HQ #113 / Embracing Lifelong Learning & Partnerships for the Future

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At a time when technology is evolving at lightning speed and global challenges are becoming increasingly complex, education and partnerships have never been more important for association executives, especially in the face of disruptive challenges and threats posed by artificial intelligence.

In the dynamic world of association management, staying relevant and effective requires a keen understanding of evolving trends in leadership development and strategic partnerships. As the traditional landscape of associations undergoes a profound transformation, association executives are challenged to redefine success and embrace new approaches to skill development and learning opportunities.

That is why creating industry partnerships not only helps determine the key skills needed to be successful in the industry, it also can identify (or create) training and employment strategies that meet the shared needs of your partners. By collaborating with industry partners, organisations can swiftly address talent gaps, allowing businesses to tap into growth opportunities, drive transformation, and expand their market presence.

In this issue of HQ, we focus mainly on industrial partnerships and the value of education and lifelong learning. It's an issue full of excellent articles, with highlights including the wide range of opportunities Brussels offers for association staff looking to improve their skills; two association interviews with Associated Country Women of the World and the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers; coverage of events such as the AIME tradeshow and the BestCities Global Forum, as well as the usual destination stories featuring Hong Kong, Colombia, São Paulo and Antwerp.
Without forgetting the magnificent insights and concepts that our Association Partners bring us in the back pages... welcome to 2024 with Headquarters! 
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