Who: Education SIGFee
: Complimentary with membershipCAE Credit Hours:
OLC Education & Conference Center, 9400 W Higgins Rd, #100, Rosemont, IL 60018
3:30PM- 5:00PM- join us for the Education SIG and join us for Forum After Dark
immediately following at the same venue!
L3: The Future of Membership Education and
Life-long learning (LLL or L3) is the ongoing process of
gaining skills, knowledge, values and understanding to allow people to apply
them confidently to all areas of their personal and professional life.
Life-long learning is of fundamental importance for economic, social and
political reasons in the twenty-first century and associations have a major
opportunity to serve as the vehicle for L3. This workshop adapts lifelong
learning models and theories to the association world to help you support your
members in labor markets and jobs with ever-changing skills requirements. We
will discuss creating a (ever elusive) learning ecosystem within your
Here are just a few things you’ll take away:
1. Construct linkages between your industry and
association and the need for life-long learning
2. Create a vision and strategy for a
robust learning ecosystem
3. Identify the components of a learning
4. Describe association assets that can
support life-long learning and a learning ecosystem
5. Create ideas for encouraging a growth
mindset among your members
About the Presenter:
Sue Tinnish, Ph.D., is a seasoned professional with a
diverse background in hospitality and business with specific skills in
leadership, formulating strategy, managing change, building teams, and adult
learning and education.
Most recently, she worked as a Strategist at Minding Your
Business (MYB). As a strategist she developed relevant, meaningful and
sustainable approaches to strategic planning, branding,
marketing/communications strategies, customer/member initiatives, plus helping
organizations engage with their audiences through re-engineered meetings and
events. MYB’s primary customer base is hospitality organizations,
associations, destination marketing organizations with a smattering of
Prior to that Dr. Tinnish served as the dean of the Kendall
College School of Hospitality Management and the International School of
Business. As Dean, she oversaw and managed all aspects of the Schools including
faculty and curriculum selection, assessment and program direction. She served
as a member of Kendall’s academic leadership team. Initially joining Kendall as
a faculty member, Dr. Tinnish taught courses on leadership, organizational
behavior, sustainability, meeting management and human resource.
She started working in the hospitality industry after
leaving a successful career in financial services (corporate sales). She
concentrated in meetings and events. She served as President of the Meeting
Professionals International (MPI) Chicago area chapter and was recognized by
her peers with numerous awards including being inducted into the Chapter Hall
She is a highly regarded thought leader in the hospitality
industry. Dr. Tinnish is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events.
Some of her recent publications include: Embedding Sustainability into a Hotel:
One leader’s view of the creation of a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
program, co-written with Dr. Kevin Lynch appearing in Sustainable Hotels:
Exploring the Opportunities for Value Creation, Greenleaf Publishing, 2016.
Also appearing in the same book is her chapter, A Strategic Decision Framework
for Hotel Managers Embarking on a Sustainable Supply Chain Management
Initiative. She also contributed two chapters (Designing the Meeting Experience
and Strategic Meetings: Aligning with Organizational Priorities) to
Professional Meeting Management: A Guide to Convention, Meetings and Events,
6th edition. She is also an ongoing contributor to Hotel Executive (https://www.hotelexecutive.com/author/765/Susan-Tinnish).
Dr. Tinnish earned her PhD from Benedictine University in
Lisle, Illinois. She holds an M.B.A. with a concentration in finance and
marketing from University of Chicago’s Booth School and a B.S. in communication
studies from Northwestern University.
She hopes to use her passion for learning and development in
her next professional role. She can be contacted at 847-404-7325 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or connect
with her via LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/suetinnish.
Bring a Guest
We know one is a lonely number. That’s why we invite you to bring a guest to a Shared Interest Group meeting. Not a member? No problem. Non-members can attend one complimentary event before becoming a member of Association Forum. Join others with shared interests and discuss issues, ideas and trends. All guests must be pre-registered!
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.