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’m happy to feature it as long as it’s not too product-centric.

Fri 4/14 at 9:30 a.m.* – Small Staff Percolator

Together, let’s recreate online the free-flowing feeling that we get during coffee breaks at an in-person conference. You can bring a topic to discuss or you can just come to mingle. More info/register.

Host: Qiqo

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

Fri 4/14 at 10 a.m. – Coffee with Innovators: Association Design Circle

We meet on the first Friday of each month hosted by an association leader who leads a conversation on an association innovation topic. Our topic this month is Association Storytelling. More info/register.

Host: Product Design Community

Facilitator: Tom Lietz, Emmy-nominated producer and director

Fri 4/14 at 12 p.m. – Conversations with Champions

Each conversation features an AWTC leader or AWTC Award winner, followed by breakout rooms with changing topics (selected by our featured guest). These intimate, virtual conversations are a chance to form meaningful connections with other women and allies in the association technology community. More info/register.

Host: Association Women Technology Champions

Guest: Rachel Mace, CAE, Senior Product Developer – Data Visualizations, Association Analytics

Fri 4/14 at 4 p.m. – ASAE Volunteer Opportunities + Volunteer Panel

Learn about tools and strategies to help you determine what a satisfying career means to you and start taking steps toward a more fulfilling career. Hear how to define what a good-fit, next career move would be for you; if improving your job situation in your current company is a good option for you; and if a major career change or an employer change is necessary for you to have a career that is more fulfilling. More info/register.

Host: Fridays@4

Moderator: Wanda Little-Coffey, MBA, CAE (facilitator), senior director of volunteer relations for ASAE

Fri 4/14 at 6:30 p.m. – DMV First Friday Dinner

Please join your BAE Collaborate Community peers for dinner. More info/register.

Host: ASAE Black Association Executives

Mon 4/17 at 8 a.m. – The Solo Staff Marketing Department (Radio Free 501c)

Radio Free 501c, the podcast of Rogue Tulips Consulting (formerly Nonprofit Conversations) features guests from across the nonprofit community and the business world to share expertise on a variety of topics related to the practice of nonprofit management. Episodes are published Monday mornings in both audio and video format on most podcast services.

Guest: Jennifer Swanson, CAE

Host: Cecilia Sepp, CAE, CNAP, principal and founder, Rogue Tulips LLC

Tue 4/18 at 9 a.m. – AI & Community: Opportunity or Risk?

Hear about the impact, opportunities and risks that AI brings and how it will shape community building today and in the future. More info/register.

Host: Guild


  • Blaise Grimes-Viort, Community Operations & Social Media Consultant, Is The Answer
  • Richard Millington, Founder, FeverBee
  • Venessa Paech, Director, Australian Community Managers
  • Gregor Young, CEO, Guild

Tue 4/18 at 11 a.m. – Leadership & Learning Series: Culture Change Made Easy: Part 1: Innovation

Culture change is easier than you think and can result in meaningful improvement in both engagement and bottom line results. The secret lies in uncovering your hidden culture patterns and then fixing the ones that are holding you back. In Part 1 of this webinar series, we’ll dig into collaboration, something most cultures value, yet still don’t do very well. Learn concrete actions you can take to reduce or eliminate those perennial challenges related to silos and information flow and make your collaboration more effective. Hear details from a case study organization that has turned this pattern around. 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: UST Education


  • Maddie Grant, CAE, Culture Designer and Digital Strategist, Propel
  • Jamie Notter, Co-Founder and Culture Strategist, PROPEL

Tue 4/18 at 12 p.m. – Component Relations and Volunteer Management April Crunch and Munch

Is your association’s volunteering program centralized, inclusive and vibrant? Or are individual departments using the same volunteers over and over? Somewhere in between? Join to share your experiences with volunteer recruitment successes and challenges, volunteer platforms/coordination, micro-volunteering, volunteer burn out, and all things volunteering. 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: ASAE Component Relations and Volunteer Management Professionals Community

Moderators: Jessica Lombardo and Rachel Grimes

Tue 4/18 at 12 p.m. – How to Build Financial Security

No matter what our goals are, the best way to reach them is usually through planning. And because most of our goals need to be funded in some way, what we’re really talking about is financial planning. After identifying goals, we’ll talk about how much to save, managing the money you spend, ways for your money to grow, protecting what’s important to you, and giving back. These five key actions can create a lifetime of financial security. 1 CMP credit. More info/register.

Host: MPI

Tue 4/18 at 3 p.m. – What’s Ahead for Event Tech?

In January 2022, we shared our predictions for the top event tech trends in 2023. Now, we’re taking a look at what we got right, what we got wrong, and some unexpected developments we didn’t see coming. Hear about ‘out of the box’ revenue-generating ideas from exhibitor engagement to content activation, if event tech has the same value now as it did pre-pandemic, and how you can put AI to use at your events. More info/register.

Host: Cadmium


  • Dahlia El Gazzar, Tech Evangelist + Idea Igniteur, DAHLIA+Agency
  • Mark Lowry, President & CRO, Association Analytics
  • Heather Seasholtz, CMP-Fellow, DES, Vice President, Operations, Conference Managers
  • Deborah Stokes, CMP, CEM, President & Managing Partner, Conference Managers
  • Paul Zickert (moderator), Vice President of Partnerships, Cadmium

Wed 4/19 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – CNX 2023: Create New Experiences

This virtual event experience unites thought leaders, influencers, and multiple stakeholders worldwide to connect, get inspired, collaborate, and learn about event innovations and what lies ahead. Hear experts in the event and sustainability industries share their experiences and insights on how event professionals can plan for better events in 2023. More info/register.

Host: 6Connex

Wed 4/19 at 11 a.m. – How to Make an Online Community Your Association’s Future: Building & Co-Creating

Most members view associations as trusted partners with the ability to drive the greater community to new heights and open doors leading to business innovation and opportunities. Learn how online communities can be truly buzzworthy without adding a lot to your already busy plate. Hear how to create a year-round cadence of online events that go beyond the standard webinar, build culture from the influencers within the community, and build the pipeline for sharing news and information. 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: UST Education


  • Barbara J. Armentrout, CAE, Managing Partner, Mesa Group
  • Lucas Cioffi, CTO, QiqoChat
  • Sandra Nam, CEO, QiqoChat

Wed 4/19 at 12 p.m. – Lunch & Learn: Leadership Journey Panel for Early Career Professionals

Topics covered will include work-life balance strategies, leadership styles, professional journey, VSAE leadership path, advice on taking on more responsibilities, plus a Q&A. More info/register.

Host: Virginia Society of Association Executives


  • Maureen Dingus, CAE, Chief Operating Officer for the Virginia Society of CPA’s and Past-President of VSAE
  • Stewart Hinckley, President & CEO of Ruggles Service Corporation and President-Elect for VSAE
  • Christina Lewellen, MBA, CAE, Executive Director of Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools and VSAE Board Member

Wed 4/19 at 12 p.m. – Plain-Talk with a Lawyer: A Discussion of Legal Issues That are Top of Mind…or Should Be (Alexandria VA)

Have you ever been curious about conflicts of interest policies, clauses and applications; the legal considerations for non-dues revenue partnerships; ChatGPT and its implications for your association’s intellectual property; or which emerging legal issues should be on every association executive’s radar? Get answers to your association legal questions and join a small group discussion about hot button legal issues facing today’s association executives. 1 CAE credit. Location: Alexandria VA. More info/register.

Hosts: Alexandria Association Executives and Association Insights in Old Town

Speaker: Andrew D. Goldman, Esq. of Your In House Law

Wed 4/19 at 12:30 p.m. – 6 Green Practices for Trade Show Organizers

Hear how to implement cost-effective measures to create less waste and reduce your carbon footprint, and influence your audience and your colleagues by amplifying your brand image. More info/register.

Host: Swapcard

Speaker: Lina Allen, Event Marketing Manager at Act-On Software

Wed 4/19 at 1 p.m. – Crystal Ball Predictions for the Future of Associations

Hear what a panel of association executives are seeing in their professions and memberships and what this means for associations moving forward. Learn how societal and economic trends should influence but not dictate an association’s strategic planning, what technology should be harnessed more fully to better meet the needs and expectations of members, and how to reevaluate resource investment and shift tactics while maintaining focus on the mission. 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: Fonteva

  • Sid Bhatnagar, Chief Executive Officer (Interim), American Society for Quality
  • Reggie Henry, CAE, Chief Information and Performance Excellence Officer, American Society of Association Executives
  • KiKi L’Italien, CEO & Founder, Amplified Growth, LLC
  • Mike Moss, CAE, President, Society for College and University Planning

Wed 4/19 at 2 p.m. – The Association Business Development Landscape: Benchmark Your Association’s Business Performance

Explore data from 18-month research on association business development performance. Learn what associations are doing to generate revenue, measure it and improve workforce output. Gain insight into the current association business development landscape and benchmark your own association’s performance. 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: Professionals for Association Revenue


  • Carrie Hartin, President of Sales, Solutions and Services, MCI-USA
  • Erin Pressley, CAE, Senior Vice President for Education, Training and Events, NRECA
  • Sean Soth, Founder & Leadership Advisory Board Chair, Professionals for Association Revenue

Wed 4/19 at 2 p.m. – Is Content AI a Game Changer?

With OpenAI commanding headlines, now is the time to understand the realities, synergies, and opportunities found at the intersection of content and AI…or risk getting left behind. Hear what Content AI is, how to best use external and Microsoft AI apps and learn best practices to leverage AI so you can enhance your content’s value and manage it at scale. More info/register.

Host: AIIM


  • Sean Squires, Principal Product Manager, Microsoft Syntex, Microsoft
  • Steve Pucelik, Content AI Global Black Belt / Sr. Specialist, Microsoft
  • Kevin Craine, Host/MC, AIIM

Wed 4/19 at 2 p.m. – Revolutionizing Event Planning with AI

Explore the transformational impact of AI on event planning. See the making of an AI-assisted event and hear how AI can help you ideate and create engaging event experiences. Discover how AI can accelerate your event promotion strategy by turning briefs into comprehensive campaigns and repurposing talks into new content. Learn how to streamline event planning and deliver unforgettable experiences with AI-powered chatbots and tools. More info/register.

Host: Bizzabo


  • Meghan Keaney Anderson, VP of Marketing, Jasper
  • Oren Berkovich, Head of Experience Lab, Bizzabo
  • Lillian Chiou, Head of Events, Jasper

Wed 4/19 at 2 p.m. – How to Grow Your Events Career by Giving

TEDx speaker James Beck gave away all his possessions and spent a year traveling the country and proving that the best way to live is by giving. His advice for meeting professionals looking to take care of their attendees? “Serve with reckless abandon.” Learn how a pay-it-forward campaign can start a positive domino effect; how to instill Transformative Culture in your company to build happiness, collaboration, creativity, and success; and how to clear your mind to focus on the opportunities all around you. More info/register.

Host: Smart Meetings

Speaker: James Beck

Wed 4/19 at 2 p.m. – Research-Driven Advocacy with Congress: Insights from the Congressional Management Foundation

The advent of remote work and interactions with constituents has simultaneously created new constraints and opportunities for advocates to engage with lawmakers. This presentation by the Congressional Management Foundation is based on surveys of congressional staff in 2020 and 2021, plus interviews with Congress. Hear about the advantages and challenges of conducting in-person and remote meetings with Members of Congress and staff; building new relationships with new Members of Congress, including CMF survey data from freshman offices; and six characteristics of advanced advocacy. More info/register.

Host: Quorum

Speaker: Bradford Fitch, President & CEO, Congressional Management Foundation

Thu 4/20 at 8 a.m. – Reducing Your Association’s Financial Risk

Learn how to identify and analyze financial risks, develop effective policies and procedures, and leverage risk mitigation tools such as insurance. Hear practical tips and strategies for reducing financial risk and protecting your association’s financial resources. More info/register.

Host: Association of Association Executives


  • Yssoufou Cisse, Secretary General, UATP, International Association of Public Transport
  • Kevin Mead, President, Vermont Captive Insurance Association
  • Deborah Thomas, Global Executive Director, Soroptimist International
  • Paul Walsh EMIAM (seminar chair), Seminar Programme Manager, Association of Association Executives

Thu 4/20 at 10 a.m. – Setting Strategies and Building Capacity for Social Impact Through Association Meetings

As associations grapple with their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives, the association and meetings community are continuing their efforts to ensure social impact through association meetings. Learn what social impact and legacy mean within the meetings and association spaces, how we can get started, and the business case for including social impact in our work. Hear case studies from association peers creating social impact and providing value both for their associations and the broader community. 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: ASAE


  • Ben Hainsworth, Managing Director, EASL | The Home of Hepatology
  • Genevieve Leclerc, Co-Founder and CEO, #Meet4impact
  • Pragathi Tummala, Executive Director, The International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Ksenija Polla, CMP (moderator), Head of Education and Legacy Programmes, ICCA – International Congress and Convention Association

Thu 4/20 at 11:30 a.m. – Spring Tapas Talk in the Association Marketplace for Small Staff Association Executives

The spotlight is on Small Staff Association Executives—your needs and how to connect with providers who understand working with small teams. Through (virtual) f2f conversations, connect with peers at other small-staff associations, and chat with supportive professionals who understand and excel at working with smaller teams. Partners will provide free resources for you to grab as well as hosting small conversations in breakout rooms. 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: Qiqo Chat

Thu 4/20 at 12 p.m. – The Community Check-In

A weekly community chat on Slack for black professionals working in the events industry. More info/register.

Host: Black In Events Network

Thu 4/20 at 1 p.m. – How to Help Your SMEs Improve Educational Effectiveness

Increasing the effectiveness of presentations delivered as part of your conferences, webinars, workshops, and other educational experiences is one of the top ways your learning business can improve its impact. Hear about key learning science concepts that SMEs should know and “Presenting for Impact,” a free presentation skills online course you can leverage to better prepare your SMEs. More info/register.

Host: Leading Learning

Speakers: Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele, co-founders of Tagoras and Leading Learning

Thu 4/20 at 1 p.m. – CME Can Do It! Design, Deliver & Measure for Change in Disparities of Care

Hear and share insights on potential strategies for CME providers to rethink the design and delivery of educational activities to address and measure change in disparities in care. More info/register (no fee for MAACME members).

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

Speaker: Dion Richetti, VP of Accreditation and Recognition, ACCME

Thu 4/20 at 1 p.m. – Creating Webinar Experiences That Increase ROI as Part of a Content Strategy

Ensuring webinar content delivers the results you want is a difficult task. Challenges include creating meaningful messages and experiences that matter to your audience, integrating them into your marketing strategy, and getting measurable results. Learn how to build a winning content marketing strategy and create impactful webinar experiences that increase ROI. More info/register.

Host: American Marketing Association


  • Neeha Curtis. JVP of Global Corporate Communications, Jugo
  • Jon Rooney, Vice President, Product Marketing, Unity
  • Nikki Stenson, Chief Marketing Officer, Jugo
  • Jeff Stiles, Principal at Stiles as a Service
  • Chauncey Zalkin, Brand, Marketing, and Story Consultant, SL Content Studio

Thu 4/20 at 1 p.m. – Leadership & Learning: Leading with Trust

Explore the need to examine and prioritize trust to build successful relationships and thrive as leaders. Through idea sharing and dialogue, this webinar will focus on how to build trust and how to destroy it, with examples of obvious and not-so-obvious pitfalls many leaders make. Leave the webinar with action steps to build trust—or stop destroying it—in the next week, month, and year. 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: UST Education

Speaker: Ryan MacTaggart, PhD, Associate Director, Professional Learning, EDUCAUSE

Thu 4/20 at 2 p.m. – Estimate, Mitigate, Report, Offset: A Four-Step Process for Meeting Sustainability

Discover how planners can more effectively support zero- or low-carbon initiatives. Learn how to assess the baseline emissions of an event. Hear about meeting-emissions mitigation measures, the emissions reporting process, and options for offsetting emissions that cannot be avoided. 1 CMP credit. More info/register.

Host: MeetingsNet

Speaker: Natalie Lowe, CMM, co-founder of The Sustainable Events Forum

Thu 4/20 at 4 p.m. – Launching a New Membership Category Quickly (Without Cutting Corners)

Hear how a small-staff trade association discovered an underserved market “right under our noses” and went from concept to a new category. Go through each step of the process: discovery, research, budget, approval, development, launch, and evaluation. Learn how to identify opportunities for membership growth within your association and present a compelling case for meaningful change. 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: ASAE Reston-Loudoun Idea Swap

Speaker: Matt Rankin, MPA, CAE, Director of Membership Development for the Intellectual Property Owners Association

Fri 4/21 at 8 a.m. – How Associations Can Stay Relevant For Younger Audiences

Learn about effective strategies and best practices for engaging and retaining younger members within your association. Hear insights into social media and online engagement, mentorship and leadership development programs, and creating value and relevance for younger members. More info/register.

Host: Association of Association Executives


  • Greta Kersyte, General Secretary, International Association of Dental Students
  • Denis Lacombe, Chief Executive Officer, European Organisation for Treatment and Research of Cancer
  • Paul Walsh EMIAM (seminar chair), Seminar Programme Manager, Association of Association Executives

Tue 4/25 from 8:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Association Management System (AMS) Demo Days

Hear presentations from a limited number of industry partners that offer AMS platforms. AMS experts will be showcasing platforms and sharing their knowledge with the association market. More info/register.

Host: ASAE

Tue 4/25 at 11 a.m. – Why Futures-Thinking Helps Leaders Make Better Decisions Today

Learn how you and your volunteer leaders can best prepare for environmental ambiguity and unexpected developments. Hear how to proactively lead your board and staff colleagues toward a futures mindset, the power and importance of scenario planning and creating a future-focused organizational culture, overcoming resistance to change, contingency planning, and risk mitigation. 1.0 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: UST Education


  • Lindsay Currie, CAE, Executive Officer, Council on Undergraduate Research
  • Melody Jordan-Carr, Vice President, Membership Operations, American Trucking Associations
  • Kristine Metter, CAE, President at Crystal Lake Partners LLC
  • Donté P. Shannon, FASAE, CAE, Non-profit Exec., Strategist, Public Speaker, Author, PMA Nonprofit Leadership and Vista Cova

Tue 4/25 at 1 p.m. – Catalyst for Navigating Change

Learn how to manage change effectively and boost your chances of reaching every one of your transformational goals. Find out how to secure and maintain executive sponsorship, encourage employee involvement to empower change agents, and drive awareness and excitement with honest and timely feedback. Hear about the key components of IIN’s successful digital transformation. 0.75 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: D2L


  • Nora McCaffrey, Chief Academic Officer at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN)
  • Joanne Struch, Learning Strategy Consultant, D2L

Tue 4/25 at 2 p.m. – Virtual Panel Discussion: What’s (Really) on the Event Horizon? Takeaways from the 2023 Conference Industry Report

Omnipress’ 2023 Conference Industry Report, based on a survey of over 200 event and association professionals, explores what “back to normal” actually means in 2023 and whether the events of the past three years have permanently transformed event delivery and attendee expectations. Hear key findings from the report, including how the role and format of conferences is evolving in 2023 and beyond, how they’re planning more “purposeful” meetings, what they’re doing to attract new attendees—especially young professionals, and what they see as the greatest challenges for the conference industry in the next 1-3 years. More info/register.

Host: Omnipress


  • Joan Eisenstodt, Principal, Eisenstodt Associates – Meetings & Hospitality Consultant
  • Devon Montgomery Pasha, CMP, CED, Founder, DMP Creative
  • Beth Surmont, FASAE, CMP-Fellow, CAE, 360 Live Media

Wed 4/26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Association Management System (AMS) Demo Days

Hear presentations from a limited number of industry partners that offer AMS platforms. AMS experts will be showcasing platforms and sharing their knowledge with the association market. More info/register.

Host: ASAE

Wed 4/26 at 11 a.m. – Event Planning for Associations & Nonprofits

The biggest challenge small to medium sized associations and non-profits face when organizing events in-house is the limited time and resources available to them. Learn the three keystone questions for all successful events, 12 concrete and cost-effective tips on how to elevate your events, the best method to capture data and measure the results of your events to create long-term impact, and solutions available for associations and non-profits looking to create impactful large-scale events in-house. 1.0 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: UST Education


  • Sharon Ashton, Open Academy & Events Director, EURORDIS
  • Ksenija Polla, CMP, North America Regional Director, International Congress and Convention Association

Wed 4/26 at 1 p.m. – 5 NEW Ideas to Transform Your Auction. It Might Not Be What You Think (Non Dues-A-Palooza April Expert Series)

Auctions are not new to the fundraising scene but hosting an auction can be overwhelming. Hear about five unique ways to ensure your auction raises more non-dues revenue, reduces the amount of staff time needed to produce a well-rounded event, and gives your attendees and sponsors the best mobile-friendly, easy-to-use auction experience. Transforming your auction might not be as hard as you think. 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: Non Dues-A-Palooza

Speaker: Tony Rissley, owner and CEO, Expo Auctions

Thu 4/27 at 11 a.m. – Leadership and Learning Series: The Importance of Authenticity as a Leader

Learn what authenticity is and why it’s important, traits of authentic leaders, and next steps for being your authentic self and creating a culture that encourages others to be authentic. 1.0 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: UST Education


  • Julie Broadway, President & CEO, American Horse Council & American Horse Council Foundation
  • Sherry Essig, Executive and Life Coach, Flow Dynamix

Thu 4/27 at 12 p.m. – AWTC Salon: Servant Leadership

Join an interactive exploration of servant leadership. What does it mean to be a servant leader? What is the value of servant leadership? How do you become a servant leader? What resources are available to those who want to learn more? More info/register.

Host: Association Women Technology Champions


  • Amreetha Nagaraj, Head of Consulting, East Coast and Canda, Box
  • Rhoni Rakos, Director of Digital Strategy, FusionSpan
  • Juan Sanchez, CIO, Inteleos

Fri 4/28 at 11 a.m. – Learn to Maximize Volunteer Engagement

Learn best practices for recruiting volunteers, including outreach strategies and messaging; strategies for managing volunteers, including training, supervision, and recognition; leveraging technology for volunteer management and engagement; and tips for building a culture of volunteerism in your organization. 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: Sidecar

Speaker: Meagan Gallagher, Director of Programs at OCA, A Special Place for Special Needs

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Author: deirdrereid

Deirdre is a freelance writer for companies serving the association market, who after more than 20 years in the association and restaurant industries, is enjoying the good life as a ghostblogger and content marketing writer. Away from her laptop, you can find her walking in the woods, doing yoga, going to shows, journaling, cooking, or relaxing in a comfy chair with a good book and a glass of something tasty in hand.

One thought on “Association Brain Food: 4.14.23”

  1. Welcome back from your vacation Deirdre – your weekly email (and you!) were missed – but this more than makes up for it. Lots of great opportunities to wrinkle up the gray stuff. Thanks so much.


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