[DC Idea Swap] Three Reasons Why Associations Must Refocus Governing on the Future...and Three Ways

When:  May 30, 2019 from 12:00 to 13:00 (ET)
About the Session
During the last decade, we have been giving association boards the wrong work. We should have insisted that boards devote more of their attention to understanding, anticipating and preparing for the inevitable impact of the societal transformation that was unfolding before our eyes. We should have taken steps to ensure that association boards overcame their preference for short-term, orthodox thinking.

We may be able to give boards a second chance to make this essential shift if we are willing to think differently. Join Jeff De Cagna, FRSA, FASAE of Foresight First LLC for the May D.C. Swap to learn three reasons why it's so critical to refocus association governing on the future, as well as three next practices to make it happen.

About the Speaker
Jeff is executive advisor for Foresight First LLC in Reston, Virginia and a respected contrarian thinker on the future of associating and associations. Jeff advises and serves on association and non-profit boards, and he has pursued executive development in both the work of governing (BoardSource and Harvard Business School) and the work of foresight (Institute for the Future and Oxford University). He is the author of the eBook, Foresight is The Future of Governing: Building Thrivable Boards, Stakeholders and Systems for the 21st Century.

DC Idea Swap is a CAE Approved Provider. This program meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every program that we offer which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.asaecenter.org/cae.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 credit towards your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

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Feel free to bring your lunch and beverage to the event.

Note that there is limited space for this event. Registration will close once capacity is reached.  If you RSVP yes, and cannot attend, please contact us so that we can make another seat available.


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