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Using Learning Programs to Drive Your Association’s Membership Value (Webinar)

Date: Wednesday, 22 May 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST
Presenter: Glen Luttrell, Senior Solutions Engineer, D2L Australia, and Tony Maguire, Regional Director ANZ, D2L Australia

In today's digital world, professional associations must offer more than just memberships - they need to provide continuous learning opportunities that create real value for members. This webinar will explore how leveraging an innovative learning platform can help your association transform online learning into a powerful membership magnet.

Events Special Interest Group (Online)

Date: Tuesday, 28 May 2024
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (AEST)
Presenter: Tony Gleeson, Associations Advisor, Associations Forum

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

VIC CEO Lunch

Date: Wednesday, 29 May 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (AEST)
Venue: Courtyard Meeting Room, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf VIC 3006 Topic: In Conversation: Leading a Small Association with Big Ideas

Join us for our exclusive VIC CEO Lunch and conversation, in partnership with Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

NSW CEO Lunch

Date: Tuesday, 4 June 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST
Venue: InterContinental Sydney, 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Topic: Advocacy: Being a voice for your association and the members Presenter: Chiang Lim, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Childcare Alliance NSW

Join us for our exclusive NSW CEO Lunch in partnership with Cairns Convention Centre.

Marketing and Communications Special Interest Group (Online)

Date: Wednesday, 5 June 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (AEST)
Presenter: Amanda Dollman, Marketing Manager, Associations Forum. 

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

QLD Association Lunch

Date: Tuesday, 11 June 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (AEST)
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets, Southbank QLD 4101  Topic: Maintaining a Strong CEO & Board Relation Presenter: Emma Hossack, Chief Executive Officer and Robert Best, President of Medical Software Industry Association

Join us for our exclusive QLD Association Lunch and conversation, in partnership with Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Learning, Education & Professional Development Summit

Date: Thursday, 13 June 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
Venue: Merri Creek Rooms, Chapter Place, 1 Pentridge Boulevard, Coburg, VIC 3058

Education and professional development are core offerings that many associations provide to support the growth, advancement, and success of their members, while also contributing to the overall development of the industry or profession they represent.

Nurturing Associations Future Leaders: Identifying skills based on culture and capability (Webinar)

Date: Tuesday, 18 June 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST
Presenter: Jo Brown, Recruitment Manager & Executive Search Consultant, Beaumont People

Jo Brown will discuss strategies for nurturing the next generation of associations stars, identifying unusual association talent and shaping them into future leaders. With a mix of engaging stories and practical advice, discover how to provide mentorship, foster growth, and create pathways for emerging Gen Z talent. Follow the rise of a graduate with no obvious experience and how identifying transferable skills, core qualities and a coachable spirit can help to unlock an unlikely highflyer within a business.

Membership Recruitment, Retention and Engagement Workshop (Online)

Date: Wednesday, 19 June 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (AEST)
Presenter: Tony Gleeson, Associations Advisor, Associations Forum

This workshop will examine why members are so important to the vitality of an association and strategies on how to recruit, retain, serve and keep members satisfied with your association. Register for this workshop to ensure your association is making the most of opportunities regarding membership.

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 - 6:00 pm BST
Venue: QEII Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster LONDON SW1P 3EE

This high-level conference will discuss significant structural, governance and leadership issues in membership associations, societies, Institutes, guilds, clubs and the like. As they usually operate for the direct benefit of a particular set of members in their professional trade, associations usually have a few direct competitors and are open in sharing their successes, challenges, and war stories. Topics & Speakers Biometrics Institute: from work-station start-up to global recognition in 20…

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.

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 summit will inform delegates of the relevant issues and technological challenges faced when selecting a system for your association. Showcase Sponsors include Causeis and SwiftFox CRM.

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

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.

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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