CMAA 31st Leadership /
Legislative Conference

SAVE THE DATE
September 5-7, 2018
JW MarrioTT, Washington, DC

Schedule

*Subject to Change

Featuring

  • Official Welcome
    with CMAA President Bob James, CCM, CCE, CHE
  • Board of Director Candidate Presentations
  • State of the Association Address
  • with CEO Jeff Morgan, FASAE, CAE
  • Town Hall Meeting with CMAA Board of Directors

Joshua Spodek is the bestselling author of Leadership Step by Step, is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, leadership coach and workshop leader for Columbia Business School, columnist for Inc., and founder of SpodekAcademy.com. He has led seminars in leadership, entrepreneurship, creativity, and sales at Harvard, Princeton, MIT, the New York Academy of Science, and in private corporations. He holds five Ivy League degrees, including a PhD in Astrophysics and an MBA, and studied under a Nobel Prize winner. He helped build an X-ray observational satellite for NASA, co-founded and led as CEO or COO several ventures, and holds six patents.

He earned praise as “Best and Brightest” (Esquire’s Genius Issue), “Astrophysicist turned new media whiz” (NBC), and “Rocket Scientist” (ABC News and Forbes) and has been quoted and profiled by ABC, CBS, NBC, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He has visited North Korea twice, swam across the Hudson River, and has done burpees every day for six years, 90,000+ and counting. He blogs daily at www.JoshuaSpodek.com.

Two of leadership’s biggest and persistent myths are that you need to be born with something and that it is based in authority or convincing. Those myths reflect how it’s traditionally taught, favoring lecture, case study, academic literature, and the intellect. Behaviorally, emotionally, and socially, even the highest-rated programs tend to teach compliance, nearly the opposite of leadership.

Spodek maintains that leadership is active, social, emotional, expressive, and performance-based! We learn such fields by practicing the fundamentals, not lecture. Practicing the fundamentals – the leadership equivalent of piano scales or tennis ground strokes – makes learning to lead active, even fun. You learn to express yourself authentically, to listen to others, and to connect people’s motivations to tasks, creating meaning and purpose.

Through all his roles and opportunities, Spodek has developed and taught leadership through practice. During this session, we'll practice his most effective and popular exercises on how to create meaningful connections and to lead people, even inspire them, so they want you to lead them again. In the process, you'll meet your peers/colleagues and practice with them. The more we practice, the more we learn!

With Joshua Spodek

Joshua Spodek is the bestselling author of Leadership Step by Step, is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, leadership coach and workshop leader for Columbia Business School, columnist for Inc., and founder of SpodekAcademy.com. He has led seminars in leadership, entrepreneurship, creativity, and sales at Harvard, Princeton, MIT, the New York Academy of Science, and in private corporations. He holds five Ivy League degrees, including a PhD in Astrophysics and an MBA, and studied under a Nobel Prize winner. He helped build an X-ray observational satellite for NASA, co-founded and led as CEO or COO several ventures, and holds six patents.

He earned praise as “Best and Brightest” (Esquire’s Genius Issue), “Astrophysicist turned new media whiz” (NBC), and “Rocket Scientist” (ABC News and Forbes) and has been quoted and profiled by ABC, CBS, NBC, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He has visited North Korea twice, swam across the Hudson River, and has done burpees every day for six years, 90,000+ and counting. He blogs daily at www.JoshuaSpodek.com.

Two of leadership’s biggest and persistent myths are that you need to be born with something and that it is based in authority or convincing. Those myths reflect how it’s traditionally taught, favoring lecture, case study, academic literature, and the intellect. Behaviorally, emotionally, and socially, even the highest-rated programs tend to teach compliance, nearly the opposite of leadership.

Spodek maintains that leadership is active, social, emotional, expressive, and performance-based! We learn such fields by practicing the fundamentals, not lecture. Practicing the fundamentals – the leadership equivalent of piano scales or tennis ground strokes – makes learning to lead active, even fun. You learn to express yourself authentically, to listen to others, and to connect people’s motivations to tasks, creating meaning and purpose.

Through all his roles and opportunities, Spodek has developed and taught leadership through practice. During this session, we'll practice his most effective and popular exercises on how to create meaningful connections and to lead people, even inspire them, so they want you to lead them again. In the process, you'll meet your peers/colleagues and practice with them. The more we practice, the more we learn!

With Joshua Spodek
Session A

Pick from Certification/Education, Membership or Research

Session B

Pick from CMAA University/Club Resource Center, Communications/PR or Corporate Relations and The Club Foundation

Seth Kahan is a man on a mission… a mission to accelerate visionary leaders’ success. Kahan’s proven results working with CEOs to achieve their large-scale change, innovation, growth and strategies, have earned him the designation of Thought-leader and Exemplar in Change Leadership by the Society for Advancement of Consulting®. He is widely recognized as being on the forefront of Visionary Leadership® and a sought after business strategy specialist.

Because members of professional organizations have higher expectations than ever, associations are changing how they do business to provide unparalleled member value in today’s market. Based on his work with more than 100 progressive associations, Kahan will cover five elements that today’s associations are using to their advantage: (1) aligning local chapters with the national organization, (2) giving members a voice, (3) building community as the engine for knowledge-sharing and growth, (4) fostering cultures of opportunity, and (5) embracing continuous change. This program will outline the strategies for healthy association evolution and aim to help our mission-focused influencers better understand how CMAA can strategically and logistically enact positive change.

With Seth Kahan

Capitol Hill Day

Presented in Collaboration with the National Club Association


To give you a better understanding of the legislative process and regulatory issues facing the club management industry, attendees can register for the optional Capitol Hill Day, slated for Friday, September 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Capitol Hill Day attendees will have the opportunity to meet with their congressional representatives. A personal visit is the best method for sharing your concerns on topics facing the club industry. To facilitate this, CMAA will assist attendees in scheduling meetings with your Congressional representatives and tips to ensure that your visit is as effective as possible.

Don’t miss this opportunity to have your voice heard. There are many important issues facing the club management industry and, equipped with the information gathered during the LLC Conference as well as other information CMAA provides, you will be fully educated on pertinent issues and be able to confidently convey your views.



Attendee FAQs


Before You Arrive
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This event will be using CMAA Events App, available for iOS or Android devices. This app replaces the Education Cards filled out after every Education session. In order to earn credit for attending, you must download the application and complete the electronic, in-app survey accompanying the corresponding session.

To get started, users will need to first download and install the app on their mobile devices.

  • Get the App: Access the App Store on iOS devices or the Play Store on Android.
  • Install the App: Search for CMAA Events then Download or Install. You may also view the app content online using your registration id.

  • Arrival and Transportation: The JW Marriott is located within walking distance of the Metro Center Metro Station on the Orange, Silver, Blue & Red Lines, connecting easily to Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA).
  • Registration: Registration opens at 12:00 noon in the Capitol Registration B.
  • Idea Fair: Chapter officers are requested to bring their chapter's entries for judging and display to the Capital Ballroom Foyer. Entries will be accepted until 9:00 a.m.
  • Schedule: Programming begins at 4:00 p.m. in Metropolitan Ballroom. View the complete schedule.
  • Dress Code: Business attire for all education sessions.
  • Networking Event: The National Press Club is a short walk from the JW Marriott. Dress for this event is club attire.

  • Schedule: Continental breakfast will be available beginning at 7:00 a.m. and programming begins at 8:00 a.m.
  • Dress Code: Business attire for all education sessions.
  • Networking Reception: Dress is business casual.
  • Free Evening: Don’t forget to make your plans for dinner following the Networking Reception, presented in partnership with Insperity, a CMAA Silver Alliance Partner. Check out these great suggestions from the CMAA staff team.

  • Schedule: Continental breakfast will be available beginning at 7:00 a.m. and programming begins at 8:00 a.m.
  • Dress Code: Business attire for all education sessions. For those attending Capitol Hill Day, a coat and a tie is a must.

For any questions, please call CMAA at (703) 739-9500. Travel safe!