The Ethics of Association Management: It’s Not Just a Volunteer Issue

When:  Sep 17, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (CT)
Location: Association Management Center, 8735 W. Higgins, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60631
Fee: Complimentary
CAE Credit Hours: 1
Program Description: 
What does it mean to act ethically as an association professional?  On September 17th you will have the opportunity to hear from three professionals who will lead us in a multi-faceted discussion of this question.
  1. Mark Waymark, PhD, professional ethicist, Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago
  2. Alpha Brady, governance czar, lawyer and senior association staffer with the American Bar Association
  3. Tom Dolan, President Emeritus of the American College of Healthcare Executives, who, while CEO there, led the charge for ethical practice in association management
 Why ethics?  In our staff roles, we have access to information, knowledge, and at times, influence that our boards and volunteers rely on to make thoughtful, effective and consequential decisions regarding the future of their associations.  To what extent are we aware of these conflicts? How do we recognize and mitigate them?

Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the ethical challenges inherent in association staff/volunteer relationships
  • Learn techniques to manage and mitigate ethical conflicts
  • Pursue and exhibit the highest standard of personal and professional ethics
Mark H. Waymack, PhD, is an Associate Professor and the Chair of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. In
addition, he is a Fellow of the Buehler Center on Aging and an Adjunct Associate Professor in Loyola University’s Neiswanger Institute for Health Ethics. Prior to coming to Loyola, Professor Waymack taught at The College of William and Mary, the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He received his PhD from The Johns Hopkins University in 1987.
Alpha M. Brady, J.D., is the Senior Associate Executive Director and Chief Governance Officer of the American Bar Association.She has executive management responsibilities for the Division of Policy and Planning Administration, the Division for Legal Services, the Center for Professional Responsibility, the Division for Bar Services, the Division for Public Education, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, the Office of the President and the Center for Innovation. These entities provide management, national leadership, legal policy development, and strategic planning for ABA entities and affiliates.  Alpha Brady is a member of the American Bar Association, the National Association of Women Lawyers, the Black Women Lawyers Association of Chicago and the Association Forum. She also serves as President of the Center for Re-Creation and Family Training.
Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, FASAE, is an executive coach and consultant dedicated to assisting aspiring servant leaders to advance their and their organization’s objectives. He is also president emeritus of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. He served as president and chief executive officer from 1991 to 2013. Before his appointment as president and CEO, he served as ACHE’s executive vice president. Prior to joining ACHE, he held a variety of teaching, research, and administrative positions at St. Louis University, the University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of Washington and the University of Iowa.

Mark T. Engle, DM, FASAE, CAE, Association Management Center, Principal, is with Association Management Center in Chicago, IL; headquarters to 28 associations with a staff of over 220 talented Professionals.  Mark is continually striving to develop and share new research that leads to advancing the association management profession.
 Dave Bergeson, Ph.D., CAE, currently serves as Executive Director of the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) and PRISM International. Dave also serves on the Executive Leadership
Team at AMC, and is Past Chair of Association Forum. Dave also has developed a strong record of leading successful consulting projects for clients both inside and outside of AMC. Recent projects include Board Roles and Responsibilities, Characteristics of Effective Boards, Board Self-Assessment Reports, Strategic Planning, Board Governance Restructuring, Committee and Task Force Restructuring, and International Growth Strategies.  
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.


8735 W. Higgins Rd. Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60631