Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.7.16

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Here’s a list of upcoming free education for the association community. Set aside an hour next week for your professional development. If we want to thrive, personally and professionally, we must stay curious and keep learning.

If you can’t attend the live webinar, go ahead and register if the topic interests you. Most webinar hosts send a link to the recording to all registrants.

Tue 3/8 at 2 p.m. Eastern* – Moving Meetings from Mindless to Mindful

Association Chat on Blab: How do you take your meetings from mindLESS to mindFUL? How can you prepare yourself to make the most of the meetings you attend? Meet the master of engagement, Roger Haskett, who will share how to make your meetings more meaningful for participants and for yourselves. Join live or view the recording.

Host: KiKi L’Italien of Amplified Growth

*all times are Eastern

Tue 3/8 at 3 p.m. – Encouraging Participation from Young Professionals

Montgomery County, MD Idea Swap: The discussion will cover text messaging, virtual learning opportunities, virtual exhibit hall, micro- or ad hoc volunteering and other ideas that may be more appealing to younger professionals. More info.

Facilitator: Colleen Harper, CAE, Director of Membership & Marketing at A.S.P.E.N

Location: A.S.P.E.N in Silver Spring, MD

Tue 3/8 at 3:30 p.m. – Adult Learners and eLearning

This free monthly webinar series, Unified Learning Design Studio, will help you building better eLearning programs for your association. Sessions air the second Tuesday of each month. More info. (1 CAE credit per session)

Host: iCohere Academy

Speakers: Amanda Batson, Ph.D., education architect and consultant at ADB Partners, and Lance Simon, vice president of client and government solutions at iCohere

Wed 3/9 at 11:00 a.m. – Social Media Engagement

Learn about tools that can help you become more strategically social. Understand how social engagement can help drive new revenues, memberships and business. More info.

Host: Altai Systems

Thu 3/10 at 1:00 p.m. – Designing and Facilitating Social Learning

Facilitating effective social learning experiences is one of the key ways that associations—which are social by nature—can generate significant value for their members. More info. (1 CAE credit)

Host: CommPartners

Speakers: Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele of Tagoras

Fri 3/11 at 3 p.m. – Best Practices: Blogging Your Brand

Delve deeper into the best practices of blogging your brand. We’ll explore who’s doing it right, what are the important criteria that make it successful and how you can do it. More info. (1 CAE credit)

Host: HighRoad Solution

Speaker: Maneesha Manges, Director of Inbound at HighRoad Solution

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.

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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