A Deep Dive into Leadership

Alexis GiannattasioWater Cooler Chat

I always love returning from the American Society of Association Executives annual meeting, which was held in Columbus, Ohio this year. It is my professional meeting — a powerful opportunity to reconnect with colleagues from around the country, get new … Read More

Connecting with Associations in the Triangle

Alexis GiannattasioACPA News, Water Cooler Chat

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Last week, I visited the American Board of Anesthesiology®, which is headquartered in Raleigh.  The mission of the American Board of Anesthesiology® (ABA) is to advance the highest standards of the practice of anesthesiology. As the certifying body for anesthesiologists since … Read More

The Future of Associations

Alyssa KirkmanWater Cooler Chat

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Last week, I gathered with other association CEOs for an opportunity to network and to earn some continuing education from sessions such as “The Future of the Association Business Model.” For associations, the landscape is changing as millennials move into … Read More

Planning for the Future

Alyssa KirkmanWater Cooler Chat

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Our weather made the National news last week with more than eight inches of snow falling in Chapel Hill. Being a Chicago girl, I can tell you it is surprising just how crippling a few inches can be here. Without … Read More