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I hope you’ve been able to take advantage of some of the free, quality education offered by the association community. With all the challenges faced by associations these days, these webinars help us hear new perspectives and learn about new practices and technology. If you can’t make the live webinar, register anyways. Sometimes, you’ll receive a link to a recording you can listen to while eating lunch at your desk.

Mon 2/29 at 11 a.m. Eastern*- The Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2016

Research firm Gartner presents the trends they believe will drive the greatest disruption to the IT landscape over the next three years and the technology needed to become a digital business. Learn how these trends and technologies are evolving and the actions you can take today. Register.

Speaker: David W. Cearley, VP & Gartner Fellow

*all times are Eastern

Mon 2/29 at 2 p.m. – The Completely Revised Guide to Great Board Recruitment

Learn a practical set of steps you can take to enrich and improve your governance while minimizing the possibility of bringing nonfunctional or negative forces into your board room. Register.

Hosts: BoardEffect and Nonprofit Quarterly

Speakers: Vernetta Walker, vice president of programs and chief governance officer for BoardSource, Ruth McCambridge, editor-in-chief of Nonprofit Quarterly and Anasuya Sengupta, board member of Nonprofit Quarterly

Tue 3/1 at 2 p.m. – Website Analytics

The ASAE Technology Council takes over Association Chat this week to talk about website monitoring and analytics. Join live or view the recording on Blab.

Wed 3/2 at 12 p.m. – Integration Celebration: The Automation Ecosystem

With the continued expansion of digital channels and the ability to capture data at every user touchpoint, the immense amount of data now available can be used to better understand and target your members/customers. Learn how associations are building ecosystems where data can flow freely between application databases to allow for automation and analysis. Register. (1 CAE credit)

Hosts: ASAE and HighRoad Solution

Speaker: Suzanne Carawan, Chief Marketing Officer at HighRoad Solution

Thu 3/3 at 1 p.m. – Ultimate Member Engagement: The Power of Data-Driven Decision Making

Learn how to leverage visualizations and analytics to better understand the data in your AMS, mine the right data to improve your member’s experience, and determine a successful ROI on your collection and analysis of member data. Don’t just sit on a vast amount of untapped member data, find out how to start making data-driven decisions. Register.

Host: Impexium

Thu 3/3 at 2 p.m. – Breaking Free of Conference Learning Myths

In an effort to improve conferences and help attendees, associations have pushed the existing conference model into hyperdrive, offering more and asking attendees to consume as much as possible. These overly-scheduled events negatively affect attendees’ learning and quality networking in the long run. This webinar will help you break free of myths about conference experiences, learning and networking and find ways to hardwire conferences to organically develop the natural intelligence of your attendees. Register.

Host: Velvet Chainsaw Consulting

Speaker: Jeff Hurt, EVP, Education and Engagement at Velvet Chainsaw

If your organization offers professional development for association executives, please send me the link via email or Twitter. Every Friday morning, I publish an Association Brain Food Weekly that lists the coming week’s events.