Upcoming Virtual Events

Halloween Virtual Mixer | Coronavirus and Contracts | Getting Your Podcast off the Ground
Winter Connections & Education | Ethics & Inclusion
Association Leadership Academy: Masters

Take the time for yourself! Professional development opportunities are more important now than ever before. Continuing education opportunities are a great way to develop skills, boost morale, and improve recruitment efforts.  Employees who participate in professional development are more engaged, loyal, and committed to meeting their company’s challenges. Employees who apply new skills and knowledge to their work help their company become more competitive.

Our educational and networking options provide attendees with access to information and peers to help members and industry professionals solve problems, make smarter decisions, improve skills sets, and become better association leaders. 

Here's a snapshot of what's coming up!

Halloween Happy Hour & Mixer
Thursday, October 29 @ 4:00 PM Eastern

Join ESSAE for its first Spooky Halloween Virtual Happy Hour & Mixer on Thursday, October 29 at 4:00 PM. Costumes are HIGHLY encouraged! Here's your chance to show off your creative side and sport your Halloween costumes - whether its full blown attire with makeup, a funky hat, a green wig, or a scary mask - is up to you! Just make sure its visible from the waist up! Practice your best scary laugh and have your witch's brew in hand! Let’s get together to network, laugh, share ideas, and raise a glass. We look forward to seeing your faces and your costumes!

Coronavirus and Your Meeting Contracts: Understanding the Force Majeure clause and when it Applies
November 9
1:30 to 2:30 PM Eastern

Coronavirus is the number one topic in the meetings and travel industries right now. If your meeting is scheduled to occur in the next few months, this webinar will discuss what your options are in making a Go or No-Go decision and how to interpret your contracts regarding liability. It will also cover how to prepare future contracts and the four legal standards to include to protect meeting sponsors from not only epidemics and diseases, but other disasters as well. Will insurance save the day? Come find out. Industry legal expert John Foster, Esq., CHME will present this topic and answer your questions at the end.

Issues addressed:

  • Define when Coronavirus, or any other calamity, is a Force majeure;
  • Understand how Force Majeure clauses are interpreted and the role of “foreseeability” when preparing the clauses;
  • Define the meaning of Impossibility, Illegality, Commercial Impracticability, and Frustration of Purpose and how contract law applies these terms

Getting Your Podcast Off the Ground
November 18
1:30 to 2:30 PM Eastern

The session will provide you with a guide on how to organize the setting up of a podcast and what to do once you launch it. You will walk away with all numerous resources and pages of notes to get your podcast off the ground.


Winter Connections & Education
December 2 & 3, 2020
A Two-Day Educational and Networking Event!

Ethics and Inclusion in Challenging Times
December 8
1:30 to 2:30 PM Eastern

At our best, Associations connect people and build community. In these times of pandemic and social unrest – and in light of a renewed awareness of inequities in our society – how can association leaders respond constructively, in ways that reflect their values and the mission and values of their association? This course will look at the dynamics of community and polarization in society, and consider how associations can foster a sense of community that is authentic, increasingly diverse, and intentionally inclusive. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on these efforts will be considered. Participants will also examine the psychological and social phenomenon of implicit bias, and learn specific practices for mitigating this unconscious driver of thoughts and actions.