Association Management Pathway Sessions

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Sunday, February 24

6:45 - 10:00 pm - Optional Washington, DC Bus Tour (SOLD OUT)

Monday, February 25

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

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

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

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

9:00 am - 12:30 pm - Idea Lab 1 and 2: Governance and Board Effectiveness

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

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

Speaker: Justin Draeger, President & CEO at NASFAA

2:10 - 3:00 pm - Idea Lab 3: The Components of Association Governance

Speakers: Lori Vedder, Director of Financial Aid at University of Michigan - Flint, and Shannon Crossland, Interim Executive Director at Texas Tech 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.

3:00 - 3:20 pm - Networking Break

3:20 - 4:30 pm - Idea Lab 3 (Part 2): Developing and Implementing Your Leadership Plan

Speakers: Justin Draeger, President & CEO at NASFAA, and Paula Luff, Associate Vice President Enrollment Services at DePaul University

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.

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

Dinner and Evening on Your Own

Tuesday, February 26

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

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

Speaker: Lisanne Masterson, Director of Financial Aid at 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

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

Speakers: Art Young, Director of Financial Aid at Utah State University, and Craig Slaughter, Director of Financial Aid at Kenyon College

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 Presentation: The Tough Issues in Higher Ed

Speaker: Scott Jaschik, Editor at Inside Higher Ed

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

Speakers: Lori Vedder, Director of Financial Aid at University of Michigan - Flint, and Aaron Steffens, Associate Director of Financial Aid at Luther College

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

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

Speakers: Andrew Hammontree, Director of Financial Aid at Francis Tuttle Technology Center, and Aaron Steffens, Associate Director of Financial Aid at Luther College

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

Dinner and Evening on Your Own

Wednesday, February 27

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: 2/20/2019

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