Association 101

Association 101

Associations are known for having unique cultures, environments, and dynamics that can seem unfamiliar and intimidating for new professionals transitioning from school or another industry.

Association 101 is designed to provide foundational knowledge for navigating these dynamics and achieving success which, in turn, increases the likelihood of career success, the feeling of belonging, and overall job satisfaction. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to meet other association professionals new to the industry and begin building your industry network.

After attending this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Learn the nature and scope of associations.
  • Receive information to support career advancement.
  • Gain an understanding of the working relationships between volunteers/members and staff.
  • Enjoy networking opportunities.
  • Earn 6 CAE credits.

Association 101 sessions run from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. CT.

Programs take place in person at the Association Forum office, 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 800, Chicago, unless otherwise noted.

Member: $360
Nonmember: $480

Note: Forum Plus members receive a 10% discount when five or more members register together.
To register for a specific program, click the blue "Register" button to the right on your preferred date.
To receive an invoice and pay via check/ACH, please contact

CAE Credits
This program is approved for (6) CAE hours toward the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE's) Certified Association Executive (CAE) certification.

Upcoming Dates

November 16



Bruce Hammond, CAE
Executive Director
Association Management Center

Bradley Rysz, CAE
Vice President, Member Engagement & Marketing
Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals

February 13



TJ Baskerville
Assistant Director, Online Education
Radiological Society of North America

Kristine O'SullivanKristine O'Sullivan
Senior Manager, Executive Communications