Association Management Week: Essential Practices in Association Management

Association Management Week: Essential Practices in Association Management

Event Information


Jul 10, 2017 - Jul 10, 2017 Eastern


9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


J.W. Marriott, Jr.–ASAE Conference Center / ASAE Building

1575 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
United States

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Access Pass Points: 10

Associations have the unique ability to enhance the personal and professional lives of individuals in virtually every business sector and industry. Because associations are indispensable within the industry, profession, and society, it's vitally important for those working in the profession to have an understanding of their nature and history.

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 the basic framework of associations.

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 associations play within the industry, profession, and society. Characterize different types of associations and articulate the significance of having a mission, vision, and value statement.
  • Module Two: Governance and Volunteer Management
    Illustrate the roles and relationships of those within the governance structure. Describe the governance system and organizational units, classify the diverse patterns of volunteer involvement, and summarize the volunteer management process.
  • Module Three: Membership Value
    Discuss the value of membership. Identify traditional benefits and explore ideas and realizations uncovered through the research of Decision to Join.
  • Module Four: Trends and Success Measures
    Recognize external and internal trends and their impact on the association sector. Compare the commitment factors identified in 7 Measures of Success and discover concrete steps that can be taken to improve organizational performance.

Leave with a better understanding of the unique nature of associations, how they 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 overall success of the organization.

Earn the Certificate in Association Management!
This program is part of ASAE's Association Management Week, a series of programs designed to build a strong understanding in the core functions of association management. You can select any combination of programs over the week: Association Management Week

  • Policies

    • Attendance cancellations must be received within five business days before the program begins. A $75 cancellation fee will apply. There are no refunds for cancellations received less than five days before a program. No-shows will not be refunded.