NI Tuesday Education Schedule


5 Concurrent Education Sessions IV (9:00 – 10:00 AM)
Unlocking Committee Potential: Meeting Management Strategies for Staff Liaisons

Aaron Wolowiec, MSA, CAE, CMP Fellow, Founder and President, Event Garde

Do you dread serving as the staff liaison to one or more volunteer committees? Are the meetings usually ineffective, resulting in little to no actual outcomes? Join us to explore essential meeting management strategies tailored for staff liaisons working with volunteer committee leaders. Learn how to cultivate effective collaboration and teamwork by understanding and articulating committee goals, metrics, timelines, and roles/responsibilities. Discover key design strategies for structuring productive committee meetings, including agenda development and minute-taking for accountability. Explore tips, tricks, and techniques to facilitate meaningful participation and decision-making both during and following committee meetings. Additionally, identify tools and best practices for optimizing virtual committee meetings to engage remote participants effectively. By the end of this session, you'll be equipped with actionable insights to unlock your committee's full potential and drive impactful outcomes.

Learning Objectives:
  • Explore the relationship between staff liaisons and volunteer committee leaders to cultivate collaboration and teamwork.
  • Identify and clearly articulate committee goals, metrics, timelines, and roles/responsibilities.
  • Understand key strategies for structuring committee meeting agendas/minutes to maximize productivity and accountability.
  • Explore techniques to facilitate meaningful participation and decision-making within committees.
  • Identify tools and practices for optimizing virtual committee meetings and promoting engagement among remote participants.
Strategic Financial Planning for Associations & Non-Profits

Matt Jones, Director, Forvis

Leveraging extensive organizational experience, this session reveals strategies for robust financial planning in the association and non-profit sectors, emphasizing budget accuracy, sustainability, and compliance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop robust financial frameworks that align with strategic goals.
  • Enhance budget monitoring with advanced financial practices.
  • Address common financial compliance issues faced by non-profits.
Unlocking Member Satisfaction: Strategies & Metrics for Association Success (MMC)

Sarah Spinosa, Product Marketing Manager, Higher Logic

Keeping members satisfied is imperative for maintaining a sustainable association. During this session, association-industry veteran Sarah Spinosa will dig into the association-specific email and community benchmarks that indicate an engaged and thriving membership, and the real-world ways you can measure satisfaction.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify association-specific industry benchmarks in email and online community activity
  • Review member experience preferences from the latest Member Engagement Report
  • Identify the what data you should be tracking for your unique association

Additional sessions coming soon!


Closing Session (10:15 – 11:45 AM)



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