Association Management Week: Developing Your Leadership Potential

Event Information


Jul 14, 2017 - Jul 14, 2017 Eastern


9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


J.W. Marriott, Jr.–ASAE Conference Center / ASAE Building

1575 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
United States

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Access Pass Points: 10

Associations have the unique ability to enhance the personal and professional lives of individuals in virtually every business sector and industry. Because associations are indispensable within the industry, profession, and society, it's vitally important for those working in the profession to have an understanding of their nature and history.

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.

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


  • Module One: Leadership Characteristics and Development
    Understand and appreciate the unique leadership role played by those within associations. Recognize leadership as a learned behavior and identify common characteristics embodied by leaders. Learn to characterize 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
    Discover the importance of decision making in leadership positions and four distinct decision making styles and their effect on team members. Understand how to utilize various decision making approaches and how to foster an environment which embraces decision making.
  • Module Four: Conflict Management
    Explore the nature of conflict—warts and all—and learn to identify the underlying causes of conflict. Recognize styles that are used when dealing with conflict and get guidelines that can be applied during conflict resolution.

Attend this full-day course and leave with a better understanding of leadership challenges and how membership organizations require both internal and external leadership to be successful. Take with you concrete ideas on how to find resolution to a myriad of conflicts and how to develop your own leadership potential.

Earn the Certificate in Association Management!
This program is part of ASAE's Association Management Week, a series of programs designed to build a strong understanding in the core functions of association management. You can select any combination of programs over the week: Association Management Week

  • 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.