Associations Forum is pleased to provide our members 21 benefits in 2021!
6-7 September 2021 at CENTREPIECE, Melbourne Park, Melbourne.
Due to the evolving outbreak of COVID-19, CEO & Chair Symposium 2021 has been postponed until further notice.
Holding a Planning Day is one of the best ways to refocus and re-energise your organisation
Explore the many benefits of joining Australia’s premier network of associations
Associations Forum is pleased to announce the recipients for the Association Awardsᵀᴹ 2020
Association Turnaround of the Year:
Australian Marketing Institute
Association Achievement of the Year: Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute
Association of the Year:
Restaurant and Catering Australia
See our winners here
By joining Associations Forum, Australia’s premier network of associations, your industry, profession or special cause organisation will benefit from advice, knowledge and networking.
Just as your organisation strengthens its members and community, Associations Forum will provide you with the essential tools, resources and solutions to enhance your association.
“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
“Through my 20 years as an Association CEO in the health sector, I have utilised Associations Forum's capability and capacity at many levels for organisational improvement. The organisations I have been involved with have utilised services to restructure a federation into a single entity, review corporate governance and facilitate strategy and cultural change. This is in addition to networking and attending conferences and events for the whole organisation to be challenged, network and integrate ideas into our business at a Board and operational level. In my mind it is a simple and worthwhile choice to be a member organisation of Associations Forum”.Matthew Fisher PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Chiropractors Association
"Thank you for your help in guiding us through the strategic planning process and keeping us all focused. Comments were positive and the directors and staff gained a lot, including clarity, inspiration and a renewed appreciation for the association and what we’re all trying to achieve."Jill Brookfield, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Accredited Certifiers
"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
"Congratulations on your inaugural Associations Events Summit. Thank you for delivering some brilliant speakers who shared relevant insights that resonated with what I encounter at doing my events job and great networking opportunities as usual. Expectations are high on the next one."Milla Krivozhnya, Marketing and Events Manager , Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA)
“We are grateful for the assistance of Associations Forum. With the new plan and mission statement, we now have a clear path and direction for IMSANZ. Joining Associations Forum was a great move for us for all of the guidance and expertise they provide.”Leigh-anne Shannon, Executive Officer, Internal Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand Ltd