Getting-Innovation-RightBuilding Beehives

—A Handbook for Creating Communities that Generate Returns

This handbook outlines tools and techniques to create organizational communities and community events that provide strategic returns. Using beehives as a whimsical metaphor this book includes specific step-by-step techniques for bringing professionals together to collaborate and produce results. Case studies include the World Bank, SIGMA, and Federal CIOs.

“Building Beehives, A Handbook for Creating Communities that Generate Returns will help leaders in the association industry benefit from the strategic advantage of organizational community-building. Seth has successfully identified this emerging trend. He provides the information and techniques you need to put it to use, bringing new life, enthusiasm and value into your workplace. This handbook will help you harvest the sweet rewards that vibrant communities deliver.”
Susan Sarfati, President & CEO, The Center for Association Leadership;
Executive Vice President, American Society of Association Executives

“Seth, thank you for the work you have done to make my gatherings with staff such a success”
James Wolfensohn, President,
The World Bank

“I would like to thank you for the instrumental role you played in making the Senior Staff Conference 2004 a resounding success for the agency. The success of the conference was, in large part, the result of your efforts.”
Gaddi H. Vasquez, Director,
The Peace Corps

“Fulbright alumni around the world have benefited from Seth Kahan’s vision of community building and his practical advice on achieving organizational benefits, addressing community concerns, and providing participant payoffs. Whether your next meeting involves 40, 400, or 4,000 people, don’t have it without Seth!”
Jane L. Anderson, CAE
Executive Director, Fulbright Association