Association CSOs are well aware of the challenges and opportunities each new leadership year brings to your organization. A new board president or chair brings a new dynamic to the role, plus any personal goals, work styles, and needs he or she might have.

Attending the ISAE CEO/CSO Summit will strengthen your partnership by facilitating focused conversations to build a bond, work together, and set the tone for your time together.

Join us on October 7 and 8, and spend time with seasoned association veterans who will walk you through orientation best practices, creating and sustaining healthy board culture, and planning for success.

Facilitators include:

  • Gary Bolinger, CAE, Former President & CEO of the Indiana CPA Society
  • Leslie Murphy, FASAE, CAE, President of Raybourn Group International (RGI)
  • Mark McSweeney, CAE, Executive Director of ISAE and Vice President of Associations Strategies for RGI


“The CEO/CSO Summit was a great opportunity for the board chair and I to hear the same information, and then discuss and consider making changes with the information learned.”

“This was a great opportunity to sit with my President for a day, receiving the same information, and processing it for the benefit of our organization.”

“My biggest takeaways were a much better appreciation for my CSO and how to improve board discussions!”

“It was a good opportunity to get on the same page with my CEO.”

“The summit allowed us as CEO and CSO to breakdown the imaginary walls preventing crucial conversations. Jokingly, I considered this a couples retreat to build and save our business relationship!”


October 7-8, 2018

Marriott Indianapolis East
7202 E 21st St.
Indianapolis, IN 46219

Book your room by Friday, September 21 to receive the discounted rate of $94/night.


ISAE, FEA and other State SAE Members: $700

Non-Members: $900

*Price is per pair (CEO and CSO)

Additional Registrants: $125 members; $225 non-members

CEU Hours: 6

Schedule at a Glance

Sunday, October 7, 2018  
5:00pm-6:00pm Registration
6:00pm-7:00pm Cocktail Reception/Getting to Know Your Peers
7:00pm Dinner on you own with your CEO/CSO
Monday, October 8, 2018  
7:45am-8:15am Breakfast
8:15am-8:45am Welcome/Setting the Stage for a Meaningful Day
8:45am-10:15am You’re the New CEO/CSO Team – Now What?
10:15am-10:30am Morning Break
10:30am-Noon Creating & Sustaining a Healthy Board Culture
Noon-12:45pm Lunch
12:45pm-2:00pm Planning to Succeed
2:00pm-2:15pm Afternoon Break
2:15pm-3:30pm Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Change
3:30pm-4:15pm Association Best Practices & Open Forum
4:15pm-4:45pm Wrap up