Bringing Associations Together To Boost Performance


Gold Member Training Presentations

Gold Members of Associations Forum are entitled to receive one of the training presentations listed below as part of their membership. 

Non-Members can receive training presentations for a fee. If you have any enquiries please contact Kathy Nguyen on 02 9904 8200 or

Board Governance

Board Directors, councillors and committee members need to know their roles and responsibilities so they can perform well and with confidence. This highly respected practical training is delivered to a face-to-face meeting of the Board.

Association and Federation Structures Presentation

Associations may have commenced as individual state or territory entities and formed a federal body as well. In this presentation the pros and cons of federations of states compared with single entities and processes for possible mergers are explained. 

Membership Essentials Presentation

Membership retention, engagement and growth are vital. This presentation gives practical tips on recruiting and retaining members, demonstrating the value of membership and suggests necessary systems, processes and staff. 

Financial Fundamentals Presentation 

Association Board Directors have often not had financial training. This presentation explains key concepts such as accounting principles, processes, budgeting and reporting, and discusses financial attitudes.

Event and Sponsorship Presentation

Events deliver knowledge, networking and inspiration to members, plus profits to the association. Key factors including content, delivery methods, marketing, logistics and sponsorship income generation are addressed in this presentation.

Strategic Planning Presentation

We understand the need to sell planning days to Boards and to impress them with practical outcomes. This presentation shares tips for successful planning sessions and may give commentary on existing plans.

State of the Associations Sector Presentation

Better outcomes occur when associations understand the sector’s scale, variety and importance to society. This presentation enables Boards and staff to gain a big picture understanding of the associations sector.


"Thanks John. Judging by the conversations that followed after you left the room, there was a nice buzz after the financial training and I am happy they felt the training was worthwhile."
Patricia Chan, National Administrator, Dental Hygienists Association of Australia Ltd

"We have had two Councillors provide feedback that you were very knowledgeable, and it helped to clarify what kind of structure we have, and how we would like to move forward. You were also very approachable and answered questions honestly and sincerely. Many thanks again for making the time to do the presentation for our National Association."
Tan Nguyen, President, Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists’ Association

"Dear Denys, I wanted to thank you for yesterday’s training. I found it invaluable and you have given me much food for thought."
Carmen Olsen, Executive Officer, Consulting Surveyors Victoria Inc.


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