Association Leadership Academy testimonials

“The association academy provides great added value: short and to the point, with a practical focus on issues of real interest to association leaders. Because of the small scale it offers an excellent opportunity to engage directly with expert speakers and to network with other association executives.”

Else Groen, Director General, Independent Retail Europe

“I recently attended an Association Leadership Academy session in Brussels on lessons learned from the first year of the new EU. It provided an excellent update on the big picture in terms of evolution of the three key EU institutions. It allowed me a wonderful opportunity to touch base with colleagues from other European trade associations.”

Robert Long, Secretary General, European Textile Services Association

“Keeping abreast of all developments that are likely to affect an association’s work is not always easy. The variety of topics covered during the Association Academy sessions provide excellent food for thought. We really appreciate the quality and format of the sessions: good speakers and sufficient question-time, all conveniently organised over a working lunch.”

Catherine Entzminger, General Secretary, European Cocoa Association

“I have found the Ellwood Atfield Association Leadership Academy seminars in Brussels very useful. They present excellent opportunities to continue to advance my knowledge on key association management topics and to network with my peers. The themes and speakers are chosen with care and the sessions are focused, well-managed and interactive.”

Katarina Molin, Executive Director, The European Direct Selling Association

“I have been a regular attendant of the Association Leadership Academy sessions. Participation in these sessions has provided me with very good opportunities to meet with other association leaders and to have an interaction on those challenges we are confronted with. It is a unique opportunity to share best practices and experiences on those topics relevant to association leaders. The topics chosen for the sessions were always very relevant, at the right time and in line with the developments within the European institutions. The high quality of the sessions and the speakers, as well as their outspoken approach, were always highly valued by the participants. Having the summary and the slides being provided is an essential added value in facilitating consultation of those lessons learned at a later stage.”

Wouter Lox, Managing Director,EuSalt

“The Association Leadership Academy is of great value as it offers qualitative, forward looking and interactive tuition in an efficient format with key opinion leaders in their fields of expertise. The debates combine both the strategic angle and the insight into the practice and operations being the right ingredients to make the value proposition so attractive.”

Florence Bindelle, Secretary General, European Issuers Association

“The Association Leadership Academy offers a holistic programme for sharing real experience by high-level experts and great networking opportunities. The Academy has proven itself as an institute that raises the standard of the Brussel’s Association community.”

Dr Ronald de Bruin, Director, COST Association AISBL

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