There’s nothing like hindsight, coupled with experience, to show you where your blind spots were long ago. An extended career tends to bring perspective and appreciation for what you may have undervalued in the past. We asked five association CEOs what they wish they had known as young professionals. Although their answers may be especially valuable for today’s YPs, these lessons are worth heeding at every stage of an association career.
We asked these young professionals what advice they would give CEOs about how to harness the potential of the YPs who work for them. Here’s what they said.
Nadia Aboulhouda, CMP, the director of conferences for the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs, loves traveling.
Andrej Suskavcevic, CAE, president and CEO of Financial Executives International, answers questions from FEI member John G. Panetta Sr.
A roundup of new hires and other personnel moves in the association industry.
What was your most valuable professional development experience ever?
For Sharleene Cano Quiara, CAE, director of membership and publications for the American Thyroid Association, learning to lead takes ongoing commitment.
Eileen Hoffman, assistant vice president at Aon Affinity, explains why event cancellation insurance—which covers an association’s losses if an event is cancelled, curtailed, or abandoned—is so important. In a nutshell: “Having this insurance coverage could be the difference between having the finances for future meetings or not.”
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Meeting staff demands for more flexible work arrangements doesn’t faze most nonprofit employers these days.