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    Episode 8: Talking Gratitude with Ahmad Zbib, MD of the Canadian Rheumatology Association

    According to Dr. Ahmad Zbib, CEO of the Canadian Rheumatology Association, the pandemic is an opportunity for his organization to shine. Find out how the CRA smoothly transitioned to virtual platforms and is embracing new business models to stay relevant once the pandemic ends.

    Episode 7: Making it all Work with Patrick Massad, CAE of the Pharmaceutical Advertising Advisory Board

    As commissioner of the Pharmaceutical Advertising Advisory Board, Patrick Massad is excited about the possibilities presented by a “new normal.” Find out why he expects the pandemic to be the catalyst that sparks a revolution in association management, and how it will bring opportunities for visionary organizations.

    Episode 6: Pivoting Through the Pandemic with Susie Grynol of the Hotel Association of Canada

    Along with her team, Susie Grynol, president of the Hotel Association of Canada, has been working frantically since the onset of the pandemic to advocate for her members, while simultaneously trying to safeguard the HAC’s financial stability. Listen to her describe the serious challenges faced by the hotel industry and how she believes “unprecedented engagement will drive associations in the future.”

    Episode 5: Talking Testing with Christine Nielsen, CAE of CSMLS

    In this episode of Associations Connect, CSAE’s Danielle Lamothe welcomes guest Christine Nielsen, CAE. As the CEO of the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science, she outlines how her association is working hard to meet the changing needs of its members, many of whom are analyzing COVID-19 test results across Canada.

    Episode 4: Talking Technology with JF Champagne, CAE President of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada

    In this episode, hear JF Champagne, CAE, president of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada, outline how his organization has employed technology to pivot smoothly into remote operations, and how associations can showcase their value and relevance in these times.

    Episode 3: Talking Leadership Through COVID-19 with Gemma Beierback, CAE

    Meet Gemma Beierback, CAE, who is CEO of the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board. In this podcast, she discusses the pandemic’s early challenges and her biggest hurdle as a leader during that time. Plus, hear her thoughts on how to “communicate with care” and why it’s so important for leaders to support board and staff members right now.

    Episode 2: Human Resources with Laura Williams

    CSAE’s Danielle Lamothe connects with Laura Williams, founder and principal of Williams HR Law, who shares her advice for association and nonprofit leaders navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. Tune in to hear her thoughts on prioritizing innovation and strategy, harnessing the creativity of your team and the crucial role of communication during crisis. Read more here.

    Episode 1: Managing Through Chaos with Phil Buckley

    Change With Confidence author Phil Buckley shares actionable tips for applying change management techniques to pandemic-induced challenges. Tune in to hear him outline people’s basic needs during a crisis, why it’s important for leaders to be present and visible and how to tailor your communications to the needs of your members. Read more here.

    Special: Webinar with Dr. Fisman, What You Need to Know about COVID-19

    Do you lead an association or not-for-profit organization? In one of CSAE’s most popular interviews ever, Toronto-based epidemiologist Dr. David Fisman shared his insights into the emergence, progression and control of COVID-19.

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