CEO/Volunteer Leader Workshop

Strengthening the Leadership Partnership and Building High-Performance Governance

May 4-5, 2021 (CEO + Volunteer Leader)

May 25, 2021 (Bonus face-to-face session for Association CEO only; Included in registration)
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Austin

TSAE Member + 1 Volunteer Leader: $275 by April 16 / $375 after April 16
Non-Member + 1 Volunteer Leader: $375 by April 16 / $475 after April 16
Additional Volunteer Leader: $125/each

CAE Hours: 7.75 (May 4-5); 3.5 (May 25)


Note: Virtual meeting links and details will be sent by or before 10:00 AM on May 3. If you do not receive it, please email us.

The CEO/Volunteer Leader Forum provides an educational and relationship-building experience for CEOs/Executive Directors and volunteer leaders. This interactive workshop provides CEOs/Executive Directors and volunteer leaders an opportunity to come to a common understanding of roles, responsibilities, and relationships in association governance and strategy. Participants will leave the session with a collaboratively developed plan of action to enhance board performance.

The forum addresses:

  • Building a High-Performance Strategic Thinking Board
  • Staff and Board Roles and Responsibilities
  • Volunteer Leader’s Role in Creating Effective Governance
  • Strengthening the CEO/Volunteer Leader Partnership
  • Designing Effective Board Orientation Programs
  • Effectively Working with Committees and Volunteers


Tuesday, May 4

8:30 AM – 9:00AM

Online Networking

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Educational Programming

10:30 AM-10:45 AM


10:45 AM- 12:00 PM

Educational Programming

12:00  PM-1:00 PM 


1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Education Programming

Wednesday, May 5

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Online Networking

9:00 AM-10:30 AM 

Educational Session

10:30 AM-10:45 AM


10:45 AM-12:00 PM

Educational Session

About the Speaker:

Robert Nelson, CAE, Principal at Nelson Strategic Consulting (NSC)
Robert Nelson brings over a quarter-century of successful executive leadership experience, working with Boards and high-powered CEOs in a not-for-profit setting. Nelson brings hands-on experience guiding and facilitating the development of strategic solutions to complex organizational and global grand challenges for national as well as international organizations. He is adept at designing governance systems and an engaging Board trainer.

As a former association chief executive officer for almost two decades, Nelson understands the importance of developing high-performing boards and practical, strategic solutions that work within the culture of an organization and are aligned with the organization’s capacity potential. Robert’s core practice focuses on building high-performance governance systems and designing and facilitating strategy development think tanks and governance retreats for associations, charitable organizations, and intergovernmental organizations. His governance work often focuses on working with non-profit CEOs and Boards to create strategic thinking boards.

Bonus CEO Strategic Thinking Workshop (Association CEO Only)

May 25, 2021
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM CST
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Austin
303 West 15th Street, Austin, Texas 78701
Room Rate: $189 (single/double)
Reserve Hotel Room

This interactive, intense symposium builds on the TSAE’s CEO/Volunteer Leader Forum and is designed to strengthen CEO strategic management and strategic problem-solving capability. In addition to exploring strategic management and strategic problem-solving theory, participants will leave with the tools they need to create a strategic thinking culture that permeates their organization and techniques they can employ to fully integrate the strategic plan into the organization and its operations. Only open to association CEO/Executive Director.

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