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Upcoming Dates

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October 27-28, 2014
Charleston Place
Charleston, SC

January 26-27, 2015
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

May 21-22, 2015
JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
Scottsdale, AZ

October 19-20, 2015
Indianapolis, IN

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Exceptional Boards is an intensive workshop for CEOs and elected officers, which explores strategies that strengthen relationships and enhance the board’s performance. Discover the insight and resources you need to build a high performing board that understands its role, fulfills its responsibility, demonstrates visionary leadership, and leads the organization to new heights. Beyond tapping the knowledge and expertise of the program facilitators, you’ll connect with colleagues as you engage in sustained team discussions.

CEOs and elected officers will...

  • Develop strategies to build a cohesive board
  • Create an effective CEO/Board Chair relationship
  • Forge a leadership team action planAccent image of 3 people talking. One man is holding a pointer. One woman is holding a book. Another man is looking at the pointer


The program is led by Nancy Axelrod and Paul Greeley, CAE, consultants with extensive experience as association CEOs, board leaders, and governance and management professionals.


“This is an outstanding opportunity for our chief elected officer and me to calibrate, candidly assess, and effectively plan how we can work together to further enhance the work of our governing Board. It’s a rich networking environment that always yields multiple nuggets of “best practices” information from the other associations present. I make a point of attending annually with our president-elect.”

—Arlene Pietranton, executive director, American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association

“My president elect and I found the program to be exceptional. It was one of the most valuable and applicable programs we’ve attended.”

—Randy Lindner, CAE, president, Bostrom Corporation


This is a program designed for teams, rather than individual attendees. You must register with at least one volunteer leader to attend this program. Volunteer leaders may register at the ASAE member rate.

  • Members $945
  • Non-members $1,145*

*The non-member price includes a complimentary one-year ASAE membership. If you do not wish to take advantage of membership benefits, please call the ASAE Member Service Center at 888-950-2723 (202-371-0940 in Washington, DC).

Looking for online learning opportunities? Our Facilitated Virtual Course, “CEO Dialogue: Leading Associations in the 21st Century” encourages CEOs and those aspiring to become CEOs to explore their leadership qualities and how they apply to their organization’s culture, technology, and strategy. Learn more and register.


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