Associations World Congress & Expo

5 – 9 July 2021 Online Live Congress

Professional Development & Education - Fri 9 July

Benefits of attending

Learn from world-leading associations and experts, how to:

  • Develop your learning offering for a successful future
  • Adapt for the new ways personnel want and need to learn
  • Create a Virtual Reality training offering
  • Innovate your professional learning offering
  • Create an Industry Leadership Programme
  • Enhance your online delivery of courses and eLearning

Previews of Talks

Speakers in this Stream

Clare Hodgson

Head of Professional Development Solutions & Partnerships
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Jiri Horecky

President
European Ageing Network

David Jennings

Vice President, Education
Community Associations Institute

Paul Kirkwood

Head of Learning Experience
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Andy Lancaster

Head of Learning
Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development

Maria Leggett

Director of Education
Material Handling Institute

Edmund Monk

Chief Executive
Learning and Performance Institute

Stream Programme

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9:00 AM
The chair will welcome delegates, introduce the conference theme and explain the day’s format.

Speakers

Valli Rajagopal

CEO
Digital Learn

9:15 AM

The landscape has changed, and content alone is no longer sufficient. Whilst accessibility of content was a primary goal for many memberships bodies and associations, it is the contextualising of this content that matters. We are witnessing the humanification of digital content, and a move away from 'the conspiracy of convenience'. Members are looking for meaningful interactions and associations with strong social responsibility. There is a sense of a wider purpose for learning, which remains an economic imperative. Associations must look to support members with learning experiences that they value and that have impact.

Edmund Monk, Chief Executive of the Learning and Performance Institute, will provide insight into how people are learning now, and how they will learn post-Covid.

  • Where learning is really happening
  • The three things learning must be
  • Why context is overtaking content
  • What great organisations are doing to help employees develop

Speakers

Edmund Monk

Chief Executive
Learning and Performance Institute

10:00 AM
Drawing on four of their latest research reports, the
Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development provides new insights into how learning and development is changing that are critical for good decision making for all association programmes.
 

Speakers

Andy Lancaster

Head of Learning
Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development

10:40 AM

Network with your fellow delegates, speakers, conference sponsors and exhibitors.

 
11:00 AM

Exciting and highly visual online education is essential to engage and educate effectively. Virtual Reality is now a serious opportunity for associations and all educators to adopt.

In this presentation Dr. Jiri Horecky, MBA, President of the Association of Social Services Providers in the Czech Republic and President of the European Ageing Network, introduces you to the success his association has had, with Virtual Reality Education & Training, from creation to selling it successfully, covering:

  • How to use the synergy effects of association to be a Virtual Education & Training provider
  • How to change the training from listening to experiencing
  • The journey from zero to the biggest Virtual Education & Training provider in the social sector in the country
  • New unique training programmes every year - by starting with our own videos with right and wrong endings
  • Virtual reality dementia – bringing the new training programme licenced from Australia to Europe
  • New VR trainings programmes - impact to staff, high demand, positive feedbacks, new approaches
  • What does it cost, what is the return on investment (ROI)
  • How to be innovative and the first in the market
  • How to sell it to the members

Speakers

Jiri Horecky

President
European Ageing Network

11:45 AM
One discussion for each session, led by the Speaker of the session and others.

Speakers

Jiri Horecky

President
European Ageing Network

Andy Burman

Chief Executive
British Dietetic Association

Edmund Monk

Chief Executive
Learning and Performance Institute

12:30 PM
Networking with delegates, speakers and engage with exhibitors.
1:15 PM

Continuous enhancement to your offering is vital to maintain effectiveness, value for money, reach and relevance.

The ACCA, one of the largest associations globally, has a very large professional development offering, which they have been innovating continuously. Hear from them some of the most effective activities for better results.

Speakers

Clare Hodgson

Head of Professional Development Solutions & Partnerships
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Paul Kirkwood

Head of Learning Experience
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

2:00 PM

With face-to-face engagement reduced for many members, membership value and engagement needs to be maintained with new high value online offerings that really work. Expanding your educational programme and member engagement is achievable successfully.

Hear how the MHI, the largest trade association for supply chain and material handling, developed a new educational programme, driving membership value, generating revenue, and attracting more involvement. Points covered include:

The MHI Industry Leadership Programme

  • How the virtual environment was created for these senior leaders with great involvement and engagement
  • Leadership development elements
  • How young industry talent were involved, and mentoring diverse talent
  • Promoting the association and benefits of getting more involved

By attending this session you will be able to:

  • Secure executive buy-in for new and different programming to generate value and revenue
  • Identify success factors for collaborative teamwork to design and develop an engaging program 
  • Describe critical components needed for a successful virtual leadership program that engages participants and stakeholders
  • Identify additional levers for association member value through metrics, partnerships, and promotion 

Speakers

Maria Leggett

Director of Education
Material Handling Institute

2:40 PM

Network with your fellow delegates, speakers, conference sponsors and exhibitors.

 
3:00 PM

In the last year, associations have innovated, adjusted, and experimented like never before. This is especially true with how they manage and deliver education -- including online learning, eLearning, and virtual courses.

This session will focus on how the Community Associations Institute improved learning outcomes and financial performance for their courses, and how the delivery model has changed for the future. 

  • An approach for offering more online learning in a profitable way
  • How to create staff teams to produce virtual courses
  • Helping Subject Matter Experts be effective online presenters
  • Planning education offerings now and after the pandemic

Speakers

David Jennings

Vice President, Education
Community Associations Institute

4:30 PM
One discussion for each session, led by the Speaker of the session and others.

Speakers

Clare Hodgson

Head of Professional Development Solutions & Partnerships
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

David Jennings

Vice President, Education
Community Associations Institute

Paul Kirkwood

Head of Learning Experience
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Maria Leggett

Director of Education
Material Handling Institute

5:10 PM

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