Educational Programs

Membership Benefits

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Association Professionals

Association Suppliers/Vendors

Education & Networking Opportunities:

ELEVATE Annual Conference – CalSAE’s premier educational event including three days of educational opportunities and a variety of social events.  The event is held in the spring each year.

Quarterly Education & Luncheon Meetings – These events contain an educational session in the morning followed by a featured keynote speaker during lunch who focuses on professional development and timely issues.  Each region produces four local regional education luncheons. Each region also hosts breakfast get-togethers and/or evening receptions.

Education Sessions – CalSAE provides programming that is designed to appeal to a broad spectrum of association professionals. With programs such as webinars, we seek to address the diverse needs of our audience with convenient, well focused and affordable programming.

Executive Roundtable Discussions – Each Region holds regular, informal discussions, which provide interaction directly with colleagues, answers to your burning questions and helps build community amongst CalSAE members.

Annual Trade Show – Seasonal Spectacular is a premier one-day program held in December offering educational sessions in the morning and tremendous networking opportunities at the annual luncheon and trade show.

CalSAE~Connects – The online community of CalSAE allows members to form groups, exchange information, develop issue-forums and share resources in the ‘library’.  You can also easily connect to your other communities such as Facebook and Twitter.

CAE Study Groups – For those pursuing their CAE Certification, the CalSAE study group meets once a week for two months prior to each national exam.

Insights – This program is designed specifically for advanced level executives.  It is a limited attendance, day and a half program with the highest level of content prepared and delivered by a professional facilitator in an intensive and interactive environment.

Affinity Partners:

The Third Sector Company, Inc. –  The Third Sector Company, Inc. offers two lines of service designed to assist associations that are facing times of transition. Our Interim Solutions program provides interim association executives (such as interim CEOs and CFOs) on short-notice; Executive Mentoring pairs experienced association executives with executives who are new to the field or who desire to improve performance.

Workers’ Compensation Insurance – State Compensation Insurance Fund provides a discount of up to 6% to CalSAE members.  State Compensation Insurance Fund can assist you with discount workers’ compensation programs. Talk to the CalSAE representative who can assist you with workers’ compensation quotes and program details.

Siriani Freight - CalSAE members can contact Siriani & Associates, Inc. to save on their association's shipping services through discounts with FedEx Express® and FedEx Ground® for small packages and YRC Freight for heavyweight freight, in addition to FedEx Office, FedEx Home Delivery®, and FedEx Freight.

SPECIAL NOTE: To learn how your association can earn non-dues revenue from one or more of these programs, call the CalSAE office at 916-443-8980.

Publications & Information:

Association Management Library – Members are encouraged to borrow reference material and other publications from CalSAE’s Lending Library.

Membership Surveys
– Member Needs Assessment and The California Association Compensation & Benefits Report are conducted regularly.  

Volunteering – CalSAE members have the opportunity to participate in development of the Society’s many programs, and hone leadership skills by volunteering for CalSAE’s numerous Committees and Task Forces.  

Recognition – Each year, CalSAE recognizes three members for their exceptional service to the Society and the association community:
•    The Association Executive of the Year is awarded to the CEO of a member association/bureau who has achieved success and recognition through committee participation, member recruitment, Board service, and other volunteer efforts for CalSAE and their organization.
•    The Associate Member of the Year is awarded to an Associate Member who has taken an active role in supporting the Society through committee participation, member recruitment, Board service and other volunteer efforts on behalf of the Society.
•    The Geri Hayes McDonald Staff Achievement Award is awarded to a staff member of an association who demonstrates a strong commitment to CalSAE, and their particular organization through outstanding performance.
•    Elaine Rose Scholarship for Small Associations is awarded to a newer member employed by a small association in order to attend the ELEVATE Annual Conference.

California Society of Association Executives
Office Location: 775 Sunrise Avenue, Suite 270, Roseville CA 95661
Telephone: 916-443-8980 | Fax: 916-749-3369

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