Let’s Engage!

Seeking Your Input – Digital Education

VMAE invites your participation in a brief survey in regard to current and planned digital education offerings at your VMA. All the information needed to respond is in your head – no data searching required, only 5-6 minutes of your time is requested!
Based on member request, one area we’re gathering information on is webinars. The question about honorarium paid to presenters is permissible (in terms of anti-competitive concerns that can surface when such questions are asked via the listserv) because only aggregate (versus individually identifiable) data will be reported. Please note your survey responses will be anonymous in ANY reporting of this data.

Please complete the survey by close of business on Tuesday, May 26
You’ll find the survey here – and thanks in advance for participating!

VMAE | Live! Virtual Town Halls at Hand

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Present and Future Impacts
Thursday, May 21 – 12:05-12:55 PM Mountain time
There’s still time to register for this session featuring VMAE’s Titanium- and Platinum-level Strategic Initiative Partners. They’ll share thoughts on key learnings their organizations have distilled from the pandemic experience, the resources they created to help the veterinary community adapt, and ideas about how their organizations will function and provide value moving forward. Following the roundtable discussion VMAE members will be invited to join the video gallery and ask questions of the panelists; questions are invited in advance using the button below.

Hotel Contracts in the New Era

Thursday, May 28 – 12:05-12:55 PM Mountain time
Join the conversation with three attorneys who have experience helping associations manage risk and resolving meeting-related questions. They’ll discuss contract clauses, physical distancing impacts, negotiation strategies, event cancellation insurance and more – plus questions from the audience will follow the roundtable discussion. VMAE members will be invited to join the video gallery and ask questions of the panelists; questions are invited in advance using the button below.

VMAE } Live! Virtual Happy Hour on Tap

Wednesday, June 3, 4-5 PM Mountain
Have your beverage of choice available for this check-in with colleagues – and a conversation with special guest Glenn Tecker!
Just as VMAE members have adapted our work in response to the public health pandemic, Glenn says that he’s been “working feverishly to help our clients conduct future focused strategic planning, critical issues and scenario planning, organizational remodeling, and board and annual meetings using a variety of online tools.” He’ll share a bit more about some of those engagements – AND he’ll respond to questions from VMAE members about, well, just about anything you wish to explore in the realm of association management realm, or his enthusiasm for horses, or his service as a board member for some very impactful organizations. Join the fun – and get better acquainted with a global luminary in association management!

I look forward to seeing you at these complimentary VMAE events, and thanks for taking time with the digital education survey to better understand the directions VMAE members are moving!


Ralph Johnson
Chief Executive Officer
VMAE | Veterinary Medical Association Executives
www.vmae.org | ralphjohnson@vmae.org | Cell 303.946.0620