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EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

[Two day format - October only] Due to the pandemic, the October 2020 program is modified to include both Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. and accessible virtually.

Most people agree bringing multiple staff accellerates the "Level Up" of the entire team.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Welcome and Keynote
9:50 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Case Studies

Executive Leadership/Diversity, Inclusion & Equity
Michelle Mills Clement, FASAE, CAE, RCE, 
CEO, Chicago Association of Realtors

Upon completion of this module, participants will have an overview of the components involved in the overall strategic management of an association as related to the following objectives of diversity, inclusion, and equity.

  • Model an understanding and respect for a culture of inclusivity to enhance the daily work and sustainability of the organization.
  • Proactively address the impact of changing demographic and cultural trends.
  • Identify ways that conscious and unconscious biases may impact the organization.
  • Align communications, programs, products, and services to reflect the organization’s diversity.
  • Create policies in support of diversity and inclusiveness.

Bio:

Michelle Mills Clement is the CEO of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®. An experienced association executive, she previously served as president and CEO of the Commercial Brokers Association (CBA) in Seattle, WA,  association executive for the Washington State Commercial Association of REALTORS®, and Executive Director of NAIOP Washington Chapter: The Commercial Real Estate Development Association. She is a Director on the board of the Association Forum, and a Fellow of ASAE: The Center for Association Excellence, an honor bestowed on less than 1% of the association’s membership. 

Michelle is a passionate voice for fair housing and antiracism in the real estate industry. Under her leadership, in 2018, the Chicago Association of REALTORS® issued an apology for past actions in promoting inequality and segregation in Chicago. She has been a vocal advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion, penning an op ed for the Chicago Tribune on the importance of ending segregation in real estate and issuing an Industry Call for Action seeking more equity for Black REALTORS® and fair and equal treatment for Black and minority property owners. She has spoken out on these topics at the national level, including on behalf of the National Association of REALTORS®, and as cohost of a new podcast focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion, Texts to Table, with three of her Black association executive peers. 

A native Chicagoan, she enjoys political campaign fundraising and volunteer management. She was integral in the election of Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL) from Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District. In 2019, Michelle was elected to the Board of Trustees for Bradley University; she is also active in Bradley’s Black Alumni Alliance, of which she is a past president. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

She has won many honors and awards, including Crain’s Chicago Business’s “40 Under 40” (2019), Chicago Agent Magazine’s “Association CEO of the Year” (2019), Bisnow Chicago’s Commercial Real Estate “Power Woman & Rising Star,” amongst others. 

Michelle holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from Bradley University and a master’s degree in nonprofit management from DePaul University. She has a certificate in commercial real estate from the University of Washington and has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) certification from ASAE and the REALTOR® Certified Executive (RCE) certification from the National Association of REALTORS®. Michelle lives in the River North neighborhood in downtown Chicago with her husband Brace and three-year-old son Broyce. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Welcome and Keynote
9:50 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Case Studies

Executive Leadership/ETHICS
Jeffrey Wilcox, CFRE
CEO, Third Sector Company and Founder, Interim Executives Academy

Upon completion of this module, participants will have an overview of the components involved in the overall strategic management of an association as related to ethical leadership.

  • Adhere to the ASAE Standards of Conduct to demonstrate transparency, professionalism, and integrity.
  • Embody the highest ethical principles in behavior and decision making.
  • Communicate the importance of ethical behavior and decision making throughout the organization.

As President and Chief Mission Advancement Officer of Third Sector Company, Jeffrey Wilcox leads one of the largest teams of professionals in the United States dedicated to the study, teaching, and practice of succession planning, interim executive leadership and chief executive performance advancement for the nonprofit sector.  Third Sector Company has bases of operations in Long Beach, Orange County, and Sacramento, California; Seattle, and Vancouver, British Columbia.