Association Leaders Symposium

11 – 12 July 2022 Online Symposium
11 – 12 July 2022

The Association Leaders Symposium provides an opportunity for the Executive Director and their Chair / President to define annual priorities and work better together.

The two-half-day online programme offers insight into challenges facing contemporary association leaders and highlights the value of informed policy and strategy as primary leadership team tools. The result is a shared understanding and commitment to the critical components of successful governance, strategy, and organisation.

With unparalleled expertise and a proven track record presenting and facilitating these sessions and content internationally for over 25 years in the United States and 20 years in Canada, faculty from Tecker International, LLC will deliver valuable advice for immediate application to the realities of your association.

Optimise your partnership, create a mutual return, and foster effective governance by:

  • Building a culture of shared understanding and commitment
  • Evaluating working styles and leadership strengths through assessment
  • Establishing a common understanding of roles, responsibilities, and relationships
  • Evaluating critical components of successful leadership, governance, and strategy
  • Identifying essential questions to ask about your association's digital transformation model
  • Outlining governance relationships between association board and staff members
  • Identifying current and anticipated trends facing leaders of contemporary associations
  • Employing the value of research and strategy in knowledge-based decision making
  • Applying successful practices and models to strategic planning and thinking

The symposium addresses

  • Current and anticipated challenges facing leaders of contemporary associations
  • Value of research and strategy in knowledge-based decision making
  • Relationships of board and staff in association governance
  • Leadership behaviour and its impact on change, innovation, and organisational culture
  • Successful practices in strategic planning and thinking

Who should attend

The Association Leaders Symposium is explicitly designed for leadership teams from business, trade, professional and credentialing associations, societies and federations, including the following:

  • Executive Head / Executive Director / Secreatary General / Chief Executive Officer / Managing Director 
  • Current or incoming board Chairs and Presidents
  • Future Symposiums will be open to Board executive committees and officers

Thousands of attendees have discovered the significant role the content delivered through the Association Leaders Symposium plays in creating mutual success and return yearly with their current or incoming leaders. All attest to the uniqueness of each session, the constantly updated content, and the unparalleled value of the experience.

This Symposium in Europe

The program successfully transitioned to a virtual program in 2020 in North America and 2021 in Europe exclusively with AAE, and delegates express high satisfaction with its format, content and the ability to apply that knowledge to their associations immediately. 

The Association Leaders Symposium is now being offered for the second time to AAE members throughout Europe, and is designed for leadership teams from business, professional, and credentialing associations, societies, institutes and federations.

Content is regularly updated to ensure that attendees know about developing trends and issues impacting associations. That information also supplies them with the tools they need to ensure their organisation focuses on what matters.

As enrollment is limited for the program to ensure a comfortable learning community, AAE encourages you to register early.


Anne Bishop

I highly recommend this Symposium: superbly led, very practical, relevant. I believe this will be transformational for us and our association.

Anne Bishop

Chief Executive

The British Association of Urological Surgeons

Jayr Bass

The Symposium offered an opportunity to strengthen the collaboration with my Chair and mutually discuss the current situation and options for improvement.

Jayr Bass

Executive Director


Ruaidhri O'Connor

The Leaders Symposium was a very well organised and expertly delivered opportunity for me and my chief elected officer to work together on specific leadership and governance issues that require attention.

Ruaidhri O'Connor

Chief Executive Officer

Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists

Tanja Munro

Two very interesting sessions that gave us the space and focus to discuss what my President and I need to do together tomove the association forward.

Tanja Munro


European Consortium for Political Research