CEO/Volunteer Leader Workshop

The CEO/Volunteer Leader Workshop 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 reach 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.

May 22-23, 2023
Austin, TX

Renaissance Austin Hotel
9721 Arboretum Blvd.
Austin, TX 78759
ph: (512) 343-2626



Renaissance Austin Hotel Block is Sold Out; however, an additional hotel block has been made at the Hampton Inn NW near The Domain.

Hampton Inn North West
3908 W Braker Lane
Austin, TX 78759

Room Rates: King: $109 | Double: $119
Deadline to book: May 10, 2023 

Hampton Inn Hotel Link


Presented by:

Lowell Aplebaum, FASAE, CAE, CPF

Lowell is the CEO and Strategy Catalyst of Vista Cova – a company that partners with organizations on strategic visioning and planning, creating stronger stakeholder connections, and reimagining value and engagement. As an IAF Certified™ Professional Facilitator, Lowell frequently provides dynamic sessions to organizations - getting volunteers, members, and staff involved through experiential learning approaches.

Fee Schedule:

  Registration Late Registration
TSAE AP Member + 1 Volunteer Leader $495 $595
Non-Member + 1 Volunteer Leader $595 $695
Additional Attendee  $250 $250

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing to the TSAE office at by Monday, May 15, will receive a refund, minus a 20% processing fee. No refunds will be issued after May 15th. 

Schedule Overview:

Monday, May 22, 2023
12:30 PM

Check-In Opens

1:00 - 3:30 PM

Session One

3:45 - 5:45 PM Session Two
5:45 - 6:15 PM Reception sponsored by Visit Fort Worth
6:15 - 8:00 PM Networking Dinner
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
8:00 AM Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00 AM Session Three
10:15 - 12:00 PM Session Four


More About Lowell:

After starting his career in the informal education realm, over the course of more than a decade, Lowell has worked inside associations on membership and value, volunteer leadership establishment and growth, professional development and learning, global alliance building, communications and marketing, online and in-person communities, operations, finance, HR, and staff oversight. After serving as the Chief Operating Officer for a medical association, Lowell founded Vista Cova – returning to his passion of facilitating for and partnering with volunteer leaders, members, and staff.

Lowell currently serves on the ASAE Research Committee and is a past Chair for the overseeing commission for the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential. He chaired ASAE’s Task Force on CEO Pathways, and previously served as Chair for ASAE’s Component Relations Council. He is the creator of a master-level learning series, Through the CEO Lens, and Association Charrette – a co-creation retreat experience. He is the co-Executive Editor and Contributing Author for ASAE’s Component Relations Handbook, 2nd edition, and contributed chapters to the latest versions of Professional Practices of Association Management as well as Membership Essentials. He is a mentor for ASAE’s Diversity Executive Leadership Program and recently served as a facilitator for ASAE’s Centennial Recognition Task Force. His work on global efforts for associations includes experience across five continents, hundreds of volunteer groups, and all 50 states in the U.S.

Lowell also volunteers as a platelet donor and social media solicitor for the American Red Cross and is a member of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Brewers Ball organizing committee. Lowell has a B.A. in Sociology from Columbia University and utilizes the knowledge he gained from his M.A. in Education to volunteer and tutor students with learning disabilities. Lowell resides in Maryland where his 10-year-old son and twin 8-year-old girls keep the house full of laughter.


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