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.
The following is a guest post from Amanda Kaiser. You can check out more great posts from her on her weekly blog for association professionals at SmoothThePath.net or follow her on Twitter @SmoothThePath.
Recently, Talley’s Association Management Services Division made the trip to the Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executives’ March Membership Madness half day education session. Led by Todd Von Deak, CAE and Ethan Gray, CAE, the session provided a unique overview of multiple membership issues. Instead of a traditional session focused on issues that Todd and Ethan picked out, this session was totally crowd sourced. The direction of the session was dependent on the attendees and what they wanted to cover. This unique session format provided the attendees the opportunity to engage not only with the presenters, but also fellow attendees; which included a group of attendees who attended via virtual video conference.