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Tuesday, February 13, 2024
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Opening Keynote Session
Hacking Adversity to Build Resilience: How to use a proven, Two-Step method to resilience and fulfillment.
Meg Poag, CEO, Mission Squared
There comes a time for every person, every team, and every business when things must change. When adversity has become too powerful, and brings out the worst in us, we must choose a different approach to change the game. Indeed, we miss the biggest opportunity for transformation when we fail to use adversity to our advantage. How does stress cause us to act in dysfunctional ways??
This session will provide breakthroughs, aha moments to help participants shift out of their old, habitual, stress-induced patterns of behavior that aren’t working for them. Meg specializes in helping people and companies stop doing stupid things that don’t work, build awareness that shifts perspectives, and opens the door to let everyone move forward. If you’re ready to lean into adversity in a new way, with a proven, 2-step approach, you, too, can unlock your hidden potential AND the best part of your personality when things get tough. It’s time to stop making the same mistakes, pull out of our ego’s, and contribute powerfully to each other and our teams. This highly engaging, humorous, practical session restores hope and confidence for the attendees. By understanding how to better identify when stress is sending them down an old, less-than-ideal pathway, and learning how to immediately shift their approach to one that will generate great results, participants gain clarity and a practical plan to build their resilience.
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Panel Discussion

Overcoming Barriers to Senior Leadership Positions

Veronica Diaz, Senior Director, Professional Learning and Development, EDUCAUSE
Quinn Hoffman, General Manager, YourMembership AMS | Freestone LMS, Community Brands
Angela Pelham, Deputy Pro Tem, Place 3, City of Frisco
Mollie Pillman, SVP, Member Engagement, American College of Emergency Physicians (Moderator)

Join our panel for a lively discussion about stepping up into a new role. The session will be led by a panel of experienced professionals who have successfully navigated the challenges of career advancement. This session will explore how to leverage your experience and knowledge to step up into new role, how to navigate the obstacles to moving into an elevated role and continue to develop the skills needed to be a successful leader. 

4:30 - 6:00 PM
Visit Frisco Reception
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
7:30 AM
8:00 - 9:00 AM
Panel Discussion

Building Confidence and Assertiveness

Heather Fricke, Senior Sales Manager, Hilton Houston Westchase
Cathi Hight, President, Hight Performance Group
Tammy Meinershagen, Council Member Place 2, City of Frisco
Julia Menegay, Chief Operating Officer, Texas Nurses Association (Moderator)

Becoming a confident leader takes experience and resilience. Join a panel of your peers as they discuss how they build and maintain their confidence. The panel will also explore the negative perceptions of confident women in leadership. They will also discuss how to express your thoughts and opinions effectively by balancing direct communication and consideration to others.

9:30 - 10:30 AM
Networking Roundtables

These peer-led, small group discussions provide a place for you to ask questions, connect with others who are have similar challenges, goals, or interests. Join the open dialogue and share your insights, obstacles, and solutions. You may gain new knowledge, perspective and maybe even some new confidants. You will be able to attend multiple tables

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Closing Panel Discussion

Disagreeing with Civility and Kindness: How to create a culture of kindness with your board, staff and volunteers.

Jen Troke, VP of Membership, APRO
Kelly George, Director of Membership, Marketing & Communications, Wilderness Medical Society
Irum Jones, President of Dallas Professional Women, Dallas Professional Women
Pam Donahoo, CEO, USFN - America's Mortgage Banking Attorneys (Moderator)

This session will focus on how to create a culture of kindness and civility at your organization, even when faced with disagreements. We will discuss key strategies for promoting civility, as well as specific examples of how organizations have successfully created a culture of kindness. We will also address the challenge of dealing with influential individuals who may not be on board with your efforts and discuss how to handle sticky situations that require extra kindness.

CAE: 5 Hours
*Schedule subject to change


TSAE is a CAE Registered Provider. This program meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every program that we offer that has been approved for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation. We will maintain records of your participation in accordance with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Registered Provider program, please visit www.asaecenter.org/cae

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