Association Management Pathway Sessions

Sunday

7:00 - 10:00 pm - Optional Washington, DC Bus Tour

Monday

6:30 - 7:00 am - Exhibitor Set-up

7:00 am - 4:30 pm - Registration Open

7:30 - 8:30 am - Continental Breakfast & Networking

Location: Columbia West

8:40 - 9:00 am - Welcome and Opening Remarks

Location: Columbia 5 & 7

9:00 - 11:00 am - Idea Lab 1: Governance and Board Effectiveness

Location: Columbia 3 & 4

Speaker: Dr. Michela Perrone, President of MMP Associates and faculty member at Georgetown University’s Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership

Nonprofit Boards of Directors have the fiduciary responsibility to govern their organizations and must follow several legal standards. This highly interactive session clarifies the essential governance areas, and how the board and its leadership govern effectively. The individual board member’s legal duties of care, loyalty, and obedience will also be discussed. Participants will leave with examples of national best practices.

10:00 - 10:20 am - Networking Break

Location: Columbia West

11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Idea Lab 2: Developing and Implementing Your Leadership Plan

Location: Columbia 3 & 4

Speakers: Mary Sommers, Director of Financial Aid at University of Nebraska-Kearney & Justin Draeger, President & CEO, NASFAA

Effective leaders of organizations have a plan, communicate the plan and delegate pieces of the plan. Explore practical application of these steps and re-equip you to lead or organization toward identifying and achieving its goals.

12:40 - 2:00 pm - Networking Lunch and Washington Update with Justin Draeger

Location: Columbia 5 & 7

2:10 - 3:00 pm - Idea Lab 3A: Team Building

Location: Columbia 3 & 4

Speaker: Andrew Hammontree, Director of Financial Aid at Francis Tuttle Technology Center

3:00 - 3:20 pm - Networking Break

Location: Columbia 5 & 7

3:20 - 4:30 pm - Idea Lab 3B: The Components of Association Governance

Location: Columbia 3 & 4

Speaker: Ron Day, Director, Office of Financial Aid, Kennesaw State University

This interactive session will use the governing documents you currently have for your regional or state association.  Together we will examine and evaluate them for critical components to ensure legal compliance and to protect your members and leaders. Participants are encouraged to bring Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and Policies and Procedures, etc. for discussion.

4:30 - 6:00 pm - Un-Wine'd Networking Reception at the Hotel

Location: Columbia West

Dinner and Evening on Your Own

Tuesday

7:30 - 8:30 am - Continental Breakfast & Networking

Location: Columbia West

8:40 - 10:00 am - Idea Lab 4: Fiscal Fitness 

Location: Columbia 3 & 4

Speaker: LisAnne Masterson, Director of Financial Aid, Blue Ridge Community College

As a leader in your association, you will be expected to know the   legal, financial and management issues that can impact the stability and longevity of your organization.  This session will give you insight into officer roles, budgeting, tax issues, insurance requirements, appropriate checks and balances, e-commerce issues, and contract negotiation.

10:00 - 10:20 am - Networking Break

Location: Columbia West

10:20 am - 12:00 pm - Idea Lab 5: Improving the Odds of Volunteerism 

Location: Columbia 3 & 4

Speakers: Kevin Jensen, Vice President & Chief Enrollment Management Officer at SUNY Oneonta & Mary Sommers, Director of Financial Aid, University of Nebraska-Kearney

People today are thinking more and more about how they spend their time. As associations, you are competing for this valuable resource. Is your association structured in such a way that volunteers are encouraged to sign up? Do you enjoy diverse participation in the volunteer ranks? Are you communicating the value of volunteerism to your membership in a way that they will hear the message? This session will answer these questions and more.

12:00 - 1:20 pm - Lunch - The Future of Work

Location: Columbia 5 & 7

1:30 - 3:00 pm - Idea Lab 6: Running a Meeting 

Location: Columbia 3 & 4

Speakers: Lisa Blazer, Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Texas at San Antonio & Lori Vedder, Director of Financial Aid at the University of Michigan-Flint

Have you ever been in a meeting that did not accomplish anything and lasted forever? Being able to conduct a meeting efficiently and effectively is not rocket science. It just takes a little preparation and know-how. This lively and interactive session will explore the technical aspects of running a meeting per the personalities at the table.

3:00 - 3:20 pm - Networking Break

Location: Columbia West

3:20 - 4:20 pm - Idea Lab 7: Digging Deeper 

Location: Columbia 3 & 4

Speaker: Andrew Hammontree, Director of Financial Aid at Francis Tuttle Technology Center

Attendees will be given this opportunity to engage with colleagues on similar concerns. Use this interactive time to dig deep into one or two areas to work on   during your leadership year. Treasurers will use this time to meet as a group to "Dig Deeper" into fiscal issues.

3:20 - 4:20 pm - Exhibitor Breakdown

4:30 - 5:30 pm - Preparing for Your Hill Visit

Location: Columbia 5 & 7

Dinner and Evening on Your Own

Wednesday, March 1

8:00 am - 12:30 pm - Hill Visit

12:30 - 1:00 pm - Lunch on Your Own

1:00 - 2:00 pm - Hill Visit Debrief

Publication Date: 11/22/2017

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