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DFWAE: Advancing Your Career in Association Management

DFWAE serves the association community by promoting professionalism, encouraging leadership development and facilitating the exchange of ideas and information through quality programs and services.

Join us for Association Day 2011
April 18, 2011
Hurst Conference Center
1601 Campus Drive, Hurst, Texas

This full-day event is a great way to network with experienced colleagues and mentor new colleagues in your field to Learn, Lead and Share. You will have opportunities to attend education sessions, enjoy a networking lunch and participate in a roundtable discussion on industry issues. You won't want to miss our trade show immediately after lunch. For additional information and to sign up online, please go to

Leadership is about creating conversations
Leadership Now    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Poet and Fortune 500 consultant David Whyte said that "The core act of leadership must be the act of making conversations real." Conversations — sometimes difficult conversations — are what build relationships. Conversations that provide the opportunity for possibility. Conversations about choice. More

Creating a conference pleasure rush
Midcourse Corrections    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Relevant conference content should be the crack cocaine of conference attendees. It should create euphoria, an alertness and extreme craving for more. The right content for the right audience can create a pleasure rush. When relevant content is presented within applicable context, attendees' brains get juiced. More

5 ways to lead with trust
The Recovering Leader    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
To lead effectively, you need to have people you can trust and to show you trust them. Simple, right? Yet even when you intend to trust your people, it's easy to communicate the opposite. More

Great meeting design requires art, science, many points of view
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For the third time, the International Association of Conference Centers brought together a panel of "thought leaders" during its annual conference for a wide-ranging discussion about meeting design that included participation from a virtual audience. John Potterton, CMP, president of the Naperville, Ill.–based hospitality consulting group Potterton & Associates LLC, opened the session by asking, "What do an architect, an accountant, a psychologist, a brain scientist, a happiness provider and an educational-space consultant have in common?" The answer: All were seated around the table to take part in the discussion. More

Listen, learn then lead
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VideoBriefIn this TEDTalk, four-star Gen. Stanley McChrystal shares what he learned about leadership over his decades in the military. How can you build a sense of shared purpose among people of many ages and skill sets? By listening and learning — and addressing the possibility of failure. More

Competitive intelligence: How to work a trade show
Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A trade show may be the single best place to collect data about your industry — and your rivals. It teems with chatty salesmen, knowledgeable exhibitors, industry insiders, and high-level executive speakers. To John Nolan, a 22-year military intelligence veteran and business consultant, that is a "target-rich environment." Define your goals and do some homework beforehand and you will come home with a lot more than a stack of business cards. The secret, Nolan says, is to position yourself (and your comrades) at the following key places. Then, listen very closely. More

A BOGO guest post: Champagne test, macroleading
Great Leadership    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Author Dan McCarthy wrote, "I couldn't decide which of these two guest posts by David Burkus to select — so I made the easy choice and picked them both. A "BOGO": buy one and get one for free. They're short reads, but I really liked them. Hope you enjoy!" More

Study: Meditation makes for better meetings
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When it comes to meetings, a little meditation can make a big difference, according to the Kyoto Convention Bureau in Kyoto, Japan. In a recent study, the Kyoto Convention Bureau found that at least 10 minutes of meditation before a meeting can significantly improve event efficiency, boosting retention of taught information by an average of 12.5 percent overall, and by up to 117 percent for a single learning task. More
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