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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!
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'.
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.
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For more information about the CAE® Program, contact Eve Mechici at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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“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.”
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