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.

training and education at .orgCommunity


Our 10-week, fully online program, “Mastering Strategy: Strategic Management Performance System” breaks the strategic management process down into phases and tasks to help you easily grasp these concepts and implement them into your organization immediately.

Working alongside live, expert instructors, you’ll build skills in:

  • Leading and managing strategy formulation
  • Implementing new strategies
  • Evaluating the success of each strategy

Key takeaways from the program include:

  • Organizational and Strategic Management Maturity assessment
  • Team Strategic Management Competency assessment
  • Comprehensive study guide with all content slides
  • Individual and breakout exercises for discussion and application
  • Personalized feedback on all learning checks
  • Toolkit with 50+ practical tools and templates
  • Case studies and best practices from across the public and private sectors
  • GWU Certification in SMPS framework

Note: This is the only online program which prepares you for the SPP and SMP certification exams.

Date/Time: Every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST

February 8 – April 12, 2022

The next live online cohort is scheduled to begin on February 8, 2022 and will run for ten consecutive weeks (two-hour sessions from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST).

This cohort is open to professionals from ALL sectors. Online Live via Zoom.

Fee: $2895*

Textbook: $65 (required)

Use .orgCommunity’s discount code: DOTORG-LBL

The Mastering Strategy: Strategic Management Performance System Bootcamp is an intensive, hands-on interactive education and training that teaches your organization to be strategy focused. Your team will learn:

  • A disciplined process for prioritizing tasks
  • How to systematically assess external opportunities and threats
  • A proven approach to reaching performance goals
  • To apply a practical strategy execution methodology that helps your organization sustain focus, alignment, and engagement

This live, online program, geared toward healthcare leaders, applies the Strategic Management Performance System, along with the Baldrige Framework in session one, to the myriad issues in healthcare today.


10 half-day sessions, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. EST

Week 1: Jan. 31-Feb. 4, 2022

Week 2: Feb. 7-11, 2022

This program is recognized by the Association for Strategic Planning as an ASP exam preparation course (for both SPP & SMP).

Fee: $4,995/person

(Discounts available for groups of 4+. Program is open to the first 25 enrollments.)

Both SMPS programs are official prep courses for ASP certification. It’s the same material, just a different delivery system.

Use .orgCommunity’s discount code: DOTORG-LBL

Learn how to design and run a foresight program for your organization. Mastering Foresight: Scenario-Based Planning Bootcamp is a practical application of the most widely used foresight tool, scenario-based planning.

The program is designed for professionals looking to build competency in strategic foresight by learning about and practicing the most widely used foresight tool: Scenario-Based Planning. Participants will acquire knowledge and skills necessary to prepare their organizations and themselves by:

  • Leading and facilitating all phases of a Scenario-Based Planning workshop
  • Acquiring a foundation in principal developments of alternative future worlds, what drives them, and how to lead discussions to elicit capabilities needed to succeed
  • Thinking strategically and screening for opportunities that help organizations prepare for an uncertain future
  • Aligning teams and individuals behind the skill of “futuring” to enhance agility in the organization
  • Ensuring strategic priorities are aligned to and drive the right outcomes
  • Bridging the gap between strategy and foresight by learning tools to effectively analyze many possible futures, their needed capabilities, and priorities
  • Leveraging an agile foresight system to guide effective decision-making
  • Cultivating a strategy-focused organization, driven by deliberate thought and consideration of the possible futures that could unfold

Graduates of Mastering Foresight will receive a Certificate of Achievement and a personally autographed copy of ”4 Steps to the Future,” written by Dr. Richard Lum, world-renown futurist and CEO of Vision Foresight Strategy, LLC.

Next program:

April 4-8, 2022

    8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EST

    (Virtual via Zoom)

Fee: $2950

(Participants in all LBL programs will receive a 5% discount automatically when they register at least a month in advance – and we also offer payment plans.)

Use .orgCommunity’s discount code: DOTORG-LBL


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.