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CSAE is pleased to partner with the Canadian Meetings + Events Expo (CMEE) with All Shook Up: Rethinking a Long-Standing Association Conference, an exceptional CSAE education session coming August 14 to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Co-presented by Danielle Lamothe, CAE, CTDP, Vice President, Learning and Innovation, CSAE and Stephanie Lockhart, CMP, Executive Director, Canadian Superior Courts Judges Association, this session will help participants:

  • Explore how we build our education program using a competency framework and introducing a mix of learning formats
  • Delve into how we are rethinking sponsorship and exhibit opportunities
  • Get an insider look at our planning and execution strategies
  • Gain insight from our mistakes and successes and share some of yours!

Click here for more information about the session and to register.

Missed a past Insights Webinar from CSAE? You can now access them on Associations Connect. CSAE’s Insights Webinars are free learning opportunities offered to CSAE members each month on a wide range of relevant and sought-after topics and speakers — from leadership, HR, communications and more.

They’re always free to members!

Click here to check the past sessions.

AssociationJobs.ca is a great platform to elevate your association’s recruitment efforts. Now you can also use it to post your volunteer and internship opportunities. 

Volunteer postings: FREE to both members and non-members.

Internship postings: FREE for CSAE members, and $150 for non-members.

Visit our website for details and to post.

Join more than 600 fellow association professionals in Canada who are CAE® certified or are working toward their designation.

Designed with the flexibility you need to balance your life, work and learning, the CAE® program includes five, 12-week online courses and a certifying exam that you can take at your own pace. Its courses integrate real-world scenarios in the assignments, allowing you to dive in to your professional knowledge in a truly rewarding way.    

For the full course list and to register, visit the website.

Questions? Contact Eve Mechici, Program Manager, at eve@csae.com or 416-363-3555, ext. 242.

On October 22nd, join Dr. David Weiss for a full-day exploration of key questions association and not-for-profit board members and senior leaders should ask themselves when developing a strategy. How can you build a strategy that delivers sustainable competitive or comparative advantage? How can you track your strategic progress and your investment in innovation on a regular basis?

Discover how to contribute greater value to the future of your organization and learn to master the tools you’ll need to get there.

For more information and to register, click here.

Membership Spotlight

Member (most recently) since 2016

I’ve been a CSAE member since the 1990s during my hotel days, then in the 2000s at the Ottawa Congress Centre, and in the 2010s at the Shaw Centre and now in my current role as Director, Business Development for Intertask Conferences, where I manage marketing initiatives, provide strategic conference management advice to our existing clients and look for new clients.

Connecting with business members in similar roles promotes collaborative best practices; networking with executive members leads to new opportunities; participating in CSAE events — both at the national and network level — expands my professional network; and volunteering on the Ottawa-Gatineau Network communications committee allows me to give back to the vibrant not-for-profit community that has given so much to me. Onto the 2020s!

Connect with Peggy on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Member since 2002

I’m Geoff Thacker, executive partner of the research practice with The Portage Group. I joined CSAE because I am passionate about helping associations make decisions that are informed by excellent data and sector insights. My TPG colleagues and I are always happy to lean in to help CSAE in any way we can, whether that is as their research partner, contributing our expertise through CSAE publications, speaking at events, or by rolling up our sleeves on various local committees and network executives. CSAE is a cornerstone of my business network filled with great people who are focused beyond the bottom line and who seek to make the world better for professionals and organizations across this country.

Are you a CSAE member who would like to be featured in our newsletter? Email nicolas@csae.com for details!

Sector News
Source: CSAE Blog
Many have heard rumblings of a group of CSAE business members looking at ways to increase the value delivered to business members. As a member of the new business members task force, which was created earlier this year, I am happy to give you a brief update on recent activities.
Source: Truck News.com
The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and its partners at provincial trucking associations have unveiled a wish list of infrastructure priorities that could improve road-based trade.The need to invest in truck parking and border capabilities is among them.
Source: associations now
While some members may see personalization as creepy, if associations do it right, it could turn prospects into attendees and lead to more engaged participants onsite.
Source: The Narwhal
The Government of Alberta announced Tuesday it is beginning consultation on the emissions reduction system it hopes will replace the province’s existing carbon pricing for large emitters — but The Narwhal has learned no organizations working on environment or climate change issues have been included on the government’s list of stakeholders.
Source: Forbes
Project management has been a critical business discipline for decades and with the fast paced societal, environmental, economic and technological changes on the horizon, it’s important to consider how these changes will impact how organizations manage and execute projects.
Chateau Le Jardin
CSAE Events
Sep 2019
City: Edmonton
Venue: Derrick Golf & Country Club
Speaker: Dr. Judi Malone
Price: $65.00 Member / $75.00 Non-Member
Oct 2019
October 22-25
Conference and Showcase
Venue: Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia
Price: Early Bird Full Conference Pass - Members: $815.00 / Early Bird Full Conference Pass – Non Members: $1,065.00
Oct 2019
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Venue: Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver
Speaker: Dr. David S. Weiss
Price: Member Rate: $450.00 / Non-Member Rate: $550.00
Featured Publications

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Excerpt: Succession planning is not about trying to guarantee future jobs for current employees. The process must first look to the organization’s future vision and strategic plan, and define what competencies the organization will require to meet its mandate. At this point the employer can set about cultivating the careers of the best employees by looking at staff who perform well, want to excel, and who have the potential to grow

Order at a 10% discount through August 31, 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: Financial Administrative Coordinator
Organization: Canadian Society of Association Executives
Location: Toronto, ON
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Title: Executive Director
Organization: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island
Location: Nanaimo, BC
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