Thought Leadership

Building an Industry with Certification

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  The American Institute of Constructors began offering certification in 1996 with its aim being to raise the level of individual professionalism within the related fields of construction.  Through it’s two levels of certification, the Associate Constructor (AC) and the Certified Professional Constructor (CPC), over 24,000 individuals have sought certification.  The goal of the AIC…

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MASAE Association Disrupt – A Follow Up Discussion      

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  On March 30, 2016 I had the opportunity to attend the Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executives new event, Association Disrupt Symposium.  The content for the day was something I had been looking forward to.  Yes, I had a hand in organizing most of the content – but that made it exciting to attend and…

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Strength in Numbers: New Report from AMCI Shows Positive News for AMC Managed Associations

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Did you know Association Management Companies (AMCs) have been around for over 100 years, TMG for 28 of them. We have known that the AMC model makes great business sense for not for profit organizations given the breadth of our expertise and access to resources. We also suspected that there was a bigger story on…

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Association Development and Management in South Africa

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Recently, Gregg Talley, FASAE, CAE, President and CEO of Talley Management Group, Inc., joined colleagues on a speaking tour through South Africa, sharing insights and knowledge on Association Development and Association Management.

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Meetings Mean Business

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We’ve heard that saying before and in the age of hybrid events, virtual meetings, social media and the up and coming Millennial Generation, there seems to be an assumption that the virtual environment is preferred over face-to-face meetings.  Not so.  Check out this article.  In a recent study, “87% of all professionals believe face-to-face meetings…

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The Influence of your Attitude

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I recently saw an article on an industry newsletter that caught my eye.  The original blog posed the question, “Staffing the Association: Employ Staff or Contract with AMC?”  The post gave a great overview of the benefits of partnering with an AMC.  While not going into specifics, it hit the high level benefits that we,…

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Creating Stronger Communities and Human Connections

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Talley Management Group (TMG)’s mission is to create stronger communities and human connections to enhance global society, this focus is more specific toward associations and societies, but the company is taking this charter one step further by creating international bridges connecting students in the United States with those overseas in Kenya. Prior to a recent…

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Mentorship and CIPE

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I have the good fortune of traveling to Kenya annually to see friends and family. But now, thanks to CIPE, I have another great reason to visit. My CIPE mentee, June Gathoni and her organization, the Small and Medium Entrepreneurial Resource Centre, are headquartered in Nairobi and on my trip this March we were able…

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TMG Gives Back

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One of TMG’s Core Values is “Creating Stronger Communities and Human Connections to Enhance Global Society.” In keeping up with that Core Value TMG recently had a chance to give back by collecting school supplies to be donated to the Moi Avenue Primary School in Kenya.  Included in the donations were art supplies and laptop…

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Shirley Chang Shares How An Internship with CIC Broadened Her Perspective

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As a Finance major in my senior year of college, I came to the U.S. all    the way from Tunghai University in Taiwan. Taiwan is a beautiful country where liberal diversity and multiculturalism thrive. I see a lot of similarities between the convention industry and Taiwan. I think that is what makes me feel…

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