Ethics of Social Impact in Associations

Event Information


Apr 17, 2023 - Apr 17, 2023


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM



United States

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Many associations practicing values driven leadership are now having difficult questions about the role of the association on questions of social justice. Should the association board take a position on controversial social justice issues? While there is one singular right answer, there are many questions for the association to consider. Further, what about the role of the association with ESG, social impact, sustainability, and environmental justice? The deeper we the association community goes into values-driven leadership, the more complicated these questions become.

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      Debbie Trueblood, IOM, FASAE, CAE

      Debbie Trueblood, MSW, FASAE, IOM, CAE is a Senior Consultant with Association Management Center (AMC). She has been in the association community for 21 years. She has served six associations as Executive Director, beginning in 2002. As a consultant and frequent speaker, she supports associations with DEI, ethics, governance, and strategic planning. She serves on the boards for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the National Association of Park Foundations (NAPF). She became a Fellow of ASAE (FASAE) in 2022 and earned her Certified Association Executive (CAE) in 2008. She was the 2018-2019 Chair of the ASAE Ethics Committee and led the development of the ASAE Ethics Toolkit. She chairs Association Forum's Welcoming Environment Committee. Under her leadership, her former association received four ASAE Power of A awards. Debbie received her former association's Diversity Icon Award in 2019. She received Association Forum's "Forty Under Forty" award in 2014.

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      Artesha C. Moore, FASAE, CAE

      Artesha Moore, FASAE, CAE is the President and CEO of Association Forum. Association Forum is the “association of associations” in Chicago, IL. Founded in 1916, it has nearly 3,000 members. These members represent more than 44,000 association professionals from nearly 1,600 Chicago associations. These organizations serve 27 million individual members, have 9 million donors, and generate $10.3 billion annually in economic impact. Artesha brings more than 20 years of association management experience to Association Forum. Throughout her career, she has helped associations set and exceed aggressive membership and volunteer engagement goals while integrating new technology solutions and strategies. She has honed her leadership skills with organizations representing a variety of industries including healthcare, engineering, and scientific research institutions. Artesha works tirelessly to create lasting structures that help identify volunteers and staff whose voices and ideas were not being heard and providing them with opportunities to lead. She has a knack for fixing uncommon problems by addressing them from the inside out while empowering everyone around her.

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