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Increase the return on your education investment by beginning your Associations @ Work experience with a preconference. Spend your afternoon engaged in a collaborative workshop that fosters strategic cross-departmental thinking.



Assess Your Financial Fitness additional fee

Sunday, October 28
1:00-4:00 p.m.

3 CAE credits

Are your association’s financial resources being leveraged to their highest potential? Are you grappling with issues like shrinking margins, inadequate cash flow, incomplete or untimely financial reporting, cumbersome processes, and concerns about the accuracy and consistency of financial data?  Learn how to conduct an assessment of your finance department’s fitness, differentiate symptoms from core challenges, and build a road-map to reach your team’s goals. By delving into finance department structures, roles and responsibilities, processes, and systems, you will see how an ideal finance department might function; validate your view of your association’s financial maturity against best practices, conditions, and documentation common to all associations; and identify areas to improve.

Thomas Nordby, CAE, Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen
Kelsey Vatsaas, CPA, MBA, Managing Consultant, CliftonLarsonAllen


Create A Best Place to Workadditional fee

1:00-4:00 p.m.
3 CAE credits

Studies clearly show that organizations with more engaged employees—those who are committed to their employers and fully invested in their job—are significantly more productive, drive higher customer satisfaction, and outperform those who are less engaged at a staggering rate.  While this has become common knowledge, the key question for associations is how?

You will learn from the nation’s experts on employee engagement and culture, hear from associations who have made employee engagement a priority and have been selected as a best place to work, and will develop a clear vision and action plan to maximize engagement. You’ll discover how you and your association can consistently be your best, bring out the best in your employees, and contribute your best to the communities you serve. 

Sara Curtis, MBA, CAE, SPHR, director of Human Resources, American Society of Anesthesiologists
Dan Kessler, president, COO, Energage


additional fee = Separate registration required