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January 2019 Power Luncheon
Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Category: Power Lunches

Location: FSU Champions Club, Tallahassee
FSU Stadium - 403 Stadium Dr, Tallahassee

Sponsored by:

Welcoming Environment:  The “I” Before the “D”
(Inclusion Before Diversity)

Michelle MasonSpeaker: Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE
President and CEO at Association Forum

CEOs and CAEs are invited to join Michelle Mason for a complimentary one hour workshop from 10:00 am - 11:00 am prior to the Power Luncheon. 

Meeting Planners and CMPs are invited to a reception from 10:30 - 11:30 for fun & informative discussions with the Hyatt Hotels in Florida representatives and indulge in fine coffees and delectable chocolates.

Power Luncheon for all members is from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm.

Power Luncheon: Welcoming Environment:  The “I” Before the “D”


Welcoming Environment® is defined as the creation of a sense of belonging and connectedness that engages individuals in an authentic manner in which uniqueness is valued, respected and supported through opportunities and interaction.

When an association values differences and creates a welcoming environment® – one that is comfortable, inclusive, and empowering – it opens the door for innovation, increased participation and an elevated sense of community and belonging.

By attending this program, you will explore the business case and strategic value of creating and sustaining inclusive cultures and communities.

Michelle Mason, CAE, FASAE joined Association Forum as President and CEO in September 2014. She provides strategic leadership, fiscal responsibility, and successful delivery of member value. Prior to Association Forum, Michelle served as a managing director at the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Michelle is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), an ASAE Fellow and an Aspen Institute Ideas Fellow. She is the founding chair of the ASAE Innovation Grants Program and was the project lead for the bestselling publication, Seven Measures of Success: What Remarkable Associations Do That Others Don’t.

CEO/CAE Session: Creating a Welcoming Environment in Your Association


Welcoming environment® is evolving to become critical for associations in order to create an inclusive culture that increases member and staff satisfaction and retention.  Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE, President and CEO of Association Forum will engage you in a provocative and interactive discussion on best practices for creating a welcoming environment® for your association.    

Registration Information

Registration Fees
FSAE Members: $30 after Jan. 10: $35
Non-Members: $40 after Jan. 10: $45

Questions? If you have any questions about this event, please call 850.222.7994 or email [email protected].​

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Associate Members Make it Happen… 
Affordable fees are possible because of our Associates’ generosity and investment in FSAE.


FSAE is a CAE Approved Provider! 
This program(s) meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every program that we offer which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visitwww.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for credit 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 timeframe 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.