By: John Ricco, CAE
Not in a million years did I think that I would find myself connected (even tangentially) to a major event that would grip the nation. This changed with the June 12 Orlando mass shootings. In my role as Executive Director of the Florida Cemetery Cremation and Funeral Association, the FCCFA membership was called upon to aid state and local governments with their process of identification and transportation of the deceased and then later to serve their families by providing funerals and memorials services. Continue reading Orlando Shooting Leads to Lessons Learned in Association Crisis Management
By: Kristi Spargo
There’s always one. You know who it is. Shortly after a new member joins the board everyone is up in arms. Whispers of contention ripple throughout the ranks and the battle lines are being drawn. Issues that you never even knew were issues suddenly have the potential to implode the inner workings of your association. In the eye of the storm stands: The Difficult Board Member. As staff, it can be challenging to determine when and how to step in to keep the business of the association moving forward without getting bogged down in the personality politics. Boards are made up of professionals of many different personality types who donate their time for the good of the cause; it would definitely not be conducive to say “Nah, no thanks” to the difficult board member who wants to volunteer their service. So what’s the answer? Continue reading The Association Arch Nemesis
By Bennett Napier, CAE
One of our association management company’s clients, is a 501 c3 organization, the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology.
The group’s mission is to (http://www.dentallabfoundation.org/) advance the profession of dental laboratory technology by developing educational curriculum and programs that will be relevant and accessible to dental technicians and other members of the dental team. Continue reading Fundraising; Friendship/Fun and Fear
By: Lauren Asbell, CMP
One of my favorite parts of magazines is when they ask people “What’s in your bag?”. You can gain great tips on beauty products, books, how to pack, etc.
We have a few meeting planners in our office and I always like to take a peek at what they have in their toolbox. I’ve picked up some great tips from them. Below are my essentials. Continue reading Meeting Toolbox Essentials
By: Jillian Heddaeus, CMP
Athletic Coaches and Business Leaders have several things in common. Generally, they manage teams, carrying out projects, tasks or skills and they have a Coach or Leader to guide them in the direction where they can perform to their highest potential.
Just as the elite coaches of today, business leaders generally have obtained their position through experience and extensive knowledge of their industry. Athletes and employees turn to these individuals to provide them with the “how to” and provide all the answers to success. Continue reading Coaching Principles Applied to Leadership
By: Ricki Sexton
We’ve all had them. That dreaded “B” word – the boss. We’ve also all had bosses that are memorable for one reason or another – either they were a great boss, or they were a poster child for the movie “Horrible Bosses”. I have certainly had my share of both – and one of the most memorable moments of my career was one in which my “Horrible Boss” threw a stapler at me! I will never forget that boss – it may not be because said supervisor was a great leader, but because he was a prime example of how “not” to lead your team.
But what makes you a GREAT leader? Continue reading Leadership: What makes a great leader?
By: Amy Bean Napier
This week, many of our staff will be traveling to Las Vegas to work an annual trade and management conference for a national client.
For the past 10 years, Las Vegas has utilized a number of variations of the marketing phrase “What Happens Here Stays Here” including the most popular “What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas.” This usage of this marketing iconic phrase has made people laugh but has also resulted in increased tourism rates. In 2015, Las Vegas is expected to welcome more than 40 million visitors, a record high for the destination (visit www.lvcva.com for more statistics and information.)
At Partners In Association Management, we have also had success in encouraging our staff to live the phrase “What Happens Here Stays Here” during work hours. Continue reading What Happens Here Stays Here