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Networking Groups are now Meetup Groups! Everything else the same, just a fresh, new name!
As an association professional, you can't have all the answers. Often the best and most timely answers to your difficult questions are best answered by your fellow Associations North members.
Advocacy Meetup is ideal for association professionals who have an interest in government relations, public policy and advocacy.
Chair: Libbie Chapuran, LeadingAge Minnesota
CEO Meetup is a group of individuals who represent the special professional development interests, issues, and concerns specific to the role of CEO in a non-profit association environment. This group is exclusively meant for association CEOs and Executive Directors.
Communications Meetup is for those involved in communication activities at their associations.This includes public relations, publications, website, social media, etc.
Chair: Amy Thompson, MN Elementary School Principals Association
Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Meetup
Diversity & Inclusion Meetup group brings diverse individuals together to discuss topics of interest to those in diverse communities.
Chair: Donnie Brown, Housing First Minnesota
Meetings Meetup discusses topics that relate to the meeting planning industry and educational programs. This group is ideal for those who deal with various event planning. While business partners are welcome to attend and participate in this Meetup, the group’s purpose is the open dialogue of ideas, policies, and suggestions regarding meeting and event planning and not sales/promotional activities.
Chair: Ashleigh Esselman, MEA Midwest Energy
Membership Meetup meets to discuss topics of interest to those responsible for membership development, engagement, recruitment and retention.
Chair: Trish Stevens, Hospitality Minnesota