May 12, 2021

The Power of Congressional Meetings

Host Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE, and guests discuss the importance and value of Congressional meetings to the association community, members of Congress, and the public at large. Guests include Ksenija Polla, CMP, Regional Director ICCA North America and Andrew S. Goldschmidt, CAE, Executive Director, National Grants Management Association. The episode is co-hosted by members of the ASAE’s Public Policy team, Associate Director of Public Policy Jeff Evans and Manager, Policy Policy & APAC Nate Fisher, who share their knowledge on issues and best practices, as well as bring to life the recent meetings that were part of American Associations Day. Episode transcript

April 9, 2021

The Power of Workplace Flexibility

Two industry experts join our discussion on the need for flexibility as we begin our return to the workplace. Will we return to work as it was pre-pandemic? Not at all, according to Manar Morales, President & CEO of the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance, and Charles Moore, Principal of Thrive Street Advisors. Hear from our panel on adjusting to new norms and adapting to people’s different situations/abilities to be part of the modern workforce in 2021. Episode Transcript

March 19, 2021

The Power of Black Women Leaders

One of the most powerful episodes to date, host Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE, ASAE’s SVP of Public Policy welcomes four Black female association CEOs who discuss their rise to leadership, the complexities and burdens of their journeys, and how the industry can be supportive. Mary Kate and co-hosts Sheri Sesay-Tuffour, PhD, CAE, CEO of the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and Robb Lee, Chief Marketing and Product Strategy Officer at ASAE talk with Dresden Farrand, MPA, MPP, CAE, CEO, American Water Resources Association, Stefanie Reeves, FASAE, CAE, Executive Director, Maryland Psychological Association, Christene Phillips, MSA, Executive Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, and Lakisha A. Woods, CAE, President & CEO, National Institute of Building Sciences. Episode Transcript

February 18, 2021

The Power of Associations Around the World

Host Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE, ASAE’s SVP of Public Policy welcomes co-host Amy Hissrich, ASAE’s Vice President, Global & Web Strategy for three fascinating conversations with association leaders from around the world – China, Belgium, and Kenya. Discussions include COVID-19 response, meetings updates, and other global concerns. Guests include Steven Basart, Vice President, Kellen and Chair, ASAE International Associations Advisory Council; Alexander Mohr, PhD, Executive Director, European Flavour Association and Board Member, European Society of Association Executives; and Jeffers Miruka, CEO, African Association of Agricultural Economists and President, African Society of Association Executives. Episode Transcript