Hear the latest on trends affecting associations and learn how to practically apply this knowledge at an operational and strategic level in your association.
As a leader in your association, you are expected to make decisions that affect the long-term health of your association. Understanding what the future holds is a powerful way to reach the key insights that associations need to stay vibrant and growing -- especially when it’s combined with creating an internal culture of foresight. This session will begin with an overview of the study of foresight and related practices that will help you frame an understanding of impactful changes and what it means to your association.
Attendees will benefit from the most current ASAE ForesightWorks evidence-based research initiative and experience the tools available to association professionals and volunteer leaders.
In this dynamic session, you’ll engage in foresight discussions focused on relevant trends identified by a team of futurists and association volunteers. Topics like personalised artificial intelligence, reworking career pathways, and the aging world are just a few of the trends that attendees will discuss. The opportunities and challenges afforded by the current trends will be unique to each association. The distinct perspectives shared in the discussion format help to establish leadership and vision for the future.
The session will also provide you with references and insight to share and train your Board of Directors and other association members. Thinking like a futurist involves recognizing the nature of change, looking for weak signals, spotting the unexpected, and establishing the “so what” implications. Today we see a lot of discussion, energy, and products promising to deliver insights. This session builds the capabilities and skills to leverage limited resources effectively.
Join us to learn how to think like a futurist and lead a culture of effective forward-thinking in your association.
“I just wanted to pass along my sincere appreciation for the courses that you taught. I have found the information and dialogue to be invaluable and invigorating and I am looking forward to passing along these resources and ideas to my colleagues. You are an excellent teacher and I know that this experience will have a lasting influence in my future career in associations. It is undoubtedly worth the investment.” Kristi Spargo, Pennsylvania Medical Society
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Suzanne has a diverse range of experience working with a host of different associations through a 35-year career in just two Association Management Companies. As a Past Chair of the ASAE Research Committee (2008), Sue was actively involved in the “Designing Your Future” trends project. Since that time, Sue has been a huge fan of the ASAE Research Committee and also strong advocate for the need to incorporate trends-watching as a key skill required by both key leaders of association staff teams and volunteer leaders.
Sue furthered her training by attending the University of Houston Certificate in Strategic Foresight program. Thinking like a futurist is not as “neat and clean” as strategic planning, so both staff and volunteers fail to give trend monitoring the attention needed. Sue is currently the VP of Professional Development at AH, Senior Director of NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals), and AMC National Accounts Rep for the PHL-CVB. She worked for over 35 years in the "association management" world. Sue has been with AH since 2012.
Sue is a frequent speaker at ASAE, AMC Institute, and a variety of ASAE State Society meetings. Sue is an ASAE trained facilitator of the ASAE Certificate in Association Management. She is a subject matter expert on Environmental Scanning, Trends Monitoring, AMC Accreditation, Volunteer Management, and Board Development topics. Sue has received the 2009 AMC Institute Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2008 Leadership Award from the ASAE-AMC Section Council, and the 2015 MASAE Distinguished Service Award.
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