Solutions Day: Right Event at the Right Time

Provoking. Relevant. Insightful. Inspiring. Innovative. Collaborative. Enlightening. Forward-thinking. Impactful. Helpful. Focused. Informal. Right-sized. Productive. Engaging.

This is how many attendees chose to describe—in one word—their 2016 Solutions Day experience. To me, it’s validation that .orgCommunity brought something to the association marketplace that was necessary, desirable and valuable. Further validation of this is that our inaugural event on Sept. 29 sold out.

Solutions day was a long-envisioned gathering. It is something I dreamed about offering for years. As with everything in life, there is a right time and place for things to come to fruition. All signs pointed to the fact that association leaders and solution providers were craving a new, innovative, local opportunity to connect and collaborate—and that the time to deliver this was now.

The support of the .orgCommunity moved this convergence of thought leaders into a remarkable reality. I am awestruck and grateful for everyone’s participation and encouragement, and couldn’t be more pleased with how the day turned out.

Videos of the day can be viewed on our YouTube channel. See why we think it was the best single-day gathering of associations and its solutions providers.

We received some very encouraging feedback about this innovative program and are excited to share one more signature event in 2016. This Leadership Program will provide a uniquely created education experience for association executives on Nov. 2 in Rosemont! You can also experience our programs by reserving your spot for our 5 CAE-credit session “Governance @ Work/Building High Performance Teams”, which will feature a mock board meeting & discussions on good/bad governance as well as building & leading high-performance teams in a fun and interactive way. There are only 50 total spots and space is quickly filling up—don’t miss out! You can find out more at

As Tom Morrison remarked during his Solutions Day keynote presentation, we’ve been asking the wrong question for decades. Instead of asking, “What keeps you up at night?” we need to be asking, “What’s the stress, friction and anxiety that exists in your business—commerce, operations and work culture?” We will continue to probe these questions and provide answers through future .orgCommunity programming. Also, many answers to these questions come from the powerful network of the .orgCommunity itself. I encourage you to join us and take advantage of the great many opportunities to learn from each other. Learn more here, or reach out to me personally

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