Leading your Association into the future 2018 and beyond

Association Leadership Webinar Series

iCohere in partnership with Carol Hamilton is hosting an Association Leadership Webinar Series for association leaders and their teams. The series covers trending topics and top challenges for today's associations.

Attend all or any one webinar that meets your association needs.

Each live webinar is eligible for one credit hour for the CAE continuing education credits.

Carol Hamilton

Carol Hamilton, Principal, Grace Social Sector Consulting, LLC helps associations become more strategic and innovative for improved results.

Carol provides organization effectiveness consulting, meeting design and facilitation, and training to organizations.

Assessing Your Organization's Sustainability

Thursday October 19, 2017 at 2pm Eastern

You go into nonprofit work to make a difference in the world…to serve…to have an impact. Yet this impulse gets many teams and organizations into trouble. You may be trying to be all things to all people. This leads to a proliferation of programs and services. They may have made sense when they were first created. But do they fit today's reality?

In this session you will:

  • Learn the steps of an organizational sustainability audit
  • How to evaluate mission critical programs that drag on the bottom line
  • Four things to consider before you start a sustainability audit

Taking a Member-Centric Approach in New Program Development

Thursday November 16, 2017 at 2pm Eastern

Design Thinking is a human-centered and systematic approach to problem solving and innovation. By focusing on empathy and iteration, the design thinking process helps you create solutions that are grounded in the experience of your stakeholders and informed by their feedback through a co-creation process. This helps protect your organization from costly program development that you ultimately discover has no audience.

In this session you will:

  • Learn what design thinking is
  • Discover how to use this approach in designing innovative, cutting edge programs
  • Review methods for co-creation that work for association programs and services

Managing Leadership Transitions

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 2pm Eastern

Many organizations face a leadership transition in the next few years. Is it possible to use such a leadership change as an opportunity to grow the capacity of your organization? Managed well, a leadership change honors the past, inspires creativity among board members and staff, lays the foundation for expanded organizational performance – and creates an environment in which the new leader is likely to thrive. Managed poorly, a leadership change is often a stressful, anxious experience that causes an organization to lose momentum, compromise the services it provides, jeopardize key relationships with stakeholders – and make it difficult for the new leader to succeed. Learn how to set your organization up for success.


Using Lean Start Up at Your Association

Thursday January 25, 2018 at 2pm Eastern

Lean startup methodology has taken the business world by storm in the last several years, with businesses of all sizes and life stages experiencing success following its principles. By building a minimum viable product (MVP), designing experiments to test your MVP with end users, measuring what happens, you are positioned to learn whether to proceed, stop, or pivot. This approach to problem solving and entrepreneurship is designed for today's VUCA world.

In this session you will:

  • Learn the basics of the lean start up methodology
  • Discover how this process helps save money
  • Review methods for co-creation that work for association programs and services

Strategic Planning: Creating a Road Map for Association Success

Thursday February 8, 2018 at 2pm Eastern

It's so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day details and lose sight of the big picture. Strategic planning gives yourself and your organization a chance to take a step back and reflect. This may seem like a luxury yet not taking the time to be intentional about where you are headed can be costly. In this webinar, you will learn:

  • an easy method for looking at the wider context your organization operates in
  • why it is important to key into your strengths and opportunities
  • about a tool for just in time strategic thinking and how to adapt to your situation