Association 101 - 10/26/2017 - New Look! New Feel! Updated Content!

When:  Oct 26, 2017 from 09:00 to 16:00 (CT)
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

Other: Boxed lunch will be provided.

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:

Burt Blanchard is a passionate leader in the association community. He currently serves as Director, Business Development at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).  In previous association experience, Burt has served at the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Home Builders of Greater

Chicago (HBAGC). He is an active Association Forum member and has served in numerous roles including diversity + inclusion, awards, nominating, and Holiday Showcase committee to name a few. Burt’s a Chicago native, currently resides in the Western Suburbs and enjoys staying fit and music, music, music as a hobby.
Nikki Golden is Director of Membership at National Roofing Contractors Association. A twelve-year track record of successfully communicating the value of belonging to a professional association to the construction community, using both new and old media outlets. Change agent with expertise in tackling issues with volunteer leaders in a committee setting to create new outcomes and communication pathways. Team leader focused on data-driven initiatives with goal-oriented outcomes. Passionate advocate of member-focused communications and strategies.


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.


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