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Continually assessing our practices, systems and services is a constant feature of leading associations. Something that worked two years ago may no longer deliver the same kind of results. How can you reliably stay on top of what others are doing to inform your own organization’s path forward?
One evergreen strategy is benchmarking. Asking others for insight into their practices is a proven way to generate new solutions to common issues. Listening to other leaders explain what worked for them and how they might have done things differently can save you time, money — and frustration — when implementing change. Certified Association Executives and students of the program gain tangible experience in benchmarking: from determining what they need to learn, selecting appropriate benchmarking partners and establishing a mechanism for gathering data, through applying the findings to their decision-making.
Explore benchmarking as a decision-making framework through the CAE® program and prepare yourself to apply this tried-and-true strategy for assessing everything from your communication strategies to your technology products.
Danielle Lamothe, CAE CTDP
VP, Learning and Innovation
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The New Rules of Sponsorship Sales
with Chris Baylis
April 25, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT
Learn how to:
- Get the meeting with sponsors and walk away with the sale
- Leverage the latest sponsorship trends to drive greater success for your organization
- Demonstrate the value of your sponsorship opportunities
ACE Your Response to Crises
with Jacqui d'Eon
May 9, 2019
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. EDT
Explore the principles of responding to a crisis — what to say, how to say it and who to have say it. Learn the ACE (accept, commit, express emotion) protocol to respond to crises and mitigate reputational damage.
Tous les organismes sont confrontés à des enjeux de façon quotidienne, mais comment gérer le tout quand cet enjeu devient une crise? Comment communiquer avec ses membres et le grand public tout en ayant des ressources souvent limitées? Toutes ces questions (et réponses!) seront discutées lors de la prochaine formation de la SCDA « La gestion de crise: Comment se préparer, traverser et survivre une crise ». Nos panélistes partageront avec vous leur expérience et surtout les leçons apprises en cours de route. De plus, notre expert en gestion de crise et d’enjeux viendra répondre à vos questions.
Guide to Better Meetings for Directors of Not-For-Profit Organizations
Non-profit organizations (NFPs) can't afford to spend money and time on unproductive meetings. With rising costs and the reduced time volunteers are willing to commit, organizations must take the initiative to enhance and improve their meetings' value.
This how-to guide provides a simple, straightforward approach to meetings, specially tailored to the needs of the NFP. An ideal guide for non-profit directors.
“In one way or another, each member makes a difference in a meeting, whether by affirmative action, or by inaction, apathy and acquiescence. Guided by the principle of shared responsibility, each individual should work as a member of a team to enhance the quality of discussions and the collective decision-making process. Meeting facilitators should thrive to convert all members from passive observers to active contributors.”
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