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Creating and running virtual awards (Teleconference)

Date: Thursday, 24 September 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presenter: Robert Hossary, Commercial Manager, Lasercraft Australia & Alexandra Larach, Events Manager, Associations Forum

Association awards are often a major event within its industry and are an important part of the year for the organisation. Due to the influence of COVID-19 many award nights have had to be cancelled or in some cases, made virtual. Creating a virtual awards night is a different experience from one that is held in person. This 1-hour teleconference will investigate the planning and creation of a virtual award experience. Registrations are free for not-for-profit organisations. Please note the time…

Quality Board/CEO relationships (Teleconference)

Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presenter: John Peacock, Chief Executive Officer, Associations Forum

Associations aspire to have a hands-off Board, that employs a capable CEO to run the organisation. However, there are many factors that impact this relationship. This 1-hour teleconference will consider: the importance of having appropriately wise people on the Board what the characteristics and skills are of good CEOs clear and current plans - the key link and point of reference and reporting good habits and manners to avoid micromanagement whilst remaining vigilant Registrations are free…

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

Date: Thursday, 1 October 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) With AGM season upon us, attend this workshop to gain practical tips about how to run an effective general meeting in the current circumstances. The workshop will cover: Regulatory & responsible positions on AGMs during COVID-19 Notice and proxy requirements Logistics and preparation Managing quorum requirements Challenges of chairing Challenges of minuting Voting procedures - including how to conduct…

VIC CEO Virtual Lunch

Date: Tuesday, 6 October 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Presenter: Andrew Conway, Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Public Accountants

Join us for our exclusive VIC CEO Virtual Lunch.

Membership Recruitment, Retention and Engagement Workshop (Online)

Date: Wednesday, 7 October 2020
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Presenter: John Peacock, Chief Executive Officer, Associations Forum

Member Registrations: $150 including GST Non-Member Registrations: $250 including GST (Not-for-profit organisations only) A member can hold various roles within an association, including as a voting stakeholder, paying customer and volunteer. During this workshop, delegates will have the chance to discuss various strategies on how to recruit, retain, serve and keep members satisfied with your association. As a part of the workshop, we will also introduce the topic of how to maintain membership during…

Communicating effectively with members (Teleconference)

Date: Thursday, 8 October 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presenter: Zara Bryan, Marketing & Communications Manager, Associations Forum

Communicating with your members is a challenge during normal times - associations need to ensure they do not overload their members' inboxes to the point that their emails are not opened. Now the pandemic has increased the quantum of communications, how can your organisation be heard? This 1-hour teleconference will address: Methods of communication: email, post, social media and phone calls Engaging current members, enticing prospects and communicating with lapsed members Gaining better click-through…

Meeting and event platforms (Teleconference)

Date: Tuesday, 13 October 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presenter: Alexandra Larach, Events Manager, Associations Forum

This 1-hour teleconference is an opportunity for anyone to join and ask questions on what is available on Zoom, GoToMeetings and Microsoft Teams to run successful meetings and events. During this teleconference you will see what features are available in each platform and how to best utilise the platform for your own association. Registrations are free for not-for-profit organisations.  PRESENTER Alexandra Larach, Events Manager, Associations Forum Alexandra is responsible for creating and managing…

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

Date: Thursday, 15 October 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…

Association Events Summit 2020

Date: Thursday, 29 October 2020
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Venue: International Convention Centre Sydney, 14 Darling Drive, Sydney NSW 2000 AND ONLINE!

Join us in person or online at the Association Events Summit.

Board Roles and Responsibilities Workshop (Online)

Date: Wednesday, 4 November 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…

Associations Forum National Conference 2020

Date: Tuesday, 15 December 2020 - Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: ONLINE

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

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