International Live Events Association Inc

aka ILEA   |   McLean, VA   |  https://www.ileahub.com

Mission

ILEA advances the live events industry by creating an inclusive global community dedicated to personal and business development, and inspiration to elevate all professionals engaged in live events.

Ruling year info

1989

Interim Executive Director

Ms. Amy Lotz, CAE, HMCC

Main address

7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300

McLean, VA 22102 USA

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Formerly known as

International Special Events Society

EIN

33-0302596

NTEE code info

Professional Societies, Associations (Y03)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP)

The Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) designation was established in 1993 to recognize event professionals who have successfully demonstrated the knowledge, skills and ability essential to perform all components of a special event. ILEA endorses and manages the voluntary CSEP program for those who meet established standards.

A primary mission of the 2019-2022 ILEA Strategic Plan is to collaborate with key stakeholders to promote the importance of industry standards. This includes elevating the CSEP designation as a minimum standard for our segment of the industry and ensuring its relevance for a global audience.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Established in 1995, the Esprit Awards have become a symbol of industry excellence and evolved into one of the most respected awards competitions in the industry. The awards competition was conceptualized as a means to increase industry awareness, elevate professionalism, and inspire growth in an emerging profession. Today, the Esprit Awards honor ILEA members' best, most creative and innovative contributions to the industry.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Global Event Forum brings together high-level influential international live event professionals to debate and discuss relevant topics impacting the live event industry globally.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Collaboration with Meeting Professionals International (MPI) provides ILEA members with curated education based on the ILEA Core Curriculum. The extensive list of on-demand educational opportunities includes topics such as finance, business, risk management, safety and security and more, and is available to all ILEA members around the globe.

Population(s) Served
Adults

ILEA’s annual Spirit of Excellence awards recognize ILEA chapters which excel in chapter communications, administration, membership retention and growth programs and individuals who share extraordinary leadership skills with the live events industry.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Events Industry Council 2020

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    The ILEA Board of Governors, in collaboration with the CSEP Certification Committee, embarked on a year-long journey to review and enhance the CSEP program. Together with our new testing provider, Yardstick, we will evolve the program. Our partnership enables us to modernize the CSEP test-taking system and simplify grading to offer a faster return of scoring for candidates. The revised exam will feature new questions which better assess current industry standards and the exam will no longer have an essay portion. This move will also allow us to offer the exam worldwide with remote proctoring.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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International Live Events Association Inc

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Dana Macaulay, CSEP

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Meghan Johnston, CSEP, DMCP

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/19/2020

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/11/2020

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.