Executive Seminar Series: Association Excellence and Sustainability

10.17.2023, 7:00AM to 11.28.2023, 8:30AM

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) is pleased to present an Executive Seminar Series on Association Excellence and Sustainability. This seminar supports chambers, associations, and membership organizations in emerging and frontier markets, preparing them to succeed in even the most competitive environments.

For over 40 years, CIPE has provided technical expertise to partner organizations across the globe, helping build the capacity of business associations and chambers of commerce while strengthening private sector advocacy. In partnering with associations, think tanks, media groups, and other civil society organizations, CIPE brings a wealth of knowledge and experience gained through conducting 1,300 reform programs in more than 100 countries.

This Executive Seminar Series will be conducted online and facilitated by CIPE experts over the course of five weeks starting on October 17th. The program will involve an exploration of essential elements of association sustainability. All sessions will be conducted LIVE and will be interactive, with opportunities for Q&A with the experts and fellow association leaders from around the world. The session schedule is as follows:

  1. Leadership
    Presenter: Lars Benson, IOM
    Date: Tuesday, Oct 17
    Time: 11:00 am -12:30 pm UTC (7:00 – 8:30 am – Washington, DC (UTC-4))
  2. Strategic Planning
    Presenter: Stephen Rosenlund, CAE, IOM
    Date: Tuesday, Oct 24
    Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm UTC (7:00 – 8:30 am – Washington, DC (UTC-4))
  3. Stakeholder Engagement
    Presenter: Anna Kompanek, IOM
    Date: Tuesday, Oct 31
    Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm UTC (7:00 – 8:30 am – Washington, DC (UTC-4))
  4. Diverse Revenues
    Presenter: Karim Shaaban, CAE, IOM
    Date: Tuesday, Nov 7
    Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm UTC (6:00 – 7:30 am – Washington, DC (UTC-5))
  5. Communications and Marketing
    Presenter: Grace Nzou
    Date: Tuesday, Nov 14
    Time: 11:00 am – 12: 30pm UTC (6:00 – 7:30 am – Washington, DC (UTC-5)

The pitch competition will be held on Tuesday, Nov 28, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm UTC (6:00 – 7:30 am – Washington, DC (UTC-5)).

At the end of the series, associations will get the chance to participate in a pitch competition where they will develop and present organizational sustainability strategies. Prizes will be awarded to the top contenders within different categories of sustainability, and certificates will be presented to all participants who successfully complete the program.