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CSAE News & Updates

In recognition of International Women’s Day, CSAE is putting the spotlight on some of our exceptional members and leaders.

Click here to learn about them!

Internationally recognized, the CAE® is achieved through five, 12-week online courses that demonstrate the essential skills of efficient and effective not-for-profit management.  

The spring term starts April 22. Register for a CAE® course now to gain immediate access to the course materials. This is your chance to get a head start in a rapidly changing and increasingly competitive market, while making the most of the flexibility offered by the CAE® Program.

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For more information about the CAE® Program, contact Eve Mechici at eve@csae.com.

Don’t miss your chance to capture the imagination of approximately 500 CSAE 2019 Conference delegates! A wide variety of sponsorship opportunities are available including the Own the Room sponsorship. This unique concept gives you a chance to welcome association leaders into a learning space branded with your incomparable flavour. Contact Edward Byers to craft a sponsorship package designed to meet your objectives: edward@csae.com.

Now might be the best time to register for the 2019 CSAE Conference & Showcase. From now until June 29, save $100 on full conference passes via early bird pricing for both CSAE members and non-members.

For more information on the CSAE Conference and ticket options, visit our website.

Questions? E-mail Emma Girduckis at emma@csae.com.

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A runaway hit at CSAE's 2018 Conference, Dani Gagnon is back with her acclaimed workshop, Create Buzz for Your Brand on a Budget. This entertaining and informative session is essential for any professional seeking to get their organization's message out there without breaking the bank.

In her captivating style, Dani will show you how to cut through the clutter of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat by crafting clever and truly social messages that will actually reach your stakeholders. By using innovative ideas illustrated by real-life examples, you'll be able to create content that will be widely shared. This workshop is a must-attend for any association marketer who is struggling to turn social media into a successful part of their association’s brand building toolkit.

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This eagerly-anticipated 2-day symposium empowers CEOs and their board to build a strong working partnership and lead their organization forward. Together, explore the contemporary principles of association leadership and knowledge-based decision-making, learn about the board's role in oversight, and become the leading agents of culture change in your organization.

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Sector News
Source: CBC
A new report on the highest-paid CEOs adds evidence to the argument that women face a "double-pane glass ceiling" at the top of Canada's corporate ladder — first in getting to the executive suite and, once there, earning as much as their male counterparts.
Source: Cision
As the Supply Chain Management Association™ (SCMA™) celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019, we are delighted to bestow Canada's highest award in supply chain leadership, the SCMA Fellow Award, on two senior supply chain visionaries.
Source: Financial Post
It took Canada 17 months of grinding, teeth-gnashing, often round-the-clock negotiations to hammer out a new trilateral trade deal with the United States and Mexico, but that doesn’t mean Canadian business leaders have warmed to it.
Source: Associations Now
Governing associations with a forward-thinking approach will keep them relevant. Although changes can be hard, trends in the industry are pulling organizations that direction anyway.
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Membership Spotlight

Did you know that roughly three-quarters of the association workforce is women? In recognition of International Women’s Day, CSAE celebrates some of our exceptional members and leaders. Get to know some of them through these videos and share your own stories using the hashtags #AssociationWomenLead #IWD19. Click the image to visit CSAE on YouTube.

CSAE would like to thank Manon Larose for more than 20 years of dedication to the organization and its members. Manon began her career with CSAE in 1997 and has been assisting CSAE for the past two years in maintaining the database and membership information. From all of us at the CSAE family, we wish you all the best!
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CSAE Events
Mar 2019
City: Ottawa
Venue: Canadian Chamber Office
Speaker: Scott Smith
Price: Free
Time: 8:30-10:00am
Mar 2019
City: Gatineau
Venue: Hilton Lac-Leamy
Sponsor: Hilton
Price: $45.00 Member / $55.00 Non-Member
Time: 7:30-9:30am
Mar 2019
City: Toronto
Venue: Sheraton Gateway Hotel
Speaker: Heather Reid
Price: $97.00 Member / $117.00 Non-Member
Time: 9:00-12:00pm
Mar 2019
Speaker: Louise Pauzé
Price: Free for Members / $50.00 Non-Member
Time: 1:00-2:00pm
Apr 2019
City: Toronto
Venue: TBD
Speaker: Dani Gagnon
Price: $250.00 Member / $325 Non-Member
Time: 8:00-4:00pm
Apr 2019
City: Ottawa
Venue: Canadian Chamber Office
Price: Free
Time: 8:30-10:00am
Apr 2019
Workshop April 15-16
City: Edmonton
Venue: Doubletree by Hilton West Edmonton
Speaker: Glenn Tecker with Donna French Dunn
Sponsor: Hilton and Halmyre
Price: $825.00 Member / $1,265.00 Non-Member
Apr 2019
City: Ottawa
Venue: Canadian War Museum
Price: $45.00 Member / $55.00 Non-Member
Time: 11:00-2:00pm
Apr 2019
City: Winnipeg
Venue: Delta Hotels by Marriott Winnipeg
Speaker: Sheila Molloy
Sponsor: Delta Hotels Marriott Winnipeg
Price: $45.00 Member / $75.00 Non-Member
Time: 8:00-10:00am
Apr 2019
Speaker: Chris Baylis
Price: $80.00 Member / $120.00 Non-Member
Time: 1:00-2:00pm
Featured Publications

 Committees are a vital component of a successful organization. When they work effectively, committees provide valuable insight and advice to the board of directors and staff. Committees can help an organization efficiently achieve its goals and vision. They can also connect an organization with its members' attitudes and concerns while serving as an important training ground for future leaders.


“It is easy to strike a committee: give it a name and recruit some members. Far too often, after protracted discussion and debate occur with no conclusion, someone raises their hand and suggests a committee be formed to tackle the matter. That hand in the air is quickly joined by others who may simply want the matter to disappear from their agenda. Before that step is taken, however, it is important to determine if establishing a committee is the best way to achieve your objective. Striking a committee when it is not truly needed is a waste of goodwill, precious human and financial resources, and time. It is far better to determine, up front, whether or not a committee is needed and, when one is required, what type of committee it should be.”

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Do you have a recommended great read? Send your suggestion to nicolas@csae.com.

One of CSAE’s best-selling publications, Strategic Planning for Associations and
Not-for-Profit Organizations is a must-read for professionals seeking to develop a thorough strategic plan for their organization, step-by-step.


“Strategic planning has come of age. With the exception only of the annual budget,
it is now the fundamental tool and resource that not-for-profit boards use to direct and control. It is also increasingly accepted by executive directors/CEOs because
it provides them with an essential means of leading and managing their associations, both large and small. It is now more the exception than the rule that the strategic plan ends up as a nice document that never leaves the ED/CEO’s bookshelf.”

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Career Resources

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Title: President & CEO
Organization: Electric Mobility Canada
Location: ON
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Title: Director of Safe Scouting
Organization: Scouts Canada
Location: Ottawa, ON
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