2021 Annual Conference


Monday, April 26

2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Know Your Neighbor – Andrew Bray, Vice President of Government Relations, NALP

Tips for Building Volunteer Engagement – Facilitated by Linda Reindl
Associations are only as strong as their volunteer membership.  Sometimes the real challenge is not recruiting volunteers but it is how to keep them engaged.  We all have the members that are always willing to jump in and help but how do we cultivate new members, keep them engaged while not burning out the seasoned members.  Volunteer engagement should be a part of your on-going strategies.  This session will offer some tips to help you be successful along with session time to discuss things that are working for you!  Come ready to share!

The NLAE Hot Seat: Membership, Communication, Meetings, and More!– Facilitated by Cassie Larson, CAE
Have you ever wished you could float your latest problem or idea by a room full of association executives to get their thoughts and advice before you proceed? Well, this opportunity is FOR YOU! Three attendees will present their challenges around membership, communication, meetings, and more. You will participate in providing structured feedback. This engaging session will provide ideas and insights by harnessing the wisdom of the group and its ability to creatively solve challenges and share experiences. Want to put yourself in the “hot seat?” You’ll have the chance to submit your challenge or idea in a survey to be selected to participate. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, April 27
2 p.m. – 5p.m

Moving to “Next Normal” in Uncharted Waters
Mary Byers, CAE, author of ASAE’s bestseller, Race for Relevance: 5 Radical
Changes for Associations, will join us to present a framework and filters to help
with decision-making going forward. She’ll share what she’s hearing from
association professionals across the country, provide a list of resources and
suggestions for working with the board, and answer your questions. This is a
hands-on working session so come prepared to focus on your association’s now,
near and far as we continue to reinvent the way we work, the way we earn
income, and the way we deliver value to members.

Wednesday, April 28
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Where Does Change Begin?
Bronwyn Hoffman, Bronwyn Hoffman & Associates, MA, MST, MCC
As leaders of our associations, we are constantly tasked with managing change and solving problems. Recently, association managers have been forced into many changes in a rapid period of time. How do we manage employee anxiety when we don’t know the answers ourselves? Bronwyn Hoffman will address the subject of maintaining positive mental health and successful life balance. Her coaching focuses on balancing the cognitive and emotional aspects within the business of leadership brain health.

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