Association Influencers 2023
What is Association Influencer?
AuSAE’s Association Influencers program highlights and recognises the outstanding contributions of individuals in the association community across Australia and New Zealand.
When faced with the rapidly changing environment, the Association community stood front and centre to support, protect and advocate for their members.
Associations work tirelessly to collect, curate and disseminate information, advocate to the government in developing impactful policy advice and provide support and assistance for the professions, industries and communities they represent.
AuSAE is your home of associations. As a community, outstanding association professionals must have the opportunity to be recognised, inclusive of AuSAE members and non-members alike – the people behind the associations, connecting the tribes.
Meet our 2023 Association Influencers
Meet our Association Influencers for 2022
Meet our 2020 Association Influencers
Who can be nominated?
AuSAE is seeking nominations for individuals at all levels of responsibility who have demonstrated influence, exemplary leadership, unrivalled guidance, strength in resilience and service to the sector.
This person may be an Association CEO, pivotal manager, rising star and / or someone who:
You can nominate any amazing Association Professional today!
This award is open to the nomination from any peer and excludes the self-nomination of candidates.
All candidates must reside in Australia or New Zealand. However, the person making the candidate's nomination may be located anywhere globally. Nominees must be a current employee or director of an association or not-for-profit organisation to be eligible for inclusion. Current AuSAE Board of Directors are not eligible for nomination.
"It is our privilege to recognise outstanding individuals making a significant and lasting impact within our tribe and setting the benchmark for association professionals into the future".
How to get involved?
NOMINATE AN INFLUENCER
An individual nominates another individual by completing the the Expression of Interest to Nominate, followed by the completing the nominations questions via Survey Monkey.
Criteria 1. Evidence on how the nominee has influenced and positively impacted the association landscape (Weight 80%)
Influences and engages by:
Inspires and motivates:
Supports creativity and innovation by:
Has measurable impact:
Criteria 2: One supporting referee who will endorse the nomination (this may include a colleague within the nominee’s organisation and/or an industry peer outside of the nominee’s organisation). (Weight 20%)
The awards will be judged by a select panel, carefully chosen and vetted to ensure no conflict of interest. The panel comprises a group of prominent leaders in Australia and New Zealand with knowledge, experience, and passion for the association sector. The panel will be chaired by AuSAE President - Lyn McMorran.
Each nominee is advised of the outcome by using a set criterion for each entry after gathering the scores. After much debate, the top applicants for 2023 will be selected based on the scoring of the set criteria. The judges may limit the number of winners should they find it appropriate.
All entries must comply with the following:
TOP INFLUENCERS ANNOUNCED
All nominees are advised of the nomination outcome. Top nominations informed of a successful outcome and next steps.
All reviewed and approved top nominees will be featured on the AuSAE website and promoted throughout the community.
The top nominees for 2023 will be featured throughout 2023 in AuSAE publications, events and spotlight opportunities.
The top influencers selected will receive, in addition to recognition amongst their peers:
For further information about Association Influencers 2023 program or to make an enquiry, contact:
New Zealand Office: