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Board Roles and Responsibilities Workshop (Online)

Date: Wednesday, 12 August 2020
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Presenter: Kathy Nguyen, Manager - Client Services, Associations Forum & Denys Correll, Manager - Client Services, Associations Forum

Undertaking the role of Director or Councillor within an association Board is a considerable yet manageable responsibility. This workshop will look at the legal framework for associations under the Corporations Act, state and territory Associations Act and the ACNC Act, Board roles and responsibilities under the common law and statute, plus best practice on the role of being a director. This will be a practical session based on extensive experience of association governance. Questions are welcome…

Fireside chat with event technology experts Delegate Connect (Teleconference)

Date: Thursday, 13 August 2020
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Delegate Connect is a company that enables face-to-face conferences to run virtually or as a hybrid event. They run conferences & events ranging from single-day, single-stream events to events in excess of five days with up to 30 concurrent rooms. During this 1-hour discussion, Delegate Connect Managing Director Jordan Walsh will be happy to talk through any particular scenarios or challenges you’re trying to understand or overcome internally right now, discuss the process of planning and best tips…

Member engagement strategies for 2020/21 (Teleconference)

Date: Tuesday, 18 August 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presenter: Alexandra Larach, Events Manager, Associations Forum & Claire Bell, Membership Engagement Manager

The pandemic has caused many associations to revisit their strategies for engaging with their members. In some cases, the crisis has actually caused an improvement in their engagement leading to more contact with their members than before. This 1-hour online discussion will address the following points: engagement throughout the year - not just at renewal or conference registration time engagement methods for your members - telephone, zoom and even face-to-face the need for a good database as…

2020 Association Membership Summit

Date: Monday, 24 August 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Members are at the core of associations. A healthy membership leads to a vital organisation, yet even strong associations need to keep up-to-date on how to recruit, retain and engage members. The Association Membership Summit will explore how to boost member satisfaction and create a member-centric strategy for your association.

Association growth through international expansion (Webinar)

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2020
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The pandemic has meant that associations need to innovate and seek new opportunities. National or trans-Tasman associations, plus the industries or professions they represent, have the opportunity to expand to other nations in a big way. This webinar will feature case studies of associations that have been active beyond Australia and New Zealand and also hear from international expansion specialists, SannamS4, about the ways to pivot strategies and explore, enter and expand into new high growth markets…

Company Secretary Workshop - How to take effective minutes (Online)

Date: Thursday, 27 August 2020
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Presenter: Keith Roberts, Consultant, Associations Forum & Kathy Nguyen, Manager - Client Services, Associations Forum

Registrations: Member - $150 including GST Non-Member - $250 including GST (NFP Only) This workshop will provide practical tips on taking and writing minutes for Board meetings and general meetings; and the role of the company secretary in regards to taking minutes. Some points of discussion will include: defining what minutes are what obligations there are regarding minutes what needs to be included and what should not be included in minutes the style and language to use for minutes what…

Associations Forum National Conference 2020

Date: Tuesday, 15 December 2020 - Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane   

Hundreds of senior executives, Board members, and experts in their field will gather to lead discussions on the key issues affecting the associations, charities and not-for-profit sector.

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