Think Like a Futurist: The Impact of Today's Trends on your Future Business
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Think Like a Futurist: The Impact of Today's Trends on your Future Business

Dr. Regina Lark
Suzanne Pine

Do you know what your business will look like in 5 or 10 years? "Think Like a Futurist," builds on the NAPO leaders’ strategic 2018 conversation related to research on "foresight" – (process for discerning, analyzing, & acting on potential futures).

This session will combine a brief presentation with significant time for an engaging attendee discussion on current trends that could or will change your business model, target customer, or services you provide.

Learning Objectives: 
Gain insight into why foresight is essential in your business planning
Explore relevant drivers of change with potential significance for your business (model and future customers)
Experience the research and tools to gain insight about the future and take action in the present
Develop strategies to prepare your business for the long term success



Dr. Regina Lark 

In 2008, Dr. Regina Lark founded A Clear Path: Professional Organizing and Productivity. Regina is a featured speaker and educator on issues ranging from productivity, hoarding, and women’s leadership.

As a Certified Professional Organizer CPO® she specializes in working with people with chronic disorganization, ADHD, procrastination, and time management. Regina is a Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization (CPO-CD), and a graduate of the Organizer Coach Foundation Training Program.  She serves as the Member Director of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO). 
Regina is the author of  Psychic Debris, Crowded Closets: The Relationship between the Stuff in your Head and What's Under your Bed (3rd ed).  

In 2018, she was identified as one of “20 Best” Professional Organizers by In 2016, she was named one of LA’s Top 10 Organizers by CBS/KCAL Channel 2, and was awarded by “Most Innovative Organizer” in 2013 by NAPO-LA

Regina earned her Ph.D. in history from the University of Southern California. For fun she plays golf and tennis, and writes goofy songs about clutter. 



Suzanne Pine 

Sue’s career has spanned over 35 years in the association management world, however the majority of time was in the capacity of an Executive VP of a for-profit association management company (AMC). Thus, she understands both the non-profit world of associations and the for-profit service firm.

Sue retired from a 5th-generation family owned AMC business focused on managing professional and trade associations/societies on her 30th anniversary in 2008 to seek a balance between personal and professional goals. Sue decided to pursue her love for her city/hometown in a part-time sales role for the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PCVB). In a national role focused on Associations, Sue serves as an ambassador for Philadelphia to the AMC Community, specifically marketing all of the benefits of hosting meetings in Philadelphia to those in the Association Management community.

In 2012, Sue joined AH as Director of Educational Services. Sue’s primary responsibilities included the management and delivery of the ASAE Certificate in Association Management Program. Today, in addition to oversight of the Certificate Program, Sue holds the VP of Professional Development position that includes the oversight and compliance relative to both AH's AMC Accreditation and Customer Service Certification. She spends her time focused on working with all of the AH client teams to ensure the appropriate professional development opportunities are available.

Sue assumed the position of Chief Staff Executive of NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) in 2014. NAPO is a non-profit professional educational association for 4000 professional organizers worldwide.Sue is currently an active member of the AMC Institute Accreditation & Standards Task Force and the ASAE Research Committee where she chairs the Trends Task Force. Sue is a past officer of the AMC Institute Board and has chaired several committees for AMC Institute, ASAE, and MASAE. Sue has received the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executives Distinguished Service Award, the 2009 AMC Institute Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2008 Leadership Award from the ASAE - AMC Section Council.


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