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Spring Program: Ready for 2020, Relevant in 2025 - Featuring Bob Harris, CAE
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Spring Program: Ready for 2020, Relevant in 2025 - Featuring Bob Harris, CAE

When: Thursday, April 12, 2018
9 AM - 2 PM
Where: Boston Marriott Burlington
1 Burlington Mall Road
Burlington, Massachusetts  01803
United States
Contact: Karen Murphy

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About the Program

Registration will open at 8:45 AM. The program will begin at 9:15 AM and conclude at 2:00 PM. A full breakfast and lunch will be provided. 


Is your association ready for 2020? Will it be relevant in 2025? How innovative has the leadership been in its efforts to demonstrate value to its members, and the community? 

Attend this program to participate in a discussion about the association of the future, methods of performance excellence, developing better Boards, and making more effective use of the strategic plan.

We’ll address the following questions, and more: 

  • What does the association of the future look like? 
  • Does your association need to transform its ways and programs to remain relevant? 
  • How do you build an effective Board and leadership team that’s sustainable in the future?
  • How can you use a strategic plan as a roadmap to focus Board members? 
  • What steps must you take to explain to members why the should belong well into the future?

Thank you to our host and sponsor:

About Bob Harris, CAE 

There are more than 150,000 associations and chambers of commerce in the USA. Bob Harris, CAE, has been dubbed the guru or Sherpa by many of them. For 30-years he has guided associations to increase performance and set a direction. He’s also been called the “Martha Stewart of association management” for providing tips and templates that make governance and management easier. 

Outside the USA he has worked with associations in England, Jordan, Japan, Egypt, Ukraine, Lebanon, Belarus and Cambodia. He is on the faculty of the US Chamber, teaching at the Institute for Organization Management.

He has studied performance criteria throughout the world, including the US Baldrige Award, EFQM, ISO 9000 and King Abdullah’s Center for Excellence. To improve associations, he created a self-assessment process used by more than 20,000 organizations.

He believes nonprofit organizations should be as efficient and effective as any commercial business or franchise. For 32 years he has worked in the hospitality industry for Hyatt Hotels in Florida. He promotes the importance and impact of nonprofits in America; and shares the tools of success, free at his website (


Registration Details

Members: $90
Non-Members: $130
Program Sponsorship: $500 

Add $30 after March 29, 2018. 

Sorry, no refunds after March 29, 2018.


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NE/SAE's 2018 Spring Program will offer CAE Professional Development Hours. 

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