A couple of weeks ago I was sitting in on the Harvard Business Review’s (HBR) webcast titled “How do you evaluate and develop employees without performance reviews?” The webcast was a follow-up on a case study by HBR that was created after Deloitte’s-a multinational professional services network- decision to move away from the traditional performance review. This concept directly aligns with TMG’s continuing effort to evaluate how it can best review its employees, while promoting and assisting with their own professional growth and development.
At the beginning of January, PCMA- the world’s largest network of Business Events Strategists- hosted its most important, influential and inspiring industry event, Convening Leaders. Each year this event brings together business events professionals from around the world. This year’s conference was held in Pittsburgh and was themed “Disrupt and Deliver,” focusing on ways to break from the old, finding new and innovative methods of planning unforgettable events.
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.
Talley Management Group, Inc. (TMG), a leading association management company with national and international connections, has promoted Joseph Sapp, CAE to the role of Director of Strategic Development, a position that continues his duties of developing new partnerships with potential client partners. In addition, Joe will work with TMG President Gregg Talley on the ongoing strategic direction of TMG.
Keeping employees happy to come to work every day isn’t easy. It is driven by the foundation and core of the company and works outward. AssociationsNow posted a great article today about positive culture in the workplace and TMG thought it would be the perfect time to share how it continually works on being a place where people are both happy and proud to work.
Topics: Professional Development, Recruitment, Retention, Core Values, Culture, Thought Leadership, Mission, Purpose, association management company, positive change, employee appreciation, internal communications
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
At a recent certification development meeting conducted for a TMG client, I had the opportunity to spend some time with the client's testing agency, comparing notes on the current landscape for non-licensure certification programs. A few common themes emerged, namely internationalization, building ancillary products, and developing new certifications that leverage and trade on existing certifications. While in the most generic terms these are the familiar worries of relevance and sustainable growth, there are some specific things association leaders should consider.