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    • 19 Feb 2024
    • (NZDT)
    • 03 Mar 2024
    • (NZDT)
    • Online
    Register


    Thank you for attending AuSAE IF, we sincerely hope that you made some good connections and took away with you some understandings around the challenges that the association industry is facing and the conferencing arena.

    We would appreciate you letting us know your thoughts on the
    AuSAE IF

    Your feedback will greatly assist us in developing next year's event

    *the survey is anonymous

    THANK YOU

    • 19 Feb 2024
    • (NZDT)
    • 03 Mar 2024
    • (NZDT)
    • Online
    Register


    Thank you for attending AuSAE IF, we sincerely hope that you made some good connections and took away with you some understandings around the challenges that the association industry is facing and the conferencing arena.

    We would appreciate you letting us know your thoughts on the
    AuSAE IF

    Your feedback will greatly assist us in developing the event

    THANK YOU

    • 05 Mar 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AEDT)
    • AuSAE Webinars - 11am- 12 noon AEDT | 1pm - 2pm NZDT
    Register


    Elevate your association's success by joining the AuSAE Webinar on Tuesday, 5 March, at 11 am AEDT / 1 pm NZDT. Dive into the realm of membership dynamics and gain valuable insights into strengthening your association's foundation.

    Tailored for Association CEOs, Heads of Membership, and Membership Managers, this webinar is a must-attend for those seeking to understand the profound impact of a robust membership base. Explore strategies to enhance engagement, foster meaningful connections, and boost the overall performance of your association. With our panel of Association leaders sharing their knowledge and practical tips on membership, this event promises to equip you with the tools needed to elevate your membership strategy to new heights.

    Don't miss this opportunity to unlock the potential of a strong membership base and position your association for sustained growth in 2024. Register now and join us for an informative and engaging session. 

    Attendees receive 1 CAE credits. 

     AuSAE is proud to be a CAE Approved Provider. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this event may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visitwww.asaecenter.org/cae.   

    Meet our Panel
    Graham Catt
    Chief Executive Officer, Independent Schools Association

    Graham has 20 years’ experience leading member-based organisations in sectors including education, business, health, animal health and agriculture.

    He is currently CEO of Independent Schools Australia, the national peak body for the Independent school sector. His previous CEO roles include the Canberra Business Chamber, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, and CEO Australian Veterinary Association.

    Graham’s professional success as a CEO, Chairman, board member and entrepreneur has been supported by the academic pathway of humanities degrees (including a Masters‘ degree in literature) MBA, and executive leadership programs with London Business School & Melbourne Business School.

    Graham is a former AuSAE board member and was President from 2016 – 2019, and currently serves on the Board of St John ACT the advisory Board of the Canberra Business School at the University of Canberra.

    Donna South 
    Director, Membership, Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC)


    Donna joined the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) in May 2023 as Director, Membership. This role extends a decade of working in membership associations, where her enduring goal has been “to turn every member into a raving fan.” Previously, Donna was Membership Director at the Association of Product Professionals, a start-up organisation and global industry body for product people. Prior to that she was the National Manager Membership & Marketing at Weld Australia (the peak body representing the welding industry in Australia), where she spent eight years running membership, marketing & communications, and events. 

    Craig Young, CAE 
    CEO, TUANZ

    Craig is passionate about the digital technology and communications industry because of the opportunity it offers for improving business and personal lives in New Zealand. He is currently the Chief Executive of TUANZ (the Technology Users Association) which is helping New Zealand make the most of the digitally connected world. TUANZ is an independent member based organisation representing users of tech which educates and advocates for the uptake of digital technology and the improvement of communication services across NZ including rural and regional areas. Over more than 35 years TUANZ has a proud reputation of providing leadership in representing the views and needs of the people and businesses that rely on technology every day. In 2021 TUANZ partnered with MBIE in developing the Digital Boost Alliance, and in his role as CEO, Craig is responsible for leading the work that promotes and manages the operations of the Alliance.

    Craig is an advocate for inclusivity, and equity especially in the digital technology sector in Aotearoa New Zealand. He was instrumental in the launch of TUANZ’s future leaders programme, FLINT, in 2016. He is the joint Chair of the Affordable Connectivity Constellation with the Digital Equity Coalition Aotearoa, and a trustee at the 2020 Trust.


    Kerrie Green
    State Manager QLD, NSW & ACT, Institute of Public Accountants


    Kerrie is a dedicated association professional with over 10 years’ experience working in membership organisations. She is currently in the role of State Manager QLD, NSW and ACT, Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Before joining the IPA she held Senior Membership Manager roles and State Manager positions with the Australian Medical Association QLD, Family Business Association and AuSAE.

    Kerrie’s professional success has been supported by her academic journey, holding a Masters of Business in Marketing, and a Bachelor of Business and Economics.

    Having worked across member engagement, growth, and experience, Kerrie is passionate about nurturing and growing membership communities, providing value for members and enhancing member connections. 

    • 06 Mar 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (NZDT)
    • Auckland, CBD (venue to be confirmed)
    Register


    Participating in these forums is a vital aspect of your AuSAE membership. They offer a unique platform for association CEOs and key influencers to engage, share insights, and gain valuable knowledge to enhance your association’s impact.

    These exclusive events are tailored specifically for CEOs and executive directors of member organisations within AuSAE. 

    In keeping with The Chatham House Rule, these sessions ensure confidentiality, encouraging open and honest discussions. Please note that sector suppliers are not included in these meetings, except on special occasions where they are invited to present.

    You have the opportunity to contribute to the agenda at any time by submitting your items here. Alternatively, you can directly contact Brett via email to register your interest or suggestions.

    • 12 Mar 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (NZDT)
    • Wellington, CBD (venue to be confirmed)
    Register


    Participating in these forums is a vital aspect of your AuSAE membership. They offer a unique platform for association CEOs and key influencers to engage, share insights, and gain valuable knowledge to enhance your association’s impact.

    These exclusive events are tailored specifically for CEOs and executive directors of member organisations within AuSAE. 

    In keeping with The Chatham House Rule, these sessions ensure confidentiality, encouraging open and honest discussions. Please note that sector suppliers are not included in these meetings, except on special occasions where they are invited to present.

    You have the opportunity to contribute to the agenda at any time by submitting your items here. Alternatively, you can directly contact Brett via email to register your interest or suggestions.

    • 13 Mar 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (NZDT)
    • Wellington OR Online
    Register


    Join our dynamic support network of professionals dedicated to the fields of membership, membership services, and member-focused marketing. We invite you to be part of an engaging conversation about enhancing membership value, exploring innovative products and services.

    This session is available in two formats for your convenience:

    1. Face-to-Face Gathering in Wellington: Connect with peers in person and share your insights.
    2. Online Participation: Engage in the discussion from wherever you are.

    Meeting Focus: Our initial topic will revolve around 'Strengthening Your Membership Proposition' – a key area for all membership professionals.

    This event is exclusively open to all AuSAE members at no charge. To secure your spot, a simple RSVP is all it takes. Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to the future of membership services!

     

    • 13 Mar 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (NZDT)
    • Wellington, CBD - Venue to be confirmed OR Online
    Register


    Join us for the exclusive AuSAE Event Managers’ Networking Session, an event crafted for professionals in event management within our member organisations. This session stands as a key benefit of your AuSAE membership, fostering a space for connection, collaboration, and learning among event management experts.

    Why This Session Is Unmissable:

    • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow event managers, build professional relationships, and exchange ideas.
    • Knowledge Sharing: Dive into discussions on challenges and innovative solutions in the field of event management.
    • Expert Insights: Gain insights from guest speakers, renowned in the industry for their expertise and forward-thinking approaches.
    • Safe and Open Dialogue: Discussions are held under The Chatham House Rule, ensuring confidentiality and promoting honest and open conversations.
    Who Should Join:

    This event is specifically tailored for event managers and coordinators from membership organisations within the AuSAE network.

    We believe this session is an essential platform for our community to thrive and evolve together. Your participation will not only enrich your professional journey but also contribute significantly to the collective growth of our field.

    Join Us:

    Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a dynamic and enriching experience. We look forward to welcoming you to the AuSAE Event Managers’ Networking Session!

    ** A light lunch is provided for those people attending in person **

    • 19 Mar 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AEDT)
    • AuSAE Webinars - 11am- 12 noon AEDT | 1pm - 2pm NZDT
    Register


    Optimising Growth: Leveraging Member Experience in Your Acquisition and New Member Strategy

    Join us for a webinar that will dive into how you can maximise your growth strategy in the Acquisition Phase of your Member Lifecycle. In today's competitive landscape, member satisfaction and engagement are critical to success. This webinar aims to guide you through innovative approaches that leverage the power of positive member experiences to attract, convert, and retain new members.

    In this session, we'll cover:

    • Understanding the Impact of Member Experience: Explore the influence of member experience on acquisition and retention.

    • Personalisation for Member Acquisition: Explore the power of personalised experiences in member acquisition.
    • Building a Member-Centric Culture: Explore strategies for aligning internal processes, training, and communication channels to prioritise and enhance the member experience at every touchpoint.
    • Utilising Technology for Enhanced Member Engagement: Embrace the latest technologies to elevate member engagement.
    • Data-Driven Decision Making: Discover the role of data in understanding member behaviours and preferences.
    • Crafting a Seamless Onboarding Experience: Dive into the critical phase of attracting and onboarding new members.
    Don't miss this opportunity to optimise growth for your association. Register now and join us for an informative and engaging session!


    Attendees receive 1 CAE credits. 

     AuSAE is proud to be a CAE Approved Provider. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this event may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visitwww.asaecenter.org/cae.   

    Meet our Presenter
    Michelle Lelempsis
    Managing Director at Causeis

    Michelle Lelempsis has consulted and presented in Australia and globally to 100s of associations to help them enable their digital transformation and growth strategies.

    Whether Michelle is presenting on association strategies, digital transformation, engagement scoring, data analytics, member experience or how to align your tech to meet your business strategy you’ll find her passion and enthusiasm for the industry contagious.

    Michelle is the Managing Director of Causeis, that provides digital consulting to over 65 associations in Australia, New Zealand and around the world. The work of Causeis improves the lives of over 300,000 members every day.

    Proudly Sponsored By:

    Causeis is most trusted and awarded digital consulting partner for associations in Asia Pacific. Combined with unmatched experience and supported by global technology solutions, we are ready to deliver your entire digital roadmap to enable your growth and member experience.

    We are more than technology consultants. We live and breathe associations, as we’ve all worked in not-for-profits. We are the developers of the Digital Academy for Associations and we have  trained 100s associations in digital association strategy here and around the world.

    We are the recipient of the SmartCompany Smart50 list, Smart Workplaces and ASI Global iMIS Partner of the Year for the third consecutive year. Learn more at www.causeis.com.au

    • 27 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (NZDT)
    • Tākina Wellington Convention & Exhibition Centre
    Register


    Welcome to the 3rd AssociationX, a one day trade show featuring over 30 business solution providers and offering multiple educational insights within our Education Hubs.

    AssociationX Education Hubs serve as the centre of innovation and success stories in association management. Immerse yourself in our dynamic environment, where case studies spring to life, discussions ignite inspiration, and valuable insights flow from association executives and industry-leading suppliers.

    Throughout the day, join us at our three Education Hubs, as you immerse yourself in the trade show

    Discover exhibitors representing a wide array of sectors, including IT solutions, destinations, venues, and hotels. With ample time available, you can fully immerse yourself in the enriching education sessions while also exploring the exhibition area to find suitable solutions that align with your requirements.

    Visit the website for more information


    Pricing: Complimentary 

    NB: This show is only open to association /not for profit  professional/executives


    • 09 Apr 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (NZST)
    • ONLINE (teams)
    Register

    Join the Conversation on Finance, Risk, and Compliance

    The AuSAE Risk and Finance Special Interest Group (SIG) invites you to be a part of an engaging online meeting dedicated to professionals in the fields of association finance and risk management. This group serves as a crucial platform for sharing ideas, exchanging valuable information, and acting as an innovative idea laboratory.

    Why Attend?

    • Network with Peers: Connect with other professionals who share your focus on finance and risk management within associations.
    • Gain Insight: Dive into discussions about the latest trends and challenges in finance, risk, and compliance.
    • Share and Learn: Exchange knowledge and best practices, and bring back valuable insights to your organisation.

    Event Details:

    • Location: Online (teams Link provided upon RSVP)
    • Open to All AuSAE Members: Participation in this SIG meeting is complimentary for all AuSAE members.

    RSVP Now:

    Reserve your virtual seat by simply RSVPing. As an AuSAE member, there is no cost to participate.

    This SIG meeting is an essential opportunity for those involved in association finance and risk management to come together, share knowledge, and contribute to advancing our field. Your participation and input are what make these conversations so valuable.

    We eagerly await your contribution to this vital discussion. See you there!


     

    • 09 Apr 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AEST)
    • AuSAE Webinars - 11am- 12 noon AEST | 1pm - 2pm NZST
    Register



    Unlock the secrets to Ethical Leadership in our upcoming webinar on April 9th! In a world where integrity is paramount, join us as we explore the critical intersection of leadership and ethics.

    Led by Damian Mitsch, this session will cover:

    • Ethical Decision-Making Frameworks: Gain practical tools to navigate complex ethical dilemmas and make principled decisions that uphold your organisation's values.
    • Fostering Trust and Transparency: Learn how to cultivate a culture of integrity within your association, fostering trust among members, stakeholders, and the community.
    • Leading by Example: Discover actionable strategies to embody ethical leadership qualities, inspiring others to follow your lead and driving positive organisational change.

      Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your leadership journey and drive positive change within your association. Register now.

      Attendees receive 1 CAE credits. 

       AuSAE is proud to be a CAE Approved Provider. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this event may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visitwww.asaecenter.org/cae.   

      Meet our Presenter

      Damian Mitsch, CAE
      CEO - Australian Dental Association

      Damian is a career association professional who has held executive roles in some of Australia’s largest allied health membership organisations. Responsible for the overall management of the ADA, Damian has had previous company directorship experience including positions on the Board of Austin Health, The Butterfly Foundation, Chair of the National Primary Health Care Partnership, a director of Allied Health Professions Australia and President of The Bridge Inc. He is passionate about innovation, change and leadership and holds an MBA and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

      • 17 Apr 2024
      • 10:20 AM - 2:00 PM (AEST)
      • Online Meeting (AEDT)
      Register


      Association Management Systems

      This complimentary online event, is where Association Management Solutions (AMS), demonstrate their product to the association sector. 

      Each session will have 30 minute presentation with 10 minutes of Q&A. Then opportunity to enter the virtual exhibition to speak to the suppliers present.

      Details coming soon 

      All times are Australian add + 2 hours for NZ Time

      Other scheduled demo days are as follows

      10:20 – welcome

      10:30 - 11:00
      11:00 – 11:30
      11:30 – 12:00
      Break
      12:30 – 1:00
      1:00 – 1:30
      1:30 – 2:00

      Demo days are not open to suppliers of the sector in their respective fields

      • 17 Apr 2024
      • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (AEST)
      • Online Meeting (AEDT)
      Register

      Association Management Systems

      Present and Demonstrate to the association sector your  Association Management Solutions (AMS).

      Register here to reserve your place 

      Each session will have 20 minute presentation with 5 minutes of Q&A. Then opportunity to enter the virtual exhibition to speak to the suppliers present.

      Terms and Conditions here

      Presenting companies will receive a complete list of delegates that attend the event, with incitation of the delegates that attended your session.

      An online exhibition area will be available pre and post presentations for you to ‘be online’, to speak to delegates, if they require further information. This online area will be able to be branded to your company, with the MC on the day will be prompting delegates to utilise this.

      The online system for the presentations Delegate Connect 

      All times are Australian est add + 2 hours for NZ Time

      10:30 - 11:00 first presentation – ASI
      11:00 – 11:30 – second presentation
      11:30 – 12:00 – third presentation
      Break
      12:30 – 1:00 – fourth presentation
      1:00 – 1:30 – fifth presentation
      1:30 – 2:00 – sixth presentation


      • 23 Apr 2024
      • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AEST)
      • AuSAE Webinars - 11am- 12 noon AEST | 1pm - 2pm NZST
      Register


      Are you ready to elevate your association's impact and lead the charge for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)? Join us for an engaging webinar where Hayley Angell will explore into the intricacies of implementing a purposeful DEI strategy, sharing how Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CA ANZ) approached this challenge.

      Key Topics Covered:

      • Member Insights Deep Dive: Explore the journey  of CA ANZ in deepening member insights to shape a DEI strategy.
      • Launch of Inaugural DEI Strategy: Gain insights into the strategies that paved the way for a successful launch of CA ANZ's inaugural DEI strategy.
      • Confronting Hard Truths About Representation: Uncover the challenges faced by associations in addressing the critical issue of representation and learn effective strategies to overcome them.
      • Profession-Wide Charter Launch: Discover the impact of launching a profession-wide charter and its role in fostering a culture of inclusion.
      • Redefining Membership: Understand how CA ANZ redefined what it means to be a member by embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values.

      Why Attend?
      This webinar is tailor-made for association executives looking to:

      • Deepen member insights 
      • Launch or enhance their DEI strategy 
      • Confront and address challenges in representation 
      • Foster a more inclusive professional community 
      • Stay ahead as thought leaders in DEI initiatives

      Presented by Hayley Angell, she brings a wealth of experience and insights into the world of DEI strategy implementation. Learn from CA ANZ journey and gain practical tips to steer your association toward a more inclusive and progressive future.

      Don't miss out on this opportunity to transform your association into a beacon of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Register now to secure your spot!

      Attendees receive 1 CAE credits. 

       AuSAE is proud to be a CAE Approved Provider. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this event may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visitwww.asaecenter.org/cae.   

      Meet our Presenter
      Hayley Angell
      Senior Manager - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Chartered Accountants ANZ

      Hayley joined CA ANZ in 2020 as Queensland State Manager, following key roles at Queensland Law Society and CPA Australia. She has 15 years’ experience as a speaker, host and facilitator working with leading global brands like Mastercard, Virgin Media and BHP. Hayley leads CA ANZ Trans-Tasman DEI team, launched inaugural CA ANZ DEI Strategy and has lived experience as a woman, queer person, person from a low-SES background and as carer to a person with a disability.

      • 08 May 2024
      • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (NZST)
      • Auckland, CBD - Venue to be confirmed OR Online
      Register


      Join us for the exclusive AuSAE Event Managers’ Networking Session, an event crafted for professionals in event management within our member organisations. This session stands as a key benefit of your AuSAE membership, fostering a space for connection, collaboration, and learning among event management experts.

      Why This Session Is Unmissable:

      • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow event managers, build professional relationships, and exchange ideas.
      • Knowledge Sharing: Dive into discussions on challenges and innovative solutions in the field of event management.
      • Expert Insights: Gain insights from guest speakers, renowned in the industry for their expertise and forward-thinking approaches.
      • Safe and Open Dialogue: Discussions are held under The Chatham House Rule, ensuring confidentiality and promoting honest and open conversations.
      Who Should Join:

      This event is specifically tailored for event managers and coordinators from membership organisations within the AuSAE network.

      We believe this session is an essential platform for our community to thrive and evolve together. Your participation will not only enrich your professional journey but also contribute significantly to the collective growth of our field.

      Join Us:

      Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a dynamic and enriching experience. We look forward to welcoming you to the AuSAE Event Managers’ Networking Session!

      ** A light lunch is provided for those people attending in person **

      • 14 May 2024
      • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AEST)
      • AuSAE Webinars - 11am- 12 noon AEST | 1pm - 2pm NZST
      Register


      When a crisis hits your organisation, no news is good news. Effective Reputation Management is staying out of the media altogether and when this isn't possible - mitigating and removing the impact of devastating press is key.

      At Good Talent Media, we know it takes years to build your reputation but minutes to lose it and our consultants are experts at stopping your story from going viral. Our team can guide you on controlling the narrative and protecting your brand through what could be one of your organisation's defining moments.

      Join Accomplished Journalist & Founder of Good Talent Media Tony Nicholls as he helps you formulate your crisis communications strategy and to prepare your team to deal with the press during a crisis.

      Key Takeaways:

      • Learn how to effectively manage a crisis.
      • Understand the media and the news cycle.
      • How to use the media to raise funds for your associations cause.
      • Learn how to break into the media and get coverage.

      Who Should Attend:
      CEOs, Executive Directors, Senior Leaders, and Marketing/Communications Professionals from associations of all sizes and sectors who are responsible for shaping and safeguarding their organisation's brand and reputation.

      Don't miss this opportunity to gain invaluable inisghts and strategies to drive your association's success! Register now.

      Attendees receive 1 CAE credits. 

       AuSAE is proud to be a CAE Approved Provider. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this event may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visitwww.asaecenter.org/cae.   

      Meet our Presenter
      Tony Nicolls
      Director, Good Talent Media

      Founder and Principal Consultant of Good Talent Media Tony Nicholls is an accomplished journalist who has held roles for more than ten years with the ABC, SBS and Network Ten, covering thousands of news stories across Victoria, Australia and in the international media.

      Tony has seen first-hand how the media landscape has evolved, changing the roles of journalists, politicians and media spokespeople.

      His deep experience of this demanding new digital media age places him ideally to deliver the up-to-the-minute media advice to achieve presence and results.

      Good Talent Media provides Public Relations and Communications services for organisations in the not-for-profit sector. With a team of ex-journalists, PR experts, and media specialists, GTM tells stories that change lives. From online to traditional media, we help industry leaders engage the public with effective and on-brand media coverage to create maximum visibility and cultural impact. If you’d like an integrated approach to your PR and communications strategy, grow your business with Good Talent today.

      Learn more at www.goodtalent.com.au

      • 15 May 2024
      • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (NZST)
      • Wellington OR Online
      Register

      Join our dynamic support network of professionals dedicated to the fields of membership, membership services, and member-focused marketing. We invite you to be part of an engaging conversation about enhancing membership value, exploring innovative products and services.

      This session is available in two formats for your convenience:

      1. Face-to-Face Gathering in Wellington: Connect with peers in person and share your insights.
      2. Online Participation: Engage in the discussion from wherever you are.

      Meeting Focus: Our initial topic will revolve around 'Strengthening Your Membership Proposition' – a key area for all membership professionals.

      This event is exclusively open to all AuSAE members at no charge. To secure your spot, a simple RSVP is all it takes. Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to the future of membership services!

       

      • 28 May 2024
      • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AEST)
      • AuSAE Webinars - 11am- 12 noon AEST | 1pm - 2pm NZST
      Register


      Unlocking Social Media Success: Strategies for Associations

      In today's digital era, harnessing the power of social media is not just about gaining followers – it's about driving real results for your association.

      Join us for an engaging session on how associations can leverage social media to enhance member retention and drive new member acquisition in 2024. In this webinar, we'll explore the key strategies and tactics that have proven successful in today's rapidly evolving digital landscape. From identifying the most effective social media platforms to cultivating engaging content and building robust databases, we'll provide actionable insights to help you develop a social media strategy that delivers tangible ROI.

      Led by George Hawwa, Growth Director at Attention Experts, this session will equip association executives with the tools and knowledge they need to thrive. 

      Key takeaways:
        • Identify the best social media platforms for associations to maximise ROI and engagement.
        • Learn the successful social media marketing formula that integrates seamlessly with other marketing channels.
        • Discover the key drivers of engagement in 2024 and how to implement them effectively.
        • Gain insights into creating databases that facilitate front-of-mind marketing and nurture member relationships.
        • Explore strategies to enhance member renewals and improve overall member engagement through social media channels.

        Who Should Attend:
        This webinar is designed for association executives, marketing professionals, membership managers, and anyone responsible for enhancing member engagement and acquisition through social media channels.

        Don't miss this opportunity to supercharge your association's social media efforts and stay ahead of the curve in 2024!

        Attendees receive 1 CAE credits. 

         AuSAE is proud to be a CAE Approved Provider. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this event may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visitwww.asaecenter.org/cae.   

        Meet our Presenter
        George Hawwa
        Growth Director - Attention Experts

        As owner and Founder of Australia's most 5-star rated global social media agency 'Attention Experts' which was started in 2016, George has worked on social media strategy, management and analysis across over 20 different industries with companies from across the world. As Growth Director George is in charge of the overall client strategy and also agency growth.

        George won the 'Outstanding Young Entrepreneur' award at the NSW Business Chamber Awards in 2018. George started Attention Experts, after successfully starting,building, and selling two multi-million dollar businesses utilising social media. He was approached by organisations, for his competence after both businesses were sold, and hence decided to embark on establishing his own social media agency. George has worked closely for many years with many member associations and knows them intimately as to what their needs and wants are.

        George has been called to be an expert witness in court cases involving social media defamation and trademark infringement. He is a sought-after keynote speaker and presenter for industry groups and in-house training on the subject of social media. George also lectures on behalf of the Centre for Continuing Education on social media strategy at Sydney University.

        Proudly Presented By:

        Attention Experts is Australia’s most 5 star rated social media agencies. It has helped close to 1,000 businesses from multinationals, Government agencies, Not for Profits and SMEs since 2016 grow on social media. Recently opening their Dublin, Ireland office, Attention Experts now has three offices globally and is looking to continue its expansion as it has recognised a real need for its services. Led by George Hawwa, it is award winning and has won numerous ‘best campaign ‘ awards by the Australian Marketing Institute, Australian Achiever Awards, The Australian Journal, Yahoo! Finance and more. 

        For more information, visit www.attentionexperts.com
        Book a 30 min Strategy Session - attentionexperts.com/need-help/#make-a-booking

        • 11 Jun 2024
        • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AEST)
        • AuSAE Webinars - 11am- 12 noon AEST | 1pm - 2pm NZT
        Register


        Are you ready to take your association to new heights through strategic partnerships? Join us for an exclusive webinar where we'll unravel the secrets to identifying and securing impactful alliances that drive growth and innovation.

        In this dynamic and informative session, you'll gain invaluable insights into the art of identifying, nurturing, and securing strategic partnerships that align with your organisation's mission and goals.


        Key Takeaways:

        • Strategic Partnership Fundamentals: Understand the core principles behind strategic partnerships and how they can propel your association's mission forward.
        • Identifying the Right Partners: Learn effective strategies for identifying potential partners that complement your association's values and objectives.
        • Building Strong Relationships: Discover proven techniques for nurturing relationships with potential partners and fostering mutual trust and respect.
        • Negotiation and Agreement: Master the art of negotiation to secure mutually beneficial partnership agreements that drive success for both parties.
        • Measuring Partnership Success: Explore metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) for evaluating the effectiveness and impact of your strategic partnerships.
        • Case Studies and Best Practices: Gain inspiration and practical insights from real-world case studies and best practices in strategic partnership management.

        Who Should Attend?
        Association CEOs and Executives, Membership Directors, Business Development Managers, Strategic Planning Teams, Marketing and Outreach Professionals

        Attendees receive 1 CAE credits. 

         AuSAE is proud to be a CAE Approved Provider. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this event may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visitwww.asaecenter.org/cae.   

        • 25 Jun 2024
        • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (NZST)
        • ONLINE (teams)
        Register

        Join the Conversation on Finance, Risk, and Compliance

        The AuSAE Risk and Finance Special Interest Group (SIG) invites you to be a part of an engaging online meeting dedicated to professionals in the fields of association finance and risk management. This group serves as a crucial platform for sharing ideas, exchanging valuable information, and acting as an innovative idea laboratory.

        Why Attend?

        • Network with Peers: Connect with other professionals who share your focus on finance and risk management within associations.
        • Gain Insight: Dive into discussions about the latest trends and challenges in finance, risk, and compliance.
        • Share and Learn: Exchange knowledge and best practices, and bring back valuable insights to your organisation.

        Event Details:

        • Location: Online (teams Link provided upon RSVP)
        • Open to All AuSAE Members: Participation in this SIG meeting is complimentary for all AuSAE members.

        RSVP Now:

        Reserve your virtual seat by simply RSVPing. As an AuSAE member, there is no cost to participate.

        This SIG meeting is an essential opportunity for those involved in association finance and risk management to come together, share knowledge, and contribute to advancing our field. Your participation and input are what make these conversations so valuable.

        We eagerly await your contribution to this vital discussion. See you there!


         

        • 25 Jun 2024
        • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AEST)
        • AuSAE Webinars - 11am- 12 noon AEST | 1pm - 2pm NZST
        Register


        Join us for an engaging webinar designed for association executives looking to enhance their contract negotiation and relationship management skills. This session will delve into the intricacies of successful negotiation strategies and cultivating strong professional relationships.

        Key Takeaways:

        • Mastering Negotiation Techniques: Learn effective negotiation tactics tailored to the unique challenges faced by association executives. Gain insights into preparing for negotiations, identifying key interests, and achieving mutually beneficial outcomes.
        • Building Strong Relationships: Explore strategies for fostering long-lasting relationships with stakeholders, vendors, and partners. Understand the importance of communication, trust-building, and conflict resolution in maintaining productive professional connections.
        • Navigating Contractual Agreements: Discover best practices for drafting, reviewing, and executing contracts that protect your organisation's interests while promoting collaboration and growth. Gain practical tips for negotiating terms, managing risks, and resolving disputes.
        • Adapting to Changing Environments: Explore how to adapt negotiation and relationship management strategies to the evolving industry landscapes, economic conditions, and stakeholder expectations. Learn to leverage flexibility and creativity to navigate challenging circumstances successfully.

        Who Should Attend:
        Association executives, managers, and professionals responsible for contract negotiation, vendor management, and stakeholder relations within their association and not-for-profit organisations.

        Don't miss this opportunity to sharpen your negotiation skills and enhance your ability to cultivate meaningful professional relationships. Register now!

        Attendees receive 1 CAE credits. 

         AuSAE is proud to be a CAE Approved Provider. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this event may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visitwww.asaecenter.org/cae.   

        • 03 Jul 2024
        • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (NZST)
        • Wellington, CBD - Venue to be confirmed OR Online
        Register


        Join us for the exclusive AuSAE Event Managers’ Networking Session, an event crafted for professionals in event management within our member organisations. This session stands as a key benefit of your AuSAE membership, fostering a space for connection, collaboration, and learning among event management experts.

        Why This Session Is Unmissable:

        • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow event managers, build professional relationships, and exchange ideas.
        • Knowledge Sharing: Dive into discussions on challenges and innovative solutions in the field of event management.
        • Expert Insights: Gain insights from guest speakers, renowned in the industry for their expertise and forward-thinking approaches.
        • Safe and Open Dialogue: Discussions are held under The Chatham House Rule, ensuring confidentiality and promoting honest and open conversations.
        Who Should Join:

        This event is specifically tailored for event managers and coordinators from membership organisations within the AuSAE network.

        We believe this session is an essential platform for our community to thrive and evolve together. Your participation will not only enrich your professional journey but also contribute significantly to the collective growth of our field.

        Join Us:

        Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a dynamic and enriching experience. We look forward to welcoming you to the AuSAE Event Managers’ Networking Session!

        ** A light lunch is provided for those people attending in person **

        • 09 Jul 2024
        • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AEST)
        • AuSAE Webinars - 11am- 12 noon AEST | 1pm - 2pm NZT
        Register


        Join us for an exclusive webinar designed to empower association CEOs, board members, and executives with essential insights into effective board management and policy development. Led by industry experts, this session will equip you with practical strategies to enhance governance practices and drive success in your association.

        Key Takeaways:

        • Effective Governance Skills: Learn strategies to optimise board performance and effectiveness in guiding your association.
        • Streamlined Policy Development: Acquire tools and techniques for developing robust policies aligned with your association's goals.
        • Improved Collaboration: Foster stronger relationships between executives and board members, leading to smoother operations and better decision-making.
        • Practical Insights: Gain actionable insights and best practices derived from real-world case studies to implement in your association.

          Who should attend?
          Association CEOs, Presidents, Executive Directors, Board Members, and Senior Managers responsible for board management and policy development within associations.

          Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your board management and policy development expertise! Register now to secure your spot.

          Attendees receive 1 CAE credits. 

           AuSAE is proud to be a CAE Approved Provider. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this event may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visitwww.asaecenter.org/cae.   

          • 23 Jul 2024
          • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AEST)
          • AuSAE Webinars - 11am- 12 noon AEST | 1pm - 2pm NZT
          Register


          Join us for an insightful webinar tailored specifically for association executives seeking to enhance their governance structures and operational best practices. Led by industry experts, this session will explore the essential components of effective governance and provide actionable strategies to optimise your association's performance.

          Key Takeaways:

            • Understanding Governance Fundamentals: Gain a comprehensive understanding of governance principles, including roles and responsibilities, decision-making processes, and accountability structures.
            • Developing Governance Frameworks: Learn how to develop robust governance frameworks tailored to your association's unique needs and objectives, ensuring alignment with industry standards and regulations.
            • Implementing Best Practices: Explore best practices for governance implementation, including board composition, meeting protocols, and stakeholder engagement strategies.
            • Navigating Challenges: Identify common governance challenges faced by associations and explore practical solutions to overcome them, fostering resilience and adaptability.
            • Driving Organisational Excellence: Discover how effective governance can drive organisational excellence, enhancing member satisfaction, fostering innovation, and achieving strategic goals.

            Who Should Attend:
            Association executives, board members, committee chairs, and anyone involved in leadership or governance roles within associations. This webinar is also beneficial for professionals seeking to enhance their understanding of governance best practices in the association sector.

            Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your association's governance practices and position it for long-term success. Register now to secure your spot!

            Attendees receive 1 CAE credits. 

            AuSAE is proud to be a CAE Approved Provider. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this event may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visitwww.asaecenter.org/cae.   

            • 23 Jul 2024
            • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (NZST)
            • Wellington, CBD (venue to be confirmed)
            Register


            Participating in these forums is a vital aspect of your AuSAE membership. They offer a unique platform for association CEOs and key influencers to engage, share insights, and gain valuable knowledge to enhance your association’s impact.

            These exclusive events are tailored specifically for CEOs and executive directors of member organisations within AuSAE. 

            In keeping with The Chatham House Rule, these sessions ensure confidentiality, encouraging open and honest discussions. Please note that sector suppliers are not included in these meetings, except on special occasions where they are invited to present.

            You have the opportunity to contribute to the agenda at any time by submitting your items here. Alternatively, you can directly contact Brett via email to register your interest or suggestions.

            • 24 Jul 2024
            • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (NZST)
            • Wellington OR Online
            Register

            Join our dynamic support network of professionals dedicated to the fields of membership, membership services, and member-focused marketing. We invite you to be part of an engaging conversation about enhancing membership value, exploring innovative products and services.

            This session is available in two formats for your convenience:

            1. Face-to-Face Gathering in Wellington: Connect with peers in person and share your insights.
            2. Online Participation: Engage in the discussion from wherever you are.

            Meeting Focus: Our initial topic will revolve around 'Strengthening Your Membership Proposition' – a key area for all membership professionals.

            This event is exclusively open to all AuSAE members at no charge. To secure your spot, a simple RSVP is all it takes. Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to the future of membership services!

             

            • 30 Jul 2024
            • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (NZST)
            • Auckland, CBD (venue to be confirmed)
            Register


            Participating in these forums is a vital aspect of your AuSAE membership. They offer a unique platform for association CEOs and key influencers to engage, share insights, and gain valuable knowledge to enhance your association’s impact.

            These exclusive events are tailored specifically for CEOs and executive directors of member organisations within AuSAE. 

            In keeping with The Chatham House Rule, these sessions ensure confidentiality, encouraging open and honest discussions. Please note that sector suppliers are not included in these meetings, except on special occasions where they are invited to present.

            You have the opportunity to contribute to the agenda at any time by submitting your items here. Alternatively, you can directly contact Brett via email to register your interest or suggestions.

            • 10 Aug 2024
            • (NZST)
            • 13 Aug 2024
            • (NZST)
            • Cleveland Ohio
            • 16
            Register


            Join AuSAE at the ASAE Annual Meeting in Cleveland Ohio

            AuSAE is excited to host a delegation to the 2023 ASAE Annual Meeting in Cleveland in 10 -13 August in 2024. 

            The ASAE Annual meeting is an association conference like no other – over three day it brings together thousands of Association professionals and industry partners to exchange knowledge, resources, strategies and solutions and of course the opportunity to make new global connections.

            AuSAE is excited to announce Expressions of Interest are now open to join the delegation travelling to the 2024 ASAE Annual Meeting in Cleveland Ohio from 10 - 13 August at the Huntington Convention Centre.

            The ASAE Annual Meeting is an association conference like no other - over three days it brings together thousands of association professionals and industry partners to exchange knowledge, resources, strategies and solutions. And of course, the opportunity to make new global connections. AuSAE will be curating a program to help our delegation make the most out of the conference content, as well as some exclusive opportunities to connect with some of our American colleagues.

            Register your interest to stay in the loop as we finalise details.

            Pricing range AU $4,200 – 4,800 NZ $4,500 - $5,000

            • 13 Aug 2024
            • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AEST)
            • AuSAE Webinars - 11am- 12 noon AEST | 1pm - 2pm NZT
            Register


            Elevate your advocacy game and drive impactful change for your organisation with our exclusive webinar designed to navigate the legislative landscape with confidence. Our panel of experts will provide invaluable insights into understanding and influencing legislative processes, enabling you to effectively advocate for your organisation's interests.

            Key Takeaways:

            • Understanding Legislative Dynamics: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the legislative process at local, state, and federal levels, including key decision-makers and influencers.
            • Strategies for Effective Advocacy: Learn proven strategies and best practices for advocating effectively on behalf of your association, including building coalitions, framing messages, and leveraging digital tools.
            • Navigating Policy Challenges: Explore common policy challenges faced by associations and discover innovative approaches to overcome them, from regulatory hurdles to changing political landscapes.
            • Compliance and Risk Management: Stay informed on compliance requirements and risk management strategies to ensure your association operates within legal boundaries and mitigates potential risks.
            • Case Studies and Success Stories: Hear real-world case studies and success stories from associations that have effectively navigated the legislative landscape, providing actionable insights and inspiration for your own advocacy efforts.

              Who Should Attend:
              Association CEOs and executives
              Government Affairs Directors, Public Policy Managers, Advocacy Specialists, Legislative Liaisons, and leaders committed to driving changing within their organisations.


              Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your advocacy skills and strengthen your association's influence in the legislative arena. Register now! 

              Attendees receive 1 CAE credits. 

               AuSAE is proud to be a CAE Approved Provider. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this event may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visitwww.asaecenter.org/cae.   

              • 27 Aug 2024
              • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AEST)
              • AuSAE Webinars - 11am- 12 noon AEST | 1pm - 2pm NZT
              Register


              Elevate your association's impact with the AuSAE Webinar: "How to Build an Advocacy Campaign - Best Practices, Tips, and Examples."

              Join us on Tuesday, 27 August at 11am AEST / 1pm NZT for an insightful session tailored for Association CEOs, Heads of Communications, and Advocacy Managers.

              Uncover the keys to constructing powerful advocacy campaigns that drive change. We will delve into best practices, providing invaluable tips and real-world examples to empower your organisation.

              Learn to navigate the dynamic landscape of advocacy with strategic finesse, ensuring your message is not only heard but sparks meaningful action.

              Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your advocacy toolkit and propel your association towards impactful, successful campaigns. Register now to secure your spot and position your organisation at the forefront of effective advocacy.

              Attendees receive 1 CAE credits. 

               AuSAE is proud to be a CAE Approved Provider. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this event may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visitwww.asaecenter.org/cae.