Participants that register for this program must do so a minimum of 10 business days
prior to the start of the course in order to guarantee on-time delivery of shipped course materials. Non
U.S. residents should confirm shipping times and your Customs processing fees prior to
Associations exist to enhance the lives and work of professionals and those they serve by engaging the passion, energy, and talents of members and volunteers from the very industry they serve. Principles of Association Management is the fundamental education designed for anyone that is pursuing a career in associations or seeking to understand association operations. Intended for new association staff, regardless of level, association members and volunteers, as well as non-association professionals, this course provides a foundation in comprehending what makes an association tick. In addition to the essentials of governance structure, volunteer involvement, and staff roles, this course provides a framework in finance, marketing, membership, publishing, education, meetings and more! To learn more about the topics that will be discussed within each module please refer to the course summary.
Modules: A Six-Week Course:
Self Service Orientation
Module 1 - The Unique Nature of Associations
Module 2 - Research, Planning, and Budgeting in Associations
Module 3 - Associations, Their Members, and the Relationships Between Them
Module 4 - Association Publications, Programs, and Services
Module 5 - Techniques of Marketing, Branding and Public and Government Relations
Module 6 - Conclusion
Assumes you have little or no knowledge of the areas covered.
Association staff and its members seeking a well-rounded education on the fundamental operations of association management. Including volunteers, industry partners or individuals who seek to understand the association structure.
Registrants will receive a participant kit of publications. Shipped materials will be sent to the
address listed in the member profile of the registrant. In order to guarantee on-time delivery of the course
materials, participants must register for this program a minimum of 10 business days prior to the start of
the course. Non U.S. residents should confirm shipping times and are responsible for Customs processing
which books are associated with this course.
Circle Club Members:
Please contact your organization's Circle Club representative to register.
Cancellation Policy and Additional Information:
Attendance cancellations must be received within five business days before the program begins. A $75 cancellation fee will apply. There are no refunds for cancellations received less than five days before a program. No-shows will not be refunded. The nonmember rate includes a one-year membership. If you prefer to opt-out of this offer please notify our Member Service Center.
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The faculty member for this course is Tony Ellis.
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