March workshop and luncheon: March 21
Workshop speaker: Judy Pulice, CAE
Topic: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
What's Your Type?
Ever wonder why others just "don't get it?" Why doesn't your boss ask questions? How does your colleague know all the gossip?
It could be that you're simply different types! Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) is a psychological instrument that helps us to understand the individual differences among people.
Learn about your type and that of others how we assimilate information, process that information, use information to make judgments and decisions and how we communicate those decisions.
Advance registration is required for this event cut-off to register is March 14.
Luncheon key note speaker: Tony Lovio, CPA
You can hardly go a day without hearing where some misuse or abuse occurs in our society. Often it comes down to people just not doing the right thing. Going further, if asked, most of us would speak out against such actions and would likely say we act ethically in our own personal and business dealings. But not all ethical questions are as easy to answer as: "Is it wrong to steal or commit fraud?" Many ethical questions involve sensitive issues where the answers are not so clear cut.
At this luncheon we will interactively explore several examples where you can think about whether you'd always do the right thing.
Association Day 2012 — are you ready?
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7 snowy lessons in association management
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Author Judith Lindenau writes about association management as she survives a weather disaster. The following article includes thoughts on learning about good service, disaster planning and meeting member needs. More
3 strategies to get the most out of a conference
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For many people, conferences become a lost opportunity. The showy presenters, bright lights and buffet lines distract them. In addition, most do not have any clear agenda that could help them be efficient and successful while faced with the overwhelming atmosphere that can occur at conferences and trade shows. How can you rise above and truly benefit from your experience? More