Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.15.16

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Next week, schedule one hour for professional growth. Attend one of these webinars or catch up on reading. If you want to learn more about association technology, check out the DelCor blog. Or, if you’re in the generalist mood, Associations Now is your one-stop shop for news and information.

Wed 2/17 at 2 p.m. – CMS and AMS Integration Tips for Creating Member Happiness

Most website projects include integration between the association management system (AMS) and the content management system (CMS) so members can login and access members-only content. Learn reasons to integrate your CMS with your AMS and 3rd party systems, tips for leveraging these integrations to drive member value, and common hurdles in the integration process. Register.

Wed 2/17 at 12 p.m. – Looking Forward 2016: Association Business Environmental Scan

Dean West, FASAE, President of Association Laboratory, will present findings from his company’s annual benchmarking scan of the association business environment so you can understand trends, shifts, challenges and opportunities every association will face in 2016 and what the future will look like. Findings address the economy, the information environment, changes in the relationship of associations to state and federal government, as well as factors important to workforce and global issues. Register. (1 CAE credit)

Thu 2/18 at 1 p.m. – LMS Selection: Mastering the Process, Avoiding the Pitfalls.

Great content is only part of the equation for successful online education—you also need a way to effectively deliver the content, track participation, and manage credit and certificates. The right technology can mean the difference between a big success and a big headache, but the selection process can be daunting. In this session, Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele of Tagoras will discuss their time-tested process for selecting a learning management system and highlight the pitfalls to avoid. Register. (1 CAE credit)

Thu 2/18 at 12:15 p.m. – Success of Failure: Through the CEO Lens 

Join Kerry Stackpole, CAE, FASAE, to talk about the importance of learning from failure. Kerry will share decision-making strategies, and explain how to approach mistakes as successes in the making. Register.

If your company or organization offers professional development for association executives, please send me the link via Twitter. I publish a post every Friday with the coming week’s events.

Author: deirdrereid

Deirdre is a freelance writer for companies serving the association market, who after more than 20 years in the association and restaurant industries, is enjoying the good life as a ghostblogger and content marketing writer. Away from her laptop, you can find her walking in the woods, doing yoga, going to shows, journaling, cooking, or relaxing in a comfy chair with a good book and a glass of something tasty in hand.

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