Welcome to the Association 4.0 podcast. I’m Sherry Budziak, CEO and Founder of .orgSource. Association 4.0 is how we describe the skills needed to navigate Industry 4.0, or the digital marketplace. A robust virtual learning program is one of those game-changers.
Ep 45: Adopting Opportunities to Grow Workplace Culture
How will you describe the culture in your workspace? Jamie Notter, Co-Founder and Culture Strategist at PROPEL and a 30-year veteran in the association space, talks to Sherry about how workplace culture is the biggest source to differentiate yourselves as an organization and as an employer.
Ep 44: Focusing on Culture to Recruit and Retain the Right People for Your Association
Having the right people is critical for any organization’s success. In today’s business landscape, the competition for recruiting and retaining talent has been extremely fierce. Bridget Walsh, Chief Operating Officer of the Emergency Nurses Association, shares the challenges and opportunities in attracting and retaining the right talent for her association – with flexibility and adaptability at its core.
Ep 43: Creativity and Innovation Set the Stage in Turbulent Times
Fear of the unknown is quite common, and doing things differently from how it used to be triggered a lot of hesitation in the association management industry. This week’s guest, Vivian Abalama, IOM, CAE, shares how her organization harnessed innovative solutions amid the pandemic as it shifted its focus to having more opportunities for mentoring, while creating more benefits to engage its members.
Ep 42: Transformational Leadership: Bridging the Gap Between Vision and Reality
We invite you to join in on the conversation as Sharon Kneebone, FASAE, CAE, Executive Director of the National Society for Histotechnology, talks to us about navigating forward as a leader in the association industry during this age of transformation. From shedding “sacred programs and services” that are no longer serving their purpose to developing foresight skills into an enterprise-wide competency, her insights are not to be missed!
Ep 41: Improving Organizational Agility in Today’s Changing Environment
This week’s guest, Alfred Spada, Executive Director of the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA), talks to us how his association, in the midst of the pandemic, dove head on to rolling out valuable content and starting new initiatives to meet the insatiable thirst of its members to learn. Join the conversation to learn more on how NCSEA was able to diversify and extend its member reach despite the disruption, accelerating the different aspects of the association in more ways than one.
Ep 40: Providing True Value to Members and Beyond
In an industry that thrives on in-person meetings, find out how Stefanie Reeves, Executive Director of the Maryland Psychological Association (MPA), anchored her association and provided true value when help is most needed. In the midst of the pandemic, MPA established itself as the go to for information, and the transition to telehealth was among the biggest issues they tackled.
Stefanie is an experienced association professional with a passion for advocacy. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), an honor bestowed upon less than 1% of the ASAE membership.