eBooks

Our semi-annual virtual conference, SURGE, is designed to harness collective knowledge and to drive innovation through virtual collaboration. In the same spirit, the knowledge-sharing doesn’t stop with the end of the event. Out of each session, we compile eBooks from speaker insights, guest contributions, key themes emerging from the live chat, and pertinent resources for implementing or extending the lessons learned.  

These eBooks are a testament to the value of collective knowledge. Thank you to our speakers and attendees, whose ideas make up the entirety of their contents.

You can download any and all of these eBooks, for free, and dive into the discussions. The only thing you’ll need to do is provide your name and email for each download, since it will be sent directly to your inbox.

eBooks from SURGE Spring

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Co-Creation: Building Shared Purpose and Value with Members

During the Co-Creation: Building Shared Purpose and Value with Members session, the speakers explored topics such as:

  • How to prepare for a co-creative process
  • The role of empathy in co-creation
  • Lessons learned from local government
  • Sunsetting activities with ease
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A Practical Discussion on Driving Rapid Technological Change

During the A Practical Discussion on Driving Rapid Technological Change session, the speakers explored topics such as:

  • Why passion is necessary for driving change
  • IT decision-making across departments
  • Practical applications of AI
  • Becoming multilingual as an organization
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Five-Star Professional Development Results on a One Star Budget

During the Five-Star Professional Development Results on a One Star Budget session, the speakers explored topics such as:

  • Common professional development myths, busted
  • Unexpected ways to learn every day
  • How to embed learning into your culture
  • Evolve education with technology
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Exploring New Markets: How Research, Analytics and Risk Assessment Can Help

During the Exploring New Markets: How Research, Analytics and Risk Assessment Can Help session, the speakers explored topics such as:

  • Political black swans and international markets
  • Data acquisition and analysis
  • Bias-free questions in surveys
  • How to challenge competition
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Strategic Digital Transformation

During the Strategic Digital Transformation session, the speakers explored topics such as:

  • Relevant and innovative digital strategies
  • How to get buy-in from all levels
  • Why we should focus on cause before effect
  • Transformations that serve the wider community
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Getting Clear About Culture Change

During the Getting Clear About Culture Change session, the speakers explored topics such as:

  • Laying the foundation for culture change
  • Changing culture from the team level
  • Worst case scenario culture
  • Better brainstorming
 

eBooks from SURGE 2017

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The Trials and Tribulations of Non-Dues Revenue

  • Harnessing the power of industrial partners
  • Building an app to expand your product line
  • Downsizing offerings to maximize impact
  • Breaking through a silo culture
  • Results from the partnership professionals survey
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Putting Member Engagement Into Action

  • Member engagement in your organization
  • Three steps to welcome new members
  • The key to authentic engagement
  • Foolproof marketing strategieshttps://pages.associationsuccess.org/putting-member-engagement-into-action-ebook/
  • Optimizing online interactions through design
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How to Innovate The Lean Way

  • Six Lean principles
  • Minimum viable products
  • Embedding Lean into operations
  • Case studies: before and after Lean
  • Resources for more learning
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Let’s Break Down Our Organizational Silos

  • Defining and deconstructing silos
  • Event planning
  • Meetings that bring staff together
  • The positive side of silos
  • Cultures of collaboration
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Association Leaders and the Analytical Mindset

  • Data & storytelling
  • Using data to build an LMS
  • The importance of data
  • Planning a conference
  • Communicating data
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The Workforce Crisis (And What To Do About It)

  • The association space.
  • Association careers and where to find them.
  • Millennials in associations.
  • Workforce crisis survival guide.
  • Work motivations.
  • Case study: OSCPA and the school to career transition.
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Transforming Associations Through Artificial Intelligence

  • Defining and understanding AI
  • The radical potential of AI
  • Advice for association decision-makers
  • The future of AI
  • Featured case studies
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How to Effect Change No Matter Your Job Title

Association Innovation research findings
The Ideal Leader
Changes in Staff Structure
How to Be a Change Agent
Working with Feedback
Change Beyond the C-Suite

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Facing - And Embracing - The Future of Learning

Microlearning
Micro-Credentialing
Competency Based Education
Virtual Reality
Talent Shortages and Professional Development
The Value Ramp