Print Page | Contact Us | Sign In | Join
Association Leaders' Forum - London
Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend
Association Leaders' Forum - London

An event in the Association Leaders' Forum series, now in its 6th year. The forums are for exclusively for Executive Director, Heads of Associations, and Strategic Directors, and address key strategic issues of developing associations, their value to members, improving engagement with members, sustainable revenue streams, and governance, concluding with a drinks reception.

When: Monday 3 July 2017
Where: Central London, London 
United Kingdom
Contact: Lucie Click
+44 7967212141

Online registration is closed.
« Go to Upcoming Event List  

Monday 3 July 2017

Association Leaders’ Forum: Leadership, the role of disruption and how to improve team performance

What to expect:

The Association Leaders’ Forum is a safe environment where you can have confidential conversations, talk openly about your experiences and work with other leaders to drive your own and other associations forward.
In the morning the group will focus on disruptive leadership and how to survive it. Anne Godfrey, Chief Executive, CIEH has had good, and not so good of what she refers to as transformational leadership. She will share her experiences in her last three roles and then as a group we will devote time to working through techniques to avoid failure.
After lunch the group will focus on how to work with an under-performing team, building plans based on the collective experience to overcome current challenges that you, as a group of leaders are facing.

Who should attend

If you are a CEO or senior leader of a professional body, membership or trade association looking to develop your leadership team and improve your leadership engagement in order to boost your associations results, then please register to attend.

Programme - Monday 3rd July

09:00 Registration, Refreshments & Networking
10:00 The Future for Associations
As Executive Director of AAE Damian has worked with Associations for over 15 years. In his introduction, Damian will give us his thoughts and opinions on where Associations are going next and importantly where Leaders should be looking to.
Damian Hutt, Executive Director, Association of Association Executives
10:15 Introduction: The Role of Leadership
Paul Taylor and Andy Burman are both very experienced Association Leaders, and their introduction will give an insight into their experience of Leadership and what they see the role of leadership to be.
Andy Burman, Chief Executive, British Dieticians Association
Paul Taylor ; Director, Taylored Resolutions
10:45 Refreshment & Networking
11:15 When is disruption appropriate? A real example of when it works and when it doesn’t
Anne Godfrey, Chief Executive, CIEH has had good, and not so good, experiences of what she refers to as transformational leadership.
She will share her experiences in her last three roles and then as a group we will devote time to working through techniques to avoid failure.
Anne Godfrey, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
11:45 Facilitated conversation
The Association Leaders’ Forums are contributory, interactive, and combine group discussions and peer-to-peer collaboration, questions and answers. This time is to focus on core areas of importance to delegates. It is a mix of challenge-share, discussion, calling out and replication. The process is designed for delegates to leave with solutions to their existing challenges.
Led by Andy Burman & Paul Taylor
13:15 Lunch Break
14:00 From Good to Great: Improving the performance and function of your leadership team.
This session is designed to enable you to learn from the collective experience around you. The focus will be on understanding the challenges of an under performing team or team member, what to do to remove these barriers and how to develop a strategy to build a high performing team that delivers outstanding results.
During the afternoon we will look at how to:
  • Build trust in and amongst your leadership team
  • Handle disruption within your team
  • Obtain commitment from your team
  • Make your team accountable
  • Focus on the results that matter
You will leave with a one-page business plan, which will help you to capture the key take-aways for implementation on your association.

A variety of hand outs will be made available including the one page business plan, which will help you to capture the key take ways for implementation on your association, the moment you leave the workshop.

Led by Andy Burman & Paul Taylor
17:00 Review of the day
17:15 Drinks Reception


Anne Godfrey
Chief Executive,
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
Andy Burman
Chief Executive
British Dieticians Association
Paul Taylor
National Secretary, Association of Speakers Clubs
Director, Taylored Resolutions

Fee to Attend

The fee to attend is GBP295.00 to attend, with an early-booker discount of GBP50.00 if booked at least 1 month before
Members of AAE receive a 15% discount - Join here!

Register to Attend


Novotel London West, Hammersmith


Lucie Click

Association Leaders' Forum - London 2017


What delegates to previous
Leaders' Forums have said:

"The Forum provided value-added information that will be useful for developing my association"
Secretary General, Public Relations Consultants Association

"It facilitates solution-oriented thinking and is inspiring, invigorating and thought-provoking."
Director, Ao Foundation / AOTrauma

"I learned a lot from the different associations and have many new ideas to improve our organization. I will be attending again next year."
CEO, World Fair Trade Organization

"Excellent to learn from other association leaders and create a network with them"
Regional Director, American College of Physicians

"Really useful for associations of all types and sectors."
Regional Director, InfoComm International

"It's a 'must' for every association to help them learn and grow."
Founder & Secretary General, Indian Entrepreneurs Association

Host Sponsor

Series Host Sponsor

Become a member of the AAE and gain access to educational resources, and benefits including eLearning, Success Stories, and Association Insights

Become a Member Today

The Association of Association Executives is a service from The Networking Organisation Ltd
6 Claremont Road, Surbiton, Greater London, KT6 4QU, United Kingdom  |  Tel +44 (0) 20 8004 6300

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some of these cookies are used for visitor analysis, others are essential to making our site function properly and improve the user experience. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Click Accept to consent and dismiss this message or Deny to leave this website. Read our Privacy Statement for more.