Preconferences and Workshops

Preconferences and Workshops

Increase the return on your education investment at Associations @ Work by adding a preconference or Women Executives Forum workshop to your schedule.



Financial Flexibility—How to Plan in an Ever-changing Landscapeadditional fee

Sunday, October 20
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

3 CAE credits

Associations are facing more uncertainty than ever with shifting political and economic environments. While uncertainty can put us on an uneven footing, it also creates opportunities for your association. Discover techniques to develop an adaptable perspective forecast that allows your association to respond quickly, focus on the future, and pivot toward opportunities. You’ll learn how to identify, prioritize, and apply key financial and operating challenges. Work through real-life case studies and prepare your association to create and implement flexible financial forecasts.

Lisa Stover, CPA, CGMA, CAE, principal, Nonprofit, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP
Paul Parks, Director, Management Accounting - Americas Region, AICPA 


The Future of Work is Now: Strategies for a Changing Workplaceadditional fee

Sunday, October 20
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
3 CAE credits

Today’s association leaders need to know more about how employees will respond to the demands of emerging business realities—and how to adapt their strategies accordingly. Explore Gallup’s latest findings on specific drivers of change within organizations, including matrixed teams, remote employees, gig work, and the increasing demand for agility. Gain insights on how your organization can evolve with the ever-changing business climate, and what every level of leader must do to promote employee engagement and manage their teams more effectively.

Stephen Shields, senior workplace consultant, Gallup


Women Executives Forum: Flexibility as a Global Business Imperativeadditional fee

Monday, October 21
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

2 CAE credits

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The Women Executives Forum explores the challenges and opportunities facing women leaders—those executives in and aspiring to the c-suite—and how men and women can take action to support gender equality. This edition of the Women Executives Forum series is co-located with Associations @ Work. Full conference registration is not required to attend.

While many organizations have flexibility policies on the books, providing flexible work options without stigma remains a challenge. A successful flex initiative requires strong buy-in, thoughtful implementation, and regular monitoring, and it needs to be adaptable, evolving with the organization as employees’ needs change. Whether your organization needs to create a flexibility program from scratch, expand its existing program, or pinpoint issues within the current program, this session will draw on the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance's Flex Success Framework—a five-step proprietary process for implementing and evolving effective flexible work programs to achieve your organization’s flex objectives. Participants will also explore the intersection of gender diversity and flexibility to create an inclusive culture that attracts and retains top talent.

Manar Morales, president & CEO, Diversity & Flexibility Alliance

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