top of page
crystals on water_blue wash_blurred edge


Using Futures-Thinking to Shape Your Current Decisions

Presented to the New York Society of Association Executives ExecConnect Series

December 2021

A panel discussion on how associations benefit from embracing and integrating futures-thinking and scenario planning. 

A World Reshaped by COVID: Making Better Future-Focused Decisions

Closing Keynote for the Michigan Society of Association Executives Annual Conference

August 2021

An exploration of how the COVID pandemic is impacting associations and how the practice of foresight helps association executives prepare for future disruptions.

Foresight as a Leadership Competency

Presented to Fridays@4

August 2021

An overview of how leaders are better prepared to make better future-oriented decisions through the practice of foresight. 

Let's Reboot Volunteer Training

Part of the Billhighway and Mariner Management chapter management webinar series.

June 2021

How to use volunteer motivations and personas to drive learning and rethink our approach to volunteer training so we can retain volunteers and develop future leaders.

Transitioning from Staff to Consultant

Presented to Fridays@4

November 2020

An overview of steps to take in setting up a consulting practice.


Future Focus: How do today’s key events impact what associations will look like in 2120?

Presented during ASAE’s Annual Conference

August 2020

A primer on the practice of foresight and wild card events followed by a panel discussion on how leaders are implementing foresight in their associations.


Empowering You to Manage Your Association Today and Tomorrow

Presented to the Free and Charitable Clinic State Association Leadership Forum

April 2019

A broad overview of association management principles and a deeper diver into the practice of foresight.


Using Trends and Environmental Scanning to Steer Strategic Planning

Presented at ASAE’s Annual Conference

August 2016

An overview of the interdependence of strategic planning and environmental scanning.

Get Clear on Current Association Trends

Presented at ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference

March 2016

An introduction to using trends in association planning activities.


How to Define and Monitor Association Trends

Presented at ASAE's Annual Conference

August 2015

Tools and techniques for scanning the environment and identifying trends.

Polish the Apple or Create a New Fruit? The Journey to a New Association Name and Brand

Presented at ASAE’s Annual Conference

August 2014

An overview of the process and lessons learned from an association’s rebranding.

bottom of page