2018 Call for Presentations


FSAE wants to ensure association executives are prepared to bring organizations into the next era through education at Annual Conference, Education Expo and Power Luncheons around the state of Florida. No matter the venue, we want to move attendees beyond their comfort zone by stimulating interactive discussions and audience engagement on all levels of association management.

About Our Events

FSAE event attendees are association management professionals and industry suppliers. Attendees include CEO/Executive Directors, COOs, Meeting Planners, Membership and Marketing Managers and staff. Members attend to both improve their careers through professional development and to "test-drive" speakers for their association's meetings. This is your opportunity to showcase your presentation to potential clients.

2018 Annual Conference is July 11-13 at the the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
2018 Education Expo will be in early October in Tallahassee, FL
Power Luncheons occur multiple times throughout the year in Tallahassee, Central FL and South FL locations

What We're Looking For

Attendees must be able to return to their association with a fresh perspective, the ability to implement cultural change and the strategic capacity to deliver and act on new knowledge.

FSAE is building a talent development resource. We are focused on how individuals and organizations can stay relevant in a fast-changing world through professional growth and functional development no matter their career stage or experience. Seasoned executives must venture into new areas of knowledge to keep their organizations moving forward. Middle and newer managers need to be extended to grow into the next level in their careers. Members new to their jobs or association field need practical tips to succeed in this industry. We want to include relevant aspects of the corporate world that will help develop strong associations, such as: Customer-Centricity, Building the Business, Product Development and new financial options. Topics like these can all clearly transfer to our members as development tools.

*A note about Leadership and Professional Business Innovation sessions: Innovation in any organization requires a new management approach.  Leaders must think strategically to achieve innovation and growth. We must teach communication skills and how to distribute knowledge for leadership development. When thinking about organizational culture change, we need to focus on best practices and working collaboratively from planning to execution. Sessions should be designed to help learners focus on the user experience with the intent of an improved future result. How can we help learners develop a creative thinking mindset and be solution-based focused rather than reactive? Professional Business Innovation must enable learners to return to their association with a fresh perspective, the ability to implement cultural change and the strategic ability to deliver it.

We want to offer education at all our events in these three content levels:

Foundational - broad information, awareness and understanding of a topic for those with limited experience. This level is appropriate for teaching fundamentals and helping those in mid-career to fill gaps or solidify their skill set.

Applied - understanding and comprehension of a topic with an in-depth presentation that is interactive and focuses on the application of information for those with some prior knowledge and experience. This level is appropriate for creating engagement with attendees who seek to build on, apply, or enhance their knowledge.  

Strategic - focus on the formulation, extensive application and implementation of major goals, initiatives, and highly technical or detailed topics. Instructors will prepare learners to exhibit definitive skills and help them achieve and demonstrate the objectives through highly interactive sessions. This level is appropriate for those with substantial knowledge and experience who want to expand their knowledge with the most up-to-date information. 

Give thought to the level your presentation reaches and how you will move attendees forward when writing your overview.  Does your presentation stimulate the learner, provoke discussion, and engage the audience? You are imperative to taking FSAE members to the next level.  Share your knowledge and do not be afraid to step up with new options. 

Submission Process

All information submitted will be reviewed by the FSAE Education Committee to select speakers for our educational opportunities that occur throughout the state. Submission deadline is Friday, September 22, 2017. Only speakers who submit their information through this form will be considered. All speakers will be selected and notified mid-January 2018. Questions? Contact Kathy Bradley Sheldrake, CMP at kathy@fsae.org or call (850) 222-7994.

 

Submit Your Call for Presentations Now

Submission Deadline: September 22, 2017