ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition 2017

August 12 - 15 Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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August 12-15, 2017

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Metro Toronto
Convention Centre

Preconference Workshops and Masterclasses

Get a strong start and set a pace toward maximum value with a preconference targeted workshop, a preconference masterclass, or AMC Institute’s AMCs Engaged!. You’ll not only walk away with in-depth knowledge and new skills, you’ll also jumpstart your career and return home with the confidence to do more, achieve more, and be more.

 

Saturday, August 12


AMC Institute’s AMCs Engaged!

additional fee
 

7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

AMCs Engaged! is tailored to meet the unique challenges of the AMC community and help professionals prepare for the changing business landscape. Whether you're part of the leadership team of an experienced association management company, a new owner navigating the first few years, or an entrepreneur investigating the strengths of the AMC model, you can join your peers for a day-long deep-dive into current trends and topics impacting the 1800 associations managed globally by AMC Institute members. Learn new business and client strategies as you make connections with other professionals that provide management solutions.

International Impact & Market Expansion

We have all read the research that tells us to go global, but for many managed associations, limited resources leave the organization unsure of which markets to develop and how to best launch a global strategy. Join us as we explore this topic with several key speakers and sessions!

(Please refer to the All Sessions page for the program's details.)

 

Preconference Workshops


Power Up Your Conference Presentation Skills

additional fee

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Deliver the best you have as a content leader by aligning your methods and style to adult learning principles, facilitation techniques, and audience management. These three concepts are a true blend of art and science, which is even more pronounced when audience has mixed expectations.

  • Match content and style to audience experience level.
  • Manage the room to secure engagement and synergy.
  • Leverage key techniques to make certain that audience members leave with applicable takeaways that will be practiced outside of the session.

Create High-Performing Teams: The Human Dimension of Leadership

additional fee

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Work teams are at the core of association life. Have you ever wondered why some teams just click and others don't? It's been shown that the biggest obstacle to team productivity is a lack of interpersonal skills as opposed to technical incompetencies. Whatever your role, if you lead or engage in team dynamics, a thorough knowledge of the team skills and behaviors is critical, as the human dimension is the make or break to success.

  • Learn the impact of diverse work styles and how to utilize the strengths of each style to effectively manage relationships.
  • Tackle conflict head-on so that it doesn’t undermine team dynamics at different phases of work projects.
  • Manage diversity, relationship, and cultural differences among team members at the start and through team operations.

Women Executives Forum: Cultural Fluency for Women

additional fee

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

The study of cultural fluency explores how to best manage the unique ways in which people from diverse backgrounds interact. Organizations that understand cultural fluency build fluid and innovative teams that leverage these differences to advance their mission and bottom line. When we apply this concept to women, we break down barriers that continue to pervade so many organizations. In this session, we will explore the concepts of cultural fluency as they apply to women.

  • Identify unique verbal and non-verbal language that helps and/or hinders women’s success.
  • Discover how to overcome bias (our own and others) to achieve understanding and growth.
  • Utilize workplace diversity to strengthen teams and the role that women can play in leading this initiative.

This preconference session is hosted by our Strategic Partner:


Power Up Your Conference Presentation Skills

additional fee

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Deliver the best you have as a content leader by aligning your methods and style to adult learning principles, facilitation techniques, and audience management. These three concepts are a true blend of art and science, which is even more pronounced when audience has mixed expectations.

  • Match content and style to audience experience level.
  • Manage the room to secure engagement and synergy.
  • Leverage key techniques to make certain that audience members leave with applicable takeaways that will be practiced outside of the session.

 

Preconference Masterclasses

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

(All Masterclasses are held at the same time.)

Achieve Exponential Global Growth and Marketshare

additional fee

Is your association already working outside the U.S. or thinking about growing globally within the next two years? Join association executives and industry leaders in this in-depth exploration of the leading business strategies to increase international engagement, build effective alliances and components relations, leverage social media, and manage international resources.

  • Utilize case studies from the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and Latin America for targeted lessons in developing an effective global business plan.
  • Examine recent developments, such as the U.K.’s decision to leave the EU (Brexit) and China’s NGO Law, and their profound global impact on politics, finance, and the business climate in which associations operate.
  • Explore point/counterpoint debate to get a deeper perspective, and leave with a roadmap for what strategies might be right for expansion around the globe.

Build Leadership Confidence and Executive Presence

additional fee

Are you a senior association professional who is ready to climb the slippery slope to the top? Designed to empower senior association leaders who want to take that step up to become chief executives, this high-level learning program builds upon existing strengths and introduces new tools that help expand leadership capabilities, build confidence, and transform organizational effectiveness.

  •  Increase your confidence and ability to excel in your current leadership role through a mix of technical and soft skills managment.
  • Understand the full scope of the chief executive function while building strengthening your leadership and strategic decision-making competencies.
  • Develop your leadership presence to maximize your potential as a future chief executive.
 

Kickstart Business Analytics Projects and Initiatives

additional fee

Associations are mired in complexities and muddle over big data, analytics, and business intelligence. What is the best use of these metric tools? How does one stay on top of what’s new? How does one know when to change or adopt new practices? If these are your pains points, then join us as we decipher the world of data.

  • Formulate the best process of collecting and disseminating volumes of data—
  • both structured and unstructured—to achieve day-to-day business objectives.
  • Unsnarl definitions and work through an applied perspective of the practices to achieve business performance.
  • Achieve actionable strategies and steps through technology-driven processes to inform and execute business decisions.

Manage Change through Organizational Transformation

additional fee

Leading an organization is a bit of a conundrum; it’s a lonely role, as you are the only one who holds the unique set of roles and its responsibilities, yet, you are also part of a team. Moreover, the role navigates internal and external dynamics that often have competing goals. Lastly, you’re always expected to do more with less. 

  • Explore current trends and practices that impact daily work, for example, change management practices, restructures, developing a powerful senior leadership team, etc.
  • Devise the best practices to work with board members and outside community interests.
  • Discover how to lead the organization’s members to a new level of engagement, productivity, and industry value.
 

Upskill Your Business Aptitude to Reach Your Potential

additional fee

New and seasoned association professionals alike need a broad perspective to effectively deal with the complex challenges they face daily. Designed for association management professionals who would like to up-skill, future leaders who have not pursued a formal MBA education and want to fill in knowledge gaps, or department heads who want a refresher on core MBA subjects, this workshop immerses participants in the language and culture of best business practices.

  • Understand the key concepts and models taught in today's leading business schools.
  • Adopt best practices in leadership strategy, financial management, marketing and sales, branding, change management, and organizational performance at large. 
  • Balance financial and nonfinancial measures when evaluating business operations and results taking into account risks

additional feeSeparate registration required.