Association 201

Association 201

Take Away Tangible Skills to Impact Change in Your Team & Organization

Introducing an immersive 6-hour program designed to empower professionals seeking a competitive edge and elevated expertise in association management. The curriculum blends tactical competencies with essential soft skills, offering a comprehensive exploration of contemporary leadership styles, intrapreneurship strategies, and the latest trends within the association industry.

Throughout the course, participants will embark on an interactive journey, engaging in hands-on learning experiences tailored to accelerate personal and professional growth. By fostering an environment that encourages active participation, this program equips individuals with the tools and techniques necessary to navigate the evolving landscape of modern leadership.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of New Power Leadership principles and apply them in their leadership style.
  • Utilize intrapreneurship techniques to drive innovation and add value within their associations.
  • Identify and understand emerging trends crucial to shaping the future landscape of associations.
  • Strengthen their leadership skills and professional identity for career growth.
  • Leverage the Association Forum community to enhance their personal and professional development.

 September 10, 2024 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m. CT
Association Forum Office
10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 800, Chicago, IL


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Member: $379
Nonmember: $499

Note: Forum Plus members receive a 10% discount when five or more members register together.

CAE credits

This program is approved for (5.67) CAE hours toward the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE's) Certified Association Executive (CAE) certification.


Who Should Attend

  • Mid-level association professionals seeking to advance their knowledge & leadership competencies, improve job performance, drive better outcomes, create more impactful teams, and advance their careers.
  • The program is not explicitly for professionals in a supervisory role—if you're part of a team, you'll benefit! 


Program Outline

Module 1: Embracing New Power Leadership

    • Understanding New Power Leadership principles: open, participatory, and peer-driven.
    • Exploring different contemporary leadership styles and approaches.
    • Expanding the sphere of influence for effective leadership.

Module 2: Unlocking Intrapreneurship

    • Defining intrapreneurship and its importance in association development.
    • Identifying opportunities for innovative approaches within associations.
    • Empowering individuals to drive stronger organizations and create greater member value.

Module 3: Tomorrow Is Now: Navigating Emerging Trends

    • Exploring emerging thinking and new technologies shaping the future of associations.
    • Charting a path today to ensure a brighter future for all associations.
    • Analyzing the impact of emerging trends on organizational strategies.

Module 4: Power Up Your Personal Leadership

    • Leveraging expertise, innovation, and connections to break through to the next leadership level.
    • Compelling tailored experiences for effective leadership.
    • Curating and leveraging your personal brand.

Module 5: Empowering Middle Management

    • Specialized training to strengthen leadership skills and advance team development.
    • Harnessing the power of the Association Forum community for support and growth.
    • Effective strategies to navigate complex organizational dynamics and foster cohesive interdepartmental collaboration.

Module 6: Mastering Career Development Skills and Opportunities

    • Accessing premier resources to master the skills necessary for career advancement.
    • Understanding association professional career paths and opportunities.
    • Building a network of peers, mentors, and experts for personal and professional growth.