Location: OLC Education and Conference Center, 9400 W. Higgins Road, Suite 100, Rosemont
CAE Credit Hours: 6.0
Fee: $450 member; $600 non-member for non-members (contact email@example.com to learn about additional Forum Plus discounts)
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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
Jacqualine Price Osafo, CAE, is the director of membership and development for the Water Quality Association (WQA). Jackie is responsible for recruitment, retention, member benefits, sponsorship, and non-dues revenue for more than 2,500 member companies who served the water treatment industry. Jackie is the staff liaison for three Sections and the Membership Committee. As the staff liaison to the Business Operations Task Force, Jackie is charged with identifying speakers and topics for annual convention. As a member of the Leadership Team, Jackie participates in the planning and implementation of WQA’s organizational strategies.
Jackie has served as a presenter for: Forum Forward, Holiday Showcase, Association101, and co-facilitator for the CAE Study Group. Jackie was previously the chair of the Membership SIG, Membership Task Force, and Forum Forward. Jackie has also served on ASAE’s Membership Sectional Council, Membership Development Committee, and CAE Community Outreach Committee. Jackie is the recipient of the 2017 Association Professional Achievement Award.
Debbie Trueblood, MSW, IOM, CAE is the Executive Director of the Illinois Park and Recreation Association. She has formerly served as Executive Director for several state and international associations through two association management companies, The Center for Association Growth and The Sherwood Group. She has been a lobbyist for homecare, hospice, and osteopaths.
She has a Masters in Social Work from University of Illinois at Chicago and serves as a Trustee for her alma mater, MacMurray College. She is a board member for the National Association of Park Foundations. She and is a
Certified Association Executive and a graduate from the Institute for Organization Management. She was a Dunn
Fellow with the Illinois Governor’s Office and a graduate of the Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership (IWIL).
She was a recipient of the Association Forum’s “Forty Under Forty” award. She was 2018-2019 Chair of the ASAE Ethics Committee.
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.