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Millennials to Members
Self-directed online course. Designed for association leaders, Millennials to Members is an online course guaranteed to help your association create 'must-have' membership while also engaging the membership of younger generations.

2016

June
Fundraising and Development SIG
June 30, 2016
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Association Forum , 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606

Your SIG Chair and Vice Chair are busy planning an exceptional meeting! More details to come regarding this educational and networking session.
July
The CEO Exchange: Creating and Sustaining a Strategic Board of Directors
July 12, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Association Forum, 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606t

A forum designed to enhance leadership, discuss challenges, and share successful approaches to better lead in a safe environment.

FORUM PLUS ONLY:Financial Management - 7/13/2016
July 13, 2016
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Association Forum of Chicagoland Conference Center, 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606

This course was specifically designed to enhance the financial acumen of our Forum Plus Members.
Association 101 - 7/14/2016
July 14, 2016
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Association Forum of Chicagoland Conference Center, 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606

An orientation for association professionals, Association 101 is designed to provide a solid foundation of knowledge and appreciation for the unique environment, culture and dynamics of associations.
Pitching Your Ideas Up and Selling Them Sideways
July 20, 2016
11:00 a.m. to Noon CDT
Webinar

Join this session and discover how to offers guidelines to ensure buy-in from colleagues and how to take your idea from inception to execution.

Measuring for Excellence: Turning Your Strategic Plan into Successful Results
July 20, 2016
2 to 4 p.m.
Association Forum of Chicagoland Conference Center, 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606

You will arrive with your strategic plan and you will leave with a dashboard of metrics to use with your board of directors and your leadership team.
Component Relations SIG
July 21, 2016
9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Association Forum, 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606

Your SIG Chair and Vice Chair are busy planning an exceptional meeting! More details to come regarding this educational and networking session.

No. 2 Executive/COOs SIG
July 26, 2016
9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Association Forum, 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606

Your SIG Chair and Vice Chair are busy planning an exceptional meeting! More details to come regarding this educational and networking session.

Educational Program Development SIG
July 27, 2016
9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Association Forum, 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606

Your SIG Chair and Vice Chair are busy planning an exceptional meeting! More details to come regarding this educational and networking session.

Attendee Acquisition Roundtable
July 28, 2016
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Association Forum Conference Center, 10 S. Riverside Plaza Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606

Attendee Acquisition Roundtable (AAR) is a one-day, attendance-limited information-sharing and networking opportunity for event marketers who want to find, attract and retain more quality attendees.

MAXIMIZING ATTENDANCE: Behaviors Comprising the Decision to Attend
July 28, 2016
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Association Forum of Chicagoland Conference Center, 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606

MAXIMIZING ATTENDANCE, uncovers the findings of the PCMA/IAEE/TEI landmark Decision to Attend Study, which examined the behaviors behind the decision relative to the wants, needs and expectations of prospective attendees.
August
Meeting Professionals SIG
August 2, 2016
9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Association Forum Conference Center, 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 840, Chicago, IL 60606

Your SIG Chair and Vice Chair are busy planning an exceptional meeting! More details to come regarding this educational and networking session.

Joint Marketing & Information Technology SIG
August 3, 2016
9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Association Forum, 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 840, Chicago, IL 60606

Your SIG Chair and Vice Chair are busy planning an exceptional meeting! More details to come regarding this educational and networking session.

Working with Volunteers
August 11, 2016
11:00 a.m. - Noon CDT
Webinar

Join this session and discover how to work well within every aspect of the volunteer relationship, and how to make the volunteer relationship work well for you!

Young Professionals SIG
August 24, 2016
9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Association Forum, 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 840, Chicago, IL 60606

Your SIG Chair and Vice Chair are busy planning an exceptional meeting! More details to come regarding this educational and networking session.

Exhibit Sales Roundtable
August 25, 2016
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Association Forum Conference Center, 10 S. Riverside Plaza Suite 840, Chicago, IL 60606

The Exhibit Sales Roundtable, is a one-day, invitation-only workshop for exhibit and sponsorship sales and service professionals to discuss strategic issues with their peers and subject matter experts.

September
Governance SIG
September 1, 2016
9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Association Forum Conference Center, 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 840, Chicago, IL 60606

Your SIG Chair and Vice Chair are busy planning an exceptional meeting! More details to come regarding this educational and networking session.

Delivering a Difficult Message
September 8, 2016
11:00 a.m. - Noon CDT
Webinar

The experts at The Learning Studio will help you build your toolbox to deliver those messages that are an inevitable part of our professional life.

Membership Development & Services SIG
September 13, 2016
9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Association Forum Conference Center, 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 840, Chicago, IL 60606

Your SIG Chair and Vice Chair are busy planning an exceptional meeting! More details to come regarding this educational and networking session.

Fundraising and Development SIG
September 21, 2016
9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Association Forum, 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 840, Chicago, IL 60606

Your SIG Chair and Vice Chair are busy planning an exceptional meeting! More details to come regarding this educational and networking session.

October
The Board-Savvy CEO: Building a Rock-Solid Board-CEO Partnership
October 19, 2016
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT
Webinar

This session will provide participants with eminently practical, thoroughly tested guidance (not abstract theory) to transforming your board into higher-impact governing engines that make a tremendous difference in terms of your associations’ performance, stability, and growth, while turning your board members into more satisfied and stronger owners of their governing decisions and judgments.

No. 2 Executive/COOs SIG
October 27, 2016
9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Association Forum, 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 840, Chicago, IL 60606

Your SIG Chair and Vice Chair are busy planning an exceptional meeting! More details to come regarding this educational and networking session.

November
Governance SIG
November 1, 2016
9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Daniel Burnham Conference Center, 205 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60601

Your SIG Chair and Vice Chair are busy planning an exceptional meeting! More details to come regarding this educational and networking session.

Information Technology SIG
November 3, 2016
9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Association Forum, 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606

Your SIG Chair and Vice Chair are busy planning an exceptional meeting! More details to come regarding this educational and networking session.

Component Relations SIG
November 8, 2016
9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Association Forum, 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606

Your SIG Chair and Vice Chair are busy planning an exceptional meeting! More details to come regarding this educational and networking session.

Communications SIG
November 15, 2016
9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Association Forum Conference Center, 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 840, Chicago, IL 60606

Your SIG Chair and Vice Chair are busy planning an exceptional meeting! More details to come regarding this educational and networking session.

2017

January
Marketing SIG
January 12, 2017
9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Association Forum, 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606

Your SIG Chair and Vice Chair are busy planning an exceptional meeting! More details to come regarding this educational and networking session.

Young Professionals SIG
January 17, 2017
9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Association Forum Conference Center, 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 840, Chicago, IL 60606

Your SIG Chair and Vice Chair are busy planning an exceptional meeting! More details to come regarding this educational and networking session.

Membership Development & Services SIG
January 19, 2017
9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Association Forum Conference Center, 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 840, Chicago, IL 60606

Your SIG Chair and Vice Chair are busy planning an exceptional meeting! More details to come regarding this educational and networking session.

Educational Program Development SIG
January 31, 2017
9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Association Forum Conference Center, 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 840, Chicago, IL 60606

Your SIG Chair and Vice Chair are busy planning an exceptional meeting! More details to come regarding this educational and networking session.

February
2017 Women's Executive Forum
February 13, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
JW Marriott, Chicago, 151 W Adams St

This program is structured to address challenges faced by both current and future executives.

June
2017 Forum Forward
June 28, 2017
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

At Forum Forward, the learning experiences are immersive, focused on providing dynamic education content in ways that will challenge you to think differently about change, how to adapt quickly and set the course for action.

Honors Gala 2017
June 29, 2017
6 to 10 p.m.
Navy Pier Grand Ballroom, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Part of Association Week, the Honors Gala is a tradition for Chicagoland associations and serves as Association Forum Foundation's cornerstone fundraising event of the year. The evening brings together association professionals and suppliers to celebrate and honor the achievement of industry colleagues and partners.


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