Dallas Fort Worth Association Executives
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Association Day 2015

A-Day 2015

Why Attend A-Day?

Choosing Leadership

Choosing Leadership
Anyone can lead. Leaders are sometimes out front and sometimes in the back of the room. Leadership is best demonstrated when modeled, and DFWAE believes that leaders are leaders because they choose to be; they actively accumulate leadership skills. Read More . . .

A-Day 2014 Archive

A-Day 2014
Corporate Luncheon Sponsor Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau
Marketing General Incorporated Corporate & Dine Around Sponsor
Corporate Sponsor Landmark Hotel Sponsor
Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau Hotel Adolphus

DFWAE Leadership Briefings

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The Dallas Fort Worth Association Executives is an organization dedicated to professional development for CEOs of Assocations and their vast staff of professionals. We offer excellence in education which enables Association Professionals to share this living knowledge with their organizations providing them the tools to be successful, sustainable, and profitable.

DFWAE provides valuable networking opportunities amongst CEOs, Association Staff, Professional Meeting Planners, Hotel Professionals, Convention and Visitors Bureaus and those companies who service Associations, Non Profits, and Professional Societies. In essence, we are Leaders developing Leaders; we learn to lead and share what we have learned.

DFWAE Mission and Vision

The mission of DFWAE is to learn, lead, and share in the association community. DFWAE serves the association community by promoting professionalism, encouraging leadership development and facilitating the exchange of ideas and information through quality programs and services.


Upcoming Events

February 18, 2015
February 18 Lunch & Learn

Building Effective Association Sponsorships
Presenters: Panel Discussion and Q&A, Moderated by Jim Hawarden CEM, President, Association Resource Consultants LLC

Sponsorship has become a vital aspect of running our associations. How do you obtain and retain sponsors for your events? It all starts with creating viable and valuable sponsorships. Join us as this panel of industry veterans explains what you need to do in order to potentially increase your sponsorship revenue!

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March 18, 2015
March 18 Lunch & Learn

Bridging the Gap Between Strategy and Operational Capabilities
Presenters: TBD

Associations and nonprofits are facing a crossroads . . . a time of change and challenge. More and more leaders are nearing the retirement age. The internet age has eroded association benefits, while at the same time members are expecting "the Amazon experience". Add to that the challenge of data stored in many disparate systems, while board members continue to ask why they can't have a report tracking all member engagements. These are the challenges that keep many association exec's awake nights. Attend this session to learn the importance of a strategic technology assessment and building a roadmap for success.

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