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How Boards Evaluate Themselves

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has in recent years conducted several significant survey on association governance. In this post I review a valuable one on how boards evaluate themselves. Here’s a quick summary of the findings. First, board size is often a key indicator of success. Smaller boards are, generally speaking, happier boards. […]

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Next Generation Learning

The studies have been done, the verdict is in, and we’ve got to stop talking at conference attendees and instead engage them in conversations. That in summary was the message delivered at a very thought-provoking training session I recently attended. The presenter made three exceptional statements that are most worth considering: Telling isn’t learning. Learning […]

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What 50,000 Members Say

ASAE has updated some of its most significant and valuable research to reveal why people join associations, become active in associations, and choose to be leaders in associations. The results, based on interviews with 50,000 association professionals, are intriguing. Here are some of the more significant findings: People like being connected to a cause, being […]

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Robert E. McLean, CAE, to Co-Present Session on Social Media at the AMC Institute Winter Meeting

Arlington, VA, February 10, 2009 – REM Association Services President Robert E. McLean, CAE, will co-present a session on February social media for associations at the AMC Institute’s winter meeting. Michael T. LoBue, CAE, will be his co-presenter. The AMC Institute is the international trade association for owners of association management companies (AMCs). The presentation […]

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Robert E. McLean, CAE, named AMC Section Chairman by American Society of Association Executives

Arlington, VA, August 19, 2008 – REM Association Services President Robert E. McLean, CAE, has been named chairman of the Association Management Company (AMC) Section Council for the American Society of Association Executive by ASAE’s Board of Directors. The appointment to the one-year term officially began on August 15. ASAE has 13 different professional interest […]

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Robert E. McLean, CAE, and Hugh Webster, Esq., to present Form 990 Update at the AMC Owners/Principals Program on August 15 in San Diego

Arlington, VA, August 14, 2008 – Robert E. McLean, CAE, president of REM Association Services, and Hugh K. Webster, Esq., Partner, Webster Chamberlain and Bean will present a session at this year’s AMC Owners’ Principals Program in San Diego on August 15. The session will provide an update on revisions to the IRS Form 990. […]

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Robert E. McLean, CAE, Named AMC Section Council Vice Chariman

Arlington, VA, August 7, 2007 – REM Association Services President Robert E. McLean, CAE, has been named vice chairman of the Association Management Company (AMC) Section Council for the American Society of Association Executive (ASAE). ASAE has 13 different professional interest sections, providing a community for nearly every sub-specialty within association management. The AMC Section […]

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Robert E. McLean to Present at ASAE Annual Conference

Arlington, VA, August 21, 2006 – Robert E. McLean, CAE, will be a presenter at the American Society of Association Executive’s 2006 Annual Conference on August 22 in Boston, MA. The conference, which will attract more than 5,500 association and hospitality professionals, is the preeminent national event for association executives in the US. The presentation, […]

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Robert E. McLean Named to ASAE’s Association Management Company Section Council

Arlington, VA, September 9, 2005 – Robert E. McLean, CAE, president of REM Association Services of Arlington, VA, has been named to the Association Management Company (AMC) Section Council of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). Section council members are selected based on their experience and leadership as AMC executives. McLean, who has nearly […]

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Coal Trading Association Selects REM Association Services

Arlington, VA, September 21, 2004 – The Coal Trading Association (CTA) has selected REM Association Services, an Arlington, VA, association management company (AMC), to provide full service management for the organization. Robert E. McLean, CAE, and REM’s president, will serve as the CTA’s executive director. Founded in 1999, CTA exists to promote efficient and effective […]

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