Press Room

VSAE HOLDS SEMINAR ON ARTICULATING YOUR ORGANIZATION’S WHY
Yedda to Present “Transforming Behaviors That Impact Your Bottom-line”

January 9, 2018

The Virginia Society of Association Executives (VSAE) will hold its February Seminar Series with lunch on Friday, February 2, 2018 at The Jefferson Hotel. The meeting will feature a 2.5-hour seminar at 8:30 a.m., with a networking reception and luncheon to follow from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The content leader will be Yedda.

Yedda’s seminar, “Transforming Behaviors That Impact Your Bottom Line,” will focus on clearly articulating your organization’s “why.” Why does your association exist? Why do you get out of bed in the morning? Why should anyone join your organization? And why should anyone care? After attending this session, participants will be able to understand the greatest change they can make is not the behaviors of others but of themselves, and they will learn how to communicate their "why." During the luncheon, Yedda will present “What You Need to Be a Game Changer in Your Organization.” Learn the top three traits every “game changer” possesses and how to interact with one when you see them.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Yedda, a business coach and consultant, is a results-oriented entrepreneur with demonstrated ability to boost revenues and achieve ambitious organizational objectives through expertise in change management, creative and strategic planning, sales and marketing, branding and business development.

REGISTRATION

VSAE non-members can register for the seminar for $90 if done by Tuesday, January 30, 2018. On-site registration is available and subject to higher fees. Call VSAE at (804) 747-4971 for more information or register online.

Formed in 1949, VSAE is a 400-plus member association consisting of association executives, association management companies, representatives from the hospitality industry, and others who serve the association industry. VSAE’s vision is to be the best at making associations the best by providing opportunities for association professionals to connect, learn, and lead. 

 


DR. HOLSWORTH TO PRESENT AT VSAE MEETING

Holsworth to Present "Virginia Political Outlook 2018" in January

December 12, 2017

The Virginia Society of Association Executives (VSAE) will hold its annual Virginia Political Outlook luncheon on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Omni Richmond Hotel. A networking reception will be held from 11:00-11:45 a.m. and a luncheon from 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dr. Bob Holsworth is the speaker.  

This is the twentieth consecutive year Dr. Holsworth will present his political insights to VSAE. The 2017 election was a potentially power changing event for Virginia’s House of Delegates. Holsworth will share what can be learned from the election and what this might mean for the country and the Commonwealth going forward. He will also give a preview of the upcoming General Assembly session and Virginia’s congressional elections in November.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Dr. Bob Holsworth is a leading political analyst from Virginia and is seen regularly on television. He received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a retired VCU professor, where he taught courses in Virginia politics, American politics, and political theory. Holsworth is always an enlightening presenter and will gladly take questions if time allows. Do not miss this once-a-year opportunity to hear VSAE’s most requested speaker.

REGISTRATION

VSAE non-members can register for $50 for lunch, if done by Tuesday, January 2, 2018. On-site registration is available and subject to higher fees. Call VSAE at (804) 747-4971 for more information or register online.

Formed in 1949, VSAE is a 400-plus member association consisting of association executives, association management companies, representatives from the hospitality industry, and others who serve the association industry. VSAE’s vision is to be the best at making associations the best by providing opportunities for association professionals to connect, learn, and lead.


 

VSAE BESTOWS ANNUAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
Dale Bennett; Barbara Homiller, CAE; Kurt Krause; and Debbie Dabney Receive Industry's Top Award

December 5, 2017

Four individuals were honored last week with the highest awards in the Commonwealth’s association management industry. The Virginia Society of Association Executives (VSAE) annual Awards of Excellence were presented at VSAE’s Awards Luncheon & Silent Auction on Friday, December 1 at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa at Short Pump.

Dale Bennett, President and CEO of the Virginia Trucking Association was awarded the CEO Award of Excellence. The Award is given to an outstanding association professional who has been nominated by his peers in recognition of his leadership and achievement.

Dale was hired by VTA in 1984 and became President and CEO in 1989. In 1990, he joined VSAE and has been an active member since, including serving on the Board of Directors and as President (2002-2003). He has also been a member of several committees and task forces during his tenure as a member. Dale is receiving this award in recognition for his many years of service to VSAE and the association community.

Barbara Homiller, CAE, who retired as Chief Operating Officer of the Better Business Bureau Serving Central Virginia in May, was awarded the Association Staff Award of Excellence. This award recognizes an association staff professional for her contributions to her association and VSAE. Criteria for this award include high integrity, professionalism, peer recognition, a record of success in association management, and consistent leadership and service to VSAE.

Barbara has been an active member of VSAE for many years. She has served in several volunteer roles including on the Education Committee, Board of Directors, and as President (2016 to 2017). During her term as President, she oversaw the development and adoption of a new vision, mission, and strategic plan for the organization. Her tireless efforts for VSAE and the broader association community earned her this recognition.

Kurt Krause, General Manager, Hilton Norfolk The Main, was awarded the Associate Member Award of Excellence. This award recognizes an Associate member who has distinguished himself through professionalism and customer service.

Kurt has been a long time active and engaged member of VSAE. He has served the organization in many positions including as a member of the Annual Conference Committee and on the Board of Directors. During his involvement with VSAE, he has hosted numerous events at Hilton Norfolk the Main as well as at previous properties where he worked, every time providing a level of excellence unparalleled in the hospitality industry.

Debbie Dabney, Catering and Conference Planning Manager at Keswick Hall and Golf Club, received the Career Service Award, which is presented to an individual outside of the field of association management, who through hard work, pleasing personality, and dedication to her job, has provided exceptional service to the association community over the years.

Debbie has a long history in the hospitality industry, the last seven years of which have been at Keswick Hall. Her attention to detail, superior organizational skills, and amazing customer service make coming to Keswick a truly enjoyable experience for meeting attendees and conference planners alike.

Formed in 1949, VSAE is a 400-plus member association consisting of association executives, association management companies, representatives from the hospitality industry, and others who serve the association industry. VSAE’s vision is to be the best at making associations the best by providing opportunities for association professionals to connect, learn, and lead.