April 2020 Print

Weekly Update

If you have any updates or relevant resources for us to share with our members, including possible job opportunities for those who have been furloughed, please send them to [email protected].

We appreciate and value each and every one of you and are here to support you in any way we possibly can. 

Stephanie, Anna and Rodney

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Free Webinar on Adding Member Value in Time of COVID-19

Monday, April 6
12:30 – 2 pm EST

Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/401666297231848716

Through the Association Societies Alliance (ASA), ASAE and similar organizations around the country are partnering with Lowell Aplebaum, CAE (CEO and Strategy Catalyst, Vista Cova) to coordinate a FREE webinar on Monday, April 6 (12:30 – 2 pm EST), highlighting a number of associations around the country who have pivoted in the face of COVID-19 to create meaningful value to their members during this time of significant disruption – and have already received feedback on that pivot that they are willing to share.

Description: Associations are the voice and the backbone of the industries they represent – and that’s true now more than ever. In a session facilitated by Lowell Aplebaum, CAE, CEO and Strategy Catalyst, Vista Cova, join association professionals from across the country to hear focused examples of how their organizations are pivoting to create meaningful value in this moment of disruption – and what feedback they are hearing from their members and their industries at large. Panelists include:

Jacob Wilder, CAE

Sr Dir of Operations & Communications

BOMA Georgia

Tim Jackson


Colorado Automobile Dealers Association

Tod Bowen

Dir of External Affairs & Govt Relations

Ohio Restaurant Association

Kristine Hillmer

President & CEO

Wisconsin Restaurant Association

Ashley Batson

Executive Director

SC Asphalt Pavement Association

Lynn Faulkner

Executive Director

KY Association of Master Contractors

Dr. Robert Spangler

Assoc. Executive Director

NJ State Bar Association

Stephanie Parton, CAE

VP, Communications

IN CPA Society

George Swain, M.ED, CAE

Dir for Evaluation & Professional Learning

NY State Association of Independent Schools

Mark Neeb


ACA International

Deborah LaKamp, CAE

Executive Director

IL State Veterinary Medical Association

Sarah Mattes Marshall, MA

Executive Director

Virginia College of Emergency Physicians

Micah Cost, PharmD

Executive Director

TN Pharmacists Association

Tiffany McGee, CAE

Chief Executive Officer

TX Trial Lawyers Association

Laura Thomas

Dir of Meetings & Member Services

CA Association of Health Facilities

Jackie Barry, CAE

Executive Director

Physical Therapy Association of Washington


COVID-19: The Implications and Opportunities for Office Tenants

Monday, April 13
Duration: 60 minutes plus live Q&A
Credits: Qualifies for 1 CAE

Register at https://www.associationtrends.com/COVID-19-The-Implications-and-Opportunities-2020?_zs=uelVJ1&_zl=xrDg5

Reserve your space now and receive guidance on:

  • COVID-19’s effect on the office leasing market, its implications, and opportunities for tenants.
  • Tenant’s rights and relief as a tenant experiencing a complete or partial disruption of business operations as a result of COVID-19.
  • Commonly asked tenant questions such as tenant’s rights as it relates to rent abatement insurance, force majeure, eminent domain and frustration of purpose, and how these rights apply to our situation?
  • Landlord’s strategies for working with tenants to provide rent deferments and relief.
  • Post COVID-19, what policies can a tenant incorporate into their leases to guard against unforeseen events, to what extent will a tenant implement work-at-home solutions to eliminate costly office space and the best way to do this.


Adjusting Budgets Impacted by Crisis

Article by Bill Pawlucy, CAE and Bob Harris, CAE

These are the words of association executives panicked by the pandemic’s financial havoc.

  • “Our conference is canceled, accounting for a 50 percent loss of revenue; what
  • do we do now?”
  • “We may lose 25 percent of our members and that will put our finances in the red
  • for 2020 and beyond!”
  • “We won’t make it through this.”

Read more here.

Troubleshooting Governance Issues Online Seminar Series

April 14–17
2–3 p.m. ET
Earn up to 4 CAE Credits

Register at https://www.asaecenter.org/meetings/112446-mindfulness-for-better-leadership-online-seminar-series?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Governance&utm_campaign=OSS

What to Do When Governance Issues Arise

Your association’s board—and by extension your individual members—is responsible for shaping your organization’s character, advancing its mission, and steering it toward a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies. But along the way, a variety of governance issues will arise, and boards must be prepared to handle them. It is critical that board members have a strong understanding of their roles and responsibilities.

Explore key issues that may affect your board performance by signing up for Troubleshooting Governance Issues Online Seminar Series. With sessions like Dealing with Problematic Board Members and Characteristics of a Strategic Board Agenda, this series will help you address potential problems and lead your organization to a successful future.

Register today for the full series or for one or more individual sessions:


Leading in Unprecedented Times: Association CEO Roundtable: Response to COVID-19

April 6
2–3:15 p.m. ET

Register at https://www.asaecenter.org/meetings/112508-association-ceo-roundtable-response-to-covid-19

Association CEOs are facing critical challenges and pivot points as they lead their organizations in and through the current COVID-19 environment. The way associations respond, plan, and forecast today will help inform their future success and sustainability. In this roundtable discussion, ASAE’s Key Committee chairs will offer insights, encourage you to share your own experiences, and listen and respond to your questions, concerns, and solutions. Share and learn what others are doing to lead in these unprecedented times.

After you register, you will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to login to the webcast, which will take place from 2:00–3:15 p.m. ET.

Questions for the panel may be submitted in advance to [email protected].

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