Leading a Resilient Association: A Foresight Workshop

Leading a Resilient Association: A Foresight Workshop

Event Information


Apr 11, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024


Hybrid Event

1575 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
United States

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If you understand the important role foresight and futures thinking play in leading an association and are looking to bridge the gap between theory and implementation, then the Leading a Resilient Association Workshop is for you! This 12-week, multi-session workshop is designed to help association professionals explore strategies to recognize potential changes and develop action plans to drive organizational excellence. Working with ASAE ForesightWorks, and with self-paced work between sessions, this workshop will help you:

  • Enhance your strategic and operational planning cycles
  • Build a plan to kickstart your foresight journey
  • Seamlessly integrate foresight into your routines
  • Establish habits that foster ongoing, future-focused dialogues

Join us to transform your vision for the future into a practical roadmap for success.

What You’ll Get From this Program
  • A license to ASAE ForesightWorks Complete Collection, including 50 drivers of change action briefs and a User’s Guide
  • Worksheets and planning templates you can adapt to your association’s situation
  • Engagement strategies for working with your board, other volunteer leaders, and staff
  • A support network of other participants focused on sharing foresight integration tactics, both successful and challenging
  • Expert facilitators experienced in building a culture of foresight within associations


Our Presenters

Suzanne Pine 

Sue Pine, FASAE, CAE, Strategic Advisor – is a seasoned association professional and international speaker. Sue’s 40-year career has allowed her to work closely with a variety of associations, many managed by association management companies. 

Sue is a frequent speaker at ASAE, AMC Institute, and a variety of ASAE State Society meetings. Sue is an ASAE trained facilitator of the ASAE Certificate in Association Management. She is a subject matter expert on the practice of Foresight & AMC Best Practices and Accreditation program. 

As a Past Chair of the ASAE Research Committee (2008), Sue was actively involved in the “Designing Your Future” trends project. Sue also chaired the original ASAE ForesightWorks Advisory Team (2017). Sue is a huge fan of the ASAE Research Committee and strong advocate for the need to incorporate foresight as a leadership competency required by key leaders of association staff teams and volunteer leaders. Sue furthered her training by attending the University of Houston Certificate in Strategic Foresight program. 

Twitter: @CertificateSue 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/suepine/ 
Foresight 4 Associations: https://www.crystallakepartners.com/foresight4associations 

Kristine Metter 

Kristine Metter, MS, CAE, has spent nearly three decades working with associations to advance their missions while adhering to strong business practices. She is currently president of Crystal Lake Partners, a consulting firm that helps association staff and volunteers embrace foresight, grow revenue, strengthen stakeholder experience, and design meaningful events. Her deep knowledge of strategy and operations gives her the unique ability to help associations imagine the possible and bring it to reality.  

Kristine became a foresight champion while co-chairing the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) ForesightWorks advisory committee. She advocates for foresight as a leadership competency–for volunteers and staff–by regularly speaking at association meetings and working closely with associations to embed foresight into their governance and operations. 

Prior to founding Crystal Lake Partners, Kristine held senior staff positions with America's Essential Hospitals, the Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA), AcademyHealth, and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).  

Ms. Metter earned her CAE in 2005 and holds a BSBA in marketing from the University of Missouri and an MS in nonprofit management from the University of Maryland Global Campus. 



  • Agenda

    • Workshop Schedule

      Pre-Work: Welcome and Readiness Assessment
      Date: April 1-10, 2024
      Activity: By April 5, participants will complete a brief online readiness assessment. By April 10, participants will review the workshop outline, read “Why Associations Need Foresight,” and introduce themselves in the program’s private Collaborate Community.

      Virtual Session 1: Introduction to Foresight and ForesightWorks
      Date and Time: April 11, 2024, 3:00 - 3:30 pm ET
      Activity: During this live virtual session, participants will meet others and become oriented to the foundational elements of foresight and the ForesightWorks materials.

      Intrasession Assignment: Initiating Foresight
      Date: April 12-May 1, 2024
      Activity: Participants will read the ForesightWorks User’s Guide pages 1-9, focusing on Initiating Foresight Practices, complete the worksheet on page 9, and read the ForesightWorks 50 Drivers of Change Summary Paragraphs.

      Virtual Session 2: Building a Culture of Foresight
      Date and Time: May 2, 2024, 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
      Activity: During this live virtual session, participants will explore different approaches to using foresight within their association, learn strategies for embedding foresight throughout their organization, and be introduced to foresight framing.

      Intrasession Assignment: Framing and Prioritizing
      Date: May3-15, 2024
      Activity: Participants will read a selection from the ForesightWorks User’s Guide, focusing on action briefs and prioritizing topics, identify the top two drivers of change most impacting their association, and read the four-page action brief for each of those two drivers of change.

      In Person Session 3: Embedding Foresight into Strategy and Operations
      Date and Time: May 16, 2024, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm ET (in person, Washington, DC)
      Activity: During this live, in-person session, participants will learn strategies for starting future-focused conversations, apply foresight to risk, innovation, learning, and strategy, use worksheets and templates to practice embedding foresight throughout their organization, and start to develop their action plans.

      Intrasession Assignment: Implementation
      Date and Time: May 16--June 26, 2024
      Activity: Participants will continue to build out their action plans and strive to implement at least one activity.

      Virtual Session 4: Foresight Planning and Implementation Check-in
      Date and Time: June 27, 2024, 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
      Activity: During this live virtual session, participants will have open time to share successes, discuss challenges, and seek guidance from the facilitators and each other.

  • Speakers

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      Suzanne C. Pine, FASAE, CAE

      Strategic Advisor

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      Kristine Metter, CAE

      President, Crystal Lake Partners

  • Policies

    • If you cancel in writing at least 3 business days before the program, you will be refunded your registration fee after a $75 administrative charge. No-shows and cancellations not received by the date required will not be eligible for a refund.