Welcome to ESSAE!

The Empire State Society of Association Executives (ESSAE) is a nonprofit professional organization for persons engaged in the management of voluntary trade and professional organizations. ESSAE provides quality educational, leadership, and professional development opportunities to association executives and supplier members, to encourage high professional standards in the management of associations. ESSAE membership comprises over 475 members statewide and is an approved provider of continuing education for those holding the CAE designation.

ALA Registration Now Open! Education is key to making smarter decisions, solving problems, improving skills sets, and becoming better association leaders. Networking and continuing education opportunities are a great way to develop employee skills, boost morale and improve recruitment efforts.Whether you are an experienced association professional or new to the industry (or somewhere in between) - the Association Leadership Academy is a great way to formalize and update everything you know about running associations, and to learn in areas you want to grow.

Harvest Highlight Registration Now Open! On October 8, you will have the opportunity to have conversations about matters specific to conducting business and leave informed and better at what YOU do. Learn how to balance leading human beings, manage process, and get the work done. Join colleagues at the Saratoga Casino Hotel for a full day of discussion & walk away with ideas to take your business to the next level!

ESSAE Events
Association Leadership Academy
September 2019 - May 2020
NYS School Boards Association

Harvest Highlight

October 8, 2019
Saratoga Casino Hotel

Annual Holiday Party
December 12, 2019

Annual Awards Banquet & Membership Meeting
February 6, 2020

Meetings, Membership, Marketing Institute
March 20, 2020