Professional Development and Events

ESSAE offers educational seminars several times a year which focus on timely issues and trends affecting associations and the daily work-lives of the executive. ESSAE members freely share their experiences and expertise with fellow members so you don’t have to “reinvent the wheel.” In addition to these educational programs, ESSAE offers its members the opportunity to establish both a personal and professional relationship through many social events such as:

Every educational program sponsored by ESSAE offers points toward achieving your Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation. In addition, a regular study group for CAE candidates convenes each Fall to prepare for annual CAE examinations.

Despite the continued effects of COVID on our industry and our economy, ESSAE’s staff, board, and volunteer committees have continued to meet regularly to develop the best ways to serve our members. Our top priority for the future is to support you in staying connected and provide practical resources that will help you and your business thrive, even in the face of adversity.

Personal connection is more important now than ever, and we will continue to be the place for you to meet and network with colleagues from around New York State. There are new challenges we all must face — health, safety, and overall well-being — but we are confident that our members and vendor partners will successfully confront these challenges and remain connected through ESSAE. 

Thank you for your flexibility and support as we navigate this new business environment together.