Pathways

Career and Knowledge Pathways

Explore this year’s engaging collections of pathways to help you direct and navigate your educational goals and target your in-depth professional development plan.

The Agile AssociationConscious Inclusion
Dimensions of LeadershipBeyond the Basics

 


The Agile Association

In these ever-changing times, organizations must keep pace with shifting member needs, competitive pressures and technological advances with financial acumen and keen risk management.

Saturday, August 20 | 12:30 - 4:00 PM 
Preconference: The Agile Association MasterClass 

Sunday, August 21 | 12:00 - 12:20 PM 
Counterintuitive and Unconventional: Innovative Thinking for Association Executives 

Sunday, August 21 | 3:30 - 4:45 PM 
Remodeling Your Association’s House While Still Living in It! 

Monday, August 22 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM 
Using Futures-Thinking to Make Better Decisions Today 

Monday, August 22 | 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM 
Customize a Diverse Revenue Mix to Meet Your Association’s Needs 

Monday, August 22 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 
Managing Technology Projects: Avoid Disaster and Achieve Your Goals 

Monday, August 22 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM 
Getting a Grip on the New World of Work 

Tuesday, August 23 | 9:00 - 10:00 AM 
Data Analytics Maturity Model: What’s Your Score & What’s Next? 

Tuesday, August 23 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM 
The End of Expertise and How Associations Must Adapt 

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Conscious Inclusion

The time is now for associations to strategically, intentionally, and thoughtfully value differences across membership, board composition, staff culture, accessibility, and program design. Build the capacity of your organization, staff, and membership with the conscious inclusion. 

Saturday, August 20 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 
Navigating Your Organization's DEI Journey  

Sunday, August 21 | 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. 
Effectively Integrating DEI Strategy Into Internal and Member-Facing Industry Programs 

Sunday, August 21 | 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. 
Civil Discourse in a Divided World: From Theory to Practice 

Monday, August 22 | 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. 
Bias-Aware Language for Inclusive Association Leaders 

Monday, August 22 | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. 
Bolstering Board Diversity: How Diversity Increases Board Effectiveness 

Monday, August 22 | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. 
Beyond Words: Changing Behavior and Holistically Implementing DEI 

Tuesday, August 23 | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. 
Road to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Through DEI Journey Mapping 

Tuesday, August 23 | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 
Credentialing and Accessibility: 10 Steps Towards Disability Inclusion

 


Dimensions of Leadership 

Focus on responsible approaches to leadership that attract organizational opportunities, incite innovation, support continuous improvement, build a competitive advantage, and establish a roadmap for long-term success. 

Saturday, August 20 | 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Building a Fit-for-Purpose Association Board in The Turbulent Twenties 

Sunday, August 22 | 10:30 - 11:45 AM
Productive Board Daydreaming aka Scenario Planning 

Sunday, August 22 | 12:00 - 12:20 PM
Counterintuitive and Unconventional: Innovative Thinking for Association Executives 

Sunday, August 21 | 3:30 - 4:45 PM
Civil Discourse in a Divided World: From Theory to Practice 

Monday August 22 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Making Big Governance Moves—Reducing Bias, Increasing Diversity, and Transparency 

Monday, August 22 | 11:30 - 11:50 AM
Adversary or Trusted Partner? What CEOs Think About Their Board Chairs 

Monday, August 22 | 1:00 - 1:20 PM
Leadership Echo Chambers: Let’s Dismantle One of Leadership’s Greatest Barriers 

Monday, August 22 | 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Associations’ Role in the Future of Work 

Monday, August 22 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Overcoming the (un)Due Influence of Past Distinguished Leaders 

Tuesday, August 23 | 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Shifting Power Dynamics: Finding Strength & Balance in Your Association 

Tuesday, August 23 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Five Ways to Become a Better BIPOC Ally

 


Beyond the Basics 

Conferences, events, accreditations, research, community, and connections. Associations offer robust products and services to deliver member value. Explore strategies, cutting edge approaches, and revolutionary ideas to re-invigorate your association’s service line. 

Saturday, August 20 | 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Event Design Masterclass 

Sunday, August 21 | 10:30 - 11:45 AM
Event Professionals Idea Xchange 

Sunday, August 21 | 12:30 - 12:50 PM
Don’t Get Your Leg Caught in These Data Traps 

Sunday, August 21 | 1:00 - 1:20 PM
Facilitation: The Essential Association Expertise 

Sunday, August 21 | 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Learning Innovation to Create Nondues Pathways, Products, and Programs 

Monday, August 22 | 10:00 - 11:15 AM
How to Think Like a Product Developer 

Monday, August 22 | 12:00 - 12:20 PM
Five Digital Content Models to Maximize Engagement and Nondues Revenue 

Monday, August 22 | 1:30 - 1:50 PM
Sustaining Sustainability: The Road to Carbon Neutral Events 

Monday, August 22 | 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Nonprofit is a Tax Status, Not a Business Model 

Monday, August 22 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Does Your Value Proposition Nail or Fail? 

Tuesday, August 23 | 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Using the Marketing Technology Maturity Model to Advance Your Organization 

Tuesday, August 23 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM
A Song for the Unsung: Leadership at any Level 


 

 

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