The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) invited me to its five-day “Meet Japan” event which was comprised of two parts: a study tour program and a convention trade mart session that introduced the country’s international convention cities to 11 participating international association executives from nine countries. I was the lone Philippine participant in my capacity as… Read More Associations meet Japan
The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) defines an association as an organization or group of individuals affiliated with one another who share a common purpose, interest, or mission and exist for the mutual enrichment and advancement of their membership. As such, membership is an association’s main element for being. In this column, I wish… Read More Association membership lifecycle
There are two governance models out there for associations: the board-governed and -managed model, or so-called volunteer-run (VR) type; and the board-/management-delineated model, or the “volunteer-driven, staff-run” (VDSR) one. In the United States the second model is predominant, while here in the Philippines, it is the first, based on a preliminary survey by the Philippine… Read More Association governance models
In my talks with associations, principally with members of the Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE), the national federation of associations in the country which I lead, I always take the opportunity to challenge the audience by posing the question: “Can you state your association’s purpose in 10 words or less?” Then I… Read More Association’s purpose and mission
I attended for the first time the Illinois, Chicago-based Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) annual conference, called “Convening Leaders 2017”, in Austin, Texas. One of the many educational tracks I joined in was entitled “5 Secrets to a Killer Elevator Pitch”, conducted by Josh Baer, founder and executive director of the Capital Factory, which he… Read More An association and its ‘elevator pitch’
This was the title of one of the breakout educational sessions at the 55th Congress of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) held in Sarawak, Malaysia, where I was a panelist. The reasons I wanted to share this story are because: (a) the session format is new, and you may wish to adopt this in… Read More Associations on fire!
I was fortunate to attend the biggest education and networking event of the Illinois, Chicago-based Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) called “Convening Leaders”. Over 5,000 delegates from associations and the meeting industry in 36 countries, mostly from the US, participated in the annual event held on January 8 to 11 in Austin, Texas. PCMA is… Read More Convening association and meeting professionals