22. Creating a Caring Community with Carol Pape

22. Creating a Caring Community with Carol Pape

What started as a volunteer role turned into a unexpected job opportunity for Carol Pape. Whether she is at an association meeting or a school event, Carol always pitches in – it’s part of who she is. Carol values inclusion and has spent much of her career creating a welcoming, inclusive environment for members, guests …

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21. Navigating New Roles in Associations with Cory Hall, Laura Harris, and Chris Ocampo

21. Navigating New Roles in Associations with Cory Hall, Laura Harris, and Chris Ocampo

In this episode Cory, Laura, and Chris share their different paths to associations at different stages in their careers, reminding us the value of being open to new challenges and seeing new paths forward. From experiences in shifting industries to working with a recruiter, it’s important to be open to the opportunities even when they …

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19. Blending work, volunteering and friendship with Dr. Martha Twaddle and Emily Muse

19. Blending work, volunteering and friendship with Dr. Martha Twaddle and Emily Muse

Relationships matter, in personal and professional life. Sometimes they even overlap. Dr. Martha Twaddle and Emily Muse first became coworkers and later their relationship shifted and grew as they assumed the roles of association volunteer leader and staff member. Association volunteers and staff often comment that they feel they get more out of their experiences …

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18. Prehensile Tails to Problem Solving with Dave Bergeson

18. Prehensile Tails to Problem Solving with Dave Bergeson

Thoughtful, patient, and kind, Dave Bergeson reminds all of us how to find the strengths in our peers, figuring out each step, and be open to a new path from time to time. He takes lessons he learned doing anthropology field work in the jungles of Panama, Peru, and Costa Rica into insightful lessons on …

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16. Community and Taking Care of Yourself to Show Up at Your Best with Donté Shannon and Irving Washington

16. Community and Taking Care of Yourself to Show Up at Your Best with Donté Shannon and Irving Washington

Donté Shannon and Irving Washington share their insights and supportive friendship, demonstrating the value of building your support network, taking care of yourself and your relationships, and looking to the future. Donté Shannon, CAE Chief Executive Officer, Association of Equipment Management; Account Executive, AMPED Association Management “It really helped me to reframe that lens, that …

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15. Adapting to Our Changing World with Amelia Franck Meyer

15. Adapting to Our Changing World with Amelia Franck Meyer

In this special episode of Conversations by Association, Season 2 opens with the return of popular Season 1 guest, Amelia Franck Meyer, who guides us through how the recent pandemic has dramatically changed how we live and work. Everyone’s priorities have changed and humans around the world are able to connect with colleagues, families, and …

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14. Decisions and Transitions with Mark Engle

14. Decisions and Transitions with Mark Engle

Most people’s passion for association work doesn’t start in childhood—but that’s not the case for Mark Engle. His parents—Art and Dagny—started Association Management Center (AMC) nearly 50 years ago. Family vacations were replaced with association conferences where the entire family—including brothers Scott and Jeff—were expected to lend a helping hand. Later in life, Mark worked …

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