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About World Class Boards

World Class Boards is the training arm of Leading Associations. Our services are thoughtfully designed, expertly delivered and offer a leading-edge customer experience.

We pride ourselves on giving your organization a proven system to overcome any individual, cultural, structural or strategic challenges your organization encounters.

Instructors

Jeffrey Arnold, MAM, CAE

Jeffrey Arnold, MAM, CAE

Leading Associations President and Co-Owner

Jeff Arnold, MAM, CAE is an association leadership strategist who helps association CEOs and their Boards of Directors build world-class strategy, world-class boards and world-class board/staff relationships. He is President and co-owner of Leading Associations, a company that provides training, consulting and management services to associations, showing them how to provide visionary leadership, establish an aspirational culture and produce remarkable results.

Jeff earned a Masters in Association Management (MAM) from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and a Bachelors of Science in journalism.

Robert Spangler, MPA

Robert Spangler, MPA

Chief Operation Officer and Principal

Rob Spangler, MPA, CSC is a leadership confidant who helps association executives and their board of directors to clarify strengths and areas of challenge so they can make informed choices, address areas of growth and proactively develop their organization. He is co-owner of Leading Associations, which provides training, consulting and management services to organizations, advising them on how to provide visionary leadership, establish an aspirational culture and produce remarkable results.

Rob earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver and two Bachelor of Arts degrees from Fort Lewis College. He served on the Colorado Society of Association Executives Board of Directors and was Executive Director of the Colorado Human Resource Association, where he created their annual convention and, with a strong team, developed it to the largest HR convention in the central United States.

Tim Blum, CAE

Tim Blum, CAE

Instructor

Tim Blum brings a dynamic understanding of association management, trade and membership organizations to World Class Boards. Tim’s varied duties include working with the World Class Boards training program, Leading Associations’ consulting efforts and The Sales Association’s webinar and educational series.  Tim is the founder and Executive Director of Energy Voice Institute. EVI promotes energy careers through Energy Career Days, showing students what a career in energy is really like.