Symposium for Chief Staff and Chief Elected Officers (CEO Symposium)

Symposium for Chief Staff and Chief Elected Officers (CEO Symposium)

Event Information


May 23, 2018 - May 24, 2018 Eastern


NH Amsterdam Centre

Stadhouderskade 7, 1054ES


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The Symposium for Chief Executive and Chief Elected Officers provides a unique opportunity for you and your volunteer leader to maximize the leadership partnership. Explore how you can best work together to effectively carry out your association's mission and enhance future success. The expert faculty from Tecker International, LLC, will help you and your leadership partner come to a common understanding of roles, responsibilities, and relationships in association governance and strategy. Facilitated conversations and interactive exercises will help you confidently and enjoyably lead your organization in the upcoming year.

The symposium addresses:

  • current and anticipated challenges facing leaders of contemporary associations
  • value of research and strategy in knowledge-based decision making
  • relationships of board and staff in association governance
  • leadership behavior and its impact on change, innovation, and organizational culture
  • successful practices in strategic planning and thinking


NH Amsterdam Centre
Stadhouderskade 7, 1054ES
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Rate: €209 (21-23 May) / €259 (24-25 May)
Price includes breakfast and VAT but excludes City Tax 5%
Cutoff Date: May 7, 2018
Reservations can be made online.

  • Agenda

    • Wednesday, May 23, 2018

      8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

      9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
      Discussion Thread I: The Special Nature of Associations
      Your Model of Leadership
      Your Association’s Environment
      The Character of Your Organization
      Consultative Partnership
      Leading Together for Good Governance

      12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

      1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
      Discussion Thread II: Relationships, Roles, and Responsibilities
      Relationships: Working Preferences
      Roles: Member and Staff Leaders
      Responsibilities: Fiduciary Duties
      Representative Governance Model

      3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
      Networking Break

      4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
      Global Foresight Summit

      Thursday, May 24, 2018

      8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
      Global Foresight Summit

      9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
      Networking Break

      10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
      Discussion Thread III: Leading Strategic Conversations
      Research Strategy
      Engagement Strategy
      Financial Strategy
      Advocacy Strategy

      12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

      1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
      Discussion Thread IV: Leadership of Culture

  • Speakers

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      Glenn H. Tecker

      Glenn H. Tecker is chairman and co-CEO of Tecker International. He has more than 35 years of experience assisting associations and corporations in planning for change. Glenn is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost experts on leadership and strategy. He has worked in an executive capacity with businesses, public agencies, and nonprofit organizations and served as a board member for a number of nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Glenn’s particular expertise in the areas of governance, program strategy, organizational design, research analysis, and presentation skills will be critical to the effort.

  • Policies

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      Cancellation, Refund & Substitution Policy
      Submit all requests to ASAE Registration via email at [email protected] All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by May 7, 2018, to receive a full refund, less a $75 administrative fee.  Refunds cannot be approved for requests received after this date, to include no-shows. Substitutions are gladly accepted at any time. Badge sharing, splitting, and reprints are strictly prohibited.

      Event Cancellation or Postponement
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