Association Leaders Symposium

5 – 6 December 2022 Online Symposium

Agenda

The programme may be adapted to allow for more focus in areas delegates find more or less important.

MONDAY 5 DECEMBER : 12:30 - 18:30 UTC
1 Understanding the Organization
 
  • Session Overview & Perspectives of Leadership & Challenges for Associations Today
  • Future Assumptions and Key Drivers

Followed by

  • Q&A with presenter
  • Breakout discussion for each association 
  • Review of issues out of breakouts
2 Leading Together
 
  • Thinking and Working Style Preferences

Followed by

  • Q&A with presenter
  • Breakout discussion for each association 
  • Review of issues out of breakouts
3 Leading the Organization
 
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Board Fiduciary Responsibilities

Followed by

  • Q&A with presenter
  • Breakout discussion for each association 
  • Review of issues out of breakouts
 
  • Representative Governance Model
  • Association Infrastructure

Followed by

  • Q&A with presenter
  • Breakout discussion for each association 
  • Review of issues out of breakouts
 
  • Building and maintaining Trust 

Followed by

  • Q&A with presenter
  • Breakout discussion for each association 
  • Review of issues out of breakouts
TUESDAY 6 DECEMBER: 09:30 - 11:45 UTC
  Association Mega Issues
 

Mega Issues are overriding issues of critical importance that cut across multiple-goal or outcome areas. They address essential strategic questions, illuminating choices and challenges the organization must face in moving toward an envisioned future. Mega-issues articulate the questions an association will need to answer in the next five to 10 years, and discussion of a mega-issue can be embedded in the Board's ongoing planning and thinking strategically, focused on the longer-term issues that answer the question "What's next?".

  • Four parallel discussions on the most popular "Mega Issues" submitted by the Executive Heads and Presidents / Chairs (in advance of the event)
  • Plenary session
    • Each group consecutively reports on their discussion with findings
    • Facilitated discussion
  • Delegates will submit their mega issues a month prior and at two weeks prior, the most popular four for discussion will be announced
  • All attendees from an association attend the same discussion
  • Each breakout will be provided with direction to ensure they have a focused discussion, with a set of questions they have to address
  • Facilitators will move in and out of each breakout room to provide guidance and ensure they remain focused
TUESDAY 6 DECEMBER: 12:30 - 18:30 UTC
4 Leading the Board
 
  • Effective Decisions

Followed by

  • Q&A with presenter
  • Breakout discussion for each association 
  • Review of issues out of breakouts
 
  • A Balanced Board
  • Strategic Board Agenda
  • Board & CEO Continuums

Followed by

  • Q&A with presenter
  • Breakout discussion for each association 
  • Review of issues out of breakouts
 
  • Effective Engagement

Followed by

  • Q&A with presenter
  • Breakout discussion for each association 
  • Review of issues out of breakouts
 
  • Assessing Performance

Followed by

  • Q&A with presenter
  • Breakout discussion for each association 
  • Review of issues out of breakouts
5 Critical Issues for Today’s Leaders
 
  • Distinguishing Value Proposition(s)
  • Navigating Today’s Critical Issues

Followed by

  • Q&A with presenter
  • Breakout discussion for each association 
  • Review of issues out of breakouts
 
  • Leading Change

Followed by

  • Q&A with presenter
  • Breakout discussion for each association 
  • Review of issues out of breakouts
  Wrap Up of the Symposium