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Building a Strong Foundation: Leadership Development for Associations

About this event

Your association members drive your organization forward. Let’s continue this forward momentum. What can associations do now to prepare their members and staff for future leadership roles? Join us as we sit and chat with some industry experts on what modern association leaders can do to best support their members.

Meet the Panelists

Dr. Laurelle Jno Baptiste, Vice President of Professional Services at VocalMeet

Dr. Laurelle Jno Baptiste is the Vice President of Professional Services at Vocalmeet. She has over 12 years of senior leadership experience helping organizations implement continuing education strategies and has implemented hundreds of learning and technology platforms.

She is also a university lecturer, sought-after speaker, writer, and consultant on continuing education, digital technologies, and Agile project management practices. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, and an MA and Doctorate in Education.

Dan Giurescu, CEO at Credivera

A pioneer in the technology space, Dan Giurescu is the Founder and CEO at Credivera. Focused on creating leading-edge innovative solutions, he previously co-founded Caledonia Solutions, a supply chain software for the dangerous goods industries that transformed traditional paper processes into digital. Driven by a mission to create community impact and inclusivity, Dan supports local charities and the growth of technology in Canada.

Richard K. Yep, Global Principal at Ocean Vista Advisers

With more than thirty years as an association executive, Richard now uses his experience and combines it with conviction and determination in supporting current CEOs and emerging managers in their professional journey. Areas of emphasis on which he focuses are the application of ethical, culturally-inclusive, and equitable practice.

What will be discussed?

  • Why should association leaders commit time to the continued growth of their members?
  • What qualifications and qualities make up a great leader?
  • Industry best practices in preparing future leaders

Who should attend?

While we firmly believe that anyone in the association sector could benefit from learning and thinking about the continued development of their teams, association leadership will find this panel the most pertinent.

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Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Dan Giurescu CEO @ Credivera

  • Team member
    Team NXUnite NXUnite

    NXUnite is here to make introductions that lead to lasting relationships.

  • Guest speaker
    Dr. Laurelle Jno Baptiste Vice President of Professional Services @ VocalMeet

  • Guest speaker
    Richard Yep Global Principal @ Ocean Vista Advisors

  • Team member
    Colleen Carroll Content Publishing Coordinator @ Nexus Marketing


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