Yep its going be hot at ASAE's 2012 Annual Meeting where the temperatures in Dallas are in the triple digits. While everyong is lamenting the heat, I say bring it on!
You see the real heat that I feel is the fire at my feet: how do better serve my members so they stick with the association? It's that fire tickling my toes that is getting me moving - moving to find new ideas, new technologies, new conference and meeting agendas, new learning options ... new, different, innovative ...
So, my mission at #ASAE12 is to find all those programs that will make me a just a little uncomfortable, where I can find those different ideas and different ways of thinking. I know when I do, I feel the heat - and that will fuel my passion to serve my members better.
Top on my list:
1- Attend the Conversations That Matter session on Rebuilding the Volunteer Spirit. It's Sunday 1:45pm in Rm D167 and yes I am co-faciliating with Lynda Patterson adn Pamela Green. But this wont be a comfortable session. We're challenging the way associations manage and organize volunteers. Stop by!
2- Check out the creative learning options including the Mobile Playground, Wisdom While You Walk and the Flash Learning sessions. Let's get away from those chairs and lectures.
3- Attend a few pre-conference activities including the Executive Management Section Council where I begin my year as vice-chair. This volunteer gig will stretch my skills and I say - bring it on!
4- Try to do this whole gig using just a smart phone and an iPad - and turning those off liberally!
And you ... how will you turn up the heat??