The virtual format has given us a starting point in how we integrate content across different platforms for a consistent and compelling message. But how do you make your educational strategy more innovative and even more compelling? Give yourself a creativity boost by attending this fun and interactive session where we will have the opportunity to collaborate on new approaches to educational strategy and design.
You’ll discover how to build more compelling content and how to have innovative conversations with staff and speakers to achieve your end goals.
Attendees will receive:
Association Laboratory is a CAE Approved Provider. The program(s) linked below meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every program that we offer which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.asaecenter.org/cae.
Nucleus is the official Data Analytics Solution to the Association Laboratory Research Alliance.
Built on modern data lake technology, Nucleus brings together the vast amounts of member data currently stored in different systems used by associations (AMS/CRM, email marketing, events, learning/certification, online community and more) and makes insights into this data available to everyone: staff, leadership, components, the board – and even members.
When you browse a Looking Forward Dashboard you are using Nucleus, a version specially configured to deliver the results of this industry research in an easily-explorable format. We are thrilled to have been chosen as the official data analytics solution of the Association Laboratory Research Alliance and hope you enjoy this new way to delve into findings from this and other Looking Forward studies.
We invite you to browse the Analytics for Associations Success Kit to learn more about Nucleus
The Association Laboratory’s Research Alliance was formed in 2019 to investigate the future of the association business model.
Research Alliance members are SAEs (Societies of Association Executives), which comprise the voice of association management professionals at the global, national, regional and state/provincial level.
Members of the Research Alliance participate in the production of various research activities—such as Association Laboratory’s Looking ForwardTM a global environmental scan of the association strategy environment and, most recently, the COVID-19 Impact Study—by involving their association executive members and stakeholders in these critical industry studies.
|Looking Forward 2023 Executive Summary and Discussion Guide (944 KB)||Available after Purchase|
|Looking Forward Solutions 2022- Executive Summary (0.92 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Creating Sustaining Association Content Strategy (1.81 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Leading Strategic Change in Associations (733.3 KB)||Available after Purchase|
|May 2023 CAE-athon Tips and Tricks for Education Strategy worksheet (17.3 KB)||Available after Purchase|
taff time Study Sample
This is the time study example with formulas to figure out cost of staff time.
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Nikki Golden, CAE, is a strategist with Association Laboratory, which helps associations make strategic business decisions—on everything from membership to strategic planning to educational programming/certification—using state-of-the-art research. Previous to this position, she was the executive director of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery.
Nikki has been recognized for her work in the association world, making the inaugural list of Association Forum of Chicagoland/USAE Forty Under 40 list. Nikki is an active member of Association Forum of Chicagoland, where she has served on the Editorial Working Group and Content Planning Committee, chaired the CAE Working Group and Membership SIG. She also frequently facilitates for the Association Forum’s CAE Study Course and its Association 101 program, has presented at Forum Forward and has been a contributor to FORUM magazine.
Nikki built her association career working in both marketing and membership, with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and the National Roofing Contractors Association.