AuSAE Events - Australia and New Zealand 

From multi-day conferences with expert presenters to informal lunch meetings led by your peers, we have a variety of programs to meet help you do your job better and improve your association.

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AuSAE is a CAE Approved Provider.  The program(s) linked below meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential.  Every program that we offer which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies.  For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit CAE Certification.

    • 17 Jun 2024
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (AEST)
    • Zoom Meeting - 3:30pm-4:30pm AEST
    Register

    Join the CEO Discussion Circle, where association leaders come together online to connect and find the camaraderie they need to thrive.

    This month, we'll be talking about AI - what you're currently using or planning to implement, and how it's impacting your organisation.

    Register today and be part of a supportive community that understands your journey. 

    We hope you can join us on Monday, 17 June. Once you've registered for this online event, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the meeting. 

    • 18 Jun 2024
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Sky Room, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Grey Street, South Brisbane
    Register


    Take a couple of hours at the start of the day to connect with others in the industry to discuss high-level topics of real importance, develop new relationships and gain critical information. Our networking events provide you with a unique opportunity to network with your peers in a comfortable and informal setting.



    Reading the Tea Leaves: The Queensland Election and what it means for the Association Sector


    Join us for a lively panel discussion with Hon Larry Anthony AO, and Hon Bernie Ripoll, who will share their expert insights and predictions for the October state election, discuss the potential impact of a change or continuation of government on the Association sector, and explore strategies for Associations to best prepare for what lies ahead

    Event details:


    Date: Tuesday, 18 June 2024
    Time: 7:30am to 9am AEST
    Plated hot breakfast provided (please advise of special dietary requirements)
    Venue: Sky Room, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Grey Street, South Brisbane

    We want to thank our Venue Partner, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre for hosting our Networking Breakfast.



    AuSAE is a CAE Approved Provider.  Participants of this event will earn 1 continuing education credits.

    • 18 Jun 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AEST)
    • AuSAE Webinars - 11am- 12 noon AEST | 1pm - 2pm NZST
    Register

    Are you ready to elevate the way your association engages with members and drives revenue? Join us for this 1-hour complimentary webinar on 18th June, where we'll delve into the strategic use of learning and education offerings to unlock new opportunities for growth and success – and meet the diverse needs of members.

    Led by industry experts, Paul Ramsbottom and Allison Rose, here's what we'll cover in the session:

    • Discover how introducing a Learning Management System (LMS) as your hub for delivering engaging educational content can empower members to learn at their pace.
    • Learn about the critical importance of seamless integration of LMS with your AMS/CRM to foster personalised learning experiences and streamline communication.
    • Explore the power of utilising data-driven insights to personalise learning pathways, catering to individual preferences, and developing a vibrant community.

      Who Should Attend:
      Association executives seeking to enhance member engagement and drive revenue through strategic learning initiatives.

      Don't miss out on this opportunity to revolutionise the way your association approaches learning and education. Register now to secure your spot!

      Attendees receive 1 CAE credits. 

       AuSAE is proud to be a CAE Approved Provider. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this event may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visitwww.asaecenter.org/cae.   

      Meet our Presenter
      Paul Ramsbottom, Managing Director at Advanced Solutions International (ASI)

      Over the last 30+ years Paul has worked with more professional bodies, industry associations, charities and fundraisers than most people would gather in several lifetimes. He is passionate about helping Not-For-Profits and Associations reach their goals, through adopting new and innovative solutions to help them run more efficiently. He is Managing Director of ASI Asia-Pacific which has more than 600 Not-For-Profit clients in the region. Paul enjoys working everyday with great staff and great clients and is rewarded by seeing great things ASI clients do in and around the community and knowing that ASI is able to contribute to that.

      Alison Rose
      Senior Trainer at ASI

      Allison Rose is a Senior Trainer at Advanced Solutions International. She has more than 10 years of experience in designing and delivering effective training programs for various software products and solutions. As the product owner of the ASI Learning Hub, she oversees the development and maintenance of the online learning platform that provides access to ASI's education resources. She also leads the global team of trainers who conduct ASI's education programs for customers and partners around the world.

      About Advanced Solutions International
      Advanced Solutions International (ASI) is a leading global provider of cloud software and services for associations and non-profits. ASI helps clients digitally transform, streamline operations, and grow revenue through industry expertise, best-practice advice, and high-quality solutions. Its portfolio of solutions includes iMIS for association and nonprofit management, TopClass LMS for learning management, OpenWater for application and review management, and Clowder for year-round mobile app management.
      www.advsol.com/solutions.


      • 25 Jun 2024
      • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM (NZST)
      • Icon, Te Papa – Wellington
      • 0
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      Join us for AuSAE’s first networking lunch of the year, where we embrace the spirit of Matariki to foster growth and unity among association executives. Matariki marks the start of the Māori New Year, a time for renewal and celebration, making it the perfect backdrop for our gathering.

      What to Expect:

      • Networking: Build valuable connections with peers in a setting that encourages open dialogue and mutual support.
      • Knowledge Sharing: Exchange ideas and best practices that can propel your association forward.
      • Collaborative Problem-Solving: Discuss common challenges and brainstorm collective solutions.
      • Industry Evolution: Gain insights into the latest trends and how they impact our associations in Aotearoa.

      Professional Development: As a CAE Approved Provider, AuSAE is proud to offer participants 1 continuing education credit for attending this enriching event.

        • 25 Jun 2024
        • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AEST)
        • AuSAE Webinars - 11am- 12 noon AEST | 1pm - 2pm NZST
        Register


        Join us for an engaging webinar designed for association executives looking to enhance their contract negotiation and relationship management skills. This session will delve into the intricacies of successful negotiation strategies and cultivating strong professional relationships.

        Key Takeaways:

        • Mastering Negotiation Techniques: Learn effective negotiation tactics tailored to the unique challenges faced by association executives. Gain insights into preparing for negotiations, identifying key interests, and achieving mutually beneficial outcomes.
        • Building Strong Relationships: Explore strategies for fostering long-lasting relationships with stakeholders, vendors, and partners. Understand the importance of communication, trust-building, and conflict resolution in maintaining productive professional connections.
        • Navigating Contractual Agreements: Discover best practices for drafting, reviewing, and executing contracts that protect your organisation's interests while promoting collaboration and growth. Gain practical tips for negotiating terms, managing risks, and resolving disputes.
        • Adapting to Changing Environments: Explore how to adapt negotiation and relationship management strategies to the evolving industry landscapes, economic conditions, and stakeholder expectations. Learn to leverage flexibility and creativity to navigate challenging circumstances successfully.

        Who Should Attend:
        Association executives, managers, and professionals responsible for contract negotiation, vendor management, and stakeholder relations within their association and not-for-profit organisations.

        Don't miss this opportunity to sharpen your negotiation skills and enhance your ability to cultivate meaningful professional relationships. Register now!

        Attendees receive 1 CAE credits. 

         AuSAE is proud to be a CAE Approved Provider. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this event may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visitwww.asaecenter.org/cae.   

        Meet our Presenter

        Deanna Varga, MBA GAICD 
        Founder and CEO, Mayvin Global, Non Executive Director

        With 25 years’ experience across the NFP, association as well as corporate and government sectors, Deanna possesses comprehensive knowledge for revenue-raising, measuring ROI, membership models, fundraising, sponsorship, relationship management and stakeholder engagement, self-generated revenue streams and developing  frameworks for financial sustainability.

        Mayvin Global specialises in revenue generation, diversification and commercial thinking for associations, not-for-profit and government. With experience in building strategic solutions for business growth, Mayvin Global has offices in Sydney, Gold Coast and Darwin. For more information, visit www.mayvinglobal.com

        • 26 Jun 2024
        • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM (NZST)
        • Wētā Workshop Unleashed, Convention Centre Level 5/88 Federal Street, Auckland
        Register


        Join us for AuSAE’s first networking lunch of the year, where we embrace the spirit of Matariki to foster growth and unity among association executives. Matariki marks the start of the Māori New Year, a time for renewal and celebration, making it the perfect backdrop for our gathering.

        What to Expect:

        • Networking: Build valuable connections with peers in a setting that encourages open dialogue and mutual support.
        • Knowledge Sharing: Exchange ideas and best practices that can propel your association forward.
        • Collaborative Problem-Solving: Discuss common challenges and brainstorm collective solutions.
        • Industry Evolution: Gain insights into the latest trends and how they impact our associations in Aotearoa.

        Professional Development: As a CAE Approved Provider, AuSAE is proud to offer participants 1 continuing education credit for attending this enriching event.

          • 02 Jul 2024
          • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (NZST)
          • ONLINE (teams)
          Register

          Join the Conversation on Finance, Risk, and Compliance

          The AuSAE Risk and Finance Special Interest Group (SIG) invites you to be a part of an engaging online meeting dedicated to professionals in the fields of association finance and risk management. This group serves as a crucial platform for sharing ideas, exchanging valuable information, and acting as an innovative idea laboratory.

          Why Attend?

          • Network with Peers: Connect with other professionals who share your focus on finance and risk management within associations.
          • Gain Insight: Dive into discussions about the latest trends and challenges in finance, risk, and compliance.
          • Share and Learn: Exchange knowledge and best practices, and bring back valuable insights to your organisation.

          Event Details:

          • Location: Online (teams Link provided upon RSVP)
          • Open to All AuSAE Members: Participation in this SIG meeting is complimentary for all AuSAE members.

          RSVP Now:

          Reserve your virtual seat by simply RSVPing. As an AuSAE member, there is no cost to participate.

          This SIG meeting is an essential opportunity for those involved in association finance and risk management to come together, share knowledge, and contribute to advancing our field. Your participation and input are what make these conversations so valuable.

          We eagerly await your contribution to this vital discussion. See you there!


           

          • 03 Jul 2024
          • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (NZST)
          • Wellington, CBD - Venue to be confirmed OR Online
          Register


          Join us for the exclusive AuSAE Event Managers’ Networking Session, an event crafted for professionals in event management within our member organisations. This session stands as a key benefit of your AuSAE membership, fostering a space for connection, collaboration, and learning among event management experts.

          Why This Session Is Unmissable:

          • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow event managers, build professional relationships, and exchange ideas.
          • Knowledge Sharing: Dive into discussions on challenges and innovative solutions in the field of event management.
          • Expert Insights: Gain insights from guest speakers, renowned in the industry for their expertise and forward-thinking approaches.
          • Safe and Open Dialogue: Discussions are held under The Chatham House Rule, ensuring confidentiality and promoting honest and open conversations.
          Who Should Join:

          This event is specifically tailored for event managers and coordinators from membership organisations within the AuSAE network.

          We believe this session is an essential platform for our community to thrive and evolve together. Your participation will not only enrich your professional journey but also contribute significantly to the collective growth of our field.

          Join Us:

          Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a dynamic and enriching experience. We look forward to welcoming you to the AuSAE Event Managers’ Networking Session!

          ** A light lunch is provided for those people attending in person **

          • 05 Jul 2024
          • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (AEST)
          • Zoom Meeting - 10am - 11am AEST / 12pm - 1pm NZDT
          Register


          AuSAE's Introduction to Associations webinar aims to assist individuals new to associations in navigating the basics of the not-for-profit sector. Whether you're embarking on a new role in associations or seeking to enhance your existing knowledge, this session is designed to provide you with the tools and understanding needed to thrive in the dynamic world of associations.

          Join us for the live webinar session, "Introduction to Associations," this year, to kickstart your journey in association management. Led by Toni Brearley, CEO at AuSAE, this session will explore the purpose, values, processes, and people that contribute to associations.

          Participate in the session to gain valuable insights, connect with like-minded professionals, ask questions, and delve into information that will support your career in association management.

          This complimentary webinar is open to all association professionals. Upon registration for this online event, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the meeting. We look forward to your participation!

          • 09 Jul 2024
          • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AEST)
          • AuSAE Webinars - 11am- 12 noon AEST | 1pm - 2pm NZT
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          Join us for an exclusive webinar designed to empower association CEOs, board members, and executives with essential insights into effective board management and policy development. Led by industry experts, this session will equip you with practical strategies to enhance governance practices and drive success in your association.

          Key Takeaways:

          • Effective Governance Skills: Learn strategies to optimise board performance and effectiveness in guiding your association.
          • Streamlined Policy Development: Acquire tools and techniques for developing robust policies aligned with your association's goals.
          • Improved Collaboration: Foster stronger relationships between executives and board members, leading to smoother operations and better decision-making.
          • Practical Insights: Gain actionable insights and best practices derived from real-world case studies to implement in your association.

            Who should attend?
            Association CEOs, Presidents, Executive Directors, Board Members, and Senior Managers responsible for board management and policy development within associations.

            Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your board management and policy development expertise! Register now to secure your spot.

            Attendees receive 1 CAE credits. 

             AuSAE is proud to be a CAE Approved Provider. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this event may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visitwww.asaecenter.org/cae.   

            • 23 Jul 2024
            • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AEST)
            • AuSAE Webinars - 11am- 12 noon AEST | 1pm - 2pm NZT
            Register


            Join us for an insightful webinar tailored specifically for association executives seeking to enhance their governance structures and operational best practices. Led by industry experts, this session will explore the essential components of effective governance and provide actionable strategies to optimise your association's performance.

            Key Takeaways:

              • Understanding Governance Fundamentals: Gain a comprehensive understanding of governance principles, including roles and responsibilities, decision-making processes, and accountability structures.
              • Developing Governance Frameworks: Learn how to develop robust governance frameworks tailored to your association's unique needs and objectives, ensuring alignment with industry standards and regulations.
              • Implementing Best Practices: Explore best practices for governance implementation, including board composition, meeting protocols, and stakeholder engagement strategies.
              • Navigating Challenges: Identify common governance challenges faced by associations and explore practical solutions to overcome them, fostering resilience and adaptability.
              • Driving Organisational Excellence: Discover how effective governance can drive organisational excellence, enhancing member satisfaction, fostering innovation, and achieving strategic goals.

              Who Should Attend:
              Association executives, board members, committee chairs, and anyone involved in leadership or governance roles within associations. This webinar is also beneficial for professionals seeking to enhance their understanding of governance best practices in the association sector.

              Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your association's governance practices and position it for long-term success. Register now to secure your spot!

              Attendees receive 1 CAE credits. 

              AuSAE is proud to be a CAE Approved Provider. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this event may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visitwww.asaecenter.org/cae.   

              • 23 Jul 2024
              • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (NZST)
              • Members’ Only Lounge, Parliament Wellington, CBD
              Register


              Participating in these forums is a vital aspect of your AuSAE membership. They offer a unique platform for association CEOs and key influencers to engage, share insights, and gain valuable knowledge to enhance your association’s impact.

              These exclusive events are tailored specifically for CEOs and executive directors of member organisations within AuSAE. 

              In keeping with The Chatham House Rule, these sessions ensure confidentiality, encouraging open and honest discussions. Please note that sector suppliers are not included in these meetings, except on special occasions where they are invited to present.

              You have the opportunity to contribute to the agenda at any time by submitting your items here. Alternatively, you can directly contact Brett via email to register your interest or suggestions.

              • 24 Jul 2024
              • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (NZST)
              • Wellington OR Online
              Register

              Join our dynamic support network of professionals dedicated to the fields of membership, membership services, and member-focused marketing. We invite you to be part of an engaging conversation about enhancing membership value, exploring innovative products and services.

              This session is available in two formats for your convenience:

              1. Face-to-Face Gathering in Wellington: Connect with peers in person and share your insights.
              2. Online Participation: Engage in the discussion from wherever you are.

              Meeting Focus: Our initial topic will revolve around 'Strengthening Your Membership Proposition' – a key area for all membership professionals.

              This event is exclusively open to all AuSAE members at no charge. To secure your spot, a simple RSVP is all it takes. Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to the future of membership services!

               

              • 30 Jul 2024
              • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (NZST)
              • Auckland, CBD (venue to be confirmed)
              Register


              Participating in these forums is a vital aspect of your AuSAE membership. They offer a unique platform for association CEOs and key influencers to engage, share insights, and gain valuable knowledge to enhance your association’s impact.

              These exclusive events are tailored specifically for CEOs and executive directors of member organisations within AuSAE. 

              In keeping with The Chatham House Rule, these sessions ensure confidentiality, encouraging open and honest discussions. Please note that sector suppliers are not included in these meetings, except on special occasions where they are invited to present.

              You have the opportunity to contribute to the agenda at any time by submitting your items here. Alternatively, you can directly contact Brett via email to register your interest or suggestions.

              • 31 Jul 2024
              • 10:00 AM - 4:15 PM (NZST)
              • Waihorotiu Room, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland
              • 34
              Register

              Join us for an event dedicated to future-proofing New Zealand’s not-for-profit (NFP) sector by harnessing the power of AI and digital tools. This event brings together industry leaders and experts to share insights on digital transformation, the role of AI in shaping the sector’s future, and essential security measures for NFP executives.

              With engaging sessions, live demonstrations, and ample networking opportunities, participants will gain valuable knowledge and strategies to navigate the evolving digital landscape and ensure their organisations remain resilient and innovative.


              $50.00 per person (nzd)

              Must be employed by a NFP with the New Zealand to access rate
              All profits donated to the Spirit of Adventure Trust


              • 10 Aug 2024
              • (NZST)
              • 13 Aug 2024
              • (NZST)
              • Cleveland Ohio
              • 16
              Register


              Join AuSAE at the ASAE Annual Meeting in Cleveland Ohio

              AuSAE is excited to host a delegation to the 2023 ASAE Annual Meeting in Cleveland in 10 -13 August in 2024. 

              The ASAE Annual meeting is an association conference like no other – over three day it brings together thousands of Association professionals and industry partners to exchange knowledge, resources, strategies and solutions and of course the opportunity to make new global connections.

              AuSAE is excited to announce Expressions of Interest are now open to join the delegation travelling to the 2024 ASAE Annual Meeting in Cleveland Ohio from 10 - 13 August at the Huntington Convention Centre.

              The ASAE Annual Meeting is an association conference like no other - over three days it brings together thousands of association professionals and industry partners to exchange knowledge, resources, strategies and solutions. And of course, the opportunity to make new global connections. AuSAE will be curating a program to help our delegation make the most out of the conference content, as well as some exclusive opportunities to connect with some of our American colleagues.

              Register your interest to stay in the loop as we finalise details.

              Pricing range AU $4,200 – 4,800 NZ $4,500 - $5,000

              • 13 Aug 2024
              • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AEST)
              • AuSAE Webinars - 11am- 12 noon AEST | 1pm - 2pm NZT
              Register


              Elevate your advocacy game and drive impactful change for your organisation with our exclusive webinar designed to navigate the legislative landscape with confidence. Our panel of experts will provide invaluable insights into understanding and influencing legislative processes, enabling you to effectively advocate for your organisation's interests.

              Key Takeaways:

              • Understanding Legislative Dynamics: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the legislative process at local, state, and federal levels, including key decision-makers and influencers.
              • Strategies for Effective Advocacy: Learn proven strategies and best practices for advocating effectively on behalf of your association, including building coalitions, framing messages, and leveraging digital tools.
              • Navigating Policy Challenges: Explore common policy challenges faced by associations and discover innovative approaches to overcome them, from regulatory hurdles to changing political landscapes.
              • Compliance and Risk Management: Stay informed on compliance requirements and risk management strategies to ensure your association operates within legal boundaries and mitigates potential risks.
              • Case Studies and Success Stories: Hear real-world case studies and success stories from associations that have effectively navigated the legislative landscape, providing actionable insights and inspiration for your own advocacy efforts.

                Who Should Attend:
                Association CEOs and executives
                Government Affairs Directors, Public Policy Managers, Advocacy Specialists, Legislative Liaisons, and leaders committed to driving changing within their organisations.


                Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your advocacy skills and strengthen your association's influence in the legislative arena. Register now! 

                Attendees receive 1 CAE credits. 

                 AuSAE is proud to be a CAE Approved Provider. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this event may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visitwww.asaecenter.org/cae.   

                • 19 Aug 2024
                • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (AEST)
                • Zoom Meeting - 3:30pm-4:30pm AEST
                Register

                The aim of AuSAE's CEO Discussion Circle is to provide a collegiate space for our Association CEO's to meet, share and find support during these new and uncertain times. 


                Our CEO Discussion Circle meetings will generally take place on the third Monday of every second month, from 3:30pm-4:30pm AEST.


                We hope you can join us, once you have registered for this online event, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the meeting. 

                • 27 Aug 2024
                • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AEST)
                • AuSAE Webinars - 11am- 12 noon AEST | 1pm - 2pm NZT
                Register


                Elevate your association's impact with the AuSAE Webinar: "How to Build an Advocacy Campaign - Best Practices, Tips, and Examples."

                Join us on Tuesday, 27 August at 11am AEST / 1pm NZT for an insightful session tailored for Association CEOs, Heads of Communications, and Advocacy Managers.

                Uncover the keys to constructing powerful advocacy campaigns that drive change. We will delve into best practices, providing invaluable tips and real-world examples to empower your organisation.

                Learn to navigate the dynamic landscape of advocacy with strategic finesse, ensuring your message is not only heard but sparks meaningful action.

                Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your advocacy toolkit and propel your association towards impactful, successful campaigns. Register now to secure your spot and position your organisation at the forefront of effective advocacy.

                Attendees receive 1 CAE credits. 

                 AuSAE is proud to be a CAE Approved Provider. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this event may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visitwww.asaecenter.org/cae.   

                • 08 Sep 2024
                • 2:00 PM (NZST)
                • 10 Sep 2024
                • 4:30 PM (NZST)
                • Christchurch, New Zealand
                Register


                Welcome to AuSAE LINC Conference Registration
                A harmonious environment where association leaders unite to cultivate shared inspirations and enrich the community’s future.

                Step into a realm where innovation meets inspiration at the AuSAE Linc Conference, 8 - 10 September 2024.
                This premier event is designed to empower association executives with a wealth of ideas and inspirations that can be seamlessly integrated into your organisation.
                Engage in meaningful dialogues with industry colleagues, expand your professional network, and uncover the latest trends that will shape the future of association management. Whether it’s through dynamic networking, member engagement, or operational excellence.

                AuSAE Linc 2024 is your platform to elevate your association’s potential and drive transformative change.

                Your Conference Registration Encompasses:
                Sunday Welcome Function: Kick off the conference with an evening of warm introductions and prelude conversations, setting the tone for the days ahead.

                All Conference Sessions: Gain unrestricted access to a comprehensive slate of sessions spanning Monday and Tuesday, each crafted to inspire, inform, and challenge your perspectives.

                Tuesday Business Sessions: A dedicated morning for deep-diving into business-centric discussions, facilitating direct dialogues with corporate partners and industry stakeholders in a structured yet flexible format.

                Innovative Breakfast Concept on Monday and Tuesday: A cornerstone of the AuSAE LINC experience, our breakfast meetings are designed not just to nourish but to energise your day with stimulating discussions and keynotes in a less formal setting. This approach allows for more personal interactions and the sharing of ideas over the first meal of the day, setting a dynamic tone for the sessions that follow.

                Monday Night’s Conference Dinner: Conclude the first full day of the conference with a gala dinner, offering an exquisite blend of fine dining and networking opportunities in an elegant setting.

                All enquires please contact Brett Jeffery General Manager NZ brett@ausae.org.au or 027 249 8677.
                AuSAE is a CAE Approved Provider.


                • 08 Sep 2024
                • 6:30 PM (NZST)
                • 10 Sep 2024
                • 4:30 PM (NZST)
                • Christchurch
                Register

                Sponsorship Prospectus - Download Here

                We are inviting a limited number of five special entities to join us

                AuSAE’s premier annual event (AuSAE Linc) that brings together the largest gathering of association professionals in New Zealand.

                An opportunity for networking and meeting new people within the professional association sector.

                The AuSAE Leadership Insights Networking & Connection Conference (Linc) is our signature event. Bringing together association executives from all aspects of association management.

                Held in Christchurch for 8 -10 September 2024.

                AuSAE is focused on its commitment to foster a strong and robust association sector.

                AuSAE is establishing engaging sponsorship opportunities to maximise your exposure and connection with our delegates leading up to and during the event.

                All enquires please contact Brett Jeffery General Manager, AuSAE New Zealand

                brett@ausae.org.au or 027 249 8677.


                • 12 Sep 2024
                • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AEST)
                • AuSAE Webinars - 11am- 12 noon AEST | 1pm - 2pm NZT
                Register


                Organising impactful events is crucial for associations to engage their members and stakeholders effectively. Join us for an insightful webinar tailored for Association CEOs and Executives, where we'll delve into the intricacies of event planning and strategies to maximise impact covering:

                1. Understanding Your Audience: Learn how to analyse your association's demographics, preferences, and needs to tailor events that resonate with your audience.
                2. Strategic Planning: Discover proven frameworks for setting clear event objectives, defining success metrics, and crafting a strategic plan to achieve maximum impact.
                3. Innovative Event Formats: Explore innovative event formats and technologies to enhance engagement, foster networking, and deliver memorable experiences to your participants.
                4. Effective Promotion and Marketing: Uncover strategies to effectively promote your events, leverage social media, email marketing, and partnerships to maximise attendance and engagement.
                5. Budgeting and Resource Management: Gain insights into budgeting best practices, resource allocation, and cost-effective strategies to ensure your events are both impactful and financially sustainable.
                6. Post-Event Evaluation and Follow-Up: Learn how to conduct comprehensive post-event evaluations, gather feedback, and leverage insights to continuously improve future events. Plus, discover the importance of timely follow-up and nurturing relationships post-event.

                Key Takeaways:

                • Actionable strategies to tailor events that resonate with your association's audience.
                • Proven frameworks for setting clear objectives and crafting strategic event plans.
                • Innovative event formats and technologies to enhance engagement and foster networking.
                • Effective promotion and marketing tactics to maximise event attendance and participation.
                • Budgeting best practices for financially sustainable events.
                • Techniques for post-event evaluation, feedback gathering, and relationship nurturing.
                Who Should Attend:
                Association CEOs, Executive Directors, Event Managers and Senior Leaders responsible for planning and executing events within their organisations.

                Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your association's event planning capabilities and drive maximum impact! Register now.

                Attendees receive 1 CAE credits. 

                 AuSAE is proud to be a CAE Approved Provider. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this event may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visitwww.asaecenter.org/cae.   

                Meet our Presenter

                Sarah Markey-Hamm

                Managing Director, ICMS

                Sarah Markey-Hamm is as passionate about creating quality, inspirational first-class conferences today, as she was when she was fourteen, eagerly helping out with stamping letters for mail-outs for her father’s business. Making it her life’s passion to continue the family tradition, Sarah has grown her father’s company through innovation, trust and a hands-on approach, ensuring her clients return every year for another amazing event.

                Sarah’s life-long commitment to conferencing and events is as evident as her loyalty to her clients. She is a respected innovator of the industry, helping professional associations connect, through real life, hybrid and virtual means.

                Even from a young age, Sarah loved learning about the different industries upon which her father’s conferences were created, travelling around the world, attending conferences in exciting and sometimes eye-opening locations, and noticing how each one was a little different to the next. She loved working out how she could make improvements, how could the next conference be better, to enable the conference participants connect better, be educated better and be financially successful.

                Sarah has always been naturally curious. She takes her work seriously, living by the motto, ‘do for others as you would do for yourself.’ Her thoroughness, ability to think quickly and her expert organisational skills, make her highly-sought after in her field. She finds that the value in her business is in her ‘hair-brain ideas.’ She gets to the essence of what her clients need in their conference and what they want to achieve, by actively listening and implementing exacting strategies that make each conference a success.

                Sarah has ensured ICMS has stayed deliberately small, yet world-class, so she still maintains a connection to her clients. She has created a coaching framework to ensure her clients understand the processes required to host a large-scale event. In the end, her clients have confidence in her and ICMS, and completely trust ICMS with every aspect of the conferencing spectrum, giving them the best conferencing experience possible.

                To date, Sarah has been Chair of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), Australian National Committee and has also held positions on the ICCA Meetings Advisory Group. She has been a board member of the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA), an active International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) member and past President of the Meeting Events Australia (MEA) Victorian Chapters.

                • 17 Sep 2024
                • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (AEST)
                • Zoom Meeting - 2pm - 3pm AEST / 4pm - 5pm NZST
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                AuSAE's Introduction to Associations webinar aims to assist individuals new to associations in navigating the basics of the not-for-profit sector. Whether you're embarking on a new role in associations or seeking to enhance your existing knowledge, this session is designed to provide you with the tools and understanding needed to thrive in the dynamic world of associations.

                Join us for the live webinar session, "Introduction to Associations," this year, to kickstart your journey in association management. Led by Toni Brearley, CEO at AuSAE, this session will explore the purpose, values, processes, and people that contribute to associations.

                Participate in the session to gain valuable insights, connect with like-minded professionals, ask questions, and delve into information that will support your career in association management.

                This complimentary webinar is open to all association professionals. Upon registration for this online event, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the meeting. We look forward to your participation!

                • 18 Sep 2024
                • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (NZST)
                • Auckland, CBD - Venue to be confirmed OR Online
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                Join us for the exclusive AuSAE Event Managers’ Networking Session, an event crafted for professionals in event management within our member organisations. This session stands as a key benefit of your AuSAE membership, fostering a space for connection, collaboration, and learning among event management experts.

                Why This Session Is Unmissable:

                • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow event managers, build professional relationships, and exchange ideas.
                • Knowledge Sharing: Dive into discussions on challenges and innovative solutions in the field of event management.
                • Expert Insights: Gain insights from guest speakers, renowned in the industry for their expertise and forward-thinking approaches.
                • Safe and Open Dialogue: Discussions are held under The Chatham House Rule, ensuring confidentiality and promoting honest and open conversations.
                Who Should Join:

                This event is specifically tailored for event managers and coordinators from membership organisations within the AuSAE network.

                We believe this session is an essential platform for our community to thrive and evolve together. Your participation will not only enrich your professional journey but also contribute significantly to the collective growth of our field.

                Join Us:

                Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a dynamic and enriching experience. We look forward to welcoming you to the AuSAE Event Managers’ Networking Session!

                ** A light lunch is provided for those people attending in person **

                • 20 Sep 2024
                • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (NZST)
                • Online - Video calls will be held Fridays from 9:00 - 10:00 am AEST | 11:00 - 12:00 noon NZ
                Register

                CAE Exam between 1 December and 14 December 2024

                CAE Exam between 1 May and 14 May 2024

                This course is for the December 2024 exam

                *please note that the exam registration through ASAE as separate and the delegates responsibility. AuSAE is here to help

                AuSAE - 10 week CAE Certification

                Course cost - AuSAE Member $750 

                Non member / Business partner  $950 includes  

                • Course material ( Professional Practices in Association Management, 4th Edition)
                • Cliff notes with practice exam questions for each domain
                • Study group learnings and exam questions
                • Practice exam exam

                The Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential is an International marker of a committed association professional who has demonstrated the wide range of knowledge essential to manage an association in today’s challenging environment.

                Have you got what it takes to go to the next level, AuSAE is here to help you!!
                Applications closed with ASAE 17 February for the exam

                Program Starting Friday 22 September 2023

                Week 1 20 September : CAE Orientation session and Systems thinking

                Week’s 2 - 9: Covering the eight domains 1 hour each week (Friday)
                27 September Domain 1 Governance
                4 October D2 Executive Leadership
                11 October D3 Organisational Strategy
                18 October D4 Operations
                25 October D5 Business development
                1 November D6 Member and Stakeholder Engagement and Management
                8 November D7 Advocacy
                15 November D8 Marketing and Communications

                Week 10: Wednesday 20 November Practice exam in exam conditions (100 questions) 2 hours
                Friday 22 November Open forum ( 1hour 30 mins)


                • CAE Exam fee is separate and paid through ASAE when applying for the exam. Member cost $500 USD


                Please Note: If AuSAE invoices you, the amounts are in NZD. Credit Card payments are based in AUD dollar amount.

                • 25 Sep 2024
                • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (NZST)
                • Wellington OR Online
                Register

                Join our dynamic support network of professionals dedicated to the fields of membership, membership services, and member-focused marketing. We invite you to be part of an engaging conversation about enhancing membership value, exploring innovative products and services.

                This session is available in two formats for your convenience:

                1. Face-to-Face Gathering in Wellington: Connect with peers in person and share your insights.
                2. Online Participation: Engage in the discussion from wherever you are.

                Meeting Focus: Our initial topic will revolve around 'Strengthening Your Membership Proposition' – a key area for all membership professionals.

                This event is exclusively open to all AuSAE members at no charge. To secure your spot, a simple RSVP is all it takes. Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to the future of membership services!

                 

                • 25 Sep 2024
                • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AEST)
                • AuSAE Webinars - 11am- 12 noon AEST | 1pm - 2pm NZT
                Register



                Join us for an insightful webinar designed exclusively for association executives seeking to enhance their event management skills. In this session, we'll delve into the intricacies of managing event logistics and vendors effectively. From coordinating schedules to negotiating contracts, our expert speakers will share invaluable strategies to streamline processes and ensure flawless execution.

                Key Takeaways:

                • Strategies for streamlining event logistics to enhance efficiency and reduce costs.
                • Insights into effective vendor selection criteria and management techniques.
                • Tips for negotiating favorable contracts with event vendors.
                • Solutions for overcoming common challenges encountered in event logistics.
                • Utilisation of technology tools to simplify and automate logistics processes.
                Who Should Attend?

                Association Executives, Event Managers and Planners, Professionals involved in conference organisation, Meeting and Convention Planners, and anyone interested in enhancing their understanding of event logistics and vendor management

                Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and take your event management skills to the next level. Register now to reserve your spot!

                Attendees receive 1 CAE credits. 

                 AuSAE is proud to be a CAE Approved Provider. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this event may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visitwww.asaecenter.org/cae.   

                Meet our Presenter
                Brett Jeffery
                General Manager New Zealand, AuSAE

                Brett is the general manager of AuSAE New Zealand and has held multiple board roles in the NFP sector.

                He has been involved in the relationship and engagement marketing in a wide variety of capacities for over 25 years.

                He is one of New Zealand’s top membership connection specialist, having assisted hundreds of member-based not-for-profit organisations with their engagement processes. Passionate about ensuring association executives receive opportunities to network and further their careers in this quirky world of association management. AuSAE is a membership organization that strengthens association professionals

                • 08 Oct 2024
                • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AEDT)
                • AuSAE Webinars - 11am- 12 noon AEDT | 1pm - 2pm NZDT
                Register


                Are you ready to take your budget planning and allocation strategies to the next level? Join us for an exclusive webinar designed specifically for association leaders like you. In today's ever-changing landscape, mastering the art of financial management is paramount for the success and sustainability of your association. Our experts will provide invaluable insights, practical tips, and actionable strategies to streamline your budgeting process and maximise resource allocation for optimal results.

                Key Takeaways:

                • Understand the critical role of strategic budget planning in achieving your association's objectives.
                • Learn how to assess and prioritise budgetary needs to align with your organisation's mission and vision.
                • Gain insights into effective resource allocation techniques to enhance operational efficiency and drive growth.
                • Explore advanced tools and methodologies for monitoring and evaluating budget performance.
                • Discover adaptable budgeting strategies to navigate unforeseen challenges and uncertainties with confidence.

                Who Should Attend:
                CEOs, Executive Directors, CFOs, Finance Managers, and anyone involved in the financial management and strategic planning of associations.

                Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your association's financial management practices! Register now to secure your spot.

                Attendees receive 1 CAE credits. 

                 AuSAE is proud to be a CAE Approved Provider. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this event may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visitwww.asaecenter.org/cae.   

                • 15 Oct 2024
                • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (NZDT)
                • ONLINE (teams)
                Register

                Join the Conversation on Finance, Risk, and Compliance

                The AuSAE Risk and Finance Special Interest Group (SIG) invites you to be a part of an engaging online meeting dedicated to professionals in the fields of association finance and risk management. This group serves as a crucial platform for sharing ideas, exchanging valuable information, and acting as an innovative idea laboratory.

                Why Attend?

                • Network with Peers: Connect with other professionals who share your focus on finance and risk management within associations.
                • Gain Insight: Dive into discussions about the latest trends and challenges in finance, risk, and compliance.
                • Share and Learn: Exchange knowledge and best practices, and bring back valuable insights to your organisation.

                Event Details:

                • Location: Online (teams Link provided upon RSVP)
                • Open to All AuSAE Members: Participation in this SIG meeting is complimentary for all AuSAE members.

                RSVP Now:

                Reserve your virtual seat by simply RSVPing. As an AuSAE member, there is no cost to participate.

                This SIG meeting is an essential opportunity for those involved in association finance and risk management to come together, share knowledge, and contribute to advancing our field. Your participation and input are what make these conversations so valuable.

                We eagerly await your contribution to this vital discussion. See you there!


                 

                • 21 Oct 2024
                • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (AEDT)
                • Zoom Meeting - 3:30pm-4:30pm AEDT
                Register

                The aim of AuSAE's CEO Discussion Circle is to provide a collegiate space for our Association CEO's to meet, share and find support during these new and uncertain times. 


                Our CEO Discussion Circle meetings will generally take place on the third Monday of every second month, from 3:30pm-4:30pm AEDT.


                We hope you can join us, once you have registered for this online event, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the meeting. 

                • 22 Oct 2024
                • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AEDT)
                • AuSAE Webinars - 11am- 12 noon AEDT | 1pm - 2pm NZDT