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CSAE News & Updates

The conference is fast approaching. We’ve lined up three inspiring, thought-provoking speakers to challenge your assumptions and provide key strategies for success. 

Are you basing your member programming and services on demographics? David Allison explains why that strategy is a thing of the past and offers a better way to determine your members' wants and needs.

Do you feel like you are constantly putting out fires? Darby Allen, the former Fort MacMurray fire chief, will give you an inspirational take on resolving seemingly insurmountable challenges with his incomparable story.

Finally, do you struggle to get it all done and balance competing priorities? Dr. Shimi Kang provides a fascinating exploration of tried and tested research-based tools that can ramp up your game for optimal health, happiness, and achievement.

Our keynotes are just the beginning. Stay tuned to the conference website for updates on a fantastic educational program.

Last year, CSAE members had the first opportunity in several years to give robust input into CSAE’s programs and benefits, and to provide insights that will shape its future. As CSAE continues to evolve as a member-driven organization committed to supporting association excellence, your voice is critical!


If you haven’t already done so, check your inbox for the 2019 issue of the membership survey and click on your personalized survey link. Thank you for your valuable input.

CSAE Honours & Awards recognize the best and brightest in Canadian association management — from outstanding teams to individual luminaries. Submit before July 19, 2019 for a chance to be recognized with a 2019 award and be celebrated at CSAE’s 2019 Conference & Showcase this October in Vancouver.

For more information on each award, click here.

Are you still selling Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsorship packages? Times have changed and you might be losing potential revenue! In this workshop, sponsorship expert Chris Baylis will equip you with the knowledge, tools and templates to stay on top of current trends and turn more of your proposals into sales.

Takeaways include:

• Sponsorship proposal templates
• The exact questions to use in meetings with sponsors
• Sample emails, pre-written, to help you secure the meeting
• A fulfillment report template
• Sales pipeline template
• 34-point sponsorship sales checklist

Click here to register.

Sector News
Source: Construct Connect
Alberta’s construction industry is embarking on a quest to better understand innovation trends in construction and prepare its workforce accordingly. The Alberta Construction Association (ACA) and its partners in government and industry have started a consultative process to develop a strategy to help upskill the construction workforce.
Source: CBC
A P.E.I. representative will be in Gatineau, Quebec today for the release of the report from the national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Marlene Thomas, vice-president of the Aboriginal Women's Association of P.E.I., urges organizations, leaders and Canadians to pick up the phone and find out how to become part of the solution.
Source: Yahoo Finance
The death of the retail industry may have been greatly exaggerated – but that doesn't mean the industry isn't currently going through major disruptive and fundamental changes. For this special series, Yahoo Finance Canada will look at how the retail scene is developing, what companies are doing to adapt, and what could come next.
Source: associations now
Associations need a combination of memorable experience, design, and human-to-human connection to create effective, brand-sustaining marketing, Johnny Earle, founder and CEO of the apparel company Johnny Cupcakes, told attendees during Thursday’s opening keynote at ASAE’s 2019 Marketing, Membership, and Communications Conference.
Chateau Le Jardin
Membership Spotlight

Member since 2016

As the executive director of the British Columbia Association of the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC-BC), I work with an engaged board of directors on behalf of 1,200 members across the province. We support our members by implementing services, programs, and policies to ensure the appraisal profession is advanced and the public is protected. As a new professional, I was encouraged to join CSAE and participate in courses and events to expand my network and draw on the experience from my peers.  AIC-BC regularly attends CSAE’s Symposium for Chief Staff and Chief Elected Officers. I find that this program helps to ensure that, as an association, we continue to uphold best practices in governance and strategy, as well as the leadership skills needed to remain relevant and move the organization forward.

Connect with Christina on LinkedIn.

Member since 2012

I am the marketing and communications coordinator and magazine associate editor at the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, a division of the Canadian Bar Association. For the past five years, I’ve sat on the CSAE Trillium Network’s young professionals committee, helping to bring educational and networking opportunities to association professionals under 35 years of age, and a few months ago I joined the Trillium Network’s FORUM newsletter committee. Last fall, I also moderated a panel on personal branding for young professionals.

If you consider yourself a “Leader on the Rise” we’d love to feature you on our website. Contact Casey Pope, Membership Specialist, at 416.363.3555 x 225 or casey@csae.com.

CSAE Events
Jun 2019
Speaker: Chris Baylis
Price: $80.00 Member / $120.00 Non-Member
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Jul 2019
July 10-12
City: Windsor
Venue: Caesars Windsor
Featured Publications

If done well, the job of board chair can have a considerable impact on an organization as a whole. It has the capability of significantly enhancing an organization's effectiveness, efficiency, and public image.

This practical publication is designed to help volunteer board chairs who serve organizations with paid staff to properly prepare for this critical role. It is also an essential resource for association staff in assisting with the orientation of board leaders.

Excerpt: “You have likely served on your board for some time, and have watched and worked with others who have held the position of chair. No doubt you formed opinions about each of them — how well they communicated, how well they dealt with contentious issues or problems when they arose, and how well they ran meetings. Everyone has attended poorly chaired meetings, and yes, chairing meetings is the chair’s job. But it’s not the only part, and some might suggest it isn’t the most important aspect either. This publication explores various aspects of the chair’s job, but at the outset we need to set the stage for what is to follow. The chair’s job is to manage the board, not manage the chief staff officer or the organization itself.”

Order at a 10% discount through June 30, 2019.

Be a more effective staff or volunteer leader by embracing six emerging competencies, eight essential organizational foundations, and one unifying strategy (co-creation).

This book offers insights to lead and sustain an organizational culture that embraces the opportunities a dynamic environment presents. Take a fresh look at leadership.

Excerpt: “Many books have been written about leadership competencies and leading organizational change efforts, but most of them are focused on the corporate sector and few can be applied to associations. Leading an association is different from leading in the for-profit sector, and this book is designed to provide association leaders and future association leaders with an understanding of the skills they to enhance or acquire to ensure their success as association leaders and the success of their associations.”

Order at a 10% discount through June 30, 2019.

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

Career Resources

Have you thought about leveraging CSAE's relationship with over 15,000 association executives to fill your next position? Post your job to AssociationJobs.ca now! Remember CSAE members save 40%.

Interested in finding the latest career opportunities in the association sector? Click here to find the most recent postings, such as:

Title: Executive Director & CEO
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Location: Ottawa, ON
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Title: General Manager
Organization: Waterfront Employers of BC
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