icy morning 1-24-16

The strong will survive, the smart will thrive. Even busy professionals must set time aside for reading, listening, and learning. Schedule it. Maybe 20 minutes a day, maybe an hour or two a week. You won’t evolve, and your organization won’t evolve, unless you’re regularly feeding your brain with new knowledge and ideas.

One of the ways I’m contributing to the Association Executives of North Carolina (AENC), as a member of its professional development committee, is by compiling a list of professional development opportunities that’s shared in AENC’s weekly newsletter. We only started doing this last week, so AENC’s role (and mine) as an educational curator is still a new one.

This morning, I thought, why not share it here too? So here goes. This week’s list is light on the webinar options-last week’s list included four webinars-so I added a podcast and an online conference. In the future, I’ll also include websites, blogs, and books.

Webinar: Driving Engagement and Retention through Multichannel Personalization

Wednesday, February 3 at 2:00 p.m.

Are you challenged with serving a diverse audience that has different needs and wants? Did you know your audience is leaving behind “digital clues” that reveal what they’re most interested in? Learn how to leverage your website, AMS, and email marketing platform to personalize the audience experience. Learn how to turn website analytics into actionable insight providing constituents with a customized experience. Hosts: Informz, American Eagle. Registration and more information.

Podcast: Leading Learning

The Leading Learning podcast is the only podcast created specifically for leaders and aspiring leaders in the business of lifelong learning, continuing education, and professional development. It’s a ‘must-listen’ for anyone involved in association education. Hosted by Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele of Tagoras, each week they offer perspectives and actionable insights based on their own extensive experience and interviews with a wide range of learning experts and association leaders. List of episodes and subscription information.

ASAE Online Conference for Small-Staff Associations

Save the date: Tuesday, February 23 – Thursday, February 25

You don’t have to spend money on travel, you can get a full conference experience at your desk: three days of sessions tailored to the needs of small-staff associations covering governance, technology, HR, marketing/communications, leadership, and education. (12 CAE credits)

If your organization offers professional development for association executives, please send me the link via Twitter. I’ll publish a blog post on Fridays with the coming week’s events.