MemberWise Select (CRM) Series 2017-04-24T18:42:27+00:00

Introducing our popular Select (CRM) Seminar Series

In 2017 40% of associations and membership organisations are horizon searching for new systems to provide enhanced member value and growth. In response our free-to-attend MemberWise Select (CRM) seminar series will help you to take an informed, structured and robust approach.

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In response the MemberWise Network has arranged a series of free seminars that provide membership and association professionals with best practice information and advice for procuring and selecting the right CRM system in a structured, robust and informed manner. However far you are along the procurement process our Select (CRM) Seminar Series attendance will quality assure your organisation’s approach and enable you to network with fellow association and membership professionals also ‘on the journey’.

Next Free Seminar – 27th June (10-11 Carlton House Terrace. Westminster)


09:00 Registration & Networking, Tea & Coffee

09:30 Welcome & Introductions

09:40 CRM Fundamentals & Sector Insight

10:25 CRM System Procurement & Selection

11:10 Software Selection Case Study (Chartered Institute of Building)

11.40 CRM Expert Question & Answer Session

12:00 Professional Networking Lunch

Learning Outcomes

1) Understand what CRM is and why as an approach it is useful/needed
2) Explore the trajectory of CRM within the membership/association sector
3) Understand the benefits you can expect (internal processes/personalisation/self-service)
4) Identify how changing member need impacts directly on system selection requirements
5) Establish the need for due diligence when procuring and selecting a new CRM system
6) Learn how to horizon search and procure a CRM in a structured, robust & future-proof manner
7) Identify how to de-risk the selection process
8) Understand the journey and benefits post-implementation (via case study speaker)
9) Benchmark with other organisations horizon searching for CRM solutions
10) Ask questions to the sector’s leading independent CRM experts/influencers/thought-leaders

Your Seminar Speakers

Richard Gott
Richard GottMembership Thought-Leader & Network Chair
Richard is widely known as one of the leading membership and association sector thought leaders in the UK and is Chair of the MemberWise Network.

He has worked at a senior leadership level for leading organisations including the Royal College of Psychiatrists, The Law Society, Royal College of General Practitioners, College of Optometirsts, Chartererd Institute of Educational Assessors and the British Dental Association.

He is also Chair of the CPD Standards Office Independent Expert Advisory Board and he champions the professionalisation of the association and membership sector.

Chris Blythe OBE
Chris Blythe OBEChief Executive, Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
After becoming a Management Accountant Chris Blythe worked in a number of financial roles which included Dunlop, Birmid Qualcast, Mitel, W Canning, Corgi Toys and GKN.

In 1991 he joined the North & Mid Cheshire Training and Enterprise Council based in Warrington. He became Chief Executive in 1994. For the last 21 years he has been involved in vocational education and training, together with business development. Chris has been Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Building since January 2000. In the Queen’s 2017 New Year Honours list Chris received an OBE for services to the ‘Construction Industry and the Government.’

Alistair Sergeant
Alistair SergeantCo-Founder/CEO, Purple
Alistair is CEO of Purple, an independent business and technology consultancy. Working within the IT industry for over 16 years, Alistair has a clear passion for technology along with a proven aptitude for developing visionary business strategies. Alistair works with clients in a number of different sectors to help deliver transformation projects and providing ongoing strategic advice. With an engineering background, Alistair’s experiences allow him to solve business challenges with technology solutions that best meet clients requirements.

Book your place (27th June Event)


10 to 11 Carlton House Terrace, Westminster, SW1Y 5AH

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