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2018 ASAE Annual Meeting Takeaways

Three AMR employees recently attended the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Annual Meeting & Expo August 18-21, 2018 in Chicago.  These lucky ladies joined thousands of association professionals and industry partners to exchange resources, strategies, and solutions to bring back home to their respective clients and co-workers.  Given the chance to share one impactful nugget from the conference, here is what each of the AMR attendees had to say:

Event Life-Cycles: Using the Past to Prepare for the Future

Emily Hook, CMP Conferences and Events Manager

AMR applies a “simple” but very effective life-cycle format for our event design and execution.  Our post-event success is dependent on our pre-event structure and implementation. However, pre-event organization is only effective if the foundation laid from the previous post-event analysis is comprehensive and thorough. Hence, the life-cycle of AMR events.


Rachel Dudney, AMR Director of Business Solutions and Innovation

I started as a Brownie in Girl Scouts and eleven years later, as a senior in high school, I reached the highest award in Girl Scouts — The Gold Award. During this time, I gained valuable skills and experience that has stayed with me and continues to contribute to my success today.

Some of those lessons learned came from earning a badge or going on a field trip, but, the more impactful experiences came from the amazing women troupe leaders around me, one of those being my mom. These women taught me to dream big, believe in myself, be kind to others, be a servant leader, and much more.


No More Monster: Operationalizing GDPR

Krista Ferrell, CPPB CPPO

As May 25th grows ever closer, GDPR (The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation) continues to seem a Goliath for many associations.  Non-profits and for-profit companies alike are scrambling for compliance and to meet the needs of their customers in a new way taking on new responsibilities for data security and management.  For most, the task can seem daunting and confusing trying to interpret and operationalize the broad law into something that makes sense for day-to-day operation of the association. 

#DropsMic Public Speaking Tips for Association Professionals

Lindsay Overall, Program Manager, Academy of Communication in Healthcare & Whitney Wilgus, Executive Director, Alpha Zeta

As association professionals, we all engage in written communication pretty much all day every day, whether it’s writing emails, articles, social media posts, press releases, blogs, white papers, minutes, reports… But what about the dreaded public speaking gigs?  Like facilitating a Board meeting, hosting a webinar, or introducing speakers at a conference?