$450 (member); $600 (non-member)
Discount and Forum Plus:
Forum Plus Members: If there are five or more Forum Plus member employees attending this course, you are eligible for a 10% discount on each registration. Contact email@example.com to take advantage of this discount.
CAE Credit Hours:
Boxed lunch will be provided and a reception will follow the conclusion of the course.
Are you an emerging
leader who is new to associations or taking on new management responsibilities?
This engaging and informative session is custom-built for professionals to looking
to “fill the gap” with insights from seasoned CEOs. As the saying goes, “You
don’t know what you don’t know!”
Learn what is needed to
operate successfully in a business environment with lessons based on
experience. This full-day intensive will help you to understand how to navigate
conflict, communicate effectively, prepare you for managing others, and more.
At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a "Certificate of Completion" and a digital badge in MyForum demonstrating your enhanced leadership abilities. The most critical and important leadership topics will be covered, against the backdrop of the
In this session, you will learn how to:
- Lead through Change
- Learn how to “ideate” in an association
- Develop strong communications and manage difficult conversations
- Think strategically for goal-setting
- Address managing others and creating a successful team dynamic
Join this program to learn, grow, connect to industry colleagues and walk away with valuable tools
and resources to build a stellar career.
About the Presenters:
Debra Zabloudil serves as the President, CEO and founder of the Learning Studio, which serves the association and corporate communities in a variety of speaking, training and development needs. On a day to day basis,
Debra and her team can be found traveling the globe, producing educational
content for leaders in hundreds of different industries or professions, working
with world leaders as they present to audiences, running consulting projects
for professional and trade associations and speaking, facilitating and
designing workshops and learning labs for customers, members and staff of
regularly with a number of well-known organizations such as The Young
Presidents Organization (YPO), the International Trade Show IMEX, The American
Hospital Association, ASAE, The Association Forum and more.
Debra is a
frequent speaker and writer on the topics of leadership development, working
with multigenerational staff and customers, the importance of strong business
communication skills and many other leadership and management topics.
Debra is a
Certified Association Executive and a Fellow of the American College of
Healthcare Executives. She is also an
Association Forum John T. Thiel award winner and a PCMA “Best in Class”
Mary Lynn Fayoumi, CAE, SPHR, GPHR,
SHRM-SCP is the President and CEO of The Management Association, a
Chicago-based employers’ association which serves over 1000 member
organizations. She is a highly respected and sought after speaker, trainer and
advisor and is an accepted authority on a variety of organizational issues
including workplace culture, employment trends, people management and
leadership. Countless organizations have
benefited from her expertise during her twenty plus years at the association.
Mary Lynn is a prolific writer, quoted
and published regularly in a variety of local and national publications. She is
the Past Chair of the Board of Directors for both the Association Forum of
Chicagoland and the Employer Associations of America. She is also an Advisory Board Member of the
Community Memorial Foundation and Family Shelter Service.
Mary Lynn is a summa cum laude graduate
of the University of Iowa with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in
Industrial Relations/Human Resources.
She also holds an MBA in International Management with Honors from the
Thunderbird School of Management.
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.