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12-11-19 NOVA Seminar Series
ASIS International
1625 Prince St
Alexandria, VA 22314

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
Category: Events

Seminar: "How Associations Change the World"

Drawing on his experience working with 100+ association CEOs, Seth Kahan will share the traits of visionary leaders, and the how of leading transformational change that benefits members, mission, and the organization's business development.  All participants will receive a copy of Seth's latest book, Visionary Leadership: How Association Leaders Embrace Disruption in the 21st Century. Case studies from other association leaders will include Susan Neely, CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers; Jay Timmons, CEO of the National Association of Manufacturing; Chris McEntee, CEO of the American Geophysical Union, and others.

Key Takeaways
You'll leave with new ideas you can implement right away, such as:

  • Operating in a world of exponential change.
  • Dealing with and creating disruptions in your target market.
  • Increasing member engagement.
  • Building your capacity as a visionary leader.
  • Developing and using strategic foresight.

Content Leader 
Seth Kahan, Visionary Leadership

Widely recognized as being on the forefront of Visionary Leadership® and a trusted advisor to more than 100 association CEOs and world-class leaders like the president of the World Bank, director of the Peace Corps and senior managers at Royal Dutch Shell, Seth Kahan is a sought-after business strategy specialist, respected thought leader, and convener on Grand ChallengesIn the association world, he drives catalytic change, helping association leaders to innovate and retool for today’s disruptive and fast-moving environment. His work is highly esteemed. Seth has helped CEOs conceive and execute grand challenges, bold national goals that address massively overarching issues and bring high repute to the associations that lead them. His work includes initiatives with the American Nurses Association, the CFP Board’s Center for Financial Planning, and the Thriving Earth Exchange powered by the American Geophysical Union. Seth has served on several boards in public positions including the American Geophysical Union, Council of Better Business Bureaus and the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind.


8:00-8:30 a.m. - Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30-11:00 a.m. - Seminar

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Seminar - 2.50

Registration Notes

  • All payments are due upon registration by credit card using our online registration link above.
  • Payment may be made by mailing a check payable to VSAE prior to the meeting. Registration is not complete until check has been received.
  • Staff & Non-Member Attendance - Staff of a member or a non-member is limited to attending 3 meetings per year.
  • Cancellation Policy
    • No refunds for cancellation.
    • Substitutions are allowed.

Registration Fees

(through Dec. 6)
Late registration
(after Dec. 6)
All VSAE Members
Non-member Staff
of Executive Members









Contact: Zach Eisenman - [email protected] | (804) 249-2241