New Zealand Events - Connecting YOU with other association professionals and stakeholders


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Professional Development / Membership / Home Office  Associations / Emerging Leaders


CEO/ED Leadership Meetings (CLM) 
Connect with other association CEOs and influencers 


Academy of Association Management
Educational program(s) specifically designed for association professionals
Coming Soon 


2023 Events at a glance.pdf


The program(s) linked below meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential.  AuSAE is a CAE Approved Provider.

AuSAE Events Code of Conduct 2023 

    • 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 

    • 08 Feb 2023
    • 8:00 AM (NZDT)
    • 09 Feb 2023
    • 4:00 PM (NZDT)
    • Hamilton, New Zealand
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    Shaping Conferencing for Associations
    AuSAE IF - AuSAE Association Professional /Supplier Business Workshops
    8 – 9 February 2023

    What IF we put 10 Association professionals in a room with 10 business event suppliers

    A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 AuSAE members and business event suppliers, participate in this business events workshop.
    During the Workshop, Association professionals get the opportunity to meet people from a minimum of nine or a maximum of fourteen New Zealand business event suppliers.

    Why should an association professional in New Zealand attend AuSAE IF

    • Networking with the right suppliers and collegues; the minimum of wasted time; genuine 1.5 -day dialogue!
    • Discover new potential meeting suppliers in different regions
    • Build long-term relationships with business event suppliers which can genuinely cope with your events!
    • Highlight your concerns and challenges with some of the most influential opinion shapers amongst your peers!

    And what does it cost?
    It costs nothing; only two days of your time.
    But we know this is your most valuable resource.  We guarantee it will be a worthwhile investment!

    After every three sessions a 20-minute break will be given. During the workshop, the
    participating clients get the opportunity to meet representatives from between nine to
    fourteen other venues

    Sample agenda
    Wednesday 8 February
    Participants arrive in Hamilton and welcomed by host and transfered to venue. 
    Keynote welcome
    One-on-one conversations (10-12 minutes each) with the business event suppliers
    Lunch
    One-on-one conversations (10-12 minutes each) with the business event suppliers
    Check into hotel
    Destination welcome function
    Dinner with the Business event suppliers
    Thursday 9 February
    Breakfast at hotel
    Destination guided tour (Association Executives)
    Farewell Lunch
    Facilitated Group P2P discussion
    mid-afternoon depart

    AuSAE IF details can be downloaded here

    Note: you must be a current employee of an association in New Zealand to apply

    • 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.

    • 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

    • 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

      • 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)


      • 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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