As a follow-up to MASAE Annual Meeting feedback on the Learning with the Future: Continued Commitment to Foresight session, the MASAE leadership made the decision to continue the conversation within our MASAE membership. The plan is to launch quarterly Futures Think Tank sessions for MASAE members only.
The session discussions will be focused on monitoring major trends that will have an impact on the way your association operates or perhaps new products or services that your association might be able to provide. In short, MASAE is building a culture of foresight within the organization and our own association community.
The conversations will be most effective when participant input from all areas of association management. The 1-hour Think Tank Sessions will include no more than 20 attendees.
Our first meeting is scheduled for January 21 at 11:00 a.m. MASAE has purchased a license for the ASAE ForesightWorks evidence-based research. We will use the content of this research to initiate MASAE’s journey to developing a culture of foresight. Once your registration has been confirmed, you will be asked to read one complete 4-page action brief that describes a group of trends that are forecasted to drive change.
The January 21st session will focus on VOLUNTEERING: Cultural, demographic, and technological changes are altering volunteer expectations and experiences in an increasingly dynamic and digital organizational environment. Associations and nonprofits are experimenting with more flexible roles and structures to support collaboration and contribution.
Sue Pine, FASAE, CAE, Strategic Advisors, BlochReed Association Advisors
Sue Pine, FASAE, CAE is an association visionary and international speaker. Sue has worked closely with a variety of associations and professional societies managed by association management companies during her 40-year career.
Sue is a frequent speaker at ASAE, AMC Institute, and a variety of ASAE State Society meetings. Sue is an ASAE trained facilitator of the ASAE Certificate in Association Management. She is a subject matter expert on Environmental Scanning, Trends Monitoring, & AMC Accreditation.
Sue is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives and the Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executives. Sue has served on the Board and then as the Executive Director of AMC Institute, the trade association for association management companies. Sue is a past president of the Delaware Valley Society of Association Executives, and current member of the AMC Institute Accreditation & Standard Committee.
As a Past Chair of the ASAE Research Committee (2008), Sue was actively
involved in the “Designing Your Future” trends project. Sue continues to serve on the ASAE ForesightWorks Advisory Team. Sue is a huge fan of the ASAE Research Committee and strong advocate for the need to incorporate trends-watching as a critical skill required by both key leaders of association staff teams and volunteer leaders. Sue furthered her training by attending the University of Houston Certifcate in Strategic Foresight program.
Sue was inducted into the 2019 Class of ASAE Fellows. The ASAE Fellows program bestows an honorary recognition on less than 1 percent of ASAE’s membership. Sue has received the 2009 AMC Institute Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2008 Leadership Award from the ASAE-AMC Section Council, and the 2015 MASAE Distinguished Service Award.