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

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

Event Information


Jun 26, 2017 - Jun 27, 2017 Eastern


Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards

110 South Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
United States

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The Symposium for Chief Executive and Chief Elected Officers 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. 

The symposium addresses:

  •  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
  •  successful practices in strategic planning and thinking 

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 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.

Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yardsl
110 S Eutaw St
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-962-0202
Toll Free: 1-800-228-9290
Guest Fax: 410-625-7892
Rate: $195 single/double
Cutoff Date: June 9, 2017
Reservations can be made online.

  • Agenda

    • Monday, June 26, 2017
      7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
      Registration and Breakfast

      9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
      Program Overview

      Discussion Thread I: Leadership of Contemporary Associations
      The Special Nature of Voluntary Organizations
      Trends and Issues in Your Organization

      10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
      Networking Break

      10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
      Discussion Thread I, continued
      Consultative Partnership
      Leading Together for Good Governance

      12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

      1:15 – 3:15 p.m.
      Discussion Thread II: Leadership of the Board
      Leader Work Preferences
      Roles, Relationships, and Responsibilities

      3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
      Networking Break

      3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
      Discussion Thread II, continued
      Representative Governance Model
      Role Clarity

      5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

      Tuesday, June 27, 2017

      7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

      8:30 – 10:15 a.m.
      Discussion Thread II, continued
      Effective and Not Effective Practices

      Discussion Thread III: Leadership of Decision Making
      Integrating Strategic Planning and Thinking

      10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
      Networking Break

      10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
      Discussion Thread III, continued
      Research, Information and Analysis
      Resource Allocation  

      12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

      1:15 – 3:30 p.m.
      Discussion Thread III, continued

      Discussion Thread IV: Leadership of Culture

  • 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 corporations in planning for change. Glenn is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost experts on 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 particular expertise in the areas of governance, program strategy, organizational design, research analysis, and presentation skills will be critical to the effort.

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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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      Leigh Wintz, FASAE, CAE

      Leigh Wintz, FASAE, CAE, principal consultant with Tecker International, is a skilled facilitator with an energetic style and sense of humor. Leigh has worked with clients in North America, Europe, and Asia to implement modern board governance techniques that empower staff to achieve results and keep boards focused on the future and strategic decision making. She has 25 years’ experience as an association CEO and extensive volunteer involvement on a number of boards. She is a Fellow of ASAE, a certified association executive, and a professional registered parliamentarian who specializes in writing or revising bylaws.

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