It has been a month full of activity here at AuSAE with the delivery of another excellent LINC conference in Auckland earlier this month. Our premium event in New Zealand, LINC offered a program of insights and learnings through the sharing of unique stories from a range of leaders – both from within the association sector and beyond.
A highlight of LINC for me was the inclusion of the “emerging leaders” stream in the conference. With generous support from the NZICC, we were able to offer scholarships to a group of emerging leaders to attend the conference and immerse themselves in the profession of association management. I am proud to say that AuSAE is committed to the development of the next generation of leaders for the sector and this will be a continued focus for us in the coming years.
I was also delighted to celebrate the announcement of Nick Hill as an AuSAE Life Member. Whilst you can read all about his contribution to AuSAE and the sector more broadly in the newsletter, I would like to personally acknowledge the support, guidance and mentorship he has provided me during my time here at AuSAE. My sincere congratulations Nick.
Finally, to support our commitment to strengthening our international relationships particularly in the Asia Pacific region, I will be attending the ASAE Association Leaders Forum in Singapore at the end of October. As a member of the Asia-Pacific Taskforce I will lead a table discussion around current association management issues and practical strategies to support associations. The event will bring together association leaders from over 14 countries and I encourage you to consider attending. More information can be found here.