Upcoming Events

February 18, 2016
Webinar: How Changing Demographics Affect Your Association

February 26, 2016
Application Deadline, CAE Exam

March 4, 2016
Peak Luncheon: Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Approach to Engagement and Collaboration

March 9, 2016
Webinar: Engaging Attendees with Event Tech

March 13-15
ASAE Great Ideas Conference

March 17, 2016
MIC Educational Conference and Trade Show

May 6, 2016
CAE Exam (Nationwide Exam)Application deadline is February 26, 2016

May 25-27, 2016
CSAE Annual Conference, Four Seasons Resort and Residences, Vail, CO


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March 4 PEAK Luncheon - Appreciative Inquiry

Building upon local and national case studies, Amanda Trosten-Bloom introduces you to Appreciative Inquiry, “a radical shift in mainstream organizational thinking,” that can increase employee and client engagement, and cultivate widespread collaboration and alignment among employees, members and clients. Read more. Register.

Legislative Reception Recap

Introductions, discussions, conversation . . . Over 86 people including legislators and association representatives responded to the 2016 CSAE Legislative Reception held at the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association. They learned each other’s needs and aspirations for the coming year. Mark your calendars for next year's event on January 12. View photos of the reception and a list of the 32 sponsors and contributors.

MIC Conference and Trade Show

The 16th MIC Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show will be held at the Denver Downtown Convention Center and the Homewood Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown on March 16-17. Michael Dominquez, CHSE, Senior Vice President, Hotel Sales, MGM Resorts International and Shawna Suckow, CMP, Founder & Chairwoman, SPIN: Senior Planners Industry Network open the conference on Wednesday, followed by the opening night reception. Activities continue on the 17th with exhibits and a full line-up of speakers and sessions. More information.

February 18 Webinar

The Census numbers are in and the findings are startling and profound. Things have changed radically This webinar, by Kelly McDonald, McDonald Marketing, will focus on How the Changing Demographics Affect Your Association. Read more.


Open Doors You Never Knew Existed

It’s time to reimagine the future of your association. Join hundreds of association executives who face the same challenges as you and learn how to lead together at the ASAE Great Ideas Conference May 13-15 in Colorado Springs, CO. If you’re not looking beyond today, you won’t be here for tomorrow. Register today.

Save on PEAK Luncheons in 2016

Luncheon Subscription Package allow CSAE members to purchase 6 luncheons (Normally $234) for the price of 4 ($156). You can save $78 on your 2016 PEAK event attendance with the purchase of a subscription. Read More. Purchase Now.

JT's Blog - Add Knowledge to Your New Year’s Resolutions

Knowledge is key to success. This year give yourself the gift of knowledge. Develop a plan. Work the plan. Don’t get sidetracked. You can be a winner in 2016. See more.

Download From February's Luncheon

Download Scott Oser's presentation, 365-Day Member Communication, from February's PEAK luncheon.

More on Mastermind Techniques

Download the Gas Pedal e-book that expands on the November Learn With Leaders Luncheon.

Downloads from January’s Luncheon

Download Mickie Rops’ presentation Micro-credentials and Badges: What are They and Why Offer Them? from Friday’s luncheon as well as the article The Workplace is Changing, But Is Your Credentialing Program Changing, Too?

Are You Ready to Earn Your CAE?

Now’s the time to take the next step in your career. The registration deadline for the next CAE exam is February 25. Check online for information on eligibility and benefits. Then start studying. The CAE prep course from the Michigan Society of Association Executives is a good place to start.

QAS Program Qualifies for CAE and CMP Credits

Participate in the new Qualified Association Specialist program and you not only earn your QAS Certificate, but you can also receive up to 13 CAE or CMP credit hours. The online QAS Certificate program provides a broad base view of the principles in association management helping all staff connect how various association functions/departments work together. CSAE members receive the special member rate of $295 by using the coupon code CSAEQAS-SAE. Learn more.

About CSAE!

Colorado Society Association Executives (CSAE) was founded in 1952 and is the "association of associations" for more than 250 association professionals. CSAE brings together association leaders to foster professional and personal excellence through unique learning opportunities that inspire members to achieve more and guide associations into the future.

CSAE's total membership is composed of educators, CEOs, and staff executives of international, national, regional, state and local organizations, as well as companies who provide products and services to these associations.

CSAE provides association management education, information exchange, member services, and issues advocacy to its members and advances the public service value of association to the public.

View the brief  Orientation to CSAE PDF presentation.

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