AuSAE Events - Australia and New Zealand 

From multi-day conferences with expert presenters to informal lunch meetings led by your peers, we have a variety of programs to meet help you do your job better and improve your association.

Australia Events click here        New Zealand Events click here


AuSAE is a CAE Approved Provider.  The program(s) linked below meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential.  Every program that we offer which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies.  For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit CAE Certification.

    • 12 Dec 2022
    • (AEDT)
    • 12 Feb 2023
    • 5:00 PM (AEDT)
    • Online Nomination
    Register


    EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO NOMINATE

    What is Association Influencers 2023?
    The Association Influencers 2023 program highlights and recognises outstanding individuals in the association community across Australia and New Zealand.  AuSAE is honoured to host this space for outstanding association professionals across all levels to have the opportunity to be recognised – the people behind the associations, connecting the tribes.

    Who can be nominated (Eligibility criteria):
    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. The nominee deserves to be acknowledged for their contributions to their organisation, profession or industry.

    This person may be an Association CEO, pivotal manager, rising star and/or someone who:

    • has been part of a high performing team,
    • has led of an innovative project or initiative,
    • has shown dedication to building partnerships with stakeholders,
    • is an exemplar role model to their peers
    • or all of the above and more…......

    All candidates must reside in Australia or New Zealand. However, the person making the candidate's nominationmay be located anywhere globally. Nominees must be a current employee of a not-for-profit Association to be eligible for inclusion.

    Why should I nominate someone?
    Our tribe is a passionate community, working tirelessly beyond the 9-5 in the service of members. It's time to recognise those in our community making a real and lasting difference, influencing the future of our profession and inspiring those surrounding them.
    These are exemplary people in our community, and it takes just one person to nominate to demonstrate to them and the broader community that they are valued; their work is instrumental and makes a demonstrable impact.

    If you know a person who makes a positive impact and inspires you, nominate them as Association Influencer in 2023. Register your details here and we'll send you the nomination form following your registration.

    Should you have any queries or would like to offer feedback, contact AuSAE via email: info@ausae.org.au 

    • 09 Feb 2023
    • (NZDT)
    • 22 Feb 2023
    • (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
    2022 AuSAE Linc Conference 

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

    THANK YOU

    • 17 Feb 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (NZDT)
    • Online - Video calls will be held Fridays from 9:00 - 10:00 am AEST | 11:00 - 12:00 noon NZ
    Register

    Your Pathway to CAE: 10 W Study Program

    The Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential is an International marker of a committed association professional who has demonstrated the wide range of knowledge essential to manage an association in today’s challenging environment.

    Have you got what it takes to go to the next level, AuSAE is here to help you!!

    Program Starting Friday 24 February 2023 

    Applications closed with ASAE 17 February for the exam 

    Week 1:  CAE Orientation session and Systems thinking (24 February)

    Week’s 2 - 9:  Covering the eight domains   1 hour each week (Friday) Some timings may change due to daylight saving times

    3 March            Domain 1                     Governance
    10 March          D2                               Executive Leadership
    17 March          D3                               Organisational Strategy
    24 March          D4                               Operations

    31 March          D5                               Business development
    5 April              D6                               Member Stakeholder Engagement Management
    14 April            D7                               Advocacy
    21 April            D8                               Marketing and Communications
     

    Week 10:  Wednesday 26 April Practice exam in exam conditions (100 questions)  2 hours

    Optional: Open forum Friday 28 April ( 1 hour 30 mins) 

    CAE Exam between 1 May and 14 May 2023

    (Friday 24 February - 28 April 2023) 

    This course is for the May 2023 exam



    AuSAE - 10 week CAE Certification

    MORE ABOUT CAE HERE

    AuSAE is a CAE Approved Provider

    Please Note: If AuSAE invoices you, the amounts are in NZD. Credit Card payments are based in AUD dollar amount.

    • 20 Feb 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AEDT)
    • Zoom Meeting - 11am-12 noon AEDT |10am - 11am Brisbane
    Register


    The aim of AuSAE's Introduction to Associations is to assist staff who are new to  Associations to navigate the basics of the not-for-profit sector.


    Our Introduction to Associations meetings will take place on the first Monday of every month, from 11am - 12 noon AEDT (Sydney/Melbourne/Canberra) 10am - 11am (Brisbane)


    We hope you can join us, once you have registered for this online event, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the meeting. 



    • 21 Feb 2023
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (AEDT)
    • Zoom Meeting - 4pm-5pm AEDT | 3pm-4pm Brisbane
    Register

    The aim of AuSAE's CEO Discussion Circle is to provide a collegiate space for our Association CEO's to meet, share and find support during these new and uncertain times. 


    Our CEO Discussion Circle meetings will take place on the third Tuesday of every month, from 4pm-5pm AEDT (Sydney/Melbourne/Canberra) 3pm-4pm (Brisbane)


    We hope you can join us, once you have registered for this online event, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the meeting. 

    • 22 Feb 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AEDT)
    • AuSAE Webinars - 11am- 12 noon AEDT
    Register

    The results are just in! Members, Boards of Directors, and Staff representing 275 industries in 59 countries participated in the 2022 Global Membership Health Study.

    This is your opportunity to learn more about what the research revealed and gain valuable insights into your own association's health.

    • Find out what members had to say about their member experiences in comparison to staff and board.
    • Discover solutions to curb membership disengagement and decline.
    • Learn how to measure your own association's current health and strategies to improve it.

    Our presenter is Sarah Sladek, CEO of Membership University, host of the Membership IQ podcast and Save the Associations webshow, and author of numerous books and research papers on the membership topic.

    Attendees receive 1 CAE credit. 

     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 visit www.asaecenter.org/cae.   

    Meet our Presenter 
    Sarah Sladek 

    Sarah Sladek is an author, futurist, and leading researcher of generational shifts and membership engagement.

    Associations worldwide have relied on her next-gen strategies to stop the ongoing trend of flat or declining membership and begin building a stronger and more inclusive membership community.

    Proudly Presented By:



    • 22 Feb 2023
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (NZDT)
    • Grand Millennium Auckland, Auckland
    Register







    Come join us and other association executives  for some refreshments after work on Wednesday 22 February.

    Pop in any time for a quick drink or stay throughout the event – we look forward to seeing you.
    Auckland – Wednesday 22 February / 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

    This is a member only free event

    • 27 Feb 2023
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (AEDT)
    • Zoom Meeting 3pm - 4pm AEDT
    Register

    The aim of AuSAE's Members MeetUp is to provide a collegiate space for our association professionals to meet, ask questions, share ideas and find support this year. 


    Our next virtual Members MeetUp will take place on the fourth Monday of every second month from 3pm - 4pm AEDT. 


    We hope you can join us, once you have registered for this online event, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the meeting. 

    • 01 Mar 2023
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM (NZDT)
    • Te Papa, Wellington
    Register

    Association Networking Lunch
    Take a couple of hours at the start of the day to connect with others in the industry to discuss high level topics of real importance, develop new relationships and gain critical information. These Lunches provide you with a unique opportunity to network with your peers in a comfortable and informal setting. This is your chance to spend a few hours in-person talking with your colleagues. The Networking Lunch is a place for association executives to:

    • Network with peers
    • Share ideas
    • Get input on your most challenging problems
    • Learn more about what is happening in the association industry

    We can register for you, just send Brett an email
    AuSAE is a CAE Approved Provider.  Participants of this event will earn 1 continuing education credits 

      • 01 Mar 2023
      • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (NZDT)
      • Wellington, CBD
      Register

      CLM Summer Meeting

      We see these forums as an important part of your membership with AuSAE, enabling you to connect with other association CEOs and influencers, transfer knowledge and take learnings back to your association.

      These events will only be open to CEOs/executive directors of membership organisations that are members of AuSAE. All meetings will have a topical speaker. They will be held under The Chatham House Rule and sector suppliers won’t be asked to participate unless they are invited to present their product to the meeting.

      Agenda items can be submitted here at any stage

      3:00 p.m. CLM Meeting Starts
      4:30 p.m.  Networking Drinks  (AuSAE back to work function - all members invited)

      or email Brett and he will register you

      • 21 Mar 2023
      • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (AEDT)
      • Zoom Meeting - 4pm-5pm AEDT | 3pm-4pm Brisbane
      Register

      The aim of AuSAE's CEO Discussion Circle is to provide a collegiate space for our Association CEO's to meet, share and find support during these new and uncertain times. 


      Our CEO Discussion Circle meetings will take place on the third Tuesday of every month, from 4pm-5pm AEDT (Sydney/Melbourne/Canberra) 3pm-4pm (Brisbane)


      We hope you can join us, once you have registered for this online event, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the meeting. 

      • 28 Mar 2023
      • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (AEDT)
      • Sydney City
      • 19
      Register

      AuSAE + ASI Roundtable:
      Leading your Association’s Digital Transformation

      Leading an effective digital transformation strategy for your association is as crucial as implementing it.

      Digital transformation breaks down barriers between departments, challenges the status quo, and enables innovation so you can deliver more value to your members.

      Join this roundtable workshop on how Association leaders are taking charge of their digital transformation strategy. You’ll discuss with your peers in a roundtable how they have led their journey:

      • What drives digital transformation
      • Leadership’s role in digital transformation
      • Reimagining the member experience
      • Key strategies to consider when starting your journey

      At this roundtable event you’ll benefit from interactive Q&A, crucial insight sharing and networking with your peers. The roundtable will be hosted and facilitated by Paul Ramsbottom from ASI, the developers of iMIS. ASI is a proud AuSAE Premium Alliance Partner.

      Who should attend: Association leaders who are seeking to achieve sustainable membership growth and improved association’s performance through the implementation of a digital transformation strategy and looking to learn from their Association peers. Attendees receive 1.5 ASAE CAE credits.* 

      *ASI 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 1.5 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.asaecenter.org/cae.  

      Meet our Host & Facilitator

      Paul Ramsbottom, Managing Director at Advanced Solutions International (ASI)

      Over the last 30+ years Paul has worked with more professional bodies, industry associations, charities and fundraisers than most people would gather in several lifetimes. He is passionate about helping Not-For-Profits and Associations reach their goals, through adopting new and innovative solutions to help them run more efficiently. He is Managing Director of ASI Asia-Pacific which has more than 600 Not-For-Profit clients in the region. Paul enjoys working everyday with great staff and great clients and is rewarded by seeing great things ASI clients do in and around the community and knowing that ASI is able to contribute to that.

      Proudly Sponsored By:

      Advanced Solutions International (ASI) is a leading global provider of cloud software and services for associations and non-profits. ASI helps clients digitally transform, streamline operations, and grow revenue through industry expertise, best-practice advice, and high-quality solutions. Our portfolio of solutions includes iMIS for association and non-profit management, TopClass LMS for learning management, and OpenWater for application and review management. ASI is a proud AuSAE Premium Alliance Partner.

      • 29 Mar 2023
      • 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM (AEDT)
      • Melbourne City
      • 19
      Register

      AuSAE + ASI Roundtable:
      Leading your Association’s Digital Transformation

      Leading an effective digital transformation strategy for your association is as crucial as implementing it.

      Digital transformation breaks down barriers between departments, challenges the status quo, and enables innovation so you can deliver more value to your members.

      Join this roundtable workshop on how Association leaders are taking charge of their digital transformation strategy. You’ll discuss with your peers in a roundtable how they have led their journey:

      • What drives digital transformation
      • Leadership’s role in digital transformation
      • Reimagining the member experience
      • Key strategies to consider when starting your journey

      At this roundtable event you’ll benefit from interactive Q&A, crucial insight sharing and networking with your peers. The roundtable will be hosted and facilitated by Paul Ramsbottom from ASI, the developers of iMIS. ASI is a proud AuSAE Premium Alliance Partner.

      Who should attend: Association leaders who are seeking to achieve sustainable membership growth and improved association’s performance through the implementation of a digital transformation strategy and looking to learn from their Association peers. Attendees receive 1.5 ASAE CAE credits.* 

      *ASI 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 1.5 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.asaecenter.org/cae.  

      Meet our Host & Facilitator

      Paul Ramsbottom, Managing Director at Advanced Solutions International (ASI)

      Over the last 30+ years Paul has worked with more professional bodies, industry associations, charities and fundraisers than most people would gather in several lifetimes. He is passionate about helping Not-For-Profits and Associations reach their goals, through adopting new and innovative solutions to help them run more efficiently. He is Managing Director of ASI Asia-Pacific which has more than 600 Not-For-Profit clients in the region. Paul enjoys working everyday with great staff and great clients and is rewarded by seeing great things ASI clients do in and around the community and knowing that ASI is able to contribute to that.

      Proudly Sponsored By:

      Advanced Solutions International (ASI) is a leading global provider of cloud software and services for associations and non-profits. ASI helps clients digitally transform, streamline operations, and grow revenue through industry expertise, best-practice advice, and high-quality solutions. Our portfolio of solutions includes iMIS for association and non-profit management, TopClass LMS for learning management, and OpenWater for application and review management. ASI is a proud AuSAE Premium Alliance Partner.

      • 05 Apr 2023
      • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (NZST)
      • Te Papa, Wellington
      Register

      This one-day Tradeshow is  

      A Powerful Way to
      Grow Your Business...
      Business and Professional Associations

      Exhibit Now 

      associationX can provide your organisation with

      • An event where association executives are committed to building relationships with you (Quality not quantity). 
      • An opportunity to meet with your top clients and establish relationships with potential customers!
      • An opportunity to build and reinforce strategic relationships.
      • The opportunity to demonstrate your company’s commitment to the industry.
      • Time to network key decision makers.
      • A effective way to reinforce your organisation’s brand and build brand awareness amongst a relevant audience.
      • Educational sessions that run throughout the day to drive people to the show and you're booth.

      Exhibitor Registration

      New Zealand’s only association exclusive tradeshow

      Connect face-to-face with your key market, New Zealand Associations at the Trade show on Wednesday, 5 April 2023 

      A Powerful Way to Grow Your Business. with Business and Professional Associations

      associationX Website

      Exhibition Prospectus can be downloaded here

      Exhibition floor plan can be downloaded here

      8 - 10 am Exhibitor registration & booth set-up.
      10 - 4 pm associationX Trade Show opens for both association executives an suppliers on an targeted solution based knowledge sessions.

      Catering times
      10:30 Morning Tea
      12:30 Lunch sessions
       03:15 pm Networking happy drinks at the show

      $1,500 + GST per booth
      (early-bird price, closes 4 February 2023 )

      PRE-EVENT PROMOTION:
      Logo and profile on the event app.
      Logo and profile on the event website with hyperlink to your profile page and website site

      AT THE EVENT:
      Exhibition Stand x 1
      Includes:
      Stand area size 1.8 m x 1.2m
      10amp power supply
      Spotlights x 2
      Printed Company Name Sign (max 24 letters)
      Two exhibitor registrations with full catering

      POST-EVENT:
      Mailing list of conference participants for one pre and one post conference communication (includes emails for participants who opt-in and is subject to privacy laws).

      POST EARLY BIRD PRICE $1750 after 5 February 2023


      Education (held around the trade)

      Intense Sound and Vision Educational Area 1 (sessions-based on membership development)
      11:00 – 11:30    (Speaker 1)
      12:00 – 12:30    (Repeated session - Speaker 1)
      1:00- 1:30           (Speaker 2)
      2:00 – 2:30         (Repeated session Speaker 2)
      3:00 – 3:30         (Speaker 3)

      Congress Rental Educational Area 2 (sessions based around association event management)
      11:00 – 11:30    (Speaker 1)
      12:00 – 12:30    (Repeated session - Speaker 1)
      1:00- 1:30           (Speaker 2)
      2:00 – 2:30         (Repeated session Speaker 2)
      3:00 – 3:30         (Speaker 3)

      Educational Area 3 (sessions-based on association marketing and communications)

      11:00 – 11:30    (Speaker 1)
      12:00 – 12:30    (Repeated session - Speaker 1)
      1:00- 1:30           (Speaker 2)
      2:00 – 2:30         (Repeated session Speaker 2)
      3:00 – 3:30         (Speaker 3)


      • 18 Apr 2023
      • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (AEST)
      • Zoom Meeting - 4pm-5pm AEST
      Register

      The aim of AuSAE's CEO Discussion Circle is to provide a collegiate space for our Association CEO's to meet, share and find support during these new and uncertain times. 


      Our CEO Discussion Circle meetings will take place on the third Tuesday of every month, from 4pm-5pm AEST.


      We hope you can join us, once you have registered for this online event, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the meeting. 

      • 16 May 2023
      • 9:00 AM (NZST)
      • 19 May 2023
      • 4:00 PM (NZST)
      • Martinborough, New Zealand
      Register


      An Immersive Retreat for Women
      in Association Leadership

      16-19 May | Martinborough, New Zealand

      Join us for 3 inspiring, productive, and relaxing days in the stunning Wairarapa region in New Zealand. Connect with like-minded women association executives, and explore all things leadership, innovation, and career development. Learn to not just survive, but to thrive in the sector and the association career you've worked so hard for. Learn to not just survive, but to thrive in the sector and the association career you've worked so hard for.

      Expressions of interest are open to us on the Women in Association Leadership Retreat. Register today.



      Click here to REGISTER

      Proudly sponsored by:



      • 31 May 2023
      • 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM (NZST)
      • People & Co. Offices Wellington or ONLINE
      Register

      Membership & Services - F2F & Online

      This SIG serves as a professional support network for members who have interest or responsibilities in membership, member services, and membership-specific marketing. It also serves as an idea laboratory and information/sample exchange. 

      Join us for a conversation all about membership, products and services. This conversation is either

      • face-to-face at the people & co offices (Level 2/40 Johnston Street) or 
      • join us online to join the conversation

      Participation is open to all AuSAE members at no cost – a simple RSVP is all that is required to reserve your seat at the table. 

       

      • 10 Sep 2023
      • 3:00 PM (NZST)
      • 12 Sep 2023
      • 4:00 PM (NZST)
      • Hamilton, NZ


      Association Focused Networking, Learning, & Insights

      LINC – Leadership, Insights and Networking Conference is the largest gathering of Association Executives in New Zealand.

      Hosted by AuSAE, the association for associations, it covers all aspects of association management. The program will launch in June 23, showcasing speakers that will renew your enthusiasm and spark new ideas.

      Network with influential leaders, build relationships with key decision makers, learn about the latest trends, and gain valuable insight to assist your association all at one centralised event  10 - 12 September, 2022. 

      All enquires please contact Brett Jeffery General Manager NZ brett@ausae.org.au or 027 249 8677.

      AuSAE is a CAE Approved Provider.  

      • 10 Sep 2023
      • 3:30 PM (NZST)
      • 12 Sep 2023
      • 3:30 PM (NZST)
      • Hamilton
      Register


      AuSAE is establishing engaging sponsorship opportunities to maximise your exposure and connection with our delegates leading up to and during the event.

      All enquires please contact Brett Jeffery General Manager NZ brett@ausae.org.au or 027 249 8677.

      • 22 Sep 2023
      • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (NZST)
      • Online - Video calls will be held Fridays from 9:00 - 10:00 am AEST | 11:00 - 12:00 noon NZ
      Register

      Your Pathway to CAE: 10 W Study Program

      (Friday 22 September - 24 November 2023) 

      This course is for the December 2023 exam

      The Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential is an International marker of a committed association professional who has demonstrated the wide range of knowledge essential to manage an association in today’s challenging environment.

      Have you got what it takes to go to the next level, AuSAE is here to help you!!

      Program Starting Friday 22 September 2023 

      Week 1:  CAE Orientation session and Systems thinking (22September)

      Week’s 2 - 9:  Covering the eight domains   1 hour each week (Friday) 

      29 September                          Domain 1                     Governance
      6 October                                 D2                                Executive Leadership
      13 October                               D3                                Organizational Strategy
      20 October                               D4                                Operations

      27 October                               D5                                Business development
      3 November                             D6                                Member and Stakeholder Engagement and Management
      10 November                           D7                                 Advocacy
      17 November                           D8                                Marketing and Communications
       

      Week 10:  Wednesday 22 November Practice exam in exam conditions (100 questions)  2 hours

      24 November ( 1hour 30 mins) - Open forum 

      CAE Exam between 1 December and 14 December 2023


      AuSAE - 10 week CAE Certification

      MORE ABOUT CAE HERE

      AuSAE is a CAE Approved Provider

      Please Note: If AuSAE invoices you, the amounts are in NZD. Credit Card payments are based in AUD dollar amount.

      • 01 Sep 2024
      • 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM (NZST)
      • Rotorua
      Register

      AuSAE Networking lunch 

      Take a couple of hours at the start of the day to connect with others in the industry to discuss high level topics of real importance, develop new relationships and gain critical information. These Lunches provide you with a unique opportunity to network with your peers in a comfortable and informal setting. This is your chance to spend a few hours in-person talking with your colleagues. The Networking Lunch is a place for association executives to:

      • Network with peers
      • Share ideas
      • Get input on your most challenging problems
      • Learn more about what is happening in the association industry

      We can register for you, just send Brett an email

      Pricing - Member  $35 | Non - Member $55 

      AuSAE is a CAE Approved Provider.  Participants of this event will earn 1 continuing education credits 


    The Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE)

    Australian Office:
    Address: Unit 6, 26 Navigator Place, Hendra QLD 4011 Australia
    Free Call: +61 1300 764 576
    Phone: +61 7 3268 7955
    Email: info@ausae.org.au

    New Zealand Office:
    Address: 159 Otonga Rd, Rotorua 3015 New Zealand
    Phone: +64 27 249 8677
    Email: nzteam@ausae.org.au

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