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CSAE News & Updates

This month, learn all about the benefits of being part of CSAE and enjoy some special perks! Whether or not you are currently a member of this fabulous community, click here and don’t miss a thing!

To celebrate, let’s have a little fun: post a GIF that represents your biggest/weirdest association challenge(s) on Twitter or LinkedIn, and get a chance to win a Visa® $100 Gift Card! One entry per individual on either platform – we’ll announce one  winner each week! Use hashtag #MemberNovember and tag @CSAEConnect on Twitter or @canadian-society-of-association-executives on LinkedIn.

On November 13th from 12-1 p.m. EST, join Chris Baylis of the Sponsorship Collective for a how-to on becoming a sponsor. He’ll cover the essentials, around:

  • How to valuate sponsorship
  • Metrics – which ones matter the most?
  • Questions to ask the organization you’re sponsoring

You will also hear exciting updates about business membership from our business members task force, and have a chance to ask any burning questions you might have.

Visit our website for more information and to register.

 

Thank you to all the delegates, sponsors and exhibitors who took part in Associations: Decoded in Vancouver! The conference was a resounding success and we look forward to seeing everyone next fall in Halifax! Mark your calendars for November 4-6, 2020. If you missed it this year, you can hear from the keynotes and some of the presenters in the conference edition of Association™ magazine.

 

 

 

 

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This focused, two-day symposium with Glenn Tecker and Donna French Dunn sets chief staff and their new board leaders on the path to a productive working relationship. Set priorities for your organization and establish common ground for joint leadership. Join us and find out why so many association leaders make this an annual commitment to success!

February 24-25 in Toronto & February 27-28 in Calgary.

 

On November 13-15, the Ignite Your Membership panel session, will offer ideas to help you serve your members! Join Edwards Byers on, CSAE’s director of membership and business development, on November 14th as he facilitates this panel organized by the Federation of Ontario Law Associations.
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Membership Spotlight

Member since 1990

I have been with Marriott International for 32 years and I am the global account executive responsible for the association segment. I am passionate about the company I work for and the customers I serve every day. I joined CSAE in 1990 to learn how associations operate, and my first annual conference was in Hamilton. I had just started in my role of national sales and was invited to participate in the Charity Chapter Challenge. The rest, as they say, is history. I have a fulfilling career because of the knowledge and relationships that I have formed through CSAE. My participation on a number of committees over the years, both at the chair and member levels, have also helped me further my career.

Connect with Susan on LinkedIn.

Sector News
Source: CSAE Blog
We all know about the many pressures and challenges facing associations today: delivering a value proposition appealing enough to justify membership, revenue development and diversification, nimble and effective governance and decision-making structures… the list can be daunting.
Source: CSAE Blog
At The Roundtable, we explore all kinds of interesting topics. One that always gets people engaged is the idea of “managing up.” With the number one reason that people quit jobs being their relationship with their boss, it’s little wonder that leaders in our programs spend quite a bit of time trying to figure out how to manage their leaders. But here’s the thing that I’ve noticed around this topic… it’s one that’s often taboo in organizations: managers don’t like to think that they need to be “managed.”
Source: The Globe and Mail
The tit-for-tat steel and aluminum tariffs between U.S. and Canadian may have been lifted, but uncertainty remains for these industries and the Canadian businesses they support — at least until a final trade agreement is signed.
Source: CBC
John Solecki has been a cattle rancher for more than 20 years. But because of poor internet availability in his rural location of Southside — about 30 kilometres south of Burns Lake, B.C. — he has trouble keeping up with the technology needed to help his business grow. 
Source: Edmonton Journal
Organizations representing rural communities in Alberta and Saskatchewan are feeling left out after Justin Trudeau reached out to the provinces’ premiers and big-city mayors to address concerns of Western alienation.
Source: Associations Now
Associations are always using data to analyze attendee engagement at their meetings. But could even more valuable insights come from measuring attendees’ emotions? A look at some benefits.
Source: Medical Cannabis Network
The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) has responded to the first potentially vaping related illness in DC. The Canadian Vaping Association is deeply concerned about the diagnosis of the first vaping-related illness in British Columbia and has emphasised the issue of youth access to nicotine e-liquid vape products needs to be addressed immediately.
Source: CBC
A training program aimed at getting more newcomers to work in the construction industry graduated its first class in Charlottetown on Wednesday. The eight-week program called Newcomers in Trades is an initiative of the Construction Association of P.E.I.
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CSAE Events
6
Nov 2019
 
Location: Riverview, NB
Network: Atlantic
Type: Workshop
13
Nov 2019
 
Location: Toronto, ON
Network: Trillium
Type: Workshop
13
Nov 2019
 
Location: Online
Network: CSAE
Type: Webinar
13
Nov 2019
 
Location: Ottawa, ON
Network: Ottawa-Gatineau
Type: Networking Event
20
Nov 2019
 
Location: Ottawa, ON
Network: Ottawa-Gatineau
Type: Lunch and Panel Presentation
21
Nov 2019
 
Location: Kelowna, BC
Network: British Columbia
Type: Roundtable and Presentation
21
Nov 2019
 
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Network: Manitoba
Type: Breakfast Session
21
Nov 2019
 
Location: Montreal, QC
Network: Québec
Type: Réseautage/Networking
21
Nov 2019
 
Location: Burlington, ON
Network: Trillium
Type: Roundtable
26
Nov 2019
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
Network: British Columbia
Type: In-person event
27
Nov 2019
 
Location: Toronto, ON
Network: Trillium
Type: Roundtable
2
Dec 2019
 
Location: Toronto, ON
Network: Trillium
Type: Networking Event
5
Dec 2019
 
Location: Kanata, ON
Network: Ottawa-Gatineau
Type: In-person Event
11
Dec 2019
 
Location: Ottawa, ON
Network: Ottawa-Gatineau
Type: Networking Session
Featured Publications

To celebrate Membership Month, receive a 10% discount on all CSAE publications through November 30, 2019! Check our bookstore to see available titles, and contact nicolas@csae.com to claim your discount.

 

 

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