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Association Leadership Development

Ready to be a rock star leader? Our Leadership Development opportunities are laser-focused on association leaders – board members, emerging leaders, Executive Committee members and volunteers ready to go to the next level. We offer full day programs, Peer Advisory Groups and a 6 month program with a revenue sharing component.

About the program

With a combined 50+ years of experience working closely with associations, we have discovered that just one poor performing or dysfunctional Board Member or key leader can disrupt plans and goals, delay sustainable success for an association and derail impact.

The purpose of the Association Leadership Development Program is to close the gap between commitment and expertise among association volunteers. We prepare emerging leaders for productive, effective service in the near-term. 

Associations are dependent on mature, professional members who are competent to provide volunteer leadership at the Board and Committee level. Often, we find volunteer leaders who are either:

  • Not engaged fully but who desire to remain in leadership roles;
  • Not skilled to navigate the landmine of challenges within associations;
  • Not in volunteer roles that are aligned with their own individual strengths or not personally or professionally mature enough to put their own agenda and self-interest aside to engage in what is best for the association.

Our goal is to eliminate the 80/20 rule - let's get 80% of members engaged in the association so the results are not generated by only 20% of your leaders who are often at risk for burnout. 


Our curriculum includes governance (foundational training and board effectiveness/dynamics), accountability, communication and building alignment at all levels of the association while ensuring that everyone's strengths align with their volunteer role. Our methods have propelled the growth of organizations of all sizes and complexity since 1995, usually by a factor of 2-3x in revenues, reserves and impact.

Association leaders who step up, speak up and grow their membership revenues, reserves and impact!

How to Participate

1) Association Leader Peer Advisory Group - This is a group of association peers that meet monthly via a virtual call and gives you an opportunity to interact with other Association leaders from across the country. These sessions will be focused on YOUR association needs and as we share with other associations, get ideas, share tools and resources that benefit everyone and have access to a peer group that knows what you are experiencing. Katharine and Conni lead these groups with tools and ideas to help develop great leadership for your association. Peer Advisory Groups take place on the 2nd Wednesday of every month (beginning with a Thursday launch on March 14th). The Peer Advisory Group is $150 per month and will include a group discussion, challenge presentations, Q&A session and access to other resources. Ready to commit to a group of peers that want to rock leadership?  This is for you.  We meet monthly with plenty of resources, tools and the opportunity to work through YOUR association issues.  Please join us!

Become a Peer Advisory Group Member Today

2) Association Leadership Professional Certificate Program (ALPC) – This is a revenue-sharing opportunity with your association as your Board hand-picks applicants and we work together to get them prepared for ongoing leadership for your association. INTERESTED? Contact Conni or Katharine for more information.

If you want to participate in the ALPC, please send an email to Conni Ingallina, and you will receive details on next steps.

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