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Association Success Masterclass TAS

Date: Monday, 26 February 2024
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (AEDT)
Venue: Wrest Point, 410 Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay TAS 7005 Presenter: John Peacock AM, Chief Executive Officer, Associations Forum and Kathy Nguyen, Senior Lawyer, Governology

Associations Forum is pleased to offer a one-day interactive masterclass featuring John Peacock AM and Kathy Nguyen, experienced advisors in association management and governance. Through theory and real-world scenarios, John and Kathy will impart valuable concepts and strategies for advancing your association.

QLD Association Lunch: Leading a Small Association with Big Ideas

Date: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (AEST)
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets, Southbank QLD 4101  Presenter: Trevor Rawnsley, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Resident Accommodation Managers’ Association and Paul Stadhams, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association

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

Association Membership Summit 2024

Date: Thursday, 29 February 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
Venue: Sydney Masonic Centre, Ionic Room, 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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. This intensive one-day summit is designed to provide practical insights on the membership challenges faced by associations and other NFP organisations.

Association Success Masterclass SA

Date: Monday, 4 March 2024
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (ACDT)
Venue: Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide, 65 Hindley Street, Adelaide SA 5000 Presenter: John Peacock AM, Chief Executive Officer, Associations Forum and Andrew Gosbell, Associations Advisor, Associations Forum

Associations Forum is pleased to offer a one-day interactive masterclass featuring John Peacock AM and Andrew Gosbell, experienced advisors in association management and governance. Through theory and real-world scenarios, John and Andrew will impart valuable concepts and strategies for advancing your association.

Events Special Interest Group (Online)

Date: Tuesday, 5 March 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (AEDT)
Presenter: Finola Carey, 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. It takes a great deal of time and effort to manage an event and involves communication with multiple stakeholders.

ACT Association Meeting

Date: Thursday, 7 March 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEDT
Venue: National Convention Centre Canberra, 31 Constitution Avenue, ACT, 2601 Topic: Riding the Dragon: The Power of Collaboration Presenter: Susan Davidson, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Diabetes Educators Association

Join us for our exclusive ACT Association Meeting in partnership with National Convention Centre Canberra.

Communications Special Interest Group (Online)

Date: Tuesday, 12 March 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (AEDT)
Presenter: Claire Hewat, Associations Advisor, Associations Forum

The 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.

Association Success Masterclass QLD

Date: Monday, 18 March 2024
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (AEDT)
Venue: Stringfellow Training Room, Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Queensland (IPWEAQ), Level 1, 6 Eagleview Place, Eagle Farm QLD 4009 Presenter: John Peacock AM, Chief Executive Officer, Associations Forum and Tony Gleeson, Associations Advisor, Associations Forum

Associations Forum is pleased to offer a one-day interactive masterclass featuring John Peacock AM, and Tony Gleeson, experienced advisors in association management and governance. Through theory and real-world scenarios, John and Tony will impart valuable concepts and strategies for advancing your association.

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

Date: Tuesday, 19 March 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (AEDT)
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.

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

Date: Thursday, 21 March 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEDT)
Presenter: Claire Hewat, Associations Advisor, Associations Forum

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.

Association Success Masterclass WA

Date: Tuesday, 26 March 2024
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (AWST)
Venue: Hyatt Regency Perth, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6000 Presenter: John Peacock AM, Chief Executive Officer, Associations Forum

Associations Forum is pleased to offer a one-day interactive masterclass featuring John Peacock AM experienced advisor in association management and governance. Through theory and real-world scenarios, John will impart valuable concepts and strategies for advancing your association.

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

Date: Wednesday, 10 April 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST
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 Success Masterclass ACT

Date: Monday, 29 April 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (AEST)
Venue: National Convention Centre Canberra, 31 Constitution Avenue, ACT, 2601

Associations Forum is pleased to offer a one-day interactive masterclass featuring experienced Association Advisors in association management and governance. Through theory and real-world scenarios, they will impart valuable concepts and strategies for advancing your association.

Associations Forum National Conference 2024

Date: Tuesday, 30 April 2024 - Wednesday, 1 May 2024
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: National Convention Centre Canberra, 31 Constitution Ave, Canberra ACT 2601

Associations Forum National Conference is Australia's premier event for associations, charities and the not-for profit sector, with CEOs, senior executives, Board members, and experts leading interactive discussions, sharing knowledge and experiences on a range of key issues and practical matters such as:

The real reasons why your CRM sucks: Hint, it may not be the software's fault! (Webinar)

Date: Wednesday, 8 May 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST
Presenter: Tammy Ven Dange, Strategic Advisor, Roundbox Consulting

There are many reasons that your CRM could be failing your organisation. However, in some cases, it’s not actually a vendor or technical issue. Instead, it’s likely caused by internal factors.

Knowing the root cause could be the difference between the cost of replacing the entire CRM and a significantly smaller investment.

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.

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 Advisor, 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.

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