Upcoming Monthly Lunches

    • Tuesday, July 19, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Missouri Society of CPA's, 540 Maryville Centre Dr, Training Center, St. Louis, MO 63141
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    Race For Relevance: 10 Years Down the Road from an Association CEO’s Perspective

    Join us for an informative look back at the past ten years since Race for Relevance became an association management “must read” and best seller. Len will review the five key points associations must consider to maintain their relevance, as well as reflect on his conversations with the book’s authors Mary Byers and Harrison Coerver.

    Ethics & Legal Updates

    Join us for an lively discussion with Rick about ethical standards of addressing your members, the board and general public, reviewing hotel contracts, hotel rewards programs, labor & employment law, code of conduct and conflict of interest

    Understanding Financial & Tax Implications

    Join us with Beth talks about the different 501c categories, tax statuses along the duties of the board while also doing financial report for boards, members and the public.

    Is there a Shortcut to Productivity?

    Today's business reality seems to be how to do more, faster, better, and with fewer resources. The speed of change is only increasing and our responsibilities are keeping pace. It can be hard to balance all we have going on personally and professionally.

    Some people, however, seem to always have time for the things they want. They get everything accomplished and never even break a sweat.

    This session will give you the tools to prioritize what's important and increase your productivity. Join us for lunch and a conversation!

    CAE Credit:  4.0 Hours


    • 8:30 am - 8:45 am: In-Person Check In and Networking
    • 8:45 am - 9:00 am: Welcome and Announcements
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 am: Race for Relevance with Len Toenges, CAE
    • 10:00 am - 11:00 am: Ethics & Association with Rick Lawton
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Financial Management & 501C Details with Beth Knysak, CPA
    • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch with Keynote with Liz Harberberger


    • $80 SLSAE Members
    • $95 Non-Members

    • Tuesday, September 20, 2022
    • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TBD
    • 100

    Tuesday, September 20, 2022

    11:15 - 1:00 PM

    Program Title:  Empowering Diverse Work Teams
    Awkward to Awesome:  How to Recruit, Retain & 
    Promote Employees with Cultural Intelligence 

    How Do Organizations Recruit and Retain Employees Through the Great Resignation? Across industries, employers are being forced to “ride the wave” of the Great Resignation. How do we stem the tide and stabilize attrition? Recent global research by McKinsey discovered that 58% of employees are considering quitting or changing professions.

    Employers assume the attrition is because people are looking for a better job, an increase in compensation or better work-life balance. While important factors, the most important reasons cited by employees were not feeling valued by the organization, not being recognized by their manager and not feeling like they’re aligned with the organization’s values.

    What Can Leaders Do? If leaders want to reduce attrition, employees need regular constructive feedback, mentoring, opportunities for development and feel that their input is valued. To recruit, retain and promote talent, employees need to feel connected. To create that culture of connection and diversity, leaders need cultural intelligence (CI).

    What is Cultural Intelligence? Cultural intelligence is what enables us to be in conversation with a person who has a different perspective or background. As a person develops the skills to show compassion for others who have a different context or experience, they’ll be able to speak and act in ways that show genuine respect. At home this creates more genuine productive relationships; at work this creates more collaboration, innovation and retention because people can bring their authentic selves to work.

    In this Introductory Workshop, Participants will:

    • Discover the value of creating a diverse organization where everyone feels valued & seen

    • Explore the stages of CI that helps and hinders genuine productive relationships

    • Learn three tools to increase employee engagement and what to do to start today

    CAE Credit:  1.0 Hours


    Amy Narishkin, PhD
    Chief Executive Officer
    Empowering Partner, LLC

    To achieve true return on investment and an engaging place to work, leaders must create a culture of safety and belonging.
    With a PhD in Adult Education and 30 years’ experience in teaching, consulting, managing and research, Dr. Amy Narishkin is a thought leader, strategist and consultant helping organizations make the shift to Cultural Intelligence.
    Dr. Amy works with CEOs, management teams and those who take the lead in organizations to effectively implement the tools for CI, collaboration and innovation for growth. Dr. Amy is also a Certified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®). As a cross-cultural talk leader and successful entrepreneur, she coaches both individuals and organizational teams creating exciting, culturally intelligent places to work and interact. To jump start your CI, you can contact Dr. Amy and read her latest blog post at: https://www.EmpoweringPartners.com/


    11:15 - 11:45 - In-Person Check In and Networking
    11:45 - 12:00 - In-Person Lunch begins
    11:55 - 12:00 - Zoom Line Open, Welcome and Announcements
    12:00 - 1:00 - Presentation (NOTE that this is a 60-minute Presentation)
    1:00 - 1:10 - Program Conclusion, Reminders and Adjourn


Past events

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 Lunch & Program: Insurance for Non-Profits!
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 Lunch & Program: Through the Looking Glass of Digital Marketing
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Lunch & NEW Program Topic for April 19: Roundtable Discussions
Tuesday, March 08, 2022 An Update on St. Louis with Explore St. Louis!
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 Lunch & Program: Liar, Liar Pants on Fire
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Lunch & Program: Membership Roundtable Discussion - January 18th
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 Lunch & Program: The Mess of Stress
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 Lunch & Program: DE & I - UPDATED Speakers & Details
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Virtual Lunch & Program: Mediation and Conflict Resolution
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 Lunch & ETHICS Program
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Delivering Meaningful Content and Connections in a Hybrid Experience
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Webinar - Cybersecurity to Protect Your Association and Your Members
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 SLSAE: Employee Services & Benefits: Changes & Lessons Learned
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Meetings & Conferences - Special Interest Group (SIG)
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Digital Marketing Excellence: ZOOM Meeting Details
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Webinar - HR Trends 2021 and Beyond
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Meetings & Conferences - Special Interest Group (SIG)
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Webinar - Unshakable: The Chaos Pilot
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Webinar - What the 2020 Elections Mean for Non-Profit Associations
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 Webinar - An Update on St. Louis with Explore St. Louis!
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Webinar - Busting Burnout in the Midst of Holidays, Elections and the Pandemic
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Webinar - Volunteer Recruitment & Retention
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Webinar - Cannabis in the Workplace: A Legal & HR Response
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Webinar - The Data Drive: Understand How to Improve Your Member Communications
Thursday, June 25, 2020 Association Mixology - June 25th
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Legal Issues in These Difficult Times: The Lawyer Is In - Webinar Program - May 27
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 April 21st Webinar: How the COVID-19 Response & Relief Affects Exempt Organizations
Thursday, March 19, 2020 Program CHANGED TO WEBINAR: March 19th - Managing Virtual Teams
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Lunch & Program: February 18th - Mysteries of Marketing
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Lunch & Program: January 14th - Economic Check-In with the Federal Reserve
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 Lunch & Program: December 17th - Value Driven Leadership/Teamwork
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Lunch & Program: Building a Brand of Attraction
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Lunch & Program: October 22nd - What's Coming in the Association & Corporate Events Arena
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Lunch & Program: September 17 - Contracts, Curtains and Content
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Lunch & Program: July 16 - Turning Membership Challenges into Opportunities
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 June 18th Lunch Program - Labor & Employment Updates
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Lunch & Program: May 21st - Politics and Policy: Impacts on Associations
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Lunch & Program: April 16th - Create the Coaching Environment in Your Association
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 LOCATION CHANGE: March 19th - Gender Diversity in Leadership
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Boost Teamwork & Improve Decision-Making
Thursday, January 24, 2019 Happy Hour: Membership Growth
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Monthly Luncheon: Reaching Resiliency: Tools to Bounce Back

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