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.

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