4.5 hours

Friday, August 24 | 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

Holiday Inn Airport | 4401 Southwest 15 | Oklahoma City
$99/OSAE Members and Staff

This program is designed not only to inspire you, but to share proven, adaptable strategies for creating momentum in your work for your association. Momentum takes a deep dive into the strategies working for associations today. Mary Byers will share thought-provoking concepts designed to help you keep your association's edge. You'll gain key insights from what Mary has learned as she's connected with associations around the world and learn three powerful strategy starters including Questionology, Experimenting and Leaping.


Mary Byers, CAE, is co-author of Race for Relevance: Five Radical Changes for Associations and Road to Relevance: 5 Strategies for Competitive Associations.  She’s the former director of communications and member services for the Illinois State Dental Society and served in that capacity for nine years prior to starting her consulting business in 1998. Since then, she’s worked primarily with not-for-profit organizations, including the Million Dollar Round Table, American and Illinois Farm Bureaus, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Medical Society Executives. 

Mary specializes in working with volunteer association leaders and chief staff executives to help define their roles and clarify their vision through leadership conference programming, facilitating strategic planning retreats and coaching. She’s a skilled listener and able to help initiate and manage difficult conversations.

Mary is a certified association executive and a member of the National Speakers Association. She is also the author of seven books.


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