Association 101 - May 3, 2018 - Downtown Location

When:  May 3, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CT)
Location: 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606
Practice Areas: Administration, Member Services

Career Level: Entry- and mid-level professionals

$450 (member); $600 (non-member)

Discount and Forum Plus: Forum Plus Members:  If there are five or more Forum Plus member employees attending this course, you are eligible for a 10% discount on each registration.  Contact to take advantage of this discount.

CAE Domain and Credit Hours: 1 – Organizational Management; 6 hours

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.

After attending this session, you’ll be able to:
  • Learn the nature and scope of associations
  • Receive information to support career advancement
  • Gain understanding of the working relationships between volunteers/members and staff
  • Enjoy networking opportunities

About The Presenters:

You're in for a real treat! Hear from two industry veterans for a full-day immersion into the association management framework.  
Dr. Philip Lesser, Ph.D. CAE
Philip Lesser, Ph.D., CAE, a Bostrom veteran of 24 years has served as the Vice President and lead consultant for Bostrom consulting practice. Dr. Lesser has proven expertise in strategic planning, volunteer and staff development, organization structure and bylaws, to name a few.  He also has valuable experience teaching Association 101 over the years.
Apply Now! Phil Lesser Education Scholarship 
                                                                               This scholarship is made possible by Bostrom.  
William St. John, CAE 
 William St. John, CAE  served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the 15,000 member Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals from 1986 to 2013  and has thirty eight  years of experience in association management.  In 2012, he created 20/20 Foresight, a leadership development consulting practice specializing in strategic planning, board development and board governance for non-profit organizations. He also serves as Executive Director for Healthcare Caterers International (HCI), a global professional association that he created in 2004. Bill St. John is a veteran in the association management industry and has valuable experience teaching Association 101 over the years.  


Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ASAE or the CAE program.  Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific timeframe towards the exam application or renewal. There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications – selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.


10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606