This February 16-18, 2022, professionals representing associations and vendors of every size and industry gathered at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs to learn, network, and discover association trends at AMC Institute’s Annual Meeting. AMC Source Co-Presidents, Debra S. Nolan, CAE, IOM and Gregory Brooks, were among the attendees, returning with a wealth of knowledge shared at the event.
Nolan and Brooks shared that they thoroughly enjoyed conversations on the topics of adaptability, self-care and team wellness, longevity, unity, and resetting of expectations. Important conversations also included the future of the AMC model and a focus on inclusion in the association community. “Being among colleagues in a remote setting allowed for fresh thinking, productive and encouraging dialogues, and, ultimately, time well spent,” shared Nolan. One such important dialogue that particularly resonated with our team was that of improving the profession and the AMC model through volunteer servant leadership.
AMC Source’s AMCI accreditation study group pictured with Bill Barnes, the group’s accreditation auditor. From Left to Right: Beth Quick-Andrews & Jim Andrews of Q&A Business Solutions; Jodi Fisher of Impact Association Management; Bill Barnes, CPA, CMA of BGB CPAs; Kirsten Reader of Impact Association Management; Gregory Brooks and Debra Nolan of AMC Source
AMC Source’s involvement in the association community lent itself to particularly meaningful participation at the meeting, including time to connect with our AMCI Accreditation Study Group, and engagement in volunteer capacities. Brooks currently serves on AMCI’s Accreditation and Standards Committee, which is charged with encouraging, supporting and equipping AMCs to attain accreditation by AMCI. Brooks also serves on the American Society of Association Executive’s (ASAE) Association Management Company Advisory Council. In this capacity, Brooks assists ASAE in providing programs, services, and information that helps emerging AMC owners and staff address their unique association management and business challenges. The ASAE AMC Advisory Council met during the AMCI Annual Meeting, providing additional opportunities for connection and collaboration during the event. The meeting was especially meaningful given AMC Source’s accreditation by AMCI in March of 2021.
In addition to imparting timely knowledge and encouragement to association professionals, the event demonstrated the return of in-person experiences. The hospitality industry has experienced a return of safe meetings with growing attendance. The property provided a beautiful venue to achieve the business at hand, while providing a fabulous environment for peers and colleagues to reunite. “The idea to ‘stop meeting planning and start creating experiences’ was exemplified in this event and its hosts,” said Brooks, “the opportunity for face-to-face connection with colleagues and industry partners, and facilitated with utmost professionalism, safety, and style.”
AMC Source Co-Presidents Debra S. Nolan, CAE, IOM and Gregory Brooks visit The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. “Refresh your headshot” photos taken by Nam Thai of EPNAC Photography & Video, courtesy of Business Events Montreal, Destination Vancouver, and Destination Toronto.
Attending the AMC Institute Annual Meeting is just one example of AMC Source’s continual immersion in the ongoing experiential education and professional development of our team. Learn more about our team’s credentials and professional experience on our blog today.