About Shop Talks

Dates: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Registration is complimentary and open to everyone

Each program has a unique zoom link. Register separately for each. Automated email confirmation can be added to your calendar.

August 24


Creative Meeting Spaces & Places


Upcoming Shop Talks

Sept 14
Strategies for dealing with inflation
Sept 28
What to consider when looking for a new Association Management System (AMS)
Oct 12
Technology Tips and Tricks
Oct 26
Infusing Profit Margin Culture with Your Board
Nov 9
Foster productive Political Conversations
Nov 23
Friendsgiving - Book Review
Dec 14
Ten things meeting professionals can do to improve Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at events
Dec 28 
Health & Wellness / Self Care

Earn .5 CAE Credit per Shop Talk

What people are saying about Shop Talk

"What an engaging meeting today! WSAE Zoom meetings are some of the best thought-out and well-managed Zoom events I attend. I appreciate all the effort that goes into making it look effortless."

- K'ai Roberts Fu, Magnus Media Group Video Production

2022 Shop Talks Archive

August 10: Trends Shaking Up Association Meetings, Angela Strecker, Blue Wings Events
July 27: Marketing & Communications, Patty Anderson, CAE, WSAE
July 13: Membership Matters, Brit Kramer, CAE, WSAE
June 22: Proposed New Name & Aha Moments from Convention, Guest Commentator: DeAnn Hartman, HartManagement, Inc
May 25: Content and Messaging through a DEI Lens, Dr. Jen O'Ryan, DoubleTall Consulting LLC
May 11: Moving the Unmovable, Guest presenter: josh martinez, Future Emergent
April 27: DEI Strategy Sharing, Guest Commentator: K'ai Roberts Fu, Magnus Media Video Production
April 13: Specific Federal Legislation Impacting Washington State Associations, Guest Commentator, Brenda Orffer, CAE, Washington Health Care Association
March 23: Website Accessibility, Guest Commentator, Peter Schrappen, CAE, American Waterways Association
March 9: Optimizing the Eight Stages of Association Marketing, Guest Commentator, Kirk Richardson, Materials Technology Institute
February 23: Essential & Emerging Dues Strategies, Guest Commentator, Lola Franklin, TriCity Association of Realtors and Pacific Regional MLS
February 9: About Learning Management Platforms, Guest Commentator, Vanessa Dennison, Dennison & Associates
Bonus session: D2L DEMO
January 26: Top Association Trends for 2022, Guest Commentator, Louise Miller, CAE, SBI Association Management
January 12: The Washington Nonprofit Corporation Act: Big Changes to Affect Nonprofits in 2022, Hosted by Tammie Hetrick, Washington Food Industry Association

2021 Shop Talks Archive

December 8: How Hotels are Doing in 2021 and Beyond, Hosted by Jeff Bowe
November 10: In-Person Meeting Updates, Hosted by Emily Hoyt (Slide Deck | King County Vaccine Verification Toolkit | WSCC Covid-19 Health Order FAQs)
November 24: Friendsgiving, Hosted by Marcia Holland, CAE, and Donna Cameron, CAE
October 27: Ethics, Hosted by Jeffrey Wilcox
October 13: Budgeting During a Pandemic, Hosted by Joel Diehl
September 22: The Hybrid Office, Hosted by Bracken Killpack
July 28: Open Discussion/Committees & Task Forces
July 14: Using Video for Drastic Results, Toni Harris Taylor
June 30: Generative Learning, Jeffrey Wilcox
June 16: Aha! Moments from Convention
May 19: Open Discussion: Meeting In-Person Scenarios, Protocols and Procedures
May 5: Open Discussion/Working From Home - What's Working
April 21: Open Discussion/Opening up strategies post COVID
April 7: Open Discussion/Producing Hybrid Events
March 17: TikTok for Associations, Joey Viola
Feb 24: Post Covid Marketing Strategy, Melanie Asher
Jan 6: Connect the Dots: Innovative Thinking for Association Leaders, Bill Stainton

2022 Shop Talks Archive

Dec 9: Convention 3.0, Dr. Dan Diamond
Nov 18: Inclusion, Jen O'Ryan, Double Tall Consulting
Nov 11: Ethics, Jeffrey Wilcox, Third Sector Co. (This session was 1 full hour)
Sept 2: How Associations Can Benefit From Online Learning Platforms, Brandon Mullen, D2L
August 19: Networking in the New Normal with Joe Diehl, Diehl & Co LLC (download handout)
August 5: Microsoft Productivity Hacks with Laura Leist, Eliminate Chaos
July 15: Open Discussion
July 1: Blended Meetings Continued
June 24: Virtual & Blended Meetings and Events
June 17: Protecting Your Association from COVID-19 Scams with Mitch Hansen, Clark Nuber
June 10: Convention Orientation with Dr. Dan Diamond, MD
June 3: Open Discussion 
May 27: Virtual Fundraising
May 20: Public Relations with Jocelyn McCabe Public Relations
May 13: Governance Challenges (ASA webinar)
May 6: Zoom 
April 29: Sponsorship, with Sylvia Allen Consulting
April 22: Communication 
April 15: Governance
April 8: Membership
April 6: Adding Member Value in the Time of COVID-19 (ASA webinar)
April 1: Shop Talk Launch with Dr. Dan Diamond