Association Management Week: Essential Practices in Association Management

Association Management Week: Essential Practices in Association Management

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Jul 10, 2017 - Jul 10, 2017 Eastern


9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


1575 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
United States

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Associations have the unique ability to enhance the personal and professional lives of individuals in virtually every business sector. Because associations are indispensable to industries, professions, and society, it's vitally important that people who work in associations have a full understanding of their nature and history.

This full-day course is part of ASAE's Association Management Week, a series of programs designed to build a strong understanding of the core functions of association management. Specifically designed for those who are new to the profession or have less than five years of experience in the field, Essential Practices in Association Management outlines associations’ basic organizational framework.

You’ll leave this course with a better understanding of how associations are organized, how the leadership and management functions work, the value of members, key principles for working with volunteers, and how your role contributes to the organization’s success.

Consider taking all five Association Management Week courses to earn the Certificate in Association Management.

  • Agenda

    • Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks are included.)

      Module One: Association Management Foundation
      Understand the importance of associations and review the roles that these organizations play within industries and professions and in society. Learn about different types of associations and the significance of an association’s mission, vision, and value statement.

      Module Two: Governance and Volunteer Management
      Explore association governance structure and the roles and relationships of the people involved in governance. Identify organizational units, classify the diverse forms of volunteer involvement, and learn about the volunteer management process.

      Module Three: Membership Value
      Discuss the value of membership. Identify traditional benefits, and explore findings and ideas uncovered in ASAE’s “Decision to Join” research

      Module Four: Trends and Success Measures
      Recognize external and internal trends and their impact on the association sector. Explore the commitment factors identified in the ASAE best-seller “7 Measures of Success,” and discover concrete steps that can be taken to improve organizational performance.

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