Professional Development and Career Resources & Services

Monthly luncheon presentations help you manage your association and advance your career. Topics offered throughout the year lend advice to every level of experience and job title.

Educational seminars are offered several times a year which focus on timely issues and trends affecting associations and the daily work-lives of the executive.


ESSAE’s Annual Trade Show is a must for association executives and meeting planners! Each year the show features educational programs geared toward meeting planning and recruitment techniques. It brings together buyers and service providers of administrative and management products and services. You can enjoy a full day of networking, education, refreshments and entertainment.

Trade Show Page

Whether you’re looking for a job for yourself or an employee for your association, ESSAE’s Job Board may by your solution. This service lists current job openings and allows your association to advertise job vacancies, assuring that you will receive resumes from individuals with experience or interest in the association industry.

Click here to see current Job Postings

ESSAE members freely share their experiences and expertise with fellow members so you don’t have to “reinvent the wheel.” In addition to the monthly luncheons and 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.