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Associations 360

Associations 360

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Event Details

In this all-day, fast-paced, interactive learning experience you'll reflect on your leadership and management style; learn about the functions, structures, and cultures of associations; explore important aspects of association leadership; review recent industry trend data from CalSAE and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). Associations 360 is ideal for those new to being an association professional or industry partner and for new members of CalSAE.

This program will include getting tips from seasoned executives along with:

  • Discussing the dynamic nature between volunteers and professional staff
  • Understanding your leadership style as well as association leadership concepts
  • Discovering common duties and basic legal responsibilities and risks
  • Expanding your peer network—connecting with seasoned industry professionals
  • Exploring different association structures, scope, and purpose


Members: $179

CAE Credits

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 6.5 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

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October 20
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Workshop - The Wild & Wacky World of Associations • Fast-Forward of Association History • How Associations Serve Society & Members • General Types of Associations & Classifications • Common Roles & Responsibilities
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Networking Break
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Workshop - Born to Build: What Are You Building for Your Career & Association? • Creating Self-Awareness • Recognizing Opportunities • Activation on Ideas • Building a Team
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Networking Lunch
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM Workshop - Association Executive Insiders View Hear about “My Association Journey” from Association Executives including: • Shelly Alcorn, CAE, Principal | Alcorn Associates Management Consulting • Dave Butler, IOM, Vice President | Advocacy Management Group, Inc • Shelley Laurel, SVP Regional Manager | Merchants Bank of Commerce • Jo Linder-Crow, PhD, CEO | CA Psychological Association • Stephanie Stephens, CAE, Executive Director | CA Park & Recreation Society • Q&A and Everything in Between
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM Networking Break
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Workshop - Association Governance & Basic Legal Considerations • Duty of Loyalty; Duty of Care; Duty of Obedience • Primary Association Risk • Case Studies & Practical Application
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Workshop - Association Mental Models & Stages of Teams • Exploring Different Behavior Styles • Mental Models of Association Staff & Volunteer Leadership • Stages of Association Teams
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM Workshop - Leadership Styles & Association Celebration • Leadership Myths • Characteristics of Effective Leaders • Saying Thank You to Your Co-Workers & Association Volunteers
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Ah-Ha’s & Wrap-Up