Comanches or Mongols? A Different View of Chapter Relations

Wed. February 12, 2020 at 11 am Eastern timeWarrior looking to the future


Everyone is connected; a benefit of association Chapters (components) is that we actually see that connection in physical form. Looking at this relationship outside of affiliate agreements, rebate checks, and tax forms will allow you to see your components in a different way.

How well you understand the relationships and honor the importance of volunteer contributions can make or break a components program. For example: are your components Comanches or Mongols? 

What does that mean? Attend the webinar to find out!

The goal of this session is to open discussion about different ways of seeing the relationships with components, and most importantly, volunteers. Designed as a facilitated group discussion, we will set aside the limiting structures that inform our daily relationships with components and get to the heart of the matter: we are dealing with human beings and to be successful at it, we must work towards understanding.

By the end of the session, participants will have considered questions that may not arise regularly in the work day. The point of considering these questions is to begin an ongoing process that continues back at the office. 

Understanding your network and how it functions will open new avenues to success. 

Presented by: 

Cecilia Sepp, CAE

Cecilia SeppCecilia Sepp, CAE, is the chief executive officer and founder of The 501c League and principal and founder of Rogue Tulips LLC. She brings over three decades of experience to the association management profession, having served as a staff member at professional societies, trade associations, and a nonprofit dance organization. For 12 years, she consulted to a variety of professional and trade associations, focusing on strategy development and research. An experienced CEO, Cecilia frequently speaks and writes on a variety of association management topics. She received a bachelor’s degree in political science with an adjunct in management from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. She became a Certified Association Executive in June 2015 and completed the Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (CNAP) certificate program in 2018.


Member fee: $15.00
Non-Member fee: $35.00

This course provides One (1) CAE credit under Domain 2: Governance and Structure. 

 Register here.