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WSAE Awards Call for Nominations

Among our favorite traditions is taking time to pause and celebrate the leaders among us. But we need your help in the form of nomination of deserving candidates. Please review the award categories and take 5 minutes now to submit a nomination for a leader within your network. Award categories: Innovation in Associations, Spirit Award, Rising Star, Associate of the Year and Association Executive of the Year. Award recipients will be announced during the lunch program at the Annual Convention at the Clearwater Casino Resort on Thursday June 8, 2023. This rich tradition elevates and celebrates our honored members at convention and forever into the history records of WSAE. 

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

WSAE DEI Survey Data

The WSAE DEI Task Force partnered with Whitney Marsh of Yum Yum Morale, LLC, to develop and distribute a DEI survey to the membership in the spring of 2022. This data set contained twenty-four questions, twenty-two questions are quantitative and two qualitative. Forty responses were received. Results are compiled and shared in a power point presentation format utilizing charts to graphically demonstrate trends.

Friday, January 27, 2023

Find WSAE at the Northwest Event Show, March 15-16 at the Seattle Convention Center

The event industry experience for the west coast starts in Seattle, and WSAE will be there too! Join the more than 5,000 attendees and 350 exhibitors that are expected to attend March 15 - 16, 2023 at the new Summit Building. WSAE members, check the Fast Five Newsletter for your link to free trade show tickets, and discounted all access or VIP tickets. This includes education. Stop by the WSAE booth to be among the first to get new swag with our new name, the Washington Society for Association Executives.

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Next Level Leadership Summits strengthen association leaders through relevant education, peer networking and sharing, and off-site relaxation and reflection

Join CEO and leadership team association professionals as we learn and collaborate on ways to hone our leadership practice and advance organizational resilience. Jeff DeCagna, Executive Advisor, Foresight First LLC, will prepare us in this Building a Fit-for-Purpose Association Board in the Turbulent Twenties Masterclass. Wednesday & Thursday, March 29 and 30th, at the Marriott Seattle Waterfront. Limit 16. 

Thursday, January 12, 2023