CAI III Classes

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Maximizing Your Leadership Potential

As graduates of CAI, you have a unique position and opportunities within NAA and the auction community. As Voltaire implied, “With [leadership] comes great responsibility.” This class provides a look into the opportunities available for you in NAA leadership and the path to get there. Leading the association leads the auction profession – now is your chance to get involved and make a lasting difference!

Upon completing this class, you will be able to:
  1. Describe the leadership opportunities that the CAI designation affords you
  2. Identify your path to NAA leadership

About the instructor

Hannes Combest, FASAE,CAE
Hannes Combest was named as chief executive officer for the National Auctioneers Association beginning in June of 2008.  Prior to her work at NAA, she served members of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America for more than 12 years in various capacities.  She has a master’s degree from Baker University and is a Certified Association Executive.  In 2014, she was awarded the NAA President’s Award of Distinction.  Hannes is active in the American Society of Association Executives as a member of the Research Committee and is past-president of the Kansas City Society of Association Executives, which in 2005 awarded her the Professional Excellence Award and in 2010 awarded her the Distinguished Association Executive Award. She was inducted as a fellow in ASAE in 2018.