I remember about twelve or so years ago there was a big push towards ‘Green Meetings’ so I quickly got certified as a ‘Green Meeting’ specialist. During the course, we learned about various ways to make our meetings more environmentally responsible and I remember thinking – Just imagine where we will be 10 years from now.
Living in Vancouver, it is easy to brag about our weather, mountains, oceans, and sushi. But is it wrong to say that as fall approaches, and we see reports of snow falling in Calgary, we want to call up Calgarians just to brag about eating sushi on Kits beach? There is an art to bragging. It is not subtle and it has to be short and sweet. It needs to be true. This is Sea to Sky’s 2018 Brag Book.
North Vancouver, BC – Sarah Lowis, President, Sea to Sky Meeting and Association Management Inc. received her Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE). The CAE is one of the highest professional credentials in the association management field. Sarah successfully completed the CAE examination administered nationwide in May 2018. She will be honoured, along with other new CAE recipients, at the 2018 CSAE National Conference in Ottawa.
Have you ever thought carefully about what your core values are? These are the things that you really, truly believe deep down and actually live by day-to-day. Could you name them? If put on the spot, I think most people could give a reasonably honest answer when speaking in a personal capacity. But it takes a bit more thought to do the same for a whole company or organization involved in the complicated, high-pressure business of exceeding its members’ or customers’ expectations, planning for the future and keeping the lights on.
After the last session, when everyone is on their way home, is the only item left on your to-do list the final report?
It isn’t that long ago when only the Board wanted an update on how well the conference’s objectives were met, but today, your meeting participants and association members are expecting more.