CEO Symposium - Virtual Edition

CEO Symposium - Virtual Edition

Event Information


Apr 19, 2021 - Apr 20, 2021


11:00 AM - 3:30 PM


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The CEO Symposium 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.

Adapted for the virtual environment, this edition of the CEO Symposium will address:

  • 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
  • building and sustaining trust in a virtual or hybrid work environment

Program Overview

Each day includes two 15-minute breaks and one 30-minute break.

Day One: 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET

Day Two: 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET

Registration for this event will close April 12, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. ET.

Please note: This program is designed for team participation, requiring at least one staff professional and one board leader to jointly attend.

Accessibility Features:

This program will be hosted via Zoom and will have captioning provided by

During the program, the content leader will be utilizing breakout rooms for group work. captioning is not available in the breakout rooms. If you would like to request a live captioner to be available in the breakout room, please reach out to Courtney Peck.

  • Agenda

    • Program Overview

      Each day includes two 15-minute breaks and one 30-minute break.

      Day One: 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET

      • Understanding the Organization (Perspectives of Leadership, Challenges for Associations Today & Future Assumptions and Key Drivers
      • Leading Together (Thinking and Working Style Preferences)
      • Leading the Organization (Roles and Responsibilities, Representative Governance Model, Association Infrastructure, Trust)

      Day Two: 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET

      • Leading the Board (Effective Decisions, Balanced Board, Board Agenda, Effective Engagement, Assessing Performance)
      • Critical Issues for Today’s Leaders (Distinguishing Value Propositions, Navigating Today’s Critical Issues)

      Please note: This program is designed for team participation, requiring at least one staff professional and one board leader to jointly attend.

      Accessibility Features:

      This program will be hosted via Zoom and will have captioning provided by

  • 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 not for profit corporations in planning for change. Glenn is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost experts on association 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 expertise is in the areas of governance, leadership, program strategy, evaluation, organizational design, and research & analysis. His celebrated presentation skills will be critical to any effort. Glenn was inducted into ASAE's Academy of Leaders in 1998. Glenn is the author of articles and posts published by the American, Canadian, and European Societies of Association Executives. He has been a keynote speaker for mission driven organizations around the world. He is also the primary co-author of three best-selling books – "The Will to Govern Well: Knowledge, Trust and Nimbleness"; "Building a Knowledge-Based Culture: Using 21st Century Work and Decision-Making Systems in Associations"; and "Successful Association Leadership: Dimensions of 21st Century Competency for the CEO". Currently he serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind Foundation and America’s Vet Dogs in NY. He has also served as Board Chair for New Hope Academy – a nonprofit multi-campus nontraditional alternative school in Pa.

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      Paul D. Meyer

      Paul D. Meyer is president and co‐CEO of Tecker International. Paul has comprehensive experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative research, facilitating change initiatives, assessing programs and services, consulting with organizations on strategy and implementation, and understanding operational and governance best practices. Paul has worked with more than 300 organizations in a variety of industries and professions. Prior to his work with Tecker International, he worked in senior management positions for several large not‐for‐profit organizations. This experience as a staff member created an understanding and appreciation for the unique and important roles volunteers and staff play in organizational success.

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      Donna F. Dunn, CAE

      Donna French Dunn, CAE, has had a long career as an association executive and strategist. She brings her experience, ranging from membership and communications to change management, to her consultation with and support of association leadership. She has served the association management profession on the ASAE Board of Directors and as chair of the ASAE Executive Management Section Council and the ASAE Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Donna is a board member of the New England Society of Association Executives and the Leadership Circle of South Congregational Church. She makes time for long-distance walking, cross-country skiing, and hiking to balance the challenges of association leadership.

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      KiKi L. L'Italien

      I help associations and not-for-profits change the world by bringing trailblazers, thought leaders, and important topics to their attention. My one-woman labor of love is called Association Chat and it is an online community, podcast, and website. It has been around for 12 years and reaches over 72k people every month. I am always on the hunt for interesting people who have important ideas that can help spark learning, inspiration, or improvement in the people I serve in the association community. I’m a senior consultant and professional speaker. I teach people how to cultivate trust and communicate with the goal of developing stronger business relationships, whether in-person or via video. Professional talks and workshops: "How to Cultivate Trust within a Community" / "Optimizing for Trust in Your Marketing" / "Building Communities that Trust"

  • Policies

    • Our Guarantee
      Our goal is to provide truly exceptional offerings and service, and we won't be happy until you are. If any programs, products, or services of ASAE do not fulfill our promise, we will make the situation right.

      Cancellation, Refund & Substitution Policy
      ASAE will fully refund program registrations fees in full with notifications submitted to our Member Services Team via e-mail at [email protected].
      All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by 10 business days before the program. Requests made in writing less than 10 business days prior to the first day of the conference starting will receive a refund of registration fees minus a $50 administrative fee. Refunds cannot be approved for no-shows. Substitutions are gladly accepted at any time. Badge sharing, splitting, and reprints are strictly prohibited.

      Event Cancellation or Postponement
      ASAE reserves exclusive right to modify, postpone/reschedule or cancel programs for any reason, including but not limited to emergency, inclement weather or other 'acts of God'. If there is an event cancellation, every attempt will be made to reschedule, and registration fees will be applied to the rescheduled event date. Any travel, lodging, or incidental expenses incurred related to a cancelled event cannot be refunded under any circumstances. If a cancelled event cannot be rescheduled, ASAE will determine an equitable basis for the refund of a portion or all of the registration fees, after due consideration of circumstances and expenditures.

      Consent to Use of Photographic Images
      Registration and attendance at, or participation in, ASAE meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution of the registrant or attendees' image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities by ASAE and other third parties, including but not limited the venue, the host city and the host

      Code of Conduct
      Please review ASAE’s Virtual Meeting Code of Conduct
      prior to participating in this program. We seek to provide an engaging, comfortable, and safe experience for each of our participants and appreciate your support in creating a welcoming environment.