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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 , Harvey Norman Technology for Business , AlphaSys and Bond Software.

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.

VIC Association Lunch

Date: Thursday, 8 August 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: Association Leader's Triumph and Tribulation

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

Does your Association need an AI strategy? (Webinar)

Date: Thursday, 15 August 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST
Presenter: Tammy Ven Dange, Strategic IT Advisor for Associations and NFPs, Roundbox Consulting

Associations leaders are under increasing pressure to adopt AI tools in their workplace. So, should your organisation have an AI strategy?

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.

QLD Association Lunch

Date: Tuesday, 27 August 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (AEST)
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets, Southbank QLD 4101  Topic: NSA's transformation from a fee-paying membership advocacy organization to a community-based model Presenter: Chris Grice, Chief Executive Officer, National Seniors Australia 

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

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.

NSW Association Lunch

Date: Thursday, 12 September 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (AEST)
Venue: Nexia Sydney, Level 22, 2 Market Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Topic: Finance Induction for Directors: Understanding Terms & Ratios

Join us for our exclusive NSW Association Lunch, in partnership with Nexia

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

Date: Tuesday, 8 October 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 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.

Risk Management for Associations (Workshop)

Date: Thursday, 17 October 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (AEDT)
Venue: Online Presenter: Andrew Gosbell, Associations Advisor, Associations Forum 

Join us for an online workshop designed specifically for association leaders and management teams on the important topic of risk management.

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.

Association Awards™ Dinner 2024

Date: Thursday, 7 November 2024
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
Venue: Skyline Room, Marvel Stadium, 740 Bourke St, Docklands VIC 3008

You are invited to our exclusive Association Awards™ Dinner where we will be honouring finalists and recipients of the Association Awards™ & Associations Hall of Fame™2024. The Association Awardsᵀᴹ recognise excellence and accomplishment by associations and outstanding individuals.  Celebrate the success of our sector and feel free to extend this invitation to any of your staff or Board members. Dress code: Cocktail / Business attire. Member and Non-Member Registrations: $140 including GST  This…
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