Visionary Leadership Academy - 2020

Announcing the all-new


March 10, 2020 — 9am to 4pm
7 hours CAE credits

This is an all new version of my esteemed Visionary Leadership Academy, a power course in association leadership for senior executives. This special day will feature a panel of graduates of the Visionary Leadership Academy who went on to become CEOs talking about their experience moving from senior exec to CEO:

Additional topics covered include:

  1. Enterprise-level results
    Gain a top-level perspective and deliver results for the entire association.
  2. Change Leadership
    Develop your ability to influence organizational and stakeholder behavior.
  3. Disruptive Innovation
    Learn  how to spot and develop game-changing innovations.
  4. Strategic Foresight
    Identify emerging trends so you keep from getting blindsided, and maybe even leverage them for growth.
  5. Professional self-development
    You are your most powerful asset – learn how to  develop  yourself for maximum impact.

Jennifer Pesanelli"A great benefit of Seth’s Visionary Leadership Academy was being exposed to the leadership stories, especially the possibilities and impacts of Grand Challenges, which have inspired me to approach, and seek out, opportunities in a more expansive way."

Jennifer L. Pesanelli, CAE
Executive Officer
Biophysical Society

Chris Stelzig"The VLA put me on the path that led to my first CEO role."

Chris Stelzig, CAE
Executive Director
Entomological Society of America

“Going through the process with Seth opened my mind to thinking about things differently. Without that perspective, I wouldn’t be the same leader, the same person I am today.”

Kevin Madden
COO and CFO of the National Apartment Association

Chris McEntee
"This is more than a one-time meeting experience. It is an opportunity to have access to Seth and his network. Attending his events has been a continual process of gaining additional knowledge, expertise, people and resources to be even more effective."

Chris McEntee
CEO, American Geophysical Union

Registration Fee: $790

Registration is now closed.

Fees for the Academy are nonrefundable. If for any reason you cannot attend after you have registered, the fee can be applied to other offerings and services provided by Seth Kahan.

To be held at the newly renovated American Geophysical Union

Visionary Leadership Academy participants are eligible to receive CAE credits. Visionary Leadership is a CAE Approved Provider. This program meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every program that we offer which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.