Washington, DC, January 21, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- “Seth Kahan was instrumental in helping me think through the strategy that turned around Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind,” says Tony Cancelosi, CEO. “He is my Yoda,” comments Mary Power, CEO of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, “providing unorthodox insight that helps me find the right way through really tough situations.”
Kahan says, “The traditional association model will not survive the next five years because of the advent of membership-fostering technologies, whose ubiquitous nature and plummeting costs are like the arrival of the comet that hit the Yucatan and killed all the dinosaurs. In the next five years, there will be only one kind of organization left standing: those that leverage the know-how and experience and their members for much larger stakeholder groups. In my presentation I will lay out exactly what that model entails, with special attention to the Grand Challenge model.”
CEO Update, the trade magazine of association executives in Washington, DC, identified Seth Kahan as a thought leader. Kahan is the author of the Washington Post bestseller, Getting Change Right, and recently, Getting Innovation Right. His online contributions include over 400 articles on Fast Company’s website as well as numerous opinion pieces for the Washington Post series, On Success.
Since his work with President James Wolfensohn of the World Bank and Director Gaddi Vasquez of the Peace Corps, Kahan has worked hand-in-hand with over 100 CEOs and executive directors of professional societies, trade associations and cause-driven membership organizations. He is known for his work transforming organizations that face disruption, helping their leaders get on the right side of massive trends and breakthroughs.
On February 10 at AAUW Kahan will outline the three paths of membership organizations and show how two rely on what he calls the “knowledge business engine” to generate and grow both value and sustainable profitable revenue.
The event is open to the public, but RSVP is required as space is limited. Please contact Seth@VisionaryLeadership.com
to reserve your place.