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Richard Gott, Membership Sector Champion

MemberWise Network

Richard (Rich) is one of the leading influencers and thought leaders within the UK membership and association sector. He is the Founder/Chair of the MemberWise Network, and he will chair the keynote presentations in the Main Auditorium during Membership Excellence 2018.

Over the past 20 years Rich has held senior leadership roles within high profile professional bodies, trade associations and government bodies including the British Dental Association (BDA), College of Optometrists (COO), National Assessment Agency (NAA), Qualifications and Curriculum Development Authority (QCDA), Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors (CIEA), Practice Management Network (PMN), Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) and the Law Society as Director of Relationship Management.

Rich provides member focused consulting services to a range of high profile professional associations and regularly delivers thought-provoking and insightful keynote presentations/talks at national conferences and events.

One of Rich’s key goals is to contribute directly towards the professionalisation of the UK membership and association sector and increase awareness of our network.

October 2021

1.1 – How to Ensure Membership is ‘Must Have’ in the Brave New World

10:00 am - 10:30 am

This year’s all-delegate keynote session will focus on the critical activity of optiimsing the concept of membership in the minds of current and prospective members. In a COVID-19 Era membership needs to be firmly placed as 'must have', 'Nice to have' is no longer a viable option, so we need to take a more informed approach if we are to win back lost members, retain existing members and recruit new members. The pressure is now on and as Membership/Association Professionals…

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Session Track: Game Changers & Growth Keynotes

1.4 – Enabling Membership Growth for the Future – A Panel Discussion

12:30 pm - 1:10 pm

Hear from experienced membership professionals as we hold an interactive panel discussion via questions from the audience to discuss how the sector needs to enable effective membership growth moving forward based on lessons learnt during the pandemic.

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Session Track: Game Changers & Growth Keynotes

1.9 – Power Down Session

5:20 pm - 5:50 pm

Join us for the final all delegate keynote where we wrap up the day's learning.

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Session Track: Game Changers & Growth Keynotes
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