Chapter Lunch – Meetings Mean Business: Healing the Pain of Unproductive Meetings

Speaker: Trish Dervin, CCMC, CELDC, President, Career Conversions

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Seven Gables Inn
26 N Meramec Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63105

A recent study from the National Statistics Council reported that 37% of employee time is spent in meetings and 47% of employees consider too many meetings to be the biggest waste of time, more than social media or email!

Isn’t it a shame that most of us have come to accept that the activity which is most central to running our organizations is so inherently painful and unproductive? Meetings are critical to forging relationships, creating ideas, and making the decisions that drive business. So, the question is this, if we think meetings are boring and such a waste of time, then how can we be making good decisions and successfully lead our organizations?

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Chapter Lunch – Content Marketing

Speaker: Maryanne Dersch, Strategist & Resident Extrovert – 501creative, inc.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Maggiano’s
2 The Blvd.
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
BUZZABILITY: How to create and share web content that inspires involvement and investment.

Join your STIAL colleagues for lunch at Maggiano’s and an informative discussion on content marketing to members and potential members. Be inspired to take a closer look at your marketing and learn how to do more in-depth content marketing


About Maryanne Dersch:

Strategist and Resident Extrovert
501creative, inc.
Maryanne Dersch has spent more than 25 years working in the nonprofit world, the last 13 at 501creative, where she helps clients reach their communication and branding goals. As resident extrovert at 501, she gives workshops, creates web content, facilitates focus groups, and eats a lot of chicken breast lunches.

*Attendee drawings for gift cards at each program!*

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Chapter Lunch – Topic: Making Community Service a Win-Win for Your Association & Staff

Date/Time: March 21, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m
Location: The Highlands in Forest Park

Join your STIAL colleagues for lunch and an informative discussion on Tuesday, March 21 at The Highlands in Forest Park to learn more about The Power of Your Association and Giving Back to Your Community.

As everyone knows, employees are an integral part of any association or organization. And all organizations have been clamoring for years to find out if “corporate citizenship” activities make a difference in the engagement level of their employees and there is research out there that shows it does.

Attend this luncheon to learn how one St. Louis-based national association, the American Optometric Association (AOA), engages its employees on giving back, or “corporate citizenship”, to both the local community as well as the profession it represents.

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Learning Objectives:

  • Review how AOA encourage employees to give back…to both the local community as well as the profession of optometry.
  • Share specific examples of staff giving back.
  • Review the differences between giving back to your association’s profession or industry and local community…and how doing both is possible.
  • Delve into tools and ways to start or change up your own campaign.

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