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  • Leaders’ Insights: CHRIS SKEITH, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, ASSOCIATION OF EVENT ORGANISERS
    We talked to Chris Skeith, CEO of the AEO on his organisation’s response to Covid-19. 1) How has your association responded to the covid-19 pandemic in terms of how you communicate with members? As CEO I have responded to every question, every email, and every social post from members (and indeed non-members) seeking information, help […]
  • Gamechanger: the permanent impacts of Covid-19 on organisations
    We asked 8 of our Association Excellence Awards Judges to divulge their insights on what irradicable impacts COVID-19 has wrought on their organisations. What changes have you made as a result of Covid-19 in the managing of your association which you won’t be changing back when things are back to normality?   Dr Bernadette Adeyileka-Tracz, […]
  • Collaboration – the secret to a successful Covid-19 crisis response?
    To what extent has the pandemic brought the industry you serve together and fostered joint initiatives and the sharing of best practice?   Debbie Dore, CEO, Association For Project Management (APM) From the beginnings of the pandemic, the project profession has been at the forefront of delivering change for the benefit of businesses and communities, […]
  • Covid-19 Response: Membership Communication
    We asked 4 of our Association Excellence Awards judges what they had done differently in terms of communicating with their membership since the Covid-19 pandemic struck.. Q: How has your association responded to the covid-19 pandemic in terms of how you communicate with members? A: RICHARD LAMBERT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, NATIONAL HAIR AND BEAUTY FEDERATION For […]
  • Leaders’ Insights: Julian Mund, Chief Executive, Pensions & Lifetime Savings Association
    What changes have you made as a result of Covid-19 in the managing of your association which you won’t be changing back when things are back to normality? We used to deliver a whole range of face to face events, training and networking – these have all gone digital and even when, I hope, we can meet […]
  • Leaders’ Insights: Dr Bernadette Adeyileka-Tracz, Founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Diabetes Africa
    What changes have you made as a result of Covid-19 in the managing of your association which you won’t be changing back when things are back to normality? Communication within the team has always been important to me, and prior to the COVID-19 pandemic we would have weekly team meetings to discuss where we are with projects […]
  • Leaders’ Insights: Ken Pullar, CEO, Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP)
    How has your association responded to the covid-19 pandemic in terms of how you communicate with members?  Covid- 19 has undoubtedly created numerous challenges for organisations across the globe, including the CIPP.  The uncertainty of what was to happen and how this would affect us all was clearly felt by businesses and individuals alike.  One […]
  • Leaders’ Insights: Frances Baskerville, Secretary-General, CIRM
    In what ways has your role as an association changed since March 2020? CIRM has strengthened as a result of the pandemic.  Everyone is closely connected and familiar with methods of working under the current regime of homeworking.  Without question, all would like to meet face to face and the upshot of that is that […]
  • Leaders’ Insights: Catherine Logan, GBTA
    In what ways has your role as an association changed since March 2020? Pre-Covid the majority of our activity was live events related for those in the business travel industry. Our sector has been hugely impacted by the pandemic with business travel levels truly decimated – we have responded by advocating strongly on behalf of the industry […]
  • Leaders’ Insights: Nick Pahl, CEO, Society of Occupational Medicine
    As the pandemic hit, time seemed to alter, and intensity increased. The pace of “leadership responsiveness” required multiplied. Suddenly, we needed to be “just in time” rather than the days or weeks that medical societies usually take. The office team “disappeared” in March to work (very effectively) at home. A new, wider, team emerged beyond […]

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