Practice Areas: All
Career Level: Aspiring (Association Professional) CEOs
$450 (member); $600 (non-member)
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CAE Credit Hours:
Boxed lunch will be provided.
Are you an
association professional who is ready to climb the slippery slope to the top?
Designed to empower association leaders who aspire to chief executive, this
high-level learning program builds upon existing strengths and introduces tools
to expand your leadership capabilities, build your confidence, and transform
your effectiveness. In an interactive session, the facilitators will provide
insights as provocateurs, practitioners, and story-tellers; while crowdsourcing
this session live with you in order to:
the full scope of the chief executive function.
- Master the
difference between executive presence and leadership presence
- Build your
leadership and strategic capacity to maximize organizational dynamics
- Develop your
leadership presence to enhance your potential as a future chief executive
- Answer those
burning questions about what it’s really like to be CEO in a safe space
About The Presenter(s):
Mills, FASAE, CAE, CMC, CPC, CCRC, is the Founder, President & CEO of The Leaders’
Haven, a consultancy partnering with clients to align for impact and exceed
expectations. TLH serves corporations, small and family-owned businesses, associations,
not-for-profits, and faith-based communities as business strategist, board
consultant, leadership development catalyst, executive & career coach,
succession planning & change management guide, speaker, and facilitator.
An award-winning national and international CEO, Cynthia works
with developing & committed leaders, future seekers, change masters, high
performers, and corporate culture architects to exceed expectations. Clients
are leaders nationally and internationally, serving business & industry,
finance, energy, healthcare, co-op, legal, retail, agriculture, senior living, real
estate, environmental, publishing, media, transportation, construction, safety,
education, entertainment, hospitality, philanthropy, fraternity, and faith
Cynthia holds an MA from the University of York, England earned as
a Rotary International Ambassador Scholar and a dual BA from Queens College as
a Presidential Scholar. She is a member of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC), Association
of Charlotte Area Consultants (ACAC), International Coach Federation (ICF),
International Coaching Council (ICC), American Society of Association
Executives, (ASAE), Association Executives of North Carolina (AENC); was
awarded an Honorary Lifetime Membership in the Georgia Society of Association Executives
(GSAE); and is a Lifetime Member of Strathmore Who’s Who Worldwide, which
honored her as the Professional of the Year for Consulting, Coaching, and
An ASAE Fellow, Cynthia served on the Board and Executive
Committee of ASAE, ASAE’s for-profit subsidiary Board, ASBI, and was President
of GSAE. She was awarded the GSAE President’s Award & the Clifford Clark
Award, the TCIA Chair’s Award twice, Outstanding Southeastern Association
Executive and was elected as Fellows Chair by her peers. Cynthia is a Certified
Master Coach, Professional Coach, Christian Coach, and Association Executive.
Cynthia is author of “CEOs
First 90 Days: Breathing Tips for the Other End of the Fire Hose, and The Empty Front Porch: Soul Sittin’ to Design
Your porch to Porch Plan and is a co-author with Jack Canfield of The Big Secret and a featured author in The
Female Factor: A Confidence Guide for Women, both due for release in 2017.
Gregory J. Fine, CAE is a recognized
association executive with more than 20 years of demonstrated success in
helping membership-based organizations grow and prosper. Since 2011, he has
been Global Chief Executive Officer of the Turnaround Management Association,
an international professional association of members that seek to strengthen
the global economy by working to save distressed businesses, help management navigate
off-plan events, and help healthy companies avoid similar pitfalls. Prior to his
current position, he served as vice president of marketing and communications
for the Association for Corporate Growth. Before that, he was the director of
communications and marketing as well as the executive editor of FORUM magazine for the Association Forum
of Chicagoland. Greg's association tenure includes both professional society and
trade association experience with positions in senior management, government
affairs, membership, marketing and, communications.
Greg is an
acknowledged leader in the association community and an active volunteer. He is
a past member of the boards of The American Society of Association Executives
and ASAE Foundation and is a past president of Association Media and Publishing.
Greg sits on the United States Chamber of Commerce’s Corporate Leadership
Advisory Council and is faculty emeritus for the Chamber’s Institute of
Organizational Management. He was awarded the Certified Association Executive
(CAE) designation from ASAE in June 2003 and has served as a faculty member for
the NYSAE and Association Forum of Chicagoland CAE prep courses. He is a
contributing author to Membership
Essentials, has written for FORUM, Associations Now, and Signature magazines, and is a highly rated and sought after international
speaker on the topics of strategy, leadership, multi-generational workforce,
association trends, social media, membership, marketing, and volunteerism. Greg was named the Angerosa Research
Foundation’s inaugural 2008 Publishing Trendsetter, an award recognizing
innovation that advances association publishing. In October 2009, he was
selected as a “Young and Aspiring Association Professional” by Association TRENDS.
Greg is a
proud Montana native. At age 18, he became one of the youngest elected
officials in the state’s history when he was elected to the Missoula County High
Schools Board of Trustees, a post he held for almost five years, including
tenure as board chair. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from
the University of Montana and currently resides in Chicago.
Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ASAE or the CAE program. Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific timeframe towards the exam application or renewal. There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications – selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.