Powerful, research-based and practical tools to guide staff and leadership conversations about your association’s future!!

Every association leader needs to discuss the future of their industry or profession to be successful. The Association Laboratory Looking Forward 2018 Futures Discussion Packet gives you the industry research, presentation tools and discussion guidance to help you lead this conversation with your staff and volunteer leadership.

Looking Forward 2018 Futures Discussion Packet is based on Association Laboratory’s industry leading research report, Looking Forward 2018, the nation’s longest running and most comprehensive environmental scan of the association strategy environment. This year, more than 300 association trade and professional association CEO’s and senior staff assessed fifty-two different factors impacting association members and fifty-one different implications on association strategy.

Looking Forward 2018 By the Numbers

  • 8 years of benchmarking data - Longest running environmental scan
  • 300+ association professionals participated
  • 52 association factors tested
  • 51 implications tested


The Looking Forward 2018 Futures Discussion Packet includes the following tools to help you lead the discussion at your association:

♦    Understand what impacts every association – Twenty-nine pages of comprehensive data and analysis for you to understand what impacts associations. 

♦   Looking Forward Data Presentation Template –A customizable PowerPoint to help you lead an effective futures discussion with staff and leadership

♦    Webinar Recording on “How to Lead the Dialog about the Future of your Association” –Understand fresh perspectives on challenges facing associations from Dean West, FASAE Founder and President of Association Laboratory, Inc.

♦   Looking Forward Discussion Guide – Moderate and lead productive discussions about your association’s future along side staff and volunteer leaders with this twelve page guide. 

This insightful, first-ever opportunity gives you the most comprehensive, data driven information in the association sector and provides you with the practical tools helping you improve your own association.

Order now to purchase your full Futures Discussion Packet including LOOKING FORWARD 2018!

Looking Forward 2018 Futures Discussion Packet
LF 2018 Association Industry Business Environment and Strategy Scan
Discussion Guide, Presentation Template
Copy of "How to Lead the Dialog About the Future of Your Association" Webinar
Looking Forward 2018 Association Industry Business Environment and Strategy Scan
Looking Forward 2018 Environment Scan Report Only

*$100.00 Discount on full Futures Discussion Packet or receive a free copy of Looking Forward 2018 Report for Association Laboratory Clients.  Clients please contact Andy Long at along@associationlaboratory.com to learn how!

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