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

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

Event Information


Jan 09, 2017 - Jan 10, 2017 Eastern


Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

One Grand Cypress Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32836
United States

CAE Hours:




Member Price:


NonMember Price:



Access Pass Points: 20

The Symposium for Chief Executive & Chief Elected Officers gives you and your volunteer leader the chance to explore your priorities for the year and determine how best to work together. Gain insight on making knowledge-based decisions, creating a culture of trust, sustaining a nimble infrastructure, and come to a common understanding of roles, responsibilities, and relationships in association governance.

The Symposium addresses:

  • the fundamentals of a strong volunteer/staff partnership
  • current and anticipated challenges facing associations
  • the value of research and strategy
  • leadership styles
  • knowledge-based governance strategies

Program Overview:
Day One: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — includes breakfast, a one-hour lunch and two breaks
There will be an evening reception at the end of Day One from 5:00–6:00 p.m.
Day Two: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. — includes breakfast, a one-hour lunch and two breaks

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
One Grand Cypress Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32836
Phone: 407.239.1234
Fax: 407-239-3800
Group Rate: $245 single/double (inclusive of resort fees)
Cutoff date: December 23, 2016
Group Code: ASAE
Reservations can be made online here.

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is located approximately 18 miles from the Orlando International Airport (MCO). Driving directions can be found on the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress website. The drive takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic and taxi fare is estimated at $65 one way.

  • Agenda

    • Note: All times are tentative and dependent upon priorities of the participants.

      Day 1
      7:30 – 9:00 amRegistration & Breakfast
      9:00 – 10:30 amDiscussion Thread I: Leadership in Contemporary Associations
      Your Model of Leadership
      The Special Nature of Voluntary Organizations
      Your Evolving Environment
      Drivers/Barriers to Success
      10:30 – 10:45 am Networking Break
      10:45 am – 12:00 pmDiscussion Thread II: Confidence in the Confidence of Your Partners
      Leader Work Preferences
      Trust in Governance
      Representative Governance Model
      12:00 – 1:15 pmLunch
      1:15 – 3:15 pmDiscussion Thread III: Clarity of Roles and Responsibilities
      Roles and Responsibilities
      Successful Boards
      3:15 – 3:30 pm Networking Break
      3:30 – 5:00 pmDiscussion Thread III continued
      Volunteer Engagement
      5:00 – 6:00 pmReception
      Day 2
      7:30 – 8:30 amBreakfast
      8:30 – 10:30 amDiscussion Thread IV: Consensus on What Constitutes Success for Your Organization
      Thinking and Planning Strategically
      10:30 – 10:45 amNetworking Break
      10:45 am – 12:00 pmDiscussion Thread IV (continued)
      Aligining the Infrastructure
      Innovation and Managing Risk
      12:00 – 1:10 pmLunch
      1:15 – 3:30 pmDiscussion Thread V: Knowledge-Based Decision Making
      The Strategic Board Agenda
      Mega Issues
      Change and Transition

      You should bring a laptop, tablet, iPad, or other device to access the internet during one of the exercises during the program. Free wifi will be provided in the meeting room and charging stations will be available at the back of the room.

  • Speakers

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      Glenn H. Tecker

      Glenn Tecker is chair and co-CEO of Tecker International, LLC, a consulting practice that has completed projects for over 1800 groups in the United States, Europe, Canada, Asia, Mexico, and Central America. He is a universally respected researcher, author, consultant and educator on issues of significance to associations and other nonprofit enterprise. Glenn has been described as “a true visionary" with a 25-year track record of "successfully foreseeing patterns of strategic importance effecting entire fields.” Countless associations attest to his help in enabling them to more confidently prepare for the future. The work he and his partners have done with associations, companies, and public agencies has helped solve problems and seize opportunities in ways that have likely affected million of lives. His work with many Canadian and U.S. sectors has earned him recognition as of “one of North America’s most quietly influential strategists.” Association Management magazine referenced Glenn as a “lighthouse thinker” and honored him as one of fifty people who have made a lasting difference to their discipline. In 1997, Glenn was honored as the recipient of ASAE’s Academy of Leaders Award, their highest possible recognition. Glenn's work with law, real estate, healthcare, education, and other American and Canadian organizations at the national and provincial levels has earned him a reputation among staff and member leaders as one of the world’s most knowledgeable and practical experts on not-for-profit organizations. Glenn currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Foundation and he also chairs the board of directors of New Hope Academy, a multi-campus, nonprofit, nontraditional alternative school for adolescents not well served by traditional public and private schools.

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      Paul D. Meyer

      Paul has worked with over 200 organizations providing strategy development and change management consulting, strategic planning, issue resolution facilitation, organizational governance, innovation training, operational analysis, board/volunteer leadership development, and research for corporations and not-for-profit organizations. He has worked with groups in a number of settings such as medical, hospitality, education, mental health, accounting, state governments, construction, travel, engineering, pharmacy, trucking, scientific research, library sciences, public institutions, entertainment, and insurance/financial services. His primary areas of expertise include strategic planning facilitation and implementation, knowledge-based decision-making, conflict facilitation and mediation, brand positioning, operational analysis, structural reengineering, market and marketing research, governance restructuring, and product/program assessments. He is a proven researcher, trainer, and group process facilitator focused on producing results through collaboration, group dialogue, decision-making processes, and research assessment. Mr. Meyer’s skills and experience enables him to assist groups at reaching consensus in developing new opportunities, creating innovative solutions, solving problems, and achieving identified organizational goals.

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      Leigh Wintz, FASAE, CAE

      Leigh Wintz is principal consultant with Tecker International, LLC an international consulting practice focused on meeting the special needs of associations managing through change. The most successful approaches to research, strategy development, thoughtful counsel, facilitation, and education are carefully integrated to help its client’s organizations solve complex problems and reach new goals. A skilled facilitator with an energetic style and sense of humor, Leigh has worked with clients in the USA, Europe and Asia for more than 20 years to: implement modern board governance techniques that empower staff to achieve results and keep boards focused on the future and strategic decision making; identify and overcome barriers to organizational effectiveness in governance, staffing, communications, and programs; secure support for acceptance of significant organizational change, such as restructuring, governance redesign, strategic planning outcomes, name changes and dues increases; train volunteer and staff leaders to be more strategic in focus; linking market research to strategic planning. Her practical and real-world advice to clients is borne out of 25 years experience as an association CEO. Leigh is a professional registered parliamentarian (PRP) who specializes in writing or revising bylaws and presiding effectively at conventions and board meetings. Leigh has worked with clients or visited more than 60 countries and is a frequent speaker and workshop facilitator on international finance, management, meeting planning, business etiquette and protocol and cross-cultural understanding. She has produced numerous publications and is co-author of The Will to Govern Well, 2nd edition, published by ASAE.

  • Policies

    • Attendance cancellations must be received within five business days before the program begins. A $75 cancellation fee will apply. There are no refunds for cancellations received less than five days before a program. No-shows will not be refunded.