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Leadership Conference

The Leadership Conference is a two-day retreat designed to strengthen association CEO and staff effectiveness through educational programs led by industry experts and peers. You will take away new ideas to implement; proven strategies to enhance your leadership; and make connections with other association professionals and partners.


  • Connect with over 150 association professionals and members
  • Top-notch education, new learning formats and opportunity to support Second Harvest
  • Best value in the region, plus you'll earn 7.5 CAE credits
  • Nominate an outstanding volunteer or organization for the 2017 awards program


I have been a member of Associations North since 1985 and this was one of the Best Programs I have attended, over the top in learning. - 2016 Attendee

I am new to Associations North and this conference and I loved the experience! I can't wait for next year! - 2016 Attendee

Congratulations, 2016 Award Winners!

  • Toni Nuernberg, CAE, CBF, NACM North Central
    Association Volunteer of the Year
  • Justin Bieganek, Mercury Creative Group
    Allied Volunteer of the Year
  • Allegra Downtown St. Paul - Image 360
    Best Supporting Company of the Year
  • Melvin Tennant, CAE, Meet Minneapolis
    Makes a Difference



Earn 7.5 CAE Credits

Associations North is a CAE Approved Provider. This program may be applied for 7.5 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.