The year is now well underway, and I hope you had an opportunity to take some time over the festive season to rest and re-charge.
The AuSAE office is back and ready to serve and 2019 will see us implement a renewed strategic plan which I look forward to sharing this with you in the coming weeks.
The start of the year is a great time to consider your own professional development plan and we have a number of activities for you to engage in over the coming months. Some suggestions to get you thinking include:
Start the year by participating in the AuSAE Mentoring Program. Exclusive to AuSAE this is the only mentoring program that has been developed specifically for professionals in the association management community and is a great way to further your career as a mentee or “give-back” as a mentor. Applications are open now and will close on March 4.
New to association management or looking to further your career? Join the Future Leaders Conference in Wellington (March 14-15) for a fantastic 2-day program aimed at the emerging professional. This is a new event demonstrating our commitment to the next generation of association leaders.
Take the time to complete the Marketing General Membership Marketing Benchmarking Survey. This benchmarking report is the most comprehensive Membership Marketing report across the globe and provides fantastic insights into how to engage and grow your membership. All participants receive a copy of the report once results are collated.
Put ACE 2019 in your diary. June 11-13 in Brisbane, ACE will be the must attend event for everyone working in association management. With International keynote speakers Sheri Jacobs CAE, membership expert and author of new book Pivot Point, and Richard Yep, CEO American Counselling Association this years conference is shaping up to be the event of the year.
Ensure you are following AuSAE across LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter for up-to-minute announcements and information. Did you know we also have an exclusive Facebook “chat group” where you can call on the expertise of AuSAE members across Australia and New Zealand.
Finally, if you are an AuSAE member please remember the “AuSAE Assist” program where as a member you can request personal assistance or support for any challenge you may be experiencing or resource you may be looking for.
These are just few ways AuSAE can support you to deliver a successful 2019 for you and the members you support.
I hope to see you at an AuSAE event in the very near future.