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Flashpoint II, Moderated by Sherry Budziak

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Join us for this engaging Flashpoint session, moderated by Sherry Budziak, CEO, .orgSource

Three top-notch speakers, three key topics, all in one session. 

Topics for Flashpoint II are:

  • Readying Members for Digital Adoption, with Trevor Mitchell and Rhea Steele
  • The Art and Science of Culture Management in the Digital Age, with Jamie Notter
  • The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm, with Elizabeth Engel

 

Readying Members for Digital Adoption

Presented by

  • Trevor Mitchell, MBA, CAE, Acting Executive Director, American MENSA

  • Rhea Steele, MS, CAE, CIP, COO, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

About this session

Digital strategy. Digital adoption. Digital first. In any iteration, the world of "digital" is almost automatically assigned to an organization's IT department. As associations embrace the need to have a culture that embodies a digital mindset, discussion of members' capacity and ability to embrace a new digital-first association experience is often overlooked.

In an age of rapidly-shifting member needs, it's critical to lay the groundwork to enable members to take ownership of and embrace the new approach. Hear from three industry leaders who have either worked internally to prepare members and membership teams for digital-first strategy or have served as a guide for many associations in their own journey.

Learning outcomes

  • Learn how to prepare members to embrace a digital-first perspective

  • Discover what a member-centric digital-strategy looks like in everyday practice

Who should attend?

C-level association executives who work across association silos and with top volunteer leadership - helping them with how to start or accelerate a cultural focus and adoption of digital first

 

The Art and Science of Culture Management in the Digital Age

Presented by

Jamie Notter, Partner, Human Workplaces

About this session

We all know that workplace culture can make or break digital transformation efforts, yet few associations are demonstrating an ability to proactively manage culture on an ongoing basis. In this session, culture expert Jamie Notter will break down the mystery of culture management, both in terms of the key analytics you need to make informed decisions about culture, and a clear framework for mapping out which internal changes will have the biggest impact on shifting culture.

Learning Outcomes

  • Clarify what culture is and how it works inside your organization

  • Understand which cultural building blocks have the biggest impact on innovation and digital transformation

  • Identify concrete strategies for shifting your culture to align it with what drives success

Who should attend?

Leaders at all levels inside associations will benefit from this session because culture is frequently a huge obstacle in the digital transformation work inside the association, and it's going to take effort at ALL levels (not just the C-suite) to effect the culture change needed to move forward. This session has the added benefit of being applicable to the business partners as well.

 

The Association Role in the New Paradigm

Presented by

Elizabeth Engel, CEO & Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting

About this session

The US higher education system and traditional pathways into employment are being disrupted by a host of factors, from rising costs and increasing student debt to challenges helping students develop 21st century skills. At the same time, associations are desperate to attract new members. Is this a perfect storm? No – it’s a perfect opportunity.

In this session, you'll hear about: research into the dramatic changes affecting the realms of education and employment; why these changes represent a tremendous opportunity for associations, and; stories of associations that are experiencing success nurturing the next generation of professionals and members. Based on the recently-released whitepaper The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the scope of disruption affecting the US education system and its impact on the future of employment

  • Identify inherent association advantages in bridging the education to employment gap

  • Explore practical strategies to implement at your own associations

  • Discover how your organizations can do well while doing good - that is, play a major role in solving a pressing global problem while also attracting younger members and generating revenue for and loyalty to your association

Who should attend

Anyone who makes strategic decisions about investments in professional development and training (including learning technologies) for their associations