As I have moved through the association management industry, I have had the opportunity to work in various roles and with a wide range of industries. When I first began my career, I was working on one association only, serving as a community liaison for a very active online membership. As I progressed through my career, I had more opportunities to engage with other associations. The opportunity to engage with other associations was what solidified my desire to make this a career. It also showed me the quickest path to gaining the skills and knowledge to advance within the association management industry.
In May, TMG announced its a new joint venture with the an award-winning firm, plan it! that specializes in conference and event planning; association management and consulting; and loyalty and engagement strategies. TMG and plan it! have been working together to enhance and expand the association management services available to new or existing Indian associations and global organizations wishing to grow the Indian market, creating Vraata. As anyone can imagine, this has been a very exciting time for both partners as we’ve had the chance to watch this concept become a reality.
Topics: Association Management, Association Growth, Core Values, Innovation, World PCO Alliance, TMG, Associations, vision, business plan, association management company, global, Vraata, consulting and outsourcing, India
Today marks the 25th anniversary of the premiere of Jurassic Park. Since then, four more movies were added including the one scheduled for release next month, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. How do ravenous reptiles compare to associations you ask? You’d be surprised.
According to Urban Dictionary, (yes, I think that at times, it can be considered an accurate source), there are two wings of "millennial" that are often at odds with each other: Generation Y, people born between 1981-1991, and Generation Z, people born between 1991-2001. Both Generation Y and Generation Z can be called "Millennials," with the primary difference between the two being technology. Generation Y (my generation) grew up on personal computers, cell phones and video game systems. Generation Z has been attached to tablets, smartphones and apps since birth. While neither likes to be “lumped in” with the other, both generations are transforming and altering communication and identity all over the world. These changes directly effect how companies and associations are (and should be) marketing to millennials.
This past December, I had the privilege of facilitating a panel at the Dubai Association Conference (DAC), an event that promotes dialogue and offers educational sessions for associations interested in exploring opportunities in the Middle East Region. Our session, Building Your Career Path, covered the ever-evolving world of professional development and how planning one’s career and achieving progressive learning through certification can be a game changer in career advancement and growth.
Topics: AMC, Association Management, Professional Development, Gregg Talley, Thought Leadership, Associations, Chief Executive, Chief Staff Officer, Speakers, Mentoring, association management company
It’s DRAFT DAY! Today is the day that football fans everywhere gather and tune-in to see where the fate of their team and its upcoming season lie. While it may seem far-fetched, associations can learn a lot from the NFL when it comes to “drafting” its own team. We’ve collected a few things to consider when developing your team, whether it be staff or volunteer, that will score you a definite touchdown.
What is association management? That was the main question today asked of students within Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM). Joe Sapp, of Talley Management Group and Kyle Fernley of Fernley and Fernley, representing the Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executives (MASAE) presented to a classroom of students about what association management is, how they can find a career in the industry and how MASAE can be an organization for the them to engage with.
What is leadership worth to your association? How are you defining leadership to your volunteers? I aim not to make this a political post, but understandably there are some parallels I am trying to draw. As we continue to see what a vacuum of leadership looks like in Washington, I cannot help but think that this is not the type of leadership we expect from those elected to lead our country.