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Returning September 22, 2017!
The Empire State Society of Association Executives will again offer its popular Association Leadership Academy (ALA) this fall, September 22, 2017 through May 18, 2018.
The ALA was initiated by ESSAE in 2004 to further the professional education of current and emerging association executives. The Academy is unlike any other professional development program offered in New York State. The courses are specifically targeted to address the unique business challenges faced by association executives. Between 2005 and 2015, ESSAE graduated 150 students from its Academy. These graduates have helped their associations meet society's changing and growing needs by bringing the highest level of professionalism to their association work. They have proven that education specifically designed for association professionals is vital to succession planning, helping to ensure that new executives are prepared, innovative and forward thinking as they seek opportunities to better serve their constituents.
The Association Leadership Academy offers a unique learning experience over a series of monthly educational forums led by accomplished association and corporate leaders. Participants will emerge with knowledge and critical decision-making ability on timely and significant topics relevant to association management.
ACADEMY DETAILSThe Association Leadership Academy is open to all ESSAE members and non-members. Participants may enroll between May 1 and July 17, 2017. Theprogram includes eight courses.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?We invite association executives, senior association staff, support staff with management potential or interest in studying association management, and current and aspiring Certified Association Executives (CAEs) to enroll in the program.
WHERE AND WHENThe majority of the courses will be held at the New York State School Boards Association training center in Latham, New York. Courses will be held according to the following schedule. From time to time, education sessions may be offered offsite. Participants will be notified well in advance of venue changes.
TUITIONFor ESSAE members, the cost of the full program is $675 (the equivalent of $75 per session) and includes eight courses and all program materials.Non-members may enroll for $1,350 for the full program and all materials. Non-members are encouraged to join ESSAE and receive the full benefit of membership in the organization plus the member program rate.
ESSAE Members: To view/receive the Member Rate for this event, please sign into your profile. If you have any issues with accessing your profile, please contact Rebecca Sheehan.
The ALA Committee is currently hard at work to confirm industry leaders to share their knowledge during these focused educational sessions. ESSAE encourages you to join the ranks of ALA graduates and chart your course for your future! To learn more, please contact Vanessa at email@example.com.
2017 ALA Committee
Chair: Rita Lashway, CAE Co-Chair: Barbara Bradley, CAE, Deputy Director-Online Communications & Project Planning, NYS School Boards Association Thomas Cote, CAE, MBA, Executive Director, Academy of Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition | Vice President of Strategic Development, Capitol Hill Management Services Kathleen Van De Loo, President, Association Development Group, Inc.Vanessa LaClair, CMP, Executive Director, Empire State Society of Association Executives
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