TMG Thought Leadership

Then and Now: Career Advice to My Younger Self

Posted by Joseph Sapp on Oct 10, 2018 2:24:31 PM

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.

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Topics: TMG Blog, association management company, Mentoring, Associations, career development, Professional Development, AMC

Joseph Sapp, CAE Named Director of Strategic Development of Talley Management Group, Inc.

Posted by Lauren Schoener-Gaynor on Aug 29, 2018 11:12:22 AM

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.

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Topics: internal communications, Professional Development, Press Release, TMG News, Staff News, new business development, Staff Update, strategic development

TMG: A Proud Member of the “Culture Club,” Fostering an Environment of Positive Culture

Posted by TMG on Aug 2, 2018 2:06:39 PM

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.

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Topics: Culture, employee appreciation, internal communications, positive change, Purpose, Core Values, Mission, association management company, Thought Leadership, Retention, Recruitment, Professional Development

When I Grow Up: Careers in the AMC Industry

Posted by Gregg Talley on May 10, 2018 9:13:36 AM

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.

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Topics: Mentoring, Speakers, Chief Executive, Chief Staff Officer, Associations, Thought Leadership, Professional Development, Gregg Talley, AMC, Association Management, association management company

Three Current Themes in Professional Certification Programs

Posted by Joseph Sapp on Jan 16, 2013 2:59:19 AM

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.

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Topics: Certification, Credentialing, Internationalization, Lawrence Leonard, Professional Development, Thought Leadership

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