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"I congratulate the entire Associations Forum team for an exceptional National Conference. From the quality of the speakers and content streams to the exhibitors, food and entertainment an excellent and valuable event all round. The AF team are a credit to the industry and testament to a positive and resilient culture. Thank you for the experience and learnings!"Lindsay McGrath, Chief Executive Officer, Swimming Pool and Spa Association of Australia (SPASA)
“As members of the Associations Forum, our team at the Australian Spinal Research Foundation did Directors Training. With our Board being a group of volunteers, we found the Association's Forum facilitator could answer questions we had and give us a better understanding of our responsibilities as a Board. This has been very helpful, and we truly appreciate it”.Dr Ryan Seaman, Board Director and President, Australian Spinal Research Foundation
“The great thing about Associations Forum is the collective knowledge and collaboration. Nowhere else can you access a huge pool of association knowledge, credible partners and most importantly trends and efficiencies."Antony Nicholas, Chief Executive Officer, Osteopathy Australia
“Kathy Nguyen recently facilitated an excellent and highly informative training session around Board Governance for the APPA Board. Kathy had obviously taken time to research and build her understanding around the unique nature of our association and used this work, together with her considerable association knowledge and professional experience, to ensure the session was clearly focussed and the benefit maximised for attendees."Graeme Feeney, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Primary Principals Association
“The new constitution provides a strong foundation from which UITPANZ can continue to serve the members and champion our mission of sustainable urban mobility. The Board is appreciative of the work of the Governance Committee with guidance from Kathy Nguyen, Associations Forum.”Michelle Batsas, Executive Director , UITP Australia New Zealand
"It is less than a year since we became members of the Associations Forum and already I have seen the benefits our membership has brought to the organisation. The resources available have been invaluable in saving time and energy that can be more productively focussed on other priorities rather than on reinventing the wheel. The Board training and Board evaluation provided through Associations Forum highlighted our strengths and helped us identify a few areas we need to address to improve our governance. The networking and learning opportunities have been invaluable to me as CEO. I only wish we had made the choice to become members earlier."
Cheryl Holmes, Chief Executive Officer, Spiritual Health Organisation
"I would like to thank Associations Forum, for all their guidance and support in transitioning our organisation from a Federated Association to a National Company Limited by Guarantee. Their knowledge and expertise in the areas of governance, boards and constitutions, and willingness to answer many questions and be available to our member organisations, enabled us to progress our vision and achieve our goal."
Louise Wightman, President, Maternal, Child and Family Health Nurses Australia
"I would like to thank Associations Forum for providing a comprehensive review of our strategic plan, operational capability and practices and providing valuable, insightful recommendations. The valuable input during the meeting has provided us with valid, strategic, recommended implementations and operational changes ensuring benchmarks and activities are more streamlined, and provide overall direction and benefit to the Association. Rest assured I will be recommending the services of Association’s Forum to colleagues and other Association Boards."Stephen O’Dwyer, President, Traffic Management Association of Australia