CEO Forum

The CEO Forum is a one-day program developed by Association CEOs for CEOs. It features highly engaging programming that will challenge leaders to think beyond the nuts and bolts of association management and venture into the strategy behind a successful organization and provide an opportunity for CEOs to learn from one another.

July 12, 2021, 6:00 PM (Reception)
July 13, 2021, 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Marriott Champions Circle
3300 Championship Pkway
Fort Worth, TX 76177
Reserve Hotel Room  

By June 21: Member: $275/Non-Member: $375
After June 21: Member: $375/Non-Member: $475
CAE Hours: 4.5


Monday, July 12, 2021

Welcome Reception (6:00 PM)

Connect with your CEO peers over drinks at the Marriott Champions Circle before dinner.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021  

Registration and Breakfast Opens (8:00 AM)
Corner Office Conversations Panel (8:30 - 9:30 AM)

Steven J. Stout, CAE, FASAE, Executive Director, TSAE
Trevor Mitchell, MBA, CAE, CDP, Executive Director, American Mensa
Taylor Jackson, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, Home Builders Association of Greater Austin
Robert L. Jameson, President and CEO, Visit Fort Worth

In 2021, TSAE began holding small group discussions with CEOs/Executive Directors. No agenda, no paid expert to guide discussions, just peers coming together to share problems, thoughts, and advice when possible.  Join a panel of CEOs/EDs for a very candid conversation about 2021 – in-person events, budgeting, staff culture, volunteer leaders, vaccine requirements. Nothing is off the table as we talk out all of what is making 2021 yet another unusual year for associations.

Networking Break (9:30 - 10:00 AM)
Floundering, Floating, or Flourishing: Being Better Together (10:00 - 11:30 AM)

Mariama S. Boney, LMSW, CAE, CPEC, President and CEO, Achieve More LLC
Are you still wondering what to say or where to start with DEI? Perhaps you’re tired of the rhetoric and the politics of it all? Maybe you have a DEI plan and want to ensure you are on the best path? Join us for a candid conversation about how to leverage a diverse membership and grow community in this new normal. Examine how you can demonstrate accountability for inclusive leadership and get results for your board and organization. Together, you’ll learn strategies and share tools to authentically assess organizational areas of strength as well as growth to uncover the challenges that shift patterns for change.

Networking Lunch (11:30 AM - 12:15 PM)
Mastermind Roundtable (12:15 - 1:15 PM)

Dr. Stevie Dawn, CEO, Stevie Dawn Inspires, LLC
Engage with your peers as our facilitator stewards a process that focuses the topic, question, or challenge or situation that is most important to you. Receive feedback from your CEO community, identify options and create an action plan specific to your concern. 

Break (1:15 - 1:30 PM)
The Future Thinking CEO (1:30 - 2:30 PM)

Paulina van Eeden Hill, CAE, Executive Director, Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented / Account Executive, Strategic Association Management
Julie Courtney, CAE, CMP, President, IBAT Services, Inc.
Francine A. Johannesen, CAE, Executive Director, Texas Academy of General Dentistry
Jill McClure, CAE, Executive Director, APRO/Association of Progressive Rental Organizations

For so long a lot of us have been in survival mode – keeping our doors open (while we stay closed), attempting to cut through the noise to stay relevant to our members, keeping our sponsors engaged, and salvaging our staff office culture – all while navigating global pandemic that none of us have ever been through before! But it’s time to shift our perspectives and to look for the opportunities that lie ahead. What does the future of our association look like? What “sacred cows” were put to pasture thanks to the forceful hand of COVID-19 and what brand-new initiatives will they be replaced with? Does anyone remember how to approach a future mindset after so long only being able to focus on the now? This panel of CEOs/EDs will talk out some ideas they have about adopting a futurist perspective. This is a discussion so bring your own thoughts, ideas, and questions as to how we can all take what we have learned over the past year and create something that is not only different but something better for our stakeholders.


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