Webinar: Disrupting the Association: How to Not Get Hit by the Oncoming Train

When:  Oct 17, 2017 from 11:00 to 12:00 (CT)
Practice Areas: Administration, Member Services
Credit Hours: 1 hour
Audience: ALL
Fee: $29 (member); $39 (non-member)
Discount and Forum Plus: To learn about discounts, contact Forum Education. Forum Plus Members: Contact membership@associationforum.org to take advantage of this discount.
Date and Time: October 17, 2017 11:00 a.m. - 12: 00pm CDT

Consider this. Right now, three teenagers are in a garage or local coffee shop or university library, finding a way to disrupt YOUR industry. Ridiculous? Think again. Companies like Airbnb, Snapchat, Uber, Crowdrise and Buzzfeed are names we now commonly hear in everyday life — both business and personal. Why have these names become so readily a part of our cultural vocabulary? Because they represent companies that have leveraged disruptive innovation — a product or service that creates a new market while simultaneously disrupting an existing market — to secure top market share. Whether it’s crowd-funding, shared resources, or 3-D printing, disruptive innovations abound – and some are fundamentally changing the way we do business. Associations are affected each and every day by disruptions around us. Are you preparing for action?
This timely session will discuss many of today’s biggest disruptions and how they affect us all. Understand how to identify a potential disruption early on, helping your team prepare, strategize and act.
Finally, learn how to create a culture with your internal team, board and others to assure that you are prepared for whatever disruption is next.
Key Takeaways:
  • Understand how to spot a disruption before it takes root in your industry
  • Look at disruption in an all new way, and be able understand current disruption and how it may affect you and your team
  • Develop a more complete understanding of the critical conversation to have within your organization allowing you to stay ahead of disruption, rather falling behind

About The Presenter:

Debra Zabloudil
President, CEO and founder of the Learning Studio 
Debra Zabloudil serves as the President, CEO and founder of the Learning Studio, which serves the association and corporate communities in a variety of consulting, thought leadership and training 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, running consulting projects for professional and trade associations and speaking, facilitating and designing workshops and learning labs for customers, members and staffs of organizations worldwide. Debra is a frequent speaker and writer on the topics of leadership development and management issues.
Debra works 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 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” speaker.
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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.