A .orgCommunity Member-Exclusive Event

One Step Ahead

Disruptive Times Demand Disruptive Thinking.

Join us for highly interactive conversations on the new impact of trust: Trust with your board, staff, industry and public.

Conducted in a world café format, participants will have critical conversations on trust within your organization, trust with your board and how your industry trusts you as the clearing house for information.

This event will also provide you with the opportunity to collaborate and get answers to those pressing issues that you may be struggling with.

Participate in expert “table talks”. Topics covered will include:

This is an in person event located at The Rolling Green Country Club. 2525 E Rand Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004



8:30a – 9:00a


 Breakfast + Registration  

9:00a – 9:30a

Connecting Culture, Vision and Values

Faculty: Nancy MacRae MS, CEO, Emergency Nurses Association

Nancy MacRae MS, Chief Executive Officer at the Emergency Nurses Association, makes culture a top priority at her organization. She feels so strongly about the positive impact of culture that when the organization moved to a new office, the space was planned to reflect ENA’s core values. Nancy will share her ideas for keeping culture front and center. Her perspective sets the stage for an exploration and dialogue about trust and how to build strong relationships at every level in your association.  

9:30a – 11:30a

World Café– Building and Maintaining TRUST

Facilitator: Sharon Rice, Managing Director, .orgSource

Disruptive times demand innovative thinking from association executives. Boards, however, are naturally conservative. The ability to implement new and innovative programming is built on the foundation of trust. And with societal trust at an all-time low, we all need strategies for building and maintaining trust. You will have the opportunity to engage in highly interactive discussions with your peers and .orgSource experts. We will leverage each other’s experience creating trust among staff, with our boards and ultimately our members to advance our organizations even in these difficult times.

11:30a – 1:00p

Lunch and Panel Discussion – “Suddenly in the Spotlight. That’ll Never Happen to Us.”

Moderator: Sharon Rice, Managing Director, .orgSource

Panelist: Nancy MacRae MS, CEO, Emergency Nurses Association

Kristine Hillmer MBA, CAE, President & CEO, Wisconsin Restaurant Association

Nowhere was pandemic disruption more visible or devastating than in the healthcare and restaurant industries. While the public looked on, organizations and businesses were put to an extreme test of survival. .orgSource Managing Director of Business Strategy, Sharon Rice, will facilitate a conversation with Nancy MacRae, MS, CEO of the Emergency Nurses Association, and Kristine Hillmer, MBA, CAE, President and CEO of the Wisconsin Restaurant Association, about how those groups supported their members through unprecedented professional challenges, gained public trust and came back wiser and stronger. 


1:00p – 3:00p

Table Talks and Networking 

Take Advantage of Peer-to-Peer Learning

Event participants will have an opportunity to collaborate and discuss the critical issues facing associations today. Choose to network with your peers and/or join a facilitated peer to peer table discussions. Topics that will be covered at the tables include:

  • Culture
  • Strategy
  • Technology
  • Marketing
  • Web Strategy
  • Membership
  • New Business Models


Wine, beer and snacks will be served.



So bring your challenges, questions and ideas, and have discussions with experts who can help.

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