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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(The Mastering Strategy program, in all three formats, is recognized by the Association for Strategic Planning as an ASP exam preparation course.)

Learn strategy management and earn university certification with colleagues from around the world in two hour sessions over ten consecutive weeks.

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.

  • 96% of program participants who have completed the program and sat for the ASP SPP certification exam have passed!  WITH Over 96% of participants who have completed this program and sat for an ASP certification exam have passed on the first attempt!
  • At last count, 27% of all ASP certified Strategic Planning Professionals, 12% of all ASP Strategic Management Professionals, completed the LBL Mastering Strategy SMPS course on their pathway to certification
  • Alignment of the Mastering Strategy SMPS content to ASP Body of Knowledge Guide 2.0

Use .orgCommunity’s discount code: DOTORG-LBL



  • Ten consecutive Tuesdays, September 13-November 15, 2022 (Register by August 15 to receive an automatic 5% “Early Bird” discount)
  • Each two-hour session will run from 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET.

This program is open to professionals from ALL sectors.

Location:Online Live via ZoomCourse Fee: $2895*Textbook: $65 (required)


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.

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