Associations and Systemic, Technological, and Cultural Changes

Have you thought of the systemic, technological, and cultural changes that are on the horizon and how they could affect your association? If you haven’t, you may want to start now.

These changes can and will affect associations, for better or for worse. Preparing for what is to come can help yours greatly. Luckily, Association Chat is here to help you with that!

On November 8th, at 2pm EDT, we’ll have Shelly Alcorn joining us to tell us all about these changes that are just around the corner! Shelly is a speaker, consultant, and blogger about this subject, and many others that affect associations. We’ll be discussing what major advances we should be looking for, why associations need to think more systematically, what we can do to cope with these changes, and much more!

About Shelly  (@shellyalcorn)

unnamedShelly began her career in change management at the age of 5 when she was enrolled at what was to be the first of the eleven schools she would attend prior to graduating from high school.  Being the perpetual “new kid” forced her to quickly and strategically assess new environments, orient herself to new curriculum, policy and rules and figure out the political nuance involved in navigating recess.

Shelly kept up the fast pace by holding various positions in different associations and then serving as executive director for two different associations – one a 501(c)(6) and one a 501(c)(3).  She is now a consultant, at Alcorn Associates, and is fascinated with the intersection between technology, the education to employment system and the association of the future. She develops future-focused retreats and speaks on topics meant to provoke and engage discussion on what it means to be a human in an increasingly machine driven world.

Being a blue collar girl in a white collar world leads to some quirky observations. A revolutionary, self-proclaimed edupunk, she got her CAE (Certified Association Executive) just to prove she knows what she’s doing.  She blogs on the Association Forecast because her cat is a bad listener.

Follow Shelly on Twitter for more of her association related expertise and cat jokes @shellyalcorn

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