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September 2018

In this Issue...
Upcoming Events
Oct
3

Webinar – Investing in Our Own: The Win-Win for Organizational Results and Leadership Engagement

Oct
18-19
2018 AAMSE National Specialty CEO Summit
Nov
8-9
State CEO Annual Meeting


Steve LevineFrom the President

A few months back when my boss was in a particularly generous mood, he told me that communication is the most important thing we do in a medical society. Since I’d lasted 20 some odd years here working as his communication director, I figured that comment reflected rather positively on my performance. Putting aside my now-inflated ego for just a second, I asked what he meant by that.

“It doesn’t matter how many great things we do here,” he said. “We can pass a bill, fix a regulation, win a lawsuit ¾ it doesn’t matter if our members don’t know about it. It doesn’t matter if you don’t tell them. Tell them we’re planning to do something, then tell them we’re doing it, then tell them we’ve done it.”

Since AAMSE’s program year is just getting started, all I can do right now is tell you what we’re planning to do. (I’ll catch up on the other two parts down the road.) Based on the decisions your AAMSE Board of Directors made this month at our annual planning meeting, I can tell you we’re going to do a lot. We’re going to do so much for you, you’ll gladly renew your membership and you’ll leap at the chance to sign up for an AAMSE event.

That’s right, we’re going to give you real value for your money. Here’s some of what you can expect:

  • A renewed, rejuvenated, totally upgraded Management Resource Library on the AAMSE website that will be your first stop when looking for great new ideas;
  • A series of educational videos and materials to help you indoctrinate new employees into the medical association culture;
  • A Higher Logic Online Community that every member uses every day so you can always tap into the stored knowledge of the greatest 1,500 medical society executives in the country;
  • Quarterly white papers from the AAMSE Trends Committee on some of the thorniest issues we face;
  • Compilations of all those facts and figures about other medical societies that someone’s always asking you for and you never know where to find; plus
  • The Annual Conference (in Pittsburgh, July 24-26), the Leadership Academy (in Austin, Jan. 31 – Feb. 1), AAMSE 360 (happening now), webinars, and CEO meetings.

And if that’s not what you really need from your professional association (although I can’t imagine why not), let me know (my email is steve.levine@texmed.org) and we’ll find some other way to help you out.

Steve Levine
AAMSE President

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National Specialty CEO Summit

NS CEO

The AAMSE National Specialty CEO Summit will be October 19 and is the only forum where National Specialty CEOs can get just-in-time insights & education around the current issues specialty societies are facing, and engage with their peers in a safe setting in stimulating discussion, problem solving, and sharing of best practices.

The meeting is designed by specialty CEOs for CEOs. Please note: only CEOs of national specialty medical societies are eligible to attend this meeting.

Register for this event

Program Information

The theme for this year's NS CEO Summit is Building the Association of the Future. We look forward to discussing challenges and ways innovate medical society management in the evolving healthcare landscape. Thank you to the planning committee for producing a strong slate of programming, including the following content areas:

  • The Next Frontier of Professional Development
  • We're Not Suggesting You Marginalize the Mission!
  • Team Based Approach: Engaging professionals beyond your primary physician member
  • Are We Stronger Together?

Full details, including registration information, is available here.


Webinar: How the CAP Invests for Organizational Results and Leadership Engagement

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Register Now!   

Collaboration, decision making, communication, influence skills, and conflict management. These are just a few of the critical skills needed for effective leaders and successful organizations. Medical societies typically invest in education for members, but what do you do to invest in the staff leading your organization? In this webinar, the Learning & Organizational Development team from the College of American Pathologists will share how they work with leaders for maximum results. You will learn how to evolve your organizational culture to be a place where people want to come, stay, grow, and put forth their best effort to serve your members. This presentation will include examples of specific leadership development strategies that engage and develop leaders to ensure that the organization has the talent they need to deliver results today and in the future.

Full details, including registration information, is available here


ABCs of AV: Saving Big on Audiovisual Services

Meeting and event audiovisual is one of those things as an attendee you often don’t notice until it blows you away—or blows up a meeting when it doesn’t work. Tyler Davidson writes about ways to effectively negotiate AV for your next event in Meetings Today.


State CEO Annual Meeting

State CEO

The AAMSE State CEO Meeting will be November 8-9 and is the only forum where state medical society CEOs can get just-in-time insights & education around the current issues state societies are facing, and engage with their peers in a safe setting in stimulating discussion, problem solving, and sharing of best practices.

The meeting is designed by state CEOs for CEOs. Please note: only CEOs and interim CEOs of state medical societies are eligible to attend this meeting.

Register for this event

Program Information

Thank you to the planning committee for producing a strong slate of programming, including the following topics:

  • Sharpen Your CEO Skills Workshop
  • Membership Deep Dive
  • How Should You Invest in Technology
  • Increasing Collaboration Between SMS
  • Tech Tips for CEOs
  • Modernizing Your Governance

There is also time set aside for attendee submitted topics, including: Management Dashboards, Negotiating Your Employment Contract, A Centralized Model for Physician Wellness and Prior Authorization.

Full details, including registration information, is available here.

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Leadership Academy

2019 AAMSE Leadership Academy

Join us in Austin, Texas for a Life-Changing Leadership Event!

A two-day leadership development workshop, January 31 – February 1, 2019.

Register Today

What does it take to be an exemplary leader? In contrast to the popular theory that ‘leaders are born, not made,” we believe that every person has the potential to lead. The Leadership Challenge® is a results-proven leadership development model created by bestselling authors Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, backed by over 30 years of original research and data from over 3 million leaders. Participants will experience and apply the Five Practices of Exemplary leadership and learn how to mobilize and motivate others to get extraordinary things done.

Also included in the workshop is the Leadership Practices Inventory® 360 Feedback Tool, which allows you to ask for feedback from colleagues, your manager and direct reports if you have them. We will help you understand your LPI results and create a personal development plan that highlights your leadership goals and strategies.

Why is this Workshop Important to You?

The heart of this workshop is the Leadership Practices Inventory® 360 Feedback Tool, which allows you to gain insight on your leadership behaviors. We will help you understand your LPI results and create a personal development plan that highlights your leadership goals and strategies. You will find ways to apply what you learn to:

  • Communicate values and beliefs
  • Build collaboration, teamwork and trust
  • Strengthen others’ abilities to excel
  • Inspire others to share a common vision
  • Recognize the accomplishments of others

Be Intentional about Your Leadership!

Leadership is important, especially in today’s ever-changing and demanding healthcare environment. Wherever you are in your organization, you have the capacity to lead.
Register Today!

Generously hosted by:
Texas Medical Association

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Goodbye Conference Emcee, Hello Content Weaver

Many associations have elevated the traditional role of conference emcee to that of “content weaver” writes Samantha Whitehorne in Associations Now.

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Vision Commission Releases Testimony Summary, Survey Results

Vision for the Future

In July, the Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission posted a summary of the testimony shared at its two public meetings on its website. The summaries capture the commentary shared by a range of stakeholders regarding their perspectives and experiences with continuing certification as well as exploration of opportunities for the program in the future.

Presenters represented a broad cross section of the medical professional and larger health care community and included practicing physicians, representatives of the American Board of Medical Specialties’ (ABMS) Member Boards, medical associations and professional societies, non-ABMS certifying boards, the National Board of Medical Examiners, continuing medical education providers, accreditors, credentialers, and health systems. Testimony was heard from individuals representing the public and experts in professional assessment and international models of physician certification as well.

The Commission also has released the results of the open stakeholder survey launched in February and completed in May. The online survey actively sought feedback from a diverse group of stakeholders and garnered responses from more than 36,000 participants of which 34,616 were physicians, 1,373 were other health care stakeholders, and 403 identified as patients and the general public. Both the public testimony and the input received from the survey have offered the Commission valuable insight about the current continuing certification system and a host of ideas for the program moving forward.

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Welcome, New AAMSE Members

David Albin
Indiana State Medical Association
Director, Membership & Marketing

Nancy Belcher
King County Medical Society

Angel Bosch-De Leon
Dade County Medical Association (DCMA)
Managing Director

 

Nancy Lundebjerg
American Geriatrics Society

Ashley Morris
American Geriatrics Society
Director, Member Services & Relations

Pam Udall
Texas Medical Association

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