WSAE 2017 Executive Exchange

Tuesday, September 26 - Wednesday, September 27, 2017


WSAE 2017 Executive Exchange: An Association CEO Retreat

Join us for the WSAE 2017 Executive Exchange: An Association CEO Retreat, September 26 & 27, at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel Oshkosh. Designed specifically for an intimate group of association CEOs only, this retreat will focus on leadership and planning for the future and serve as a venue for sharing ideas with built-in time for roundtable discussions on current topics of interest. Maximum of 25 spots available. See below for the tentative schedule - click here to register today!




6:30 pm
Beckets Restaurant

Riverwalk Stroll and Dinner at Beckets
hosted by Oshkosh Convention and Visitors Bureau


9:00-10:00 am

Registration & Breakfast

10:00-11:30 am

10 Signs You Will Survive the Future

Abe Eshkenazi,CSCP, CPA, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, APICS l APICS Supply Chain Council Immediate Past Chair, ASAE Foundation Board

In a rapidly changing world where the distinctions between for-profit and non-profit businesses are becoming less relevant, associations are challenged not only by increased competition, but also increased opportunity.  If associations are going to survive the future, they must have staff leaders who are well positioned to take on these challenges and win. Are you one of them? During this session, Eshkenazi will share the most important attributes he believes successful association executives will need to develop in order to create a sustainable future for their organizations.

11:30 am - 1:00 pm


1:00-3:00 pm

Investigating Leadership Style

Steve King, President, Center for Professional and Executive Development, University of Wisconsin School of Business

  • Understand the distinction between foundational leadership styles, situational leadership styles and  strategic leadership styles

  • Assess yourself in each of these three styles and validate that assessment

  • Recognize opportunities to use each of these three styles in your own work

Presented by Steve KingExecutive Director of the UW Business School’s Center for Professional and Executive Development. The Center is housed at the Fluno Center on the UW-Madison campus. Prior to taking this role, King was the VP of Global Talent Management for Baxter Healthcare; the EVP of Human Resources for Hewitt Associates and VP of Leadership and Change Management for BMO/Harris. His 30-year corporate career has focused on both the development of managers and leadership, as well as serving in those very roles himself for three Fortune 1,000 companies.

3:00-4:30 pm

Roundtable Discussion



Early registration deadline is Tuesday, September 5. Register early and save!

Early Late
Members $250 $295
Non-members* $350 $395

*Non-member registration fee includes WSAE membership through 12/31/2017.

Confirmed registrations must be canceled in writing by Friday, September 15 to receive a full refund, less a $50 cancellation charge. No refunds shall be made for cancellations after September 15. Substitutions are allowed.


The Executive Exchange will be held at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel in Oshkosh. Sleeping rooms are available – call the hotel at 855-230-1900 to make your reservation. Be sure to mention you are with WSAE to receive the discounted rate of $89/night before Friday, September 15. 

Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel
1 N Main St
Oshkosh, WI 54901




Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel
1 N Main St
Oshkosh, WI 54901