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CEO of Small to Medium Associations Special Interest Group (Online)

Date: Thursday, 20 June 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (AEST)
Presenter: Andrew Gosbell, Associations Advisor, Associations Forum

Whether you are an Executive Officer, General Manager or Chief Executive Officer, if your small or medium association’s Board has delegated management responsibility to you, this Special Interest Group (SIG) may interest you.

How to gain Board support for your next IT investment (Webinar)

Date: Wednesday, 26 June 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST
Presenter: Tammy Ven Dange, Strategic IT Advisor for Associations and NFPs, Roundbox Consulting

Associations’ staff are very aware of the deficiencies in their current IT infrastructure. Maybe it’s a system that no longer meets the organisation’s needs like a CRM or LMS. Or perhaps they may have concerns about business continuity and cybersecurity risks.

Associations Conference London

Date: Friday, 12 July 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Venue: QEII Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster LONDON SW1P 3EE

UK, European and global associations, professional and trade bodies, Chartered institutes, learned societies, and Royal colleges are invited to join fellow senior leaders at this high-level conference to discuss significant structural, governance and leadership issues in membership associations. How a for-purpose entity is structured and governed is the foundation for success. Attendees will gain from hearing first-hand case studies from current association leaders and sector advisors. View our…

Board Roles and Responsibilities Workshop (Online)

Date: Tuesday, 16 July 2024
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (AEST)
Presenter: Claire Hewat, Associations Advisor, Associations Forum

Undertaking the role of Director (sometimes called Councillor or Committee Member) 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 Incorporation Acts and the ACNC Act, Board roles and responsibilities under the common law and statute, as well as practical tips on the role of being a Director.

How to Take Effective Minutes Workshop (Online)

Date: Tuesday, 23 July 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST)
Presenter: Claire Hewat, Associations Advisor, Associations Forum

This workshop will provide practical tips on taking and writing minutes for Board meetings and general meetings.

Navigating Negative Media Attention: Strategies for Associations (Webinar)

Date: Wednesday, 24 July 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST
Presenter: Phoebe Netto - Founder of Pure Public Relations

Associations often face scrutiny and public criticism, which can impact their reputation and member trust. No one invites a crisis or negative media attention, but when it happens, you need to act swiftly and with a strategic focus. Priority needs to be given to honesty, compassion and responsibility, as well as protecting your organisation and reputation. This webinar will equip association leaders with the tools and strategies to manage and mitigate negative media coverage effectively.

Finance Special Interest Group (Online)

Date: Thursday, 25 July 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (AEST)
Presenter: Michael Bell, Senior Associations Advisor, Associations Forum

The Finance SIG is an opportunity for Associations Forum members to share ideas, strategies and challenges with their peers in the association sector.

Association Databases and Systems Summit 2024

Date: Tuesday, 30 July 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
Venue: Sydney Masonic Centre, 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney NSW 2000

This one-day interactive summit will guide you through the complexities of data management and CRM implementation.  Enjoy the opportunity to connect with peers, professionals, and showcase sponsors from diverse sectors, fostering valuable relationships and potential collaborations. Showcase Sponsors include Causeis, SwiftFox CRM and Harvey Norman Technology for Business .

Join us to network, collaborate, share ideas, and learn from fellow Association leaders and database practitioners.

Trending Legal & Governance Issues For Associations (Webinar)

Date: Thursday, 1 August 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (AEST)
Presenter: Kathy Nguyen, Senior Lawyer, and Raniya Dass, Paralegal - Australia, Governology

Join this webinar for a summary of recent cases involving associations. Learn from recent case law and gain strategies to protect your association.

Advocacy Training Workshop (Online)

Date: Thursday, 22 August 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (AEST)
Presenter: Lewis Kaplan, Associations Advisor, Associations Forum

Advocacy is very frequently one of the key strategic pillars of associations: indeed, often an underlying reason for their existence.

Membership Special Interest Group (Online)

Date: Thursday, 29 August 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (AEST)
Presenter: Tony Gleeson, Associations Advisor, Associations Forum

The Membership Special Interest Group (SIG) is an opportunity for Associations Forum members to share ideas, strategies and challenges with their peers in the association sector.

Company Secretary Workshop - How to run General Meetings (Online)

Date: Wednesday, 16 October 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEDT
Presenter: Tony Gleeson, Associations Advisor, Associations Forum

With AGM season upon us, attend this workshop to gain practical tips about how to run an effective Annual General Meetings for both in person, online and hybrid settings.

Association Leaders Symposium 2024

Date: Tuesday, 22 October 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: ICC Sydney, 14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000

Association Leaders Symposium is a prestigious annual event that brings together influential leaders from various industries and associations. Through insightful keynote speeches, panel discussions, and networking opportunities, the symposium aims to foster collaboration, share innovative ideas, and inspire positive change in the business and association sectors.

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