The Fundamentals 

Association101 is designed to provide emerging association professionals with professional development and networking opportunities with a dynamic cohort of career-driven peers. Basically put your seatbelt on for a day-long adventure & leave equipped with a solid understanding of the wacky & wonderful world of association management.

In this fast-paced, interactive experience you’ll explore the important and varied functions of associations

Some of the topics this program will cover:

Associations in Society
and Structure

Understand the purpose, relationships, and value of an organisation

Learn about the association history of associations

 Understand the different types and structures of associations (internally and externally)

Discover common duties & basic legal responsibilities for Boards

Association Culture
The dynamic nature between volunteers & professional staff

Responsibilities of the board and committees

Developing Leadership

Understand why associations have constitutions, bylaws and the principles and laws around this process

Understanding Members 

Practices used to improve recruitment and retention efforts

Use member input to influence decision-making

Member communications 

Taking care of business
Operating systems and practices

Technology applications

Products and Services
Explore the varied member services that associations deliver

Investigate core activities / functions generally found in most association operations

Explore the important & varied functions of associations

Direction and Strategy
The importance of values and vision, and methods and processes for vision development and promotion. 


Emerging association professionals, level entry to mid staff from New Zealand associations and not-for-profits organisations. 



21 September 2017

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


13 September 2017

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


AuSAE members  $245

AuSAE member's staff rate $260               

Non- members $395

Discounts available for more than one staff from the same association attending -  contact Brett on

This will be one of the best investment you can make to secure the future of your Association


 Brett Jeffery – General Manager of AuSAE New Zealand

When it comes to associations, there is not much that Brett hasn’t seen.  He works on a daily basis with multiple New Zealand associations and knows the issues that impact organisational performance. 

Brett is a long term AuSAE member having served on the AuSAE board and now General Manager New Zealand. Brett is passionate about ensuring not-for-profit leaders receive opportunities to network and further their careers.

He has had over twenty years’ experience working alongside association and other non-profits in his numerous New Zealand tourism and hospitality roles. 

 To be confirmed 

Australian Office:

Address: Suite 2, 67 Astor Terrace, Spring Hill QLD 4000 Australia
Free Call: +61 1300 764 576  Phone: +61 7 3831 4989

New Zealand Office:
Address: 159 Otonga Rd, Rotorua 3015 New Zealand
Phone: +64 4 889 2292

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