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SAVE THE DATE: NYSAE Schedules Associations 101 in 2020

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NYSAE’s Education Committee, co-chaired by Catherine Brennan MBA, CAE and Anat Kendal CPA, PFS will produce an educational workshop, Associations 101, for onboarding new hires and training emerging leaders and young professionals on the overall model and operations of member-based associations. Long time NYSAE members Linda Ferm and Mary Jane Eimer have volunteered to help produce the program. The 3-part, ½-day program, is scheduled for Tuesday, April 7th at NYSAE headquarters. Anyone who is new to association management should attend Associations 101 as an orientation and get a better understanding of the basics:

  • How a member based association operates;
  • How it is structured;
  • Financial management; and
  • Roles of the board, volunteers and staff.

Expected attendance for Associations 101 includes, but is not limited to,

  • membership coordinators
  • education assistants
  • office coordinators
  • meeting planners
  • communications specialists, and
  • Bookkeeping assistants.

NextGen attendees will learn about career opportunities in association management and what aspiring for the CAE certification can mean for them. In addition to the aforementioned, attendees will also be comprised of individuals who are seeking new career opportunities in association management, or attendees from the vendor/partner community who want to know more about their association customers. Speakers for Associations 101 include:

  • Katie Chambers, Community Engagement Director, New York Women in Film & Television;
  • Meredith Taylor, CAE, Executive Director, College Media Association and VP of Kellen Chicago; and
  • Rhonda Payne, CAE.

Registration opens in January and will be limited to the first 30 attendees.


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