Upcoming Events

September 4, 2014
Learn With Leaders Luncheon:
The Informed Association

September 8-9, 2014
Wyoming SAE Seminar, Organizational Excellence, Cheyenne Wyoming.

September 9, 2014
Webinar: The Board-Savvy CEO: Building a High-Impact Board-CEO Partnership

September 24, 2014
Webinar: Internal Controls in a Small Staff Office Environment

October 3, 2014
Learn With Leaders Luncheon
Relationships in Business

October 22, 2014
Webinar: Goal Setting – The Power of Clarity

November 4, 2014
Serving Up Hope Luncheon

June 10-12, 2015
CSAE Annual Conference



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The Informed Association: Getting Results Out of Your Research
Implementing data-driven strategies is easier said than done. Identifying, gathering, and filtering the most relevant information—and putting the results into practice is an ongoing challenge. In a September 4 luncheon presentation and afternoon deep dive, Mark Dorsey, MBA, FASAE, CAE will cover tools, tips, and techniques to help you better understand and apply key aspects of research to your association. More information.

CAE Prep Course
Offered by the Michigan Society of Association Executives, the CAE Prep Course for the December exam begins August 25. The curriculum covers strategic management; planning and research; leadership; administration; knowledge management and much more! If you are planning to take the December CAE exam, MSAE offers three different courses. The full and concentrated courses are offered online so you can set your own schedule. Download the brochure for registration and additional information.

Changes in the CAE Program for 2015
ASAE has announced a number of changes in the CAE program to take effect in 2015: 1) A new study guide preparing individuals for the May 2015 exam; 2) An update to the Exam Content Outline; 3) Revised domain area names and numbers; and 4) Changes in those who are eligible to obtain a CSAE designation. These changes will take effect for the May 2015 CAE exam. Click for more information.

Wyoming Seminar Features Bob Harris
An upcoming 2-day seminar September 8-9 in Cheyenne, Organizational Excellence, is being sponsored by the Wyoming Society Association Executives.  CSAE members can attend at the same rate as WSAE members. For additional information visit wysae.org/conference.asp or call 307-630-8140

Special Resource Guides
Find event venues and speakers in special reprints from the CSAE Executive Memo. These resource guides, Meetings and Events, Speaker Profiles and the new Colorado Golf Guide are available for downloading in PDF format.

Conference Photos
Relive the conference or see what you might have missed. Photos from the 2014 Conference begin here.

CSAE Presentations and Handouts
Many of the 2014 Annual Conference presentations and handouts can be downloaded by clicking here.


PSIA-AASI Receives Top ASAE Honors
American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI) has earned the highest industry honor, a 2014 ASAE Power of A Summit Award, for its initiative to provide free training resources and materials to volunteers and professionals who teach snowboarding, alpine and nordic skiing to people with different developmental and physical abilities. The Power of A Summit Awards are ASAE’s highest recognition for associations that make exemplary commitments to creating a stronger America and world. More details.

The Effect of Canada’s New Anti-Spam Legislation on Associations
If you have Canadian members, Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation may impact your email communications. The new law requires anyone living in Canada to whom you wish to send a Commercial Electronic Message (CEM) to give you opt-in permission to do so. Click for more details.

Food for Thought

Rely on Checklists
When some projects seem overwhelming, it’s time to start using checklists. To achieve the results, the adage, “when eating an elephant --- take one bite at a time,” promotes breaking big jobs into small tasks. Checklists detail the best ways to accomplish projects. Checklists promote excellence. A checklist facilitates a team approach to working toward desired outcomes. Bob Harris, CAE, discusses the benefits and techniques of using checklists. Read the complete article.

Other Resources

Colorado Golf Resource Guide.
Find that "just right" venue for your next golf event in the new Colorado Golf Guide from the CSAE Executive Memo. Download it here.

CSAE 2013 Association Executive Compensation and Benefits Study Available
Conducted in the spring of 2013, the survey measured compensation levels, fringe benefits, personnel practices and benefits practices in 21 states, including Colorado. The 74-page report is presented in two sections, one covering the entire 21 states participating and the other covering only the state of Colorado. More information.

Association Meeting Space
If your association is looking for meeting space for those special off-site meetings, check with other CSAE member associations. We’ve started a list of member associations who have such space to get you started on your search. Click here for the list.

Association Management Companies
Information and a listing of CSAE-member Association Management Companies who provide association management services.

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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 video.

Colorado Golf Guide from the Executive Memo