September 6-8, 2017
Washington, DC

CMAA 30th Leadership /
Legislative Conference

Celebrate LLC's 30th Anniversary

In the Nation's Capital




About LLC


The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is a diverse community of club management professionals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. The Leadership/Legislative Conference unites CMAA’s national and chapter leaders in an annual opportunity to build, expand and tend to our community.

Join CMAA for this year’s 30th anniversary event in the Nation’s Capital. Thirty years ago, the inaugural two-day Leadership/Legislative Conference was held in November 1987 in Washington, DC, with nearly 120 chapter officers in attendance. The event has evolved to three-days and rotated to different locations, but the core goal of increasing attendees’ leadership capabilities remains the same.


Education Sessions


At the 2017 LLC, you’ll hear the latest information from CMAA; help to modernize concepts regarding chapter management and alignment; connect with informative and insightful leadership, advocacy and legal experts; and network with club management professionals from across the country.

We’re also bringing back our Capitol Hill Day, affording attendees the opportunity to meet with their congressional representatives, and advocate on behalf of the industry.


Networking Events


LLC offers multiple networking opportunities. Meet and connect with fellow attendees before heading out to explore the Nation’s Capital at the opening Networking Reception on Wednesday, and enjoy great food and entertainment at the Thursday evening Networking Club Event.


Idea Fair For Chapters


The 2017 Idea Fair for Chapters competition will be held at CMAA’s annual Leadership/Legislative Conference (LLC) from September 6–8 in Washington, DC. Entries will be accepted on site until 9:00 a.m., September 6, 2017.

20

Presenters

3

Days

13 +

Education Credits

Schedule

*Subject to Change

Featuring

  • Official Welcome
    with CMAA President Bob James, CCM, CCE, CHE
  • Board of Director Candidate Presentations
  • State of the Association Address
  • with CEO Jeff Morgan, FASAE, CAE
  • Town Hall Meeting with CMAA Board of Directors

Joshua Spodek is the bestselling author of Leadership Step by Step, is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, leadership coach and workshop leader for Columbia Business School, columnist for Inc., and founder of SpodekAcademy.com. He has led seminars in leadership, entrepreneurship, creativity, and sales at Harvard, Princeton, MIT, the New York Academy of Science, and in private corporations. He holds five Ivy League degrees, including a PhD in Astrophysics and an MBA, and studied under a Nobel Prize winner. He helped build an X-ray observational satellite for NASA, co-founded and led as CEO or COO several ventures, and holds six patents.

He earned praise as “Best and Brightest” (Esquire’s Genius Issue), “Astrophysicist turned new media whiz” (NBC), and “Rocket Scientist” (ABC News and Forbes) and has been quoted and profiled by ABC, CBS, NBC, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He has visited North Korea twice, swam across the Hudson River, and has done burpees every day for six years, 90,000+ and counting. He blogs daily at www.JoshuaSpodek.com.

Two of leadership’s biggest and persistent myths are that you need to be born with something and that it is based in authority or convincing. Those myths reflect how it’s traditionally taught, favoring lecture, case study, academic literature, and the intellect. Behaviorally, emotionally, and socially, even the highest-rated programs tend to teach compliance, nearly the opposite of leadership.

Spodek maintains that leadership is active, social, emotional, expressive, and performance-based! We learn such fields by practicing the fundamentals, not lecture. Practicing the fundamentals – the leadership equivalent of piano scales or tennis ground strokes – makes learning to lead active, even fun. You learn to express yourself authentically, to listen to others, and to connect people’s motivations to tasks, creating meaning and purpose.

Through all his roles and opportunities, Spodek has developed and taught leadership through practice. During this session, we'll practice his most effective and popular exercises on how to create meaningful connections and to lead people, even inspire them, so they want you to lead them again. In the process, you'll meet your peers/colleagues and practice with them. The more we practice, the more we learn!

With Joshua Spodek

Joshua Spodek is the bestselling author of Leadership Step by Step, is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, leadership coach and workshop leader for Columbia Business School, columnist for Inc., and founder of SpodekAcademy.com. He has led seminars in leadership, entrepreneurship, creativity, and sales at Harvard, Princeton, MIT, the New York Academy of Science, and in private corporations. He holds five Ivy League degrees, including a PhD in Astrophysics and an MBA, and studied under a Nobel Prize winner. He helped build an X-ray observational satellite for NASA, co-founded and led as CEO or COO several ventures, and holds six patents.

He earned praise as “Best and Brightest” (Esquire’s Genius Issue), “Astrophysicist turned new media whiz” (NBC), and “Rocket Scientist” (ABC News and Forbes) and has been quoted and profiled by ABC, CBS, NBC, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He has visited North Korea twice, swam across the Hudson River, and has done burpees every day for six years, 90,000+ and counting. He blogs daily at www.JoshuaSpodek.com.

Two of leadership’s biggest and persistent myths are that you need to be born with something and that it is based in authority or convincing. Those myths reflect how it’s traditionally taught, favoring lecture, case study, academic literature, and the intellect. Behaviorally, emotionally, and socially, even the highest-rated programs tend to teach compliance, nearly the opposite of leadership.

Spodek maintains that leadership is active, social, emotional, expressive, and performance-based! We learn such fields by practicing the fundamentals, not lecture. Practicing the fundamentals – the leadership equivalent of piano scales or tennis ground strokes – makes learning to lead active, even fun. You learn to express yourself authentically, to listen to others, and to connect people’s motivations to tasks, creating meaning and purpose.

Through all his roles and opportunities, Spodek has developed and taught leadership through practice. During this session, we'll practice his most effective and popular exercises on how to create meaningful connections and to lead people, even inspire them, so they want you to lead them again. In the process, you'll meet your peers/colleagues and practice with them. The more we practice, the more we learn!

With Joshua Spodek
Session A

Pick from Certification/Education, Membership or Research

Session B

Pick from CMAA University/Club Resource Center, Communications/PR or Corporate Relations and The Club Foundation

Seth Kahan is a man on a mission… a mission to accelerate visionary leaders’ success. Kahan’s proven results working with CEOs to achieve their large-scale change, innovation, growth and strategies, have earned him the designation of Thought-leader and Exemplar in Change Leadership by the Society for Advancement of Consulting®. He is widely recognized as being on the forefront of Visionary Leadership® and a sought after business strategy specialist.

Because members of professional organizations have higher expectations than ever, associations are changing how they do business to provide unparalleled member value in today’s market. Based on his work with more than 100 progressive associations, Kahan will cover five elements that today’s associations are using to their advantage: (1) aligning local chapters with the national organization, (2) giving members a voice, (3) building community as the engine for knowledge-sharing and growth, (4) fostering cultures of opportunity, and (5) embracing continuous change. This program will outline the strategies for healthy association evolution and aim to help our mission-focused influencers better understand how CMAA can strategically and logistically enact positive change.

With Seth Kahan

Capitol Hill Day

Presented in Collaboration with the National Club Association


To give you a better understanding of the legislative process and regulatory issues facing the club management industry, attendees can register for the optional Capitol Hill Day, slated for Friday, September 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Capitol Hill Day attendees will have the opportunity to meet with their congressional representatives. A personal visit is the best method for sharing your concerns on topics facing the club industry. To facilitate this, CMAA will assist attendees in scheduling meetings with your Congressional representatives and tips to ensure that your visit is as effective as possible.

Don’t miss this opportunity to have your voice heard. There are many important issues facing the club management industry and, equipped with the information gathered during the LLC Conference as well as other information CMAA provides, you will be fully educated on pertinent issues and be able to confidently convey your views.

Registration Packages



Chapter Representative

One Per Chapter

FREE
Member Registration

Begins August 1

$775
Register

Travel

CMAA has arranged for a block of rooms at the JW Marriott Washington, DC, at 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004. Located steps from the White House and the National Mall, the JW Marriott Washington, DC, is a great option for those looking to explore the city while attending the conference or for those extending their stay.

  • JW Marriott
          1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
  • Group rate: $229 per night, plus tax
  • Cutoff date: To receive the group rate, all reservations must be before 6:00 p.m. EDT on August 15, 2017. Please note that reservations at the group rate are offered on a first-come first-serve basis and rooms may not be available close to the deadline.
  • Cancellation policy: All rooms must be cancelled 48 hours before departure to avoid penalty. Please refer to all cancellation details in your reservation confirmation for the most up-to-date terms.
  • JW Marriott
          1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
Cantina Marina – just a short walk from the Waterfront metro stop, Cantina Marina offers drinks and nachos (among other tasty eats) along the water. It’s the perfect place to spend a sunny evening sipping margaritas.
  10 Minutes | 2 Miles
Kyle Jennings Manager, Communications & Student Development
One of the hottest and trendiest places in DC right now is RPM Italian.
  8 Minutes | .9 Mile
Joe Patrick Director, Campus-Based Programs
Jaleo – from the fried dates wrapped in bacon to the Canary Island-style potatoes with mojo verde, there's something for everyone. And that's not even mentioning the Flan for dessert.
  5 Minutes | .8 Mile
Roy Quini Manager, Production & Design
Try Ted’s Bulletin. You can’t go wrong for breakfast, lunch, dinner, a cocktail or dessert. Their house-made pop tarts are worth every bite.
  12 Minutes | 1.5 Miles
Melissa Low Senior Director, Communications & Advocacy
Tail Up Goat – Casual modern American restaurant, but the food and service are anything but ordinary. The lamb ribs are a must!
  17 Minutes | 2.4 Miles
Fay Gallagher Christenson Director, Meetings & Logistics
Denson – Intimate underground speakeasy in the heart of DC, specializing in timeless cocktails complete with an inspired Art-Deco atmosphere.
  7 Minutes | .7 Mile
Will Flourance Web Developer / Designer
Restaurants

  • Estadio - Modern Spanish Tapas restaurant.
      8 Minutes | 1 Mile
  • Hazel - Chef-driven New American fare. #firepanda
      14 Minutes | 1.9 Miles
  • Kinship - The chef Eric Ziebold is a Thomas Keller protégé; amazing food with a “smart casual” vibe.
      9 Minutes | 1.1 Miles
  • Le Diplomate - Stephen Starr’s first restaurant in DC; great French food, laid back brasserie style restaurant with a great patio.
      9 Minutes | 1.1 Miles
Bars

  • Columbia Room - Amazing cocktail bar with a back room offering a tasting menu. For a al carte options, ask to sit in the Library, a cozy indoor bar, or more casual outdoors in the Punch Garden.
      9 Minutes | 1.2 Miles
  • Dram & Grain - A speakeasy within Jack Rose, a great bar itself known for having almost 3000 bottles of whiskey!
      14 Minutes | 2 Miles
  • Off the Record - Classic DC bar in the basement of the Hay Adams Hotel.
      6 Minutes | .7 Miles
MORE OPTIONS

Attendee FAQs


Before You Arrive
Get Started With the CMAA Events App!

This event will be using CMAA Events App, available for iOS or Android devices. This app replaces the Education Cards filled out after every Education session. In order to earn credit for attending, you must download the application and complete the electronic, in-app survey accompanying the corresponding session.

To get started, users will need to first download and install the app on their mobile devices.

  • Get the App: Access the App Store on iOS devices or the Play Store on Android.
  • Install the App: Search for CMAA Events then Download or Install. You may also view the app content online using your registration id.

  • Arrival and Transportation: The JW Marriott is located within walking distance of the Metro Center Metro Station on the Orange, Silver, Blue & Red Lines, connecting easily to Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA).
  • Registration: Registration opens at 12:00 noon in the Capitol Registration B.
  • Idea Fair: Chapter officers are requested to bring their chapter's entries for judging and display to the Capital Ballroom Foyer. Entries will be accepted until 9:00 a.m.
  • Schedule: Programming begins at 4:00 p.m. in Metropolitan Ballroom. View the complete schedule.
  • Dress Code: Business attire for all education sessions.
  • Networking Event: The National Press Club is a short walk from the JW Marriott. Dress for this event is coat – no tie.

  • Schedule: Continental breakfast will be available beginning at 7:00 a.m. and programming begins at 8:00 a.m.
  • Dress Code: Business attire for all education sessions.
  • Networking Reception: Dress is business casual.
  • Free Evening: Don’t forget to make your plans for dinner following the Networking Reception, presented in partnership with Insperity, a CMAA Silver Alliance Partner. Check out these great suggestions from the CMAA staff team.

  • Schedule: Continental breakfast will be available beginning at 7:00 a.m. and programming begins at 8:00 a.m.
  • Dress Code: Business attire for all education sessions. For those attending Capitol Hill Day, a coat and a tie is a must.

For any questions, please call CMAA at (703) 739-9500. Travel safe!