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Learner's Digest March 2019: Time to Propose (really!)

Learner's Digest March 2019: Time to Propose (really!)

Great learning can come from a wide variety of sources and experiences. We can all remember a fabulous course we took, a great session we attended, or a terrific book that gave us the answer to a specific question we had. But learning also happens in hallway conversations, during frantic Google searches — and, often, when we push ourselves to try something we’ve never explored before. 

The CSAE 2019 Conference Call for Proposals is now open and we encourage you to reflect on the projects you’ve undertaken recently and the goals you’ve achieved. Is there something you can share with the Canadian association community to help others reach their own goals — or even avoid missteps you’ve learned from? If so, submit a proposal to present to your peers in beautiful Vancouver during this year’s Conference (October 22 - October 25, 2019). We hope to see you there!

Conference aside, the next couple of months are packed with learning opportunities and resources for board leaders, event planners, marketing and communications professionals and, as always, association leaders — take a look at what’s on offer and make the most of it!


Insights Webinars: FREE for CSAE Members

How are Canadian Associations Navigating Turbulence? Canadian Association Executives Tell Us 
with Louise Pauzé
March 29, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT

Explore the results from interviews with approximately 30 association executives to learn how Canadian associations are managing the turbulence of change; gain insights on promising initiatives that contribute to effective 'future-proofing'.


 *All CSAE Insights sessions are recorded and will be available to members who can not attend the live session for viewing at their convenience. The link to the recorded session will be available on the Insights page on our website.


The New Rules of Sponsorship Sales 
with Chris Baylis
April 25, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT

Learn how to:
- Get the meeting with sponsors and walk away with the sale 
- Leverage the latest sponsorship trends to drive greater success for your organization
- Demonstrate the value of your sponsorship opportunities
Hear from Chris himself here:  
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In-person Events

The 2019 Symposium for Chief Staff and Chief Elected Officers
with Glenn Tecker and Donna French Dunn, CAE
April 15-16, 2019
Edmonton, AB

This eagerly-anticipated 2-day symposium empowers CEOs and their board leaders to build a strong working partnership and lead their organization forward. 
• Contemporary association leadership
• The board's role in oversight
• Knowledge-based decision-making
• Leading culture change
Not sure if this is an investment you should make? 
George Eynon (President-Elect, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta) says that the Toronto session with Glenn Tecker helped him and his CEO a great opportunity to tackle some issues. Click here to hear more from George himself.
Create Buzz for Your Brand on a Budget
with Dani Gagnon
April 9, 2019
Holiday Inn Downtown Toronto Centre
30 Carlton Street
Toronto, ON

Back by popular demand!
The runaway hit of the CSAE 2018 Conference, Dani's workshop is essential for any association professional looking to get their organization's message out there effectively — without breaking the bank.  From Facebook "boosts," to creating truly engaging social content, Dani will give you the knowledge you need — in her unique and entertaining style.

 Network Events

 British Columbia
2019 Annual MLA Event 
May 13, 2019
Victoria, BC

Bringing Value to Your Members and Donors: Ideas to Invigorate, Engage and Grow
April 25, 2019
Winnipeg, MB

La gestion de crise et la gestion d'enjeux
April 30, 2019
Montreal, QC
Managing Risks in Event Contracts
March 27, 2019
Toronto, ON

 CSAE Trillium Summer Summit
July 10-12, 2019
Windsor, ON

Changes to Privacy Legislation - What You Need to Know
March 13, 2019
Ottawa, ON

Technology Tools for Engaging Your Delegates and Members
March 19, 2019
Gatineau, QC

The Challenges of Collaboration: Why Can't We All Just Get Along?
April 10, 2019
Ottawa, ON

Lunch and Roundtable Discussions - Diversity
April 17, 2019
Ottawa, ON

CSAE Ottawa-Gatineau "9 & Dine" Golf Tournament
June 10, 2019
Gatineau, QC


Associations: Decoded – CSAE's 2019 Conference & Showcase

When's the most budget-friendly time to register for Conference? Before June 29, of course! Access the early bird rate to get $100 off the regular price.
Register Now!

Do you have a great idea for a presentation that suits this year's theme — Associations Decoded: Clarify. Resolve. Achieve. Call for Proposals are open! 
Start your application


 All About CAE® Certification

The spring term starts April 22. Register for a CAE® course now to gain immediate access to the course materials. This is your chance to get a head start in a rapidly changing and increasingly competitive market, while making the most of the flexibility offered by the CAE® Program.

Not sure if this is for you? Get a free trial!

For more information about the CAE® Program, contact Eve Mechici at eve@csae.com.

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Guide to Effective Committees for Directors of Not-For-Profit Organizations, 3rd Edition
When they function effectively, committees can be a vital component of a successful organization —by, for example, providing valuable insight and advice to the board of directors and staff, and connecting an organization with its members' attitudes and concerns.


“It is easy to strike a committee: give it a name and recruit some members. Far too often, after protracted discussion and debate occur with no conclusion, someone raises their hand and suggests a committee be formed to tackle the matter. That hand in the air is quickly joined by others who may simply want the matter to disappear from their agenda. Before that step is taken, however, it is important to determine if establishing a committee is the best way to achieve your objective. Striking a committee when it is not truly needed is a waste of goodwill, precious human and financial resources, and time. It is far better to determine, up front, whether or not a committee is needed and, when one is required, what type of committee it should be.”

This feature publication is available at a 10% discount during March!

Buy The Book

Strategic Planning for Associations and Not-For-Profit Organization
One of CSAE’s best-selling publications, Strategic Planning for Associations and 
Not-for-Profit Organizations
 is a must-read for professionals seeking to develop a thorough strategic plan for their organization, step-by-step.

“Strategic planning has come of age. With the exception only of the annual budget, it is now the fundamental tool and resource that not-for-profit boards use to direct and control. It is also increasingly accepted by executive directors/CEOs because it provides them with an essential means of leading and managing their associations, both large and small. It is now more the exception than the rule that the strategic plan ends up as a nice document that never leaves the ED/CEO’s bookshelf.”

This feature publication is available at a 10% discount during March!

Buy The Book 

Do you have a recommended great read? Send your suggestion to nicolas@csae.com.



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