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.

Special Interest Groups
 brings together association professionals wishing to gain and share knowledge in their specialty areas. Regular breakfast forums are held for Computer Users, Membership and Marketing Directors, Communications Professionals, Meeting Planners and CEOs.