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Welcome to the Association Chat Podcast, hosted by KiKi L'Italien, a luminary in the world of association leadership and community engagement. Recognized as a trailblazer and influencer, KiKi brings her wealth of experience and insights to this unique platform, which has become a cornerstone in the association industry.

In each episode, we delve deep into the heart of associations, uncovering the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities that shape the world of organizational leadership. KiKi's thought-provoking conversations with industry leaders, innovators, and change-makers not only inspire but also provide actionable strategies and insights. Our guests come from diverse backgrounds, offering a mosaic of perspectives that enrich the understanding of what it takes to thrive in today's dynamic environment.

Association Chat Podcast is more than just a series of discussions; it's a journey into the core of what makes associations tick. We explore topics ranging from digital strategy and marketing to community building, always with an eye on how these elements interweave to create robust, resilient organizations. Whether you're a seasoned professional or new to the world of associations, this podcast is your go-to source for inspiration, education, and a sense of community.

Our tagline, "Inspiring associations and the people who run them," isn't just a catchphrase. It's a commitment to delivering content that empowers, enlightens, and elevates the association community. Join KiKi L'Italien on the Association Chat Podcast, where we're not just talking about the future of associations – we're creating it.

You can sign up for the Association Chat newsletter and other resources at www.AssociationChat.com

Association Chat Podcast KiKi L'Italien | Editor-In-Chief, Association Chat

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    • 4.4 • 19 Ratings

Welcome to the Association Chat Podcast, hosted by KiKi L'Italien, a luminary in the world of association leadership and community engagement. Recognized as a trailblazer and influencer, KiKi brings her wealth of experience and insights to this unique platform, which has become a cornerstone in the association industry.

In each episode, we delve deep into the heart of associations, uncovering the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities that shape the world of organizational leadership. KiKi's thought-provoking conversations with industry leaders, innovators, and change-makers not only inspire but also provide actionable strategies and insights. Our guests come from diverse backgrounds, offering a mosaic of perspectives that enrich the understanding of what it takes to thrive in today's dynamic environment.

Association Chat Podcast is more than just a series of discussions; it's a journey into the core of what makes associations tick. We explore topics ranging from digital strategy and marketing to community building, always with an eye on how these elements interweave to create robust, resilient organizations. Whether you're a seasoned professional or new to the world of associations, this podcast is your go-to source for inspiration, education, and a sense of community.

Our tagline, "Inspiring associations and the people who run them," isn't just a catchphrase. It's a commitment to delivering content that empowers, enlightens, and elevates the association community. Join KiKi L'Italien on the Association Chat Podcast, where we're not just talking about the future of associations – we're creating it.

You can sign up for the Association Chat newsletter and other resources at www.AssociationChat.com

    Your Secret Leadership Superpower | Zovig Garboushian

    Your Secret Leadership Superpower | Zovig Garboushian

    Think the secret to skyrocketing your leadership and team performance is all about working harder or networking more? Think again.
    In this episode of Association Chat, KiKi L'Italien teams up with executive coach Zovig Garboushian to dive deep into why the most successful leaders might just be the ones who know themselves best.
    Why It’s Time to Look Inward: Uncover why the inner game matters more than ever in today's workplace and how it can transform not just your career, but your entire team's dynamic. Transformative Practices: Discover powerful practices that can shift your thinking, actions, and feelings towards greater success and fulfillment. Mindset Mastery: Learn how to recalibrate your mindset for ease, flow, and authentic confidence, setting the stage for leadership that inspires and achieves. Interview streamed live at 2 pm ET, Tuesday, March 5, 2024, with Zovig Garboushian, who is a master of change and transitions. 
    For those looking to dive deeper, join us over at www.associationchat.com for more insights and tools to enhance your leadership journey.
    Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and newsletter for more wisdom-packed episodes and resources that promise to elevate your association game!

    • 36 min
    A Hot Take on Trust – Do They Trust Your Association?

    A Hot Take on Trust – Do They Trust Your Association?

    In this episode of Association Chat, host KiKi L'Italie explores the complex world of trust within associations with "A Hot Take on Trust – Do They Trust Your Association?"
    Discover why trust goes beyond a binary existence and how associations can actively cultivate it among members, leadership, and broader communities. From the importance of consistency to the impact of technology on our perceptions of trust, KiKi shares what it truly means to build and maintain trust in today's rapidly evolving landscape.
    Hear a discussion about the "trust trap," where assumptions about trust can lead to complacency or misunderstanding. Learn actionable strategies for enhancing trustworthiness, from fostering transparency to embracing vulnerability, and see how these efforts can lead to stronger, more resilient associations.
    Whether you're leading an association, contributing to one, or just curious about the role of trust in organizational success, this episode offers a fresh perspective that will challenge, inform, and inspire you.
    Tune in to discover how you can transform the trust dynamics within your association, creating a culture of loyalty, engagement, and growth.

    • 31 min
    Can AI Help Make Higher Education More Equitable?

    Can AI Help Make Higher Education More Equitable?

    AI and Equitable Education...we hear alot about the harm that generative AI can cause on campuses, but can it also heal and improve equitability for higher ed? Join host KiKi L'Italien for this episode featuring insights from Charles Ansell of Complete College America, Michael Baston from Cuyahoga Community College, and Audrey Ellis, the visionary behind T3 Advisory. 
    This discussion zeroes in on the role of Generative AI in creating a more equitable education landscape within higher education.
    Tapping into the wisdom of the "Leveraging AI to Increase College Completion and Equity" playbook, our guests shed light on how AI technologies are not only reshaping the academic experience but also leveling the playing field for students from all walks of life. This episode explores how AI fosters an inclusive environment, enhances student success, and bridges longstanding gaps in educational equity.
    Moreover, we'll tackle the significant policy conversations, showcase practical AI applications in academia, and forecast how AI continues to sculpt a future where equal opportunities in education are not just a goal, but a reality.
    Tune in to uncover the pivotal role Generative AI plays in championing equitable education, marking a step forward in ensuring every student has the chance to succeed. Discover why AI in higher education is not merely a leap in technology but a leap towards hope and equal opportunities for all.
    Questions discussed


     
    How can AI be used to increase college completion and equity?  

    What are the challenges of using AI in community colleges?  

    How can associations advocate for responsible use of AI in education?  

    Where are examples of AI already being used successfully in higher education?  

    What metrics can be used to measure the impact of AI interventions?  

    • 58 min
    ASAE Launches Association Governance Institute – What is it? What happens next?

    ASAE Launches Association Governance Institute – What is it? What happens next?

    ASAE Launches Association Governance Institute – what is it and what happens next? "Charting New Horizons in Association Leadership: Paul Pomerantz Talks AGI Launch"
    Tune into Association Chat with host KiKi L'Italien as we welcome Paul Pomerantz, the force behind the new Association Governance Institute (AGI).
    In this episode, we uncover the essentials of AGI's mission.
    Discover how AGI aims to equip board members, CEOs, and staff with the tools and knowledge needed for stellar governance.
    With Paul's rich history in leading associations to new heights, he'll share valuable perspectives on building a governance framework that supports mission achievement, transparency, and stakeholder trust.
    Whether you're catching the live stream to interact with us directly or watching the replay, this episode promises a wealth of insights into how AGI will influence the future of association leadership.
     
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    • 48 min
    The AI Evolution in Associations with BettyBot AI’s Pioneers

    The AI Evolution in Associations with BettyBot AI’s Pioneers

    Join host KiKi L'Italien on Association Chat as she looks into the transformative impact of AI on associations with guests, BettyBot.AI thought leaders: Rob Barnes, Thomas Altman, and Dray McFarlane! Discover how associations are revolutionizing education and engagement through technology – and how BettyBot's leaders are helping them to do it!
    Highlights from this discussion include:
    Unlocking Forgotten Knowledge: Learn how AI like BettyBot can look into the depths of an association's knowledge base, uncovering valuable documents and resources that even experts within the organization may have forgotten. This ability to augment the human recollection and pull in additional context promises a higher quality of information and resources.
    Bridging Knowledge Gaps: The conversation reveals how AI tools can help associations identify gaps in their content and knowledge offerings. By analyzing inquiries and interactions, associations can proactively fill these gaps, ensuring that they remain at the forefront of their industry's needs and inquiries, thus fostering a cycle of continuous improvement and relevance.
    Personalized Member Engagement: The episode explores how AI can tailor interactions to each member's specific inquiries, creating a hyper-personalized experience. This level of personalization is unprecedented and can fundamentally change how members engage with their associations, making every interaction meaningful and directly relevant to their needs.
    Please make sure to like, share, and subscribe (if you haven't already)! Also, be sure to sign up for the Association Chat Weekly Newsletter at https://associationchat.com.
    Also, please let us know what you think about the podcast. Drop your questions or comments in the Association Chat community – we have a highly engaged Facebook group, LinkedIn group, and Book Club that are free to join!

    • 50 min
    Meet This Association's New AI Staff!

    Meet This Association's New AI Staff!

    An association introduces its new AI "staff" – and the robot overlords are friendly (for now)...
    Welcome to this episode of the Association Chat Podcast, full of the delights and dorkiness that any well-intentioned association podcast talking about technology these days can hardly avoid. 
    For this episode, we talk with Liz Peuster, CAE, Director Of Communications & Public Relations for the South Carolina Association of CPAs about how they are using AI, and specifically generative AI, in their association.
    Liz has some poignant thoughts about curiosity, ongoing learning, and how to embrace our robot overlords (okay, maybe I made up that last part, but I was looking for some drama). 
    Please enjoy this episode and let me know what you think about it. I'm part of a small group of association podcasters who are regularly providing feedback for each other's podcasts now and so I feel the pressure to improve the experience for all of us. Your feedback helps me!

    You can subscribe to the Association Chat newsletter at AssociationChat.com and please share this episode with your friends and colleagues of you liked it!

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Mike McAllen ,

Kiki Rocks

I have learned so much from Kiki over the years I just wanted to make sure I reviewed and said thank you to her! Fantastic podcast(pluse videos and chats) Thank you Kiki!

J. Barshop ,

Awesome show, highly recommend!

KiKi and her guests provide some incredibly actionable and compelling content, spotlighting the absolute best tactics and coming trends to help you effectively grow your association.

Highly recommend listening and subscribing to the Association Chat Podcast if you want the knowledge AND mindsets to stay ahead of the curve (and reach your overall business goals as a result)!

Deirdre Reid, CAE ,

One of my favorite podcasts...

...and I listen to dozens of podcasts. Whenever a new episode is released, it goes to my "play next" list. KiKi brings in fascinating and relevant guests. I love her questions and commentary--deep and real. A must-listen for the association community.

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