Association Management Week: Developing Your Leadership Potential

Association Management Week: Developing Your Leadership Potential

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Jul 14, 2017 - Jul 14, 2017 Eastern


9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


ASAE Building

J.W. Marriott, Jr. ASAE Conference Center
1575 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
United States

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Associations have the unique ability to enhance the personal and professional lives of individuals in virtually every business sector. Because associations are indispensable to industries, professions, and society, it's vitally important that people who work in associations have a full understanding of their nature and history.

This full-day course is part of ASAE's Association Management Week, a series of programs designed to build a strong understanding of the core functions of association management. Specifically designed for those who are new to the profession or have less than five years of experience in the field, Developing Your Leadership Potential addresses the basics of leadership, specifically as it pertains to membership organizations.

You’ll leave this course with a better understanding of leadership challenges and that membership organizations require both internal and external leadership to be successful. Take with you concrete ideas on how to resolve a variety of conflicts and how to develop your own leadership potential.

Consider taking all five Association Management Week courses to earn the Certificate in Association Management.

  • Agenda

    • Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks are included.)

      Module One: Leadership Characteristics and Development
      Understand the unique leadership role played by people who work in associations. Recognize leadership as a learned behavior, and identify common characteristics that leaders embody. Learn the differences between leadership and management.

      Module Two: Team Development
      Learn how to recognize potential leadership traits in team members and how to interpret the relationship between team development and organizational performance. Identify steps that can be taken to empower team members.

      Module Three: Decision Making
      Understand the importance of decision making in leadership positions, and explore four distinct decision-making styles and their effect on team members. Discover how to use various decision-making approaches and how to foster an environment that embraces decision making.

      Module Four: Conflict Management
      Explore the nature of conflict and learn to identify its underlying causes. Discover techniques that can be used to address conflict and get guidelines that can be applied during conflict resolution.

  • Speakers

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      Mariama S. Boney, MSW, CAE

      Committed to maximizing results and growing initiatives, Mariama Boney, MSW, CAE, has been an administrator, executive, trainer and consultant; serving in associations, higher education and non-profits for 20 years. Currently she serves as the Senior Director, Volunteer Leadership Development and Regional Affairs with NAFSA. She is focused on applying strategic management and leadership to create and produce quality programs and services while developing caring and competent students, leaders, professionals, and boards. Throughout her career with 5 large universities (NOVA, George Mason University, James Madison University, Rochester Institute of Technology and Syracuse University), 3 associations (NAFSA, ACPA and AAUW) and 2 non-profits (Year Up, Inc.,The Salvation Army), she has worked with thousands of academic faculty, administrative leaders, staff, students, parents, boards, community councils, business leaders, volunteers and members. Her primary areas of expertise and passion are educational administration, executive leadership, diversity and inclusion, membership and programs. Next would be public relations, strategic planning, and communications. She is blessed to be an active alumni as a 2008-09 ASAE Diversity Executive Leadership Program Scholar. Originally from Syracuse, New York (Go Orangemen!), Mariama obtained her B.S. and M.S. degree in Social Work from Syracuse University and is a Certified Association Executive (CAE). You can find her having fun in group fitness classes, watching sports, attending musical performances, theater and comedy shows. She loves learning through traveling, networking, reading, TED Talks and watching Master Class on OWN. She is honored to serve as an ASAE CAE Kick-off facilitator, active member, contributor to APAC and the ASAE Foundation, serve on the awards committees for the Gold Circle Awards and Power of A Awards a 2014-15 Immediate Past Chair, 2013-14 Chair and 2012-13 Vice Chair of ASAE's Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

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