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CSAE Conference Schedule

 

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Conference Schedule

Effective 5/17/17
Subject to Change


CAE, CMP Credits

CAE Credits: 21 credit hours for the full conference.

CMP Credits: Shown in the schedule for the approved sessions.


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Throughout Conference

CSAE Spa Package

About the CSAE Spa Package at the Elevation Hotel and Spa
CSAE Spa Package, Elevation Hotel and Spa (June 22-28)

25% discount for CSAE Conference Attendees June 22-28. In addition to other spa services, check out the Sore Foot and Leg Relief – After a grueling day of hiking & biking, restore your tired feet and lower legs with our milk & honey conditioning massage cream from Gehwol Fusskraft a 123 year old German maker of foot products. To keep the feet looking good, you will leave with a mini version of the Gehwol Callous Cream. 25 Minutes $65. This special is not on the menu so you will have to remember to ask about it. Be sure to mention you are part of the conference to receive the discount. For appointments, call 970-251-3500

AM

Golf (On your own)


About Golf at The Club at Crested Butte
Golf at The Club at Crested Butte (Available throughout the Conference)

Experience a mountain golf like none other. The Robert Trent Jones II championship course boasts breathtaking mountain views at every turn and quality service to ensure your time is unforgettable. Tee times are available after 12 noon for conference attendees throughout the conference. Make your tee times directly with the course at 970-349-8601. Be sure to mention you are attending the CSAE conference to get special $99 greens fees.

9:45 AM – 12 noon

Mountain Bike Tour (For seasoned bikers)

About the Mountain Bike Tour
Mountain Bike Tour (For seasoned mountain bikers)

Sunday, June 25, 10 AM to 1 PM
Price: TBD
Registration: Contact JT; 303-650-0301

Explore Crested Butte’s legendary mountain biking with a local mountain biking expert. Bike tour will leave from the resort.

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Match the Hatch – enhance your fishing with science plus time to fish.

About Match the Hatch
Match the Hatch: Enhance Your Fishing with Science

Sunday, June 25, 10 AM to 1 PM
Price: $65
Registration: CSAE Website.

Want to learn how to choose the right fly? Get tips from a fishing expert. You will learn what species of insects fish are eating right now, how to identify emerging adults, drifting nymphs, spent egg-laying adults, and estimate the timing of future hatches. We will match live insects with imitations in your fly box.


10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Registration Open
Lodge at Mountaineer Square


10:00 am – 12:00 noon

CSAE Board Meeting


1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

1st Timers Meet Up/Volunteer Recognition
Lowell Aplebaum, CAE, Next Connextion

Session Description

First time attendee?  Want to reconnect with friends and colleagues?  Interested in meeting the organization’s movers and shakers?  This session will share ways to maximize your conference experience, allowing you the opportunity to meet those that you want to meet and gather information that is most useful to you.


2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Career Building, Personal Branding

Headshots
Resume/Personal Bio Review
Interview Tips
(Session Sponsored by Total Clout IT)

Career Building and Your Personal Brand

A vibrant career is the result of hard work including the development of your personal brand. Your success depends on intentional steps focusing on goal setting and making the right connections.  To help achieve your goals, advance your career, and enhance your personal brand, we are offering the following career-boosting services on Sunday afternoon:

Professional Headshots.  High and low resolution headshots are important. Get an up to date photo for print and electronic media.

Resume and Personal Bio Review, Updating Your Story, Interview Tips.  Whether you are looking to update your story for social media (LinkedIn or Facebook), promote your expertise for speaking engagements or awards, or looking to take your career to the next level a bank of professionals will be available to give you tips for telling your story properly. These consultations are held in confidence and you must register in advance.  Time slots available every thirty minutes beginning at 2:00 PM. To register call CSAE at 303-650-0301 by June 20.


2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

B2B Expo (Reverse Tradeshow)

What Is a Reverse Trade Show?

 What is a Reverse Tradeshow? How Can It Work for Me?

 Exclusive Pre-Conference Session for Association Executives

Having great sponsors and exhibitors can create good revenue stream opportunities for your association. However, if those sponsors and exhibitors don’t see the ROI, they may not attend.  A reverse trade show can help to increase that ROI

Maybe you need a different type of trade show.

How does a reverse trade show work?

Traditional trade shows have the exhibitor at a booth and the attendees stop by if they have an interest in the product or service.

Reverse trade shows flip this on its head.  Think speed dating.  The attendee that is interested or incentivized to participate now sits at the table.  The exhibitor/sponsor visits the attendee and will have paid a premium fee to participate and to some extent is allowed to select which attendee they would like to meet with.  Each appointment can last 5 to 10 minutes depending on how many participants and its structure.

Why do exhibitor/sponsors and participants like a reverse trade show?

Exhibitor/Sponsor. This is a great way to allow exhibitors to engage with their target audience in one-on-one appointments.  This will create several interesting intersections for ROI.  The exhibitors will be able to justify the cost of attending by being able to target their appointments and provide customized presentations for each appointment.

Attendee.  Time is valuable.  This concept allows the attendee the opportunity to meet an industry expert in their respective field and gain valuable insight into that specific niche.

What are the benefits of a reverse trade show?
  • For many associations reverse trade shows increase non-dues revenue from the fees paid by the exhibitor
  • Reduce exhibitor/sponsorship fulfillment costs
  • Reduce the exhibitor foot print
  • Reduce exhibitor costs
Why is CSAE offering this exclusive reverse trade show at the CSAE conference and why am I invited?

Participating is the best way of learning.  The reverse trade show concept is something members have inquired about and asked that we offer. This is a concept you might find of interest for your association as well.  Together, we can experience and have fun!

For information, and to register for this session, contact JT at 303.650.0301 or jt@csae.org


4:30 pm – 6: 00 pm

Opening General Session

Annual Business Meeting

Keynote: The Business of Football:  Leadership Lessons from the NFL
Reggie Rivers
(Session sponsored by Corporate Kickoff)

Keynote Description

Former Denver Bronco Reggie Rivers delivers a presentation about the leadership structure that NFL coaches and players use to encourage others to voluntarily opt-in to the goals and objectives of the team. These concepts will help anyone in a leadership role (whether it’s association executive, corporate executive, team member or parent) improve their influence and effectiveness.


6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Musical Festival Reception and Wine Ring Toss

Opening Night Music Festival Reception

Break out your best festival garb for a CSAE opening night reception like no other!  Join us at Ten Peaks on Crested Butte Mountain for a music festival inspired party.  From Woodstock to Coachella  – every era will be celebrated.  Costumes are encouraged. Show up with your favorite concert t-shirt, bohemian style dress with flower crown, hard core rocker outfit or 80’s big hair bands and take in the expansive views of the Gothic Valley from the event site. Comfortable shoes are a must. Shuttle transportation will be provided to between Ten Peaks and the Lodge at Mountaineer Square.  Sign up at the registration desk for your preferred departure time.


9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Taste of Two Cities
(Sponsored by Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau and Visit Fort Collins)

Get a Taste of Two Cities

Sponsored by the Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau and Visit Fort Collins, this event will jump start your conference networking and familiarize you with the culinary delights of these two areas of our state.

Monday, June 26, 2017

6:30 am – 7:30 am

Morning Walk

Nia – Combining dance, martial arts and mindfulness
Valerie Sanchez

Experience NIA

Experience Nia!  A combination of dance, martial arts and mindfulness, Nia workouts have been touted as an avenue leading to increased fitness, health, and well being.  No special workout equipment or dress is necessary.  Comfortable clothing and a good attitude is all you need. More about Nia.


6:30 am – 8:15 am

Birding Tour

About the Birding Tour
Birding Tour

Monday, June 26, 6:30 AM to 8:15 AM
Price: $50
Registration: CSAE Website.

Bird identification is among the purest challenges of identification in nature. Birds not only move quickly, but frantically and without consideration for the viewing pleasure of the bipedal primate below. Birders must learn several tricks of the trade to successfully accumulate enough evidence for confident identification. In this tour, you will be introduced to these tricks and will apply them to some of the high elevation birds that breed in this region.


7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Registration
Lodge at Mountaineer Square

Social Media Lounge Open


7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Silent Auction Open

About the Social Media Lounge

This is the place to connect with colleagues, learn more about social media channels, enjoy refreshments, or just relax.  Find time for networking or learn more about subjects of specific importance to you. A daily activity schedule, including the Ten Minute Takeaways, will be announced and posted at the registration desk and announced during the conference.


7:30 am – 8:45 am

Networking Breakfast With Sponsors–The Way Great Coaches Coach:  A Tactical Guide to Leadership
Reggie Rivers
(Session sponsored by Corporate Kickoff)

Session Description

Former Denver Bronco Reggie Rivers dives into the specific tactics NFL coaches use to engage with their players. These tactics are sincere (no trickery or game-playing), easy to implement and effective at increasing buy-in, leadership influence and overall team cohesion.


9:00 am – 10:15 am

Navigating the Storm – Preparing Your Association for Disruption

Panelists: Kiki L’Italien, Amplified Growth; Scott Oser, Scott Oser Associates; Lowell Aplebaum, Next Connextion; Bennett Napier, CAE, Partners in Association Management; Thad Lurie, CAE, CIP, MSEd VP Operations and Chief Information Officer, EDUCAUSE

Moderated by:  Adrienne Segundo, IOM, Limitless Association Resource

CMP-IS Domain I: Marketing-1.25 CE Hour

Session Description

This invigorating panel will guide you through the silent changes impacting associations. These changes include such areas as succession planning, association management, new marketing and selling strategies, the true relevance of social media, and the future roles of board leadership and volunteerism.  This deep dive panel will guide and navigate your association to not just prepare for the storm but to be ahead of it


10:15 am – 10:45 am

Networking Break with Sponsors


10:25 am – 10:35 am

Ten Minute Takeaway


10:45 am – 11:45 am

Breakout Session – Engagement Endeavors – Case Studies

Panelists: Mary Beth Armbruster, Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain (IECRM); Tyrone Adams, CAE, RCE, Colorado Association of Realtors; Julie Evans Schmitt, Apartment Association of Metro Denver
Moderated by: Mark Williams, Apartment Association of Metro Denver
(Session sponsored by Breckenridge Tourism Office)

CMP-IS Domain A: Strategic Planning – 1.00 CE Hour

Session Description

Engagement can be magical, but it doesn’t happen without planning or thought.  It’s a process that starts with onboarding and demands constant reinforcement. Three associations will highlight how they have increased revenue, participation, and enthusiasm among their membership using techniques such as gamification and contests, that show real ROI.  Find out what is working today. Get real tips to incorporate into your organization.

Breakout Session – Small Staff Associations – Challenges & Strengths
Nancy Erickson, MBA, CAE, Erickson & Associates Consulting LLC; Francine Butler, PhD., CMP, CAE, Empressa Consulting
(Session sponsored by Beaver Run Resorts)

CMP-IS Domain A: Strategic Planning – 1.00 CE Hour

Session Description

Join with other small staff association executive directors to share challenges and solutions that you can apply to your organization’s situation – now or in the future.  Hear specific examples of solutions to small staff problems and get resource-sharing ideas for the small staff organization.

Breakout Session – Evaluating Your Educational Offerings

Cara Stan, Metropolitan Denver Dental Society; Adrienne Segundo, IOM, Limitless Association Resource
(Sponsored by Embassy Suites Loveland)

CMP-IS Domain B: Project Management

Session Description

Industry experts will share insider knowledge on how you can evaluate your educational offerings and how you can compile powerful data to enhance existing offerings, or remove the emotional uproar when having to sunset a stagnant program. Our presenters will take you through ups and downs of real life experiences and plans to solve the challenges you may have.

Executive Retreat Part 1:  (CEOs and Want to Be CEOs only)
Hard Skills Get you in the Door, Mastering Soft Skills as a CEO Ensures Success
Bennett Napier, CAE, Partners in Association Management
(Session sponsored by 360 Grand Club)

Note:  This session is presented two parts. You will want to attend both sessions for full benefit.

CMP-IS Domain E: Human Resources – 2.00 CE Hour

Session Description

Part 1:  This session analyzes the need for association management skills and knowledge as well as “soft stills” – understanding personal dynamics of individual board members, team dynamics of a collective board, and role perceptions/perspectives between the CEO and the board of directors.

Attendees of the 2 sessions will learn:

  • Proven methods for ensuring an effective relationship between the CEO and the association board of directors.
  • Communication strategies
  • Role approach and data outlining longevity trends for association CEO’s

12:00 noon – 1:15 pm

Lunch
Program by Adaptive Sports Center


1:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Edutour /Session #1 – Wildflower Van Tour

About the Wildflower Tour
Wildflower Van Tour (Price: $55)

Monday, June 26, 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Price: $55
Registration: CSAE Website.

Crested Butte was declared the Wildflower Capital of Colorado in the Colorado State Constitution for good reason. This is your chance to explore Crested Butte’s amazing displays and diversity of wildflowers!


1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Breakout Session – The Education Paradigm – Association Role In Education/Certification
Adrienne Segundo, IOM, Limitless Association Resource; Keith Segundo, Limitless Association Resource
(Session sponsored by The Ranch Events Complex)

CMP-IS Domain G: Meeting or Event Design – 1.00 CE Hour

Session Description

Your chairs don’t have seat belts, but hold on tight as your presenters guide you through the current shocking state of education and its paradigm.  Education has already changed leaps and bounds.  The is moving rapidly in a direction that many associations are not yet aware of.  This discussion will assist you in preparing your organization for immediate and future growth in education.

Breakout Session – Creating In-Person Communities in a Highly Connected World
Scott Oser, Scott Oser Associates; Lowell Aplebaum, CAE, Next Connextion
(Session sponsored by Naylor Association Solutions)

CMP-IS Domain F: Stakeholder Management – 1.00 CE Hour

Session Description

Despite the trend of “virtual belonging and connecting,” industry research demonstrates time and again that members need and highly value the in-person communities that associations foster. This session will provide you with a piloted approach to identifying gaps and how to build the live communities that will meet those needs. At the end of the session, you’ll be able to connect the positive impact of in-person communities to membership retention and leave with the techniques to develop grassroots volunteer leadership.

Executive Retreat Part 2:  (CEOs and Want to Be CEOs only)
Hard Skills Get you in the Door, Mastering Soft Skills as a CEO Ensures Success
Bennett Napier, CAE, Partners in Association Management
(Session sponsored by 360 Grand Club)

Note:  This session is presented two parts. You will want to attend both sessions for full benefit.

CMP Credit – (See Part 1)

Session Description

Part 2:  This session will focus on best practices that can foster broader confidence and understanding by the board of the CEO’s role. It will also include the 24/7 communication expectancies that come with social media.

Attendees of the 2 sessions will learn:

  • Proven methods for ensuring an effective relationship between the CEO and the association board of directors.
  • Communication strategies
  • Role approach and data outlining longevity trends for association CEO’s

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Networking Break


2:35 pm – 2:45 pm

Ten Minute Takeaway


2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Edutour/#2 – Ecology Hike;  Bring your family

About the Ecology Hike
Ecology Hike

Monday, June 26, 3 PM to 5:00 PM
Price: $50
Registration: CSAE Website.

Ever wondered about plants and animals and their interactions while exploring the natural world? On this tour, your ecologist guide will answer your questions while you hike through some of the most beautiful scenery that Colorado has to offer.


3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Breakout Session – Volunteer Excellence:  Creating Opportunities for Amazing Volunteer Experiences
Lowell Aplebaum, CAE, Next Connextion
(Sponsored by the City of Loveland)

CMP-IS Domain E: Human Resources – 1.00 CE Hour

Session Description

Volunteers are the lifeblood of any association – the strategic visionaries with industry insight, the subject matter experts training the future, the unpaid work force giving back. Traditional models are no longer keeping pace with the evolving needs of our volunteers. This session will share five trends that can help elevate the volunteer experience, and you will walk away with new ideas for jump-starting your own volunteer experience transformation.

Breakout Session –  Content Disruption – The Future of Content
Kiki L’Italien, Amplified Growth; Scott Oser, Scott Oser Associates
(Session sponsored by Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau)

CMP-IS Domain A: Strategic Planning – 1.00 CE Hour

Session Description

It’s time to master and apply new rules for content! In this session, you will learn how to think like a futurist making the best decisions about your content. This rapid-fire session share ideas, tips, and tools on how to turn the content you are already producing into powerful content you can leverage to engage and excite your members while teaching you how to develop winning content strategies for the days to come.

Attendees will:

  • Learn how to think like a futurist
  • Discover and explore new technologies for communication and content
  • Practice new ways to develop content

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Closing General Session – Leadership for Innovation
Tina Sampson, Vice President of Sales, Vail Resorts

(Session Sponsored by Vail Resorts)

CMP-IS Domain I: Marketing – 1.00 CE Hour

Session Description

Today’s leadership requires understanding how to successfully navigate change and how to continue innovating for growth, so how do modern leaders keep up? With the many acquisitions Vail Resorts has made recently, they will share how they use leadership development to successfully integrate new resorts and new leaders. They will take us through a real leadership development experience to show us how they re-imagine their business for the future.


5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Reception


 

Monday Reception

Share your conference experiences. Post a tweet. Enjoy a libation before heading to downtown Crested Butte for a night on the town.


6:00 pm

Auction Closes (Pick up and pay for your items TUESDAY morning 7:30 AM- 9:00 AM)


7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Dine Around Crested Butte (Dinner on Your Own)

A Night on the Town

Explore Crested Butte! A world of unique culinary delights await your exploration. No chain restaurants here.  Grab some unforgettable pizza or chicken dishes accompanied by a great selection of craft brews, crisp vinos, and spins on mixology favorites.  Mention you are with the CSAE Annual Conference at participating restaurants for special savings and special culinary samplings.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

6:30 am – 7:30 am

Morning Walk

Nia – Combining dance, martial arts and mindfulness
Valerie Sanchez

Experience NIA

Experience Nia!  A combination of dance, martial arts and mindfulness, Nia workouts have been touted as an avenue leading to increased fitness, health, and well being.  No special workout equipment or dress is necessary.  Comfortable clothing and a good attitude is all you need.


7:30 am – 9:00 am

Pick Up/Pay For Auction Items

7:30 am – 11:00 am

Registration
Lodge at Mountaineer Square

Social Media Lounge Open

About the Social Media Lounge

This is the place to connect with colleagues, learn more about social media channels, enjoy refreshments, or just relax.  Find time for networking or learn more about subjects of specific importance to you. A daily activity schedule, including the Ten Minute Takeaways, will be announced and posted at the registration desk and announced during the conference.


7:45 am – 8:45 am

CAE Breakfast (CAEs only) – 7 Steps to Build Organizational Resiliency
Lowell Aplebaum, CAE, Next Connextion

CMP-IS Domain B: Project Management –1.00 CE Hour

Session Description

There is no question that the speed of change in society is large, in the industries we represent, and in the association space. The associations that are best prepared to evolve through disruptions are those with a system of recognizing and communicating organizational strength.  This session addresses seven approaches to reinforcing organizational resiliency, ensuring that no matter the shift, your association will approach change from a solid foundation.


7:45 am – 8:45 am

Networking Breakfast with Sponsors


9:00 am – 10:15 am

Breakout Session – Networking Evolution: Building Stronger Connection Models
Lowell Aplebaum, CAE, Next Connextion

Check out Lowell’s article on networking.

CMP-IS Domain B: Project Management – 1.00 CE Hour

Session Description

Our associations may produce the highest quality programs, products, and services, but what makes us different is our community of colleagues. What we call networking is the cement that holds us together.  Associations can do better our networking deepening board-member connections creating micro-brain trusts for volunteers, members, and industry stakeholders. This session will give you those first steps toward setting in place a dynamic of belonging and connection that provides and your association with new perspectives on how to create a networking evolution.

Check out Lowell’s article on networking.

Breakout Session  2 – Authentic Leadership
Bennett Napier, CAE, Partners in Association Management

Session Description

There are currently four generations in the workplace (soon to be 5).  Historical standards of “top-down communication” no longer work in this new business world. Learn how authentic leadership can engage your employees so that ownership and idea creation can occur at all levels of your organization – and why it matters.


10:15 am – 10:45 am

Networking Break


10:25 am – 10:35 am

Ten Minute Takeaway @ the Social Media Lounge


10:45 am – 11:45 am

Breakout Session  – Aspire to Inspire – A Pecha Kucha
Steffani Blackstock, ASCENT Meetings & Management; John Norton, Norton Global; Beth Buehler, Buehler Communications; Judy Metz, SitTech; Paul Caputo, National Association for Interpretation

(Session sponsored by Visit Cheyenne)

CMP-IS Domain G: Meeting or Event Design-1.00 CE Hour

Session Description

Pecha Kucha is a form of concise, dynamic presentation style using 20 slides that automatically advance after 20 seconds. Four engaging illustrative presentations will be shared in an entertaining and fast-paced format. Get inspired from stories, experiences, and practical ideas in this unique storytelling session.

Breakout Session – Top 5 Legal Things That Get Associations in Trouble
Cara Lawrence, Tierney Lawrence LLP

CMP-IS Domain C: Risk Management – 1.00 CE Hour

Session Description

What you don’t know can hurt you. Back by popular demand, Cara Lawrence will address the top issues that get associations into trouble. Moving quickly through the basics there will be time for audience participation. This session will cover the basics around tax exemption, trademarks and copyrights, antitrust, human resources, and governance.


12:00 noon – 1:30 pm

Pulling Out the Stops – Closing recap with box lunch to go
Kiki L’Italien, Amplified Growth

Session Description

In this final session KiKi L’Italien will tell it as it is – pulling out all the stops. She will challenge you to take what you have discovered at this conference and use it to begin driving transformation in your organization’s culture and navigate any storms you may encounter with ease. Success rather than stagnation is possible – you have the tools! It’s your choice. Aspire to Inspire. Build on your foundation of personal and professional authenticity. You can do this!


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