Training and Education

.orgCommunity education programs prepare association professionals to tackle their biggest challenges and advance their careers. That’s why we’re always adding new courses on hot topics—to help you get ahead of the curve.  

We focus on educational offerings that are unique, actionable, informative and relevant to association leaders. We have a number of programs and a variety of education formats that meet the needs of emerging leaders and executives.

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Mastering Strategy: Strategic Management Performance System Certification Program

The certification program, offered in conjunction with The George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership (GW-CEPL) is an intensive, hands-on Continuing Professional Education program designed for professionals who are looking to build their skill sets in the management of strategy formulation, implementation and evaluation.

This program equips you with the skills you need to help your organization and you succeed by:

  • Imparting the full strategy management process into your everyday decisions
  • Learning effective strategic planning, implementation and evaluation practices
  • Learning how to lead strategic planning efforts
  • Bridging the gap between planning and execution
  • Preparing you for the Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) certification (if applicable)
  • Maintaining your Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification (if applicable)

There are two online learning options 

  • Mastering Strategy SMPS Certification Live Online Cohort: Learn with colleagues from around the world. We have heard from many worldwide that our current time scheduling for this program is a real challenge, due to differing time zones. Also, we are hearing from those in North and South American time zones, now working from home, that a morning option is a good fit for professional development. With this in mind, we are pleased to announce beginning with our first cohort in 2021 the ten-session program will run 10:00 – 11:30 AM (Eastern US) on consecutive Tuesdays February 23 through April 27. This course costs $2,695 USD plus $65 textbook.
  • Mastering Strategy SMPS Certification Self-Paced Online: Proceed through the on-demand course at your convenience. This course costs $1,895 plus $65 textbook.


Membership Recruitment, Renewal, and Engagement - A Course by Scott Oser

Renewals are the lifeblood of an association. That’s what association marketing expert Scott Oser believes is the key to a healthy and thriving member organization. But consistent renewals depend upon the successful execution of two other parts of the membership cycle — recruitment and engagement. Scott is going to show you how to grow your association’s membership using his most successful tips and techniques for member recruitment, renewal, and engagement that he’s learned over the last 20 years working with membership organizations. 

By the end of this course, you will be able to describe:

    • Eight tips for successful member recruitment
    • Four strategies to make sure those members renew each year
    • His top tips for member onboarding and engagement that will create raging fans and the best source of member referrals
    • How to create a 365 Day Member Communications Plan that incorporates Scott’s tips for member engagement and renewals.
    • How you can use all the great sample member renewal letters, reminder emails, and welcome call scripts to improve member renewals for your organization

Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to put these ideas into practice and create a Membership Growth Plan that incorporates what you learn into your membership processes to improve results for your own organization.


Putting Your Content Strategy to Work for Your Association

  • Give them what they want. 
  • When they want it. 
  • In the format they prefer. 

Those are the guiding principles of a successful content strategy. But how do you get there? .orgSource is proud to announce the launch of its new online content strategy course.

This course guides you throughout the entire process. The accompanying workbook is a tool for your implementation team to use when developing the strategy.  

Course + Workbook: $129 or Free for Members

Need a Toolkit?

We’re working on more toolkits. If there is a kit you would like to see, email us to request a topic.

Position your Career for Success

Your membership benefits include access to more than 200 on-demand educational videos, toolkits, training, discussion forums, leadership circles and job bank.