The Stronger by Association podcast will entertain and surprise you as you learn how the world’s unsung association community helps improve our health and well-being, economies, employment opportunities, and much more. Learn about the millions of people in the US around the world dedicated to making lives better every day in so many ways.
017 The Power of Congressional Meetings
Host Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE, and her guests discuss the importance and value of Congressional meetings to the association community, members of Congress, and the public at large. Guests include Ksenija Polla, CMP, Regional Director ICCA North America and Andrew S. Goldschmidt, Executive Director, National Grants Management Association. The episode is co-hosted by members of the ASAE’s Public Policy team, Associate Director of Public Policy Jeff Evans and Manager, Policy Policy & APAC Nate Fisher, who share their knowledge on issues and best practices, as well as bring to life the recent meetings that were part of American Associations Day.
016 The Power of Workplace Flexibility
Two industry experts join our discussion on the need for flexibility as we begin our return to the workplace. Will we return to work as it was pre-pandemic? Not at all, according to Manar Morales, President & CEO of the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance, and Charles Moore, Principal of Thrive Street Advisors. Hear from our panel on adjusting to new norms and adapting to people’s different situations/abilities to be part of the modern workforce in 2021.
015 The Power of Black Women Leaders
One of the most powerful episodes to date, host Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE, ASAE’s SVP of Public Policy welcomes four Black female association CEOs who discuss their rise to leadership, the complexities and burdens of their journeys, and how the industry can be supportive. Mary Kate and co-hosts Sheri Sesay-Tuffour, PhD, CAE, CEO of the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and Robb Lee, Chief Marketing and Product Strategy Officer at ASAE talk with Dresden Farrand, MPA, MPP, CAE, CEO, American Water Resources Association, Stefanie Reeves, FASAE, CAE, Executive Director, Maryland Psychological Association, Christene Phillips, MSA, Executive Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, and Lakisha A. Woods, CAE, President & CEO, National Institute of Building Sciences.
014 The Power of Associations Around the World
Host Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE, ASAE’s SVP of Public Policy welcomes co-host Amy Hissrich, ASAE’s Vice President, Global & Web Strategy for three fascinating conversations with association leaders from around the world – China, Belgium, and Kenya.
Discussions include COVID-19 response, meetings updates, and other global concerns.
Guests include Steven Basart, Vice President, Kellen and Chair, ASAE International Associations Advisory Council; Alexander Mohr, PhD, Executive Director, European Flavour Association and Board Member, European Society of Association Executives; and Jeffers Miruka, CEO, African Association of Agricultural Economists and President, African Society of Association Executives.
013 The Power of Advocacy in 2021 (Preview of American Associations Day)
Host Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE, ASAE’s SVP of Public Policy welcomes co-host Nate Fisher of ASAE’s Public Policy team for a series of conversations about advocacy amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the beginning of a new Administration. Guests include Scott Wiley, FASAE, CAE, President & CEO, Ohio Society of CPAs, Franklin Davis, Senior Director, Federal Affairs, for the American Beverage Association, and Kevin Serafino Vice President, Federal Government Relations & Public Policy and Internal Counsel, Household & Commercial Products Association. Discussions include association community 2021 priorities, issues, and making 2021 as successful as possible for associations and society at large.
012 The Power of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Host Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE, ASAE’s SVP of Public Policy welcomes co-host Robb Lee, ASAE’s Chief Marketing and Product Strategy Officer for a series of personal and poignant interviews about DEI and the current landscape resulting from the news-making injustices of 2020 and systemic racism of years past. Guests include two co-founders of Texts to Table, a platform for conversations about race and leadership, Irving Washington, FASAE, CAE, Executive Director at Online News Association and Donte Shannon, FASAE, CAE, CEO at Association of Equipment Management Professionals who join together to reflect on today’s political climate, focusing on race within leadership. The podcast also welcomes ASAE’s Cortney Whitlow, Manager, Meeting Registration & Industry Partner Engagement, who brings to life ASAE’s Black Moments in Film program which impacted the association’s staff in immeasurable ways. And, Janet Smith, president of the Ivy Planning Group – a consulting and training company that specializes in diversity, strategy and change management – joins Mary Kate and Robb to provide invaluable perspective on how to sustain DEI initiatives with meaning and purpose.
Insightful Association Podcast!
This podcast does a wonderful job of tying the world of associations into relevant stories and events. The host and guests are insightful and engaging, their enthusiasm is infectious!
Helpful, timely content! Great to hear stories highlighting the critical role of associations. Thanks for featuring these stories, ASAE. Looking forward to the next episode.
Tune in for refreshing insights & new ideas
This podcast is so much more than the snazzy title. It’s thought provoking and provides a real insider’s view into the ins and outs of association policy. We need more podcasts like this to help associations and other organizations navigate the new normal.