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Your Career Path: What's a #2 to Do?
Date(s): Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Location:  American Society of Hematology   

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  2021 L Street NW, Suite 900
  Washington, DC 20036   Map it
CAE Hours: 3.25
Non-Member Fee: $195.00

This program is designed to explore the career options, challenges, and other burning questions for the second-in-command at any organization.

Understudy. Co-Pilot. Deputy Sheriff. These are all roles considered 'second-in-command' but require the same—or more—amount of work as their counterparts. Being in the deputy role of an association is an important responsibility but it may only be a stepping stone in your career path. This program is designed to help the #2 determine if moving to the top spot is the best move and if so, how to navigate those waters.

Panelists include:

  • Christopher Busky, CAE, COO, Heart Rhythm Society
  • Brenda Hargett, CAE, COO, American Academy of Otolaryngology
  • Jim Zaniello, President, VettedSolutions

Together, we'll discuss such tricky topics as:

  • Relationship building with the CEO and with the board.
  • What if you don't want to be in the top position?
  • Setting expectations and professional development goals.
  • Moving on—how to make yourself the candidate.
  • Navigating the politics—it's a small neighborhood.

Through facilitated Q&A attendees will discuss these topics and whatever else comes to mind. End the afternoon with some good, old-fashioned, unabashed networking to share information, get advice, and gain new perspectives— this could be the beginning of the support network you've been waiting for! Food and beverages are included.

Who should attend?
Anyone who is currently in the #2 position, regardless of your title! We recognize that the demographics of an organization affect the scope of the position. The responsibilities of a #2 in a staff of 50 vs. a staff of 15 vary wildly, but there are also many similarities regardless of staff or budget size.

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