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Strategy Academy Session 3
Monday, August 24, 2020, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
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Looking for time to spend working “on” your association and not just “in” it? Looking to continually improve your leadership dexterity? If so, you’ll want to be a part of ISAE’s 2020 Strategy Academy!

Led by Lowell Aplebaum, CAE, CPFthis mastermind program is unlike any other you’ve attended. Sessions fly by due to the mix of laser-focused peer-to-peer sharing; guided reflection; high-level focus on strategy and process maps designed to be used when you’re back in the office.

Lowell will show you how to create a clear vision for the future of your association and a strong action plan for the present.

Invest four days in 2020 to learn new ways to lead, enabling you to do your best work on behalf of your association.


"This program really made an impact on me as an executive. Each time I came to our day, I learned something new and put it into practice. The activities and encouragement of group discussion helped me understand that I’m not alone in dealing with these issues. This is by far one of the best professional development programs I’ve ever been a part of.”

"Strategy Academy made me a smarter and more talented association professional. In the Strategy Academy, I work on real problems I face at my organization. The balance of information download, a look into current association trends and practical peer groups helping me solve my challenges, make it a magical place. You should join us!"

“The session is fast-paced with the right amount of time for self reflection and group sharing”

“If you have issues with volunteer management or governance--and all execs have those at one point or another--this is an excellent place to hear from other execs.”

“I love the camaraderie and hearing my organization is not unique. We're all dealing with a lot of the same concerns.”

About the Facilitator:

Lowell Aplebaum, CAE, CPF is the CEO and Strategy Catalyst of Vista Cova – a company that partners with organizations on strategic visioning and planning, creating stronger stakeholder connections, and reimagining value and engagement. Lowell frequently provides dynamic sessions to organizations – conducting deep-dive interviews and getting members and volunteers involved through experiential learning approaches. He currently serves as the Past Chair for the overseeing commission for the Certified Association Executive certification, and Chaired ASAE’s Task Force on CEO Pathways. He is the creator of a master-level learning series called Through the CEO Lens and Association Charrette – a co-creation retreat experience. His work on global efforts for associations has included experience across five continents, hundreds of volunteer groups, and all 50 states in the U.S. READ LOWELL'S FULL BIO

Executive Strategy Track – designed for the experienced Association Executive.
Executives enrolled in this four-part track will connect, engage and learn from peers and industry experts. Executives benefit from unique high-level conversations with peer association leaders that do not take place anywhere else. Each of the four days will balance with a half-day of facilitator-led training and a half-day of executing new concepts, models and ideas. Join us for this intimate program that will be capped at 25 association executives.

Leadership Strategy Track – designed for the emerging Association Leader (3+ years in leadership role).
Participants enrolled in this four-part track will further develop their careers as they connect, engage and learn from peers and industry leaders. Each of the four days will balance with a half-day of facilitator-led training and a half-day of executing new concepts, models and ideas. Join us for this intimate program that will be capped at 25 associations leaders.

Event Dates (8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.):

All sessions will take place at the ISAE office (3502 Woodview Trace, Indianapolis, IN)

Monday, February 24 - Indianapolis, IN
Monday, May 11 - Indianapolis, IN
Monday, August 24 - Indianapolis, IN
Monday, November 9 - Indianapolis, IN

Pricing* (inclusive for all event dates listed above):

Executive Track: ISAE Members: $600 | Non-Members: $800

Leadership Track: ISAE Members: $450 | Non-Members: $650

*Please note space is limited to one person per organization for each track (CEO/Executive and Leadership). If your organization in interested in registering more than one individual in a track, please contact ISAE.

Domains: Various
CAE Hours: 6 per session

As a CAE Approved Provider of educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, each attended session of this program may be applied for 6 credit hours toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ASAE or the CAE program. Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific time frame towards the exam application or renewal. There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications – selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.