Date: July 19th, 2017

Cost: Free

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A Leadership Program You Won't Want to Miss!

A leader is far more than a label - leadership is about making positive transformation within an organization. Great leaders align their values and vision to help create a great future. The most meaningful way to demonstrate these skills is to passionately communicate your shared vision and cultivate committed employees who strive to lead as well. We are bringing you a one day, one of a kind conference to provide you with the skills you need to be a great leader.

You will learn from world-class leadership experts and leave with a renewed passion and commitment. Hear from two professional speakers, Rick Lochner on "Thinking like a 21st Century Non-Profit Leader“ and Catherine Johns on "Growing Your Leadership Presence." The program will also include an ask the association experts, network with top leaders in your community and much more!

Attendee Prices

VIP Subscribers:

  • FREE

Network and Online Subscribers:

  • $250 for an individual or $199 for 2 or more up until July 10th
  •  After July 10th costs will be $300 per person


  • $350 per individual until July 10th
  • After July 10th costs will be $400 per individual


We are an accredited CAE provider. Earn 4.5 by attending this Signature Event

Program Overview

8:00 - 9:00am

Registration, Breakfast and Welcome

9:00 - 10:30

Rick Lochner: Thinking like a 21st Century Non-Profit Leader

10:30 - 11:00 am

Networking Break

11:00 - 12:00pm

Ask the Expert: CEO Panel Discussion with Mark Thorsby, Bernadette Patton & Tom Conway

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Lunch and Networking (Sponsored by Web Courseworks)

1:30 - 3:30 pm

Catherine Johns: Grow Your Leadership Presence

3:30 - 4:00 pm

Wrap Up: Kevin Ordonez, Owner, .orgCommunity

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Networking Reception (Sponsored by Mid-American Club)

Thanks To Our Sponsors:

Web Courseworks

Web Courseworks is a learning technologies and consulting company. We help associations and non-profits leverage technology and drive highly successful education initiatives that push them to be the leading provider of education in their field. We channel association learning efforts to deliver on the promise of revolutionary performance improvement.


.orgSource was founded in 2005 with a mission to help associations improve their website presence, digital communications strategies and overall use of technology. As times and needs have changed, so has .orgSource’s capabilities but their commitment to quality and to their customers’ success remains a constant.

The Mid-American Club

The Mid-America Club is the only club in Chicago with a panoramic view of the city’s distinctive skyline. Membership provides advantages to personal and professional enrichment throughout the year. The Club is Chicago’s premier venue for building diverse relationships and networks.

Ian Ryan Interactive

Founded in 1993 as a video production and interactive media company, Ian Rayan Interactive (IRI) has remained competitive by employing emerging technologies to solve communication challenges across the entire spectrum of the interactive marketplace. True to its roots, IRI today shoots and edits video using 4K technology to deliver clients the absolute best in image quality. True to its vision, IRI also offers clients a wide variety of additional media services.

All these diverse media services provide their clients the opportunity to economically meet all their communication needs with one reliable, proven vendor- firmly establishing IRI and a leading creative and production resource for corporations, associations and non-profits across the country.

Who's Coming

See who's attending this year's Executive Leadership Summit below! 

Allodi Designs

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

American College of Chest Physicians

American Epilepsy Society

American Orthopaedic Association

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society

American Planning Association

American Society of Anesthesiologists

American Veterinary Medical Association


Arther J. Gallagher & Co. 


Catherine Johns, Ltd. 

Chicago Dental Society Foundation

Council of Residential Specialists

Emergency Nurses Association

Frontline Association Management, Inc.

Gallagher Media & Marketing

Gravitate Solutions


Ian Ryan Interactive


National Association of Healthcare Quality




RPC Leadership Associates, Inc. 

Sandstorm Design

SmithBucklin Corporation

Society for Vascular Surgery

The American Orthopaedic Association

The Joint Commission


Web Courseworks