The Association Stage

April Event Spotlight: Xperience17

Jim Knight: Culture That Rocks!

On Wednesday, April 26, association executives and staff from across the country were treated to a one-of-a-kind presentation, when Jim Knight took the stage at YourMembership's Xperience17 conference in Orlando to deliver his signature energy, excitement and "Culture That Rocks!" insights—revealing how corporate culture, customer service, and strong leadership will distinguish an organization and lead to rock star business success.  

Speaker Spotlight: Alison Levine

Alison Levine

Inspiring Association Audiences with Memorable Leadership Lessons

As the team captain for the First American Women’s Everest Expedition, having climbed the Seven Summits and skied to the North and South Poles, world-renowned adventurer, businesswoman and best-selling author, Alison Levine knows how to survive in extreme and unpredictable environments.

In her inspiring keynote, Alison draws authentic parallels between extreme mountaineering and provides the framework to help association audiences scale the mountains they aspire to climb.

Associations Rave About Alison Levine

  • Many attendees, some who have been coming to this conference for twenty or more years said Alison gave the best presentation they have ever seen! She did a spectacular job.
    - National Association of Bar Executives
  • Alison gave a very impactful presentation [that] was interactive and her delivery was spectacular.
    - Grocery Manufacturers Association
  • BRAVO! [Alison's] humor and insight lifted our members up to new heights! (pun intended!) 
    - National Business Owners Association
  • We were absolutely BEYOND thrilled with Alison's presentation. The message she shared with us was so powerful and was exactly what we were hoping for.  THANK YOU!
    - Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Speaker In The News: Derreck Kayongo

Raising the Bar on Health Care

Association of American Medical Colleges

Monday, February 13, 2017 | by Sandra Gurvis, special to AAMCNews

Kayongo launched a nonprofit organization to repurpose discarded soap for people in need. Hear his presentation at next month’s AAMC National Professional Development Conference for Institutional Advancement.


A simple bar of soap has carried Uganda-born Derreck Kayongo to renown as an expert on environmental sustainability and global health. Selected for CNN’s Top 10 Hero Award in 2011 and recently chosen by former President Jimmy Carter for the National Archives’ Amending America Initiative, among many other honors, he and his family fled from Uganda to Kenya in the 1970s during dictator Idi Amin’s reign of terror. Eventually he emigrated to the United States where he became a U.S. citizen. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees and took a position as a field coordinator for CARE International, a private humanitarian aid organization... READ MORE

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