Upcoming Events

January 7, 2015
Webinar: The Art of Leadership: Unleashing your Inner Superhero

January 8, 2015
Learn With Leaders Luncheon

January 13, 2015
Grey Matters Open Enrollment Meeting?

January 14, 2015
CSAE Legislative Reception

February 6, 2015
Learn With Leaders Luncheon

March 18, 2015
Meetings Industry Council Education Conference and Trade Show

June 10-12, 2015
CSAE Annual Conference


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January 14 CSAE Legislative Reception
Join CSAE members, elected officials, media representatives, and special guests at the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association for networking and relaxed discussions in an informal, after-hours setting. Get to know your elected representatives, share your needs and gain some insight into what’s on the upcoming agenda. Extend a personal invitation to your State Representative and Senator to be your guests. Use www.votesmart.org for contact information or contact the CSAE office. Register now.

Be a Legislative Reception Sponsor

Join CSAE members and Board members, special guests, media representatives and elected officials at the June 14 CSAE Legislative Reception. Gain recognition. Enhance visibility. Support the efforts of CSAE and other Colorado Associations. Be a sponsor of the CSAE Legislative Reception. Click for the Sponsor Information and Reservation forms.

Try GREY MATTERS for Future-Focused Association Leadership!
Touted by participants as one of their most valued CSAE benefits, Grey Matters is a monthly executive roundtable for sharing real problems, finding practical solutions, and building long-term relationships. You are invited to join us January 13 for our open enrollment meeting and find out for yourself whether this “up-close and personal” approach to professional development is for you. More information.

Webinar - The Art of Leadership: Unleashing your Inner Superhero
This fun, interactive, and practical January 7 session will provide an opportunity for participants to learn how to motivate, engage and inspire others, leverage individual and team strengths, create a culture of accountability, and influence others to action. More information.

2015 CAE Dates
Dates for the 2015 CAE Exam are May 1, 2015 with an application deadline of February 20, 2015; and
December 4, 2015 with an application deadline of September 25, 2015. If you are planning to take the exam or are interested in participating in a study group, contact the CSAE office.

On-Line CAE Prep Course
The CAE prep course from the Michigan Society of Association Executives helps prepare you the the CAE exam. The MSAE program, provided through CSAE, has helped association executives become CAE’s through online learning, CAE Study Guides,reading outlines, mock exams, and more. Course participants can call in from anywhere and all conference calls are recorded for those who are unable to participate at the scheduled time. Download the brochure or contact CSAE for more information.

Save on Your Conference Registration
Early registration for the 2015 Annual Conference is now available. You can save $100 or more on the full conference if you register by March 31. More information.

Conference Hotel Reservations
The Fort Collins Marriott is the host hotel for the 2015 annual conference. You can make your reservations online or by phone. More Information.

Food for Thought

Bonus Article - Executive Memo
As a bonus with the Fall issue, we are making an additional article, How to Lead a Learning Revolution, available on the CSAE web site. Author Jeff Cobb, co-founder of Tagoras, discusses the increasing importance of showing that the education and learning experiences you offer actually increase knowledge, enhance skills, change behavior, and advance the learners you serve. Click here to read the article.

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

Conference and Events Planning Guide
Services, products, and venues for your upcoming conference or event. Download it here.

CSAE Resource Directory
A listing of supliers of various products and services to associationsl. Download it here.

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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 PDF presentation.

Read the Current Issue

Bonus Article: How to Lead A Learning Revolution

Conference and Events Plannning Guide from the Executive Memo

Promote Your Products and Services to CSAE Members
Download the 2015 Media Kit for Details.

Learn more about advertising and sponsorship opportunities.