A .orgCommunity Member-Exclusive Event
A One-Day Intensive Program
Leading Digital Change: People, Process, Pixels
In his widely acclaimed, best-selling business book, The Geek Way: The Radical Mindset that Drives Extraordinary Results, Andrew McAfee makes the case that the extraordinary success of many tech companies is based on the “geek” leadership norms of speed, ownership, science, and openness.
During this year’s Leadership ColLab Café we will explore how associations can cultivate these norms to drive their organizations to new levels of performance in the digital age.
9:00a – 9:30a
Breakfast + Registration
9:30a – 9:40a
Program Kick Off with Kevin Ordonez
9:40a – 10:00a
Heart of Technology: Compassion, Resilience, and Innovation
Facilitator: Sherry Budziak, CEO & Founder, .orgSource
Navigating the intricate balance between technological progression and the core values of humanity is increasingly critical in today’s fast-paced world. “Heart of Technology: Compassion, Resilience, and Innovation” presents a deep dive into the integration of emotional intelligence, technology, and visionary leadership. This session is anchored by the compelling narrative of a technology enthusiast whose personal and professional journey has been marked by both significant challenges and remarkable achievements. Born on Valentine’s Day, their unique perspective highlights the transformative power of technology when guided by compassion and resilience.
This presentation explores the profound impact of technology as both a catalyst for positive change and a potential obstacle within community settings. The speaker, having navigated through intense personal trials while leading at the forefront of technological innovation, introduces the “HEART” framework: Humanize, Empower, Ascend, Reimagine, and Transform. This model serves as an essential blueprint for organizations aiming to blend technological advancement with the human touch.
Attendees will discover strategic insights on leveraging technology to nurture genuine human connections, empower teams with cutting-edge tools, transcend traditional operational limits, foster resilience in the face of adversity, and enact transformative organizational change. “Heart of Technology” is crafted for organizational leaders and organizations committed to leveraging technology as a lever for empathy, sustainable innovation and a competitive edge without losing compassion.
10:00a – 12:00p
World Café –
Cultivating Success: How Associations Can Get Big Things Done
(Culture Powers Impressive Performance)
Facilitated by: Sharon Rice, Managing Director, .orgSource
12:00p – 1:00p
1:00p – 2:30p
Redefining the Game: An Executive Panel Discussion on Innovative Acquisitions, Revenue Generators and Market Disruption.
Join us for an illuminating fireside chat where leading executives from prominent associations and industry technology companies share their groundbreaking strategies in investing and acquiring for-profit companies and finding worthwhile new revenue sources. This session offers a rare glimpse into the dynamic processes behind these significant moves, highlighting the innovative approaches these associations have adopted.
Participants will gain firsthand insights into how these associations are not only keeping pace but also actively disrupting their respective markets. The discussion will delve into the transformative decisions that have steered these organizations towards new horizons of relevance, profitability, and value provision.
This is a unique opportunity to engage with top leaders and ask pressing questions about the evolving landscape of associations. Learn how they are rethinking traditional models, embracing change, and setting new benchmarks in their industries. Whether you’re an association professional, a business leader, or someone interested in the intersection of nonprofit and for-profit sectors, this chat promises to be an enlightening experience, offering valuable lessons and inspiration for staying ahead in a rapidly changing world.”
Moderated by: Kevin Ordonez, President and Managing Director, Digital Strategy, .orgSource
Terrence Sykes, MBA, Chief Growth Officer, Emergency Nurses Association
Bill Bruce, CEO, American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology
Vishakha Kumar MD, MBA, Director, Research and Quality, Society of Critical Care Medicin
Dr. Thomas Dammrich, DBA MBA MHA MSA CPA CPHQ, Business Advisor, Global Marine Business Advisors
2:30p – 2:45p
2:45p – 3:30p
This is a colLABorative event, bring your challenges, questions and ideas.
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