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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13. Reinventing Yourself with Karen Dunn Caspers

13. Reinventing Yourself with Karen Dunn Caspers

Karen Dunn Caspers, spent nearly 40 years working inside associations in a variety of roles. While inquiring about another association position she discovered a new career opportunity. Today, she works as an executive search consultant for Tuft and Associates in Chicago. Karen knows what associations are looking for when it comes to professional staff. She …

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12. Taking Initiative to Build Your Career: Midcareer Panel—Liz Giannini, Pam Rosenberg, and Amy Thomasson

12. Taking Initiative to Build Your Career: Midcareer Panel—Liz Giannini, Pam Rosenberg, and Amy Thomasson

Proactive and thoughtful, the accomplished midcareer panel on this episode shares insights into expanding your network, finding confidants and mentors, and building a path on an undefined journey. Their advice resonates at all levels, as they discuss how to learn from your members, peers, and executives while building advisors and skills. Talking with Liz, Pam, …

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11. Joy and Belonging with Amelia Franck Meyer

11. Joy and Belonging with Amelia Franck Meyer

“Do what love would do,” is a powerful statement and a reminder of how Amelia Franck Meyer approaches life and work. She believes people are most successful when they feel supported, safe and valued by those around them. Throughout her career as a nonprofit leader, she has remained committed to not only elevating individuals, but …

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9. Balancing Life and Leadership with Michelle Mills Clement

9. Balancing Life and Leadership with Michelle Mills Clement

From imposter syndrome to stepping into opportunities when they present themselves, a master of personal growth, Michelle Mills Clement discusses how she’s advanced her career by being open to taking on new responsibilities. Hear inspiring stories of community, growth and support from those who work alongside her within association management — both peers and the …

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8. Leveraging Strengths and Self Reflection with Christina Rowe

8. Leveraging Strengths and Self Reflection with Christina Rowe

Leadership and team development expert, Christina Rowe, helps individuals and teams maximize their potential. This includes encouraging others explore and employ strategies to improve communication, reduce friction and improve quality of life. On this episode, the Conversations by Association co-host shares insights on how professionals at all stages of their career can take responsibility for …

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7. Translating Leadership Theory into Practice with Ken Slaw

7. Translating Leadership Theory into Practice with Ken Slaw

Some people have a passion for leadership. Others have passion for learning. For more than 20 years, Ken Slaw has been combining both in an effort to create unique experiences for himself, association members and colleagues. Discover unique concepts and insights regarding how to create an environment where professionals can continuously grow, learn and thrive …

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6. Seeking New Experiences with Pat Blake

6. Seeking New Experiences with Pat Blake

Pat Blake has energy and passion for many things – especially change. In this episode, hear how she identifies and embraces new opportunities – from transitioning to a new CEO role to becoming president of ASAE. Pat offers practical advice and insights regarding small group dynamics, building trust and how to navigate difficult issues and …

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5. Building Lasting Connections with Marilyn Jansen and Lindsey Nelson

5. Building Lasting Connections with Marilyn Jansen and Lindsey Nelson

Finding the good advisors and mentors can be a challenge in your career, complicated at times by the efforts to sustain those valuable relationships. On this episode take a peek inside a long-time mentoring relationship with Marilyn and Lindsey as we discuss forming and sustaining valuable relationships in your career. Marilyn Jansen Executive Director, Business …

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