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Executive Leadership Workshops

Increase the return on your education investment and make the most of your time at Great Ideas by adding one or more Executive Leadership Workshops to your agenda.

Innovative Decision-Making: See the Data and See Beyond the Data

Sunday, March 1 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Innovation requires fresh thinking. Fresh thinking requires an ability to take in new information and see existing information with fresh eyes. For association leaders, this type of innovation happens in a highly complex environment. For complex decisions, data is likely to inform the decision, but data is unlikely to make the decision for them. These executives must see the data and see beyond the data.

This workshop provides an innovative twist on data-centric decision-making. Through a step-by-step approach, participants walk away with personal insights that allow them to:

  • Use data with a fresh perspective;
  • Broaden their perspective by challenging their biases;
  • Stop the internal forces that trip them up (like over-thinking and over-reaction)
  • Make the tough decision for the right reasons.

Shelley Row, P.E., CSP, president & CEO, Shelley Row Associates LLC

Business as Unusual: Moving from Now to Next Through Innovation

Sunday, March 1 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

There’s been a lot of talk about innovation in the association community—and a lot of myths about what it really is. If innovation were easy, everyone would be doing it! But it’s not—and that’s why you’ll want to join Mary for this deep dive into what it takes to build a process and environment that supports innovation and the habits to sustain it. Mary shares:

  • An adaptable process specific to associations
  • How to harness advanced inquiry for the benefit of members
  • Why rigorous experimentation should be part of your association DNA
  • Strategies to accelerate programs and make big gains
  • How to use a 90-day sprint to create momentum

Mary Byers, CAE, author, Race for Relevance: 5 Radical Changes for Associations 

Women Executives Forum        Register NOW!

Monday, March 2 - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
(Off-site at Eccles Theater Tanner Lounge.  Shuttle service to be provided - Shuttle will leave at 5:45 p.m. from the South Porte Cochere.)

Building Your Gravitas
As Lisa Sun explains, we can’t be confident until we fully understand what makes us uniquely strong. But how do we discover it? Sun explores different confidence personalities and how they connect to our unique skills. Packed with real takeaways for personal and professional advancement, this workshop will have attendees buzzing as they figure out their own confidence language and the gravitas they naturally channel, realize how their confidence language has been helping (and hurting) them, and how to ultimately use it to work through challenging situations and make positive situations even better.

Lisa Sun | founder & CEO, GRAVITAS, former associate principal in McKinsey’s Global Apparel, Fashion and Luxury Practice 

The Women Executives Forum explores the challenges and opportunities facing women leaders—executives in and aspiring to the c-suite—and how men and women can take action to support gender equality. The series of workshops feature notable speakers from the association, nonprofit, and public sectors. Each edition of the Women Executives Forum features a thought-provoking keynote presentation followed by facilitated table discussions.

Women Executives Forum hosted by ASAE Strategic Partner:
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Separate registration fee applies.