Event Detail

2022 KSAE Leadership Summit
featuring Bob Harris, CAE

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"Board Engagement - Roles and Goals"
Presented by Bob Harris, CAE
  • Impact of Associations in America
  • Role of a Board of Directors
  • Governing Documents and Public Records
  • Protecting the Board and Risk Awareness
  • Meeting Best Practices for Board and Committees
  • Strategic Plans that Work
  • Performance Metrics and Finances

  • Association Leadership
  • Executive Directors, CEOs, SVPs, etc.
  • Officers
  • Board Members
  • Volunteer Leadership


Bob Harris, CAE, is one of the most well respected national experts on association governance and transformation. He will present practical relevant information to make volunteer leaders more effective. Through the use of examples, tips, tools and templates, he'll share information and encourage input and questions. His sessions will be interactive - based on the core knowledge of nonprofit management and governance. Bob has more than 30 years experience in serving associations and chambers. His presentations will be geared toward elected leaders of not-for-profit organizations, with a focus on incoming leadership and the CEO/staff partnership. Click here for a list of board and leadership resources from Bob.

APRIL 19, 2022 Tentative Schedule

8:00AM        Registration and Coffee
8:30AM        Introduction and Announcements
10:30AM      Break
12:00 Noon  Lunch
1:00PM        Continuation of morning sessions
2:30PM        Conclusion


• Purpose of Boards - The role of a board, scrutiny, expectations and understanding governing documents
• Duties of Directors - Board's obligations as the governing body of the chamber of commerce.
Governance role of the board versus the management role of the executive and staff.
• Protecting the Organization - Traps and risk management with case studies, including antitrust, insurance and audits
• Strategic Direction - Developing goals and a highly effective strategic plan
• Resources - New books on leadership and board of directors; templates and tools for use in your organization

This workshop is ideal for new and veteran board members to better understand:
• Mission and Vision, Board Structure and Meaningful Engagement
• Finance and Compliance
• Recruitment, Team Building, Improvement and Evaluation


$75/person for KSAE Member Associations
$125/person for Non-Member Associations



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  • If you ARE registering additional people, click Add Another Person and repeat the process for each additional registrant. List your organization as the Company for each board member.
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Bob Harris has graciously decided to donate a portion of his speaking fee to the Salvation Army for the Kentucky victims of the December tornadoes. KSAE would like to collect matching funds. When you register you will have the opportunity to add a donation amount of your choosing to your registration fee(s).



There are two hotels within walking distance to ShelbyHurst Campus and many others within a few miles of campus. Rates vary based on dates and availability. *Shuttle service available.

Homewood Suites by Hilton®
Louisville East 9401 Hurstbourne Tr; Louisville, KY 40222
Distance: Three-minute walk from ShelbyHurst Campus*

Residence Inn® by Marriott® Louisville East
120 North Hurstbourne Pkwy; Louisville, KY 40222
Distance: Eight to ten-minute walk to ShelbyHurst Campus*

Embassy Suites by Hilton Louisville East
9940 Corporate Campus Dr; Louisville, KY 40223
Distance: 1.7 miles from ShelbyHurst Campus*

Hampton Inn by Hilton - Louisville East/Hurstbourne
1150 Forest Bridge Rd, Louisville, KY 40223
Distance: Less than 1 mile from ShelbyHurst Campus*

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham - Louisville
751 Cypress Station Dr; Louisville, KY 40207
Distance: 4 miles from ShelbyHurst Campus*

Home2 Suites by Hilton - Louisville East/Hurstbourne
1150 Forest Bridge Rd; Louisville, KY 40223
Distance: 1.2 miles from ShelbyHurst Campus*

Hyatt House Louisville – East
9315 Leesgate Rd; Louisville, KY 40222
Distance: 1 mile from ShelbyHurst Campus*