Tuesday, December 1
9:00-10:00am Association Law: What Every Association Professional Needs to Know… and Then Some
Jeff Tenenbaum, Esq.
From one of the country’s most experienced and notable association attorneys – and a fixture on the ASAE and association speaking circuit – come armed with your questions and curiosity as we explore the most pressing legal issues facing associations these days. From meeting and vendor contracts to liabilities for in-person meetings and office re-openings, member and board codes of conduct to conflicts of interest, sexual harassment to federal tax exemption and UBIT, antitrust to corporate governance, lobbying and political activity regulation to copyrights and trademarks, independent contractors and CEO employment contracts to exempt vs. non-exempt employees, and fundraising regulation to affiliates, subsidiaries and chapters, explore the hottest topics and legal risks creating buzz in the association legal world. In plain English and a very interactive setting, learn the key red flags you need to be able to spot, what you should do when you spot them, and practical tips and suggestions for protecting your association and mitigating risk.
10:30-11:30am Among your Peers: Associations, the Hospitality Industry and the Future
A no-holds-barred panel discussion where we put all our knowledge and experiences together. What does the landscape of conferences and expos look like in 2021 and how will we move forward?
Wednesday, December 2
9:00-10:00am Staying Connected in a World of Isolation
Greg Peters, The Reluctant Networker
Between dealing with vanishing event opportunities, managing social distancing and safety requirements, and even coping with all the changes to your personal life, networking might be taking a low priority in your world right now. Unfortunately, that's the exact opposite of what you need! Your network has the answers to many of the challenges you are facing and, unless you take a proactive role in the process, it will begin to evaporate, taking all the resources you need with it.
Join Greg Peters, Founder of The Reluctant Networker, for a few ideas that can help you build your connections even if you can't be in front of them right now.
Together we’ll learn :
WHO you should be reaching out to
WHAT benefits are found in each medium of contact and
WHY one simple process keeps your connections alive!
10:30-11:30am Round Robin
Topics tailored to you. Colleagues you need to talk to. Choose a zoom room to participate in a roundtable discussion with the people who do what you do. It's really that simple!
Small Staff Associations
Open Discussion/Water Cooler
Thursday, December 3
9:00-10:00am Culture of Engagement: Why/How to Build A Passionate, Engaged Membership
Joshua M. Evans
Every member of your organization joined from an engaged, passionate place. During their first event they were excited and intrigued. However, with such demanding roles in their workplaces, it's understandable that their association membership would take a back seat. It can be easy for them to rationalize skipping networking events or educational sessions because of the demands of their daily life. How can we re-engage our members and impassion our members?
In this session you will learn practical tools to positively impact your members by reigniting their passion and re-engage their commitment. You will walk away with techniques to help them look beyond what your organization 'is' and what your organization 'does' to reveal what your professional organization truly MEANS to them and their professional success.
10:30-11:30am How disruptions have shifted the association landscape
Lowell Aplebaum, FASAE, CAE, CPF
2020 has already been a year defined by the speed and magnitude of change. Every industry has seen impact, with the nonprofit sector as no exception. Based on priority topics, identified by attendees shortly before the session, so it is as timely as possible, and aligned with overarching areas that are guiding associations through these rocky times, we will explore what we have learned and what we can take back as we design paths of possibility for what's ahead.
Friday, December 4
9:00-10:00am Keep Your Head UP! How to Manage Change and Uncertainty with Optimism and Resilience
Never before have so many people all faced change, unpredictable circumstances, and fear all at the same time. Life has changed for people in almost every way possible in both their personal and professional lives. No matter a person's age, location, or industry everyone is facing new challenges on an almost daily basis.
Now, more than ever, people have to be incredibly “intentional” about not only guarding their positive attitude but feeding it so that it can withstand the challenges the day presents.
10:30-11:30am KSAE Annual meeting
*As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 7.0 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.