By: Ricki Sexton
Oftentimes, when you mention a professional development budget or taking a seminar in conversation, people may look twice at you as if you are speaking a foreign language. What? Why would you do professional development? That’s extra work isn’t it?
So, what is professional development, specifically? Continue reading Why Professional Development?
By: Caroline Thomas
I’m not sure where the time went, but somehow it’s already time to deck the halls! Regardless of how you celebrate this time of year, you may be faced with some much needed preparation in the workplace for the end of the year. We’re sharing a new holiday carol for businesses. Continue reading The Twelve Days of… Association Management
By: Shelly Joines
I remember back when I was about 8 years old, my family did large Thanksgiving celebrations where everyone would travel across the state to meet. We would line up several tables to create a buffet, for a fun family feast. Some traditions are time honored ones and some we do for reasons we don’t even know why anymore – yet we still do them. Why is that? Continue reading Corn in My Taters and Updated Association Practices
By: Christina Welty
It’s time to plan your upcoming annual convention. The board picked a location – convenient and central to your member base. You have chosen dates (avoiding holidays and competing association’s meetings) and you have sent a Request for Proposal (RFP) to several properties. After reviewing the RFP’s, you selected the hotel. Now, you have to tackle the next step – reviewing the hotel contract. Before you sign on the dotted line, keep the following tips in mind. Continue reading I HAVE MY HOTEL CONTRACT – NOW WHAT?
By: Danielle Jessup, CMP
You hear people say all the time that we, as a society, are being inundated with information. If so much information is out there, why not find a way to reuse it? Some people say thrifting can be overwhelming, however, I will break down a few ways you can use these resources available at your fingertips to help save you time and money. Let’s go thrifting for content! Continue reading Thrift Shopping Ideas for Associations
By: Lauren Asbell, CMP
Two weeks ago my calendar reminded me that my blog was due soon. I spent the next few days trying to come up with ideas on what to write about. Lots of topics popped into my head: Continue reading I Have Writers Block, Do I Need A Note From My Doctor?
By: Lesli Sullivan
Online social networking has given us a new way to build connections for career management. It can also be a trap for self-induced embarrassment. Despite the importance of being professional online, research has shown that too few people heed the expert’s advice and it is costing them jobs. Continue reading Social Media Professionalism