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How to Shut Down a Microaggression (or Macro) on the Spot

Make no mistake:  bullies are just as present in the workplace as they are on a playground.  And bullies take their shots at people whom they perceive to be weaker than they are. In the workplace, that can show up as microaggressions, and bullies think they can get away with it by following it up with,  “just kidding”.   Here’s how to stand up to them, for yourself or a coworker:

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

WSAE Amendment of Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws Ballot

The Board of Directors recommends that the Members adopt and approve the amendment and restatement of the Articles of Incorporation in substantially as the Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation and the amendment and restatement of the Bylaws in substantially as Amended and Restated Bylaws by ballot. The purpose of the amendments are in order to 1) Align the Corporation’s governing documents with the new Non-Profit Corporation Act of the State of Washington; 2) Bring the Corporation’s governing documents into line with its current operations; 3) Foster diversity and inclusion; 4) Ensure the implementation of general governance best practice. If you are a voting member (Association professionals) and have not received your electronic ballot please contact Jen. Ballots due by August 25.

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Summer Issue of the Confluence

The Washington Confluence Magazine is the official quarterly publication of Washington Society for Association Excellence. Publications are archived here to preserve our history. See editorial calender for submission dates and themes. Articles should be between 750 - 1500 words, and accompanied by high quality images, author name, organization, title. We especially encourage contributions to our Member News regarding job transitions and organization accomplishments.  If you've built a new website, launched a new membership drive, added staff, or want to share something unique, this is a great space to do that! Please forward content or questions here.

Friday, July 28, 2023

Join ASAE's New Tomorrow's Workforce Coalition

Add your organization HERE to the Tomorrow's Workforce Coalition. Bill Recap: Congressman Rob Wittman (R-Va.) and Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) champion the Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act in the House and Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) champion the Senate bill. The legislation would expand qualified expenses under 529 savings plans to include postsecondary training and credentialing programs, such as licenses and nongovernmental certifications. It would also provide valuable tax-advantaged resources for students and workers—with or without a college degree—who pursue career growth, mid-career changes or career pathways that diverge from a typical academic route. Read ASAE’s one-pager for more information. The heftier the coalition, the more compelling our collective advocacy will be to help pass the Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act (H.R. 1477 / S. 722). If credentials, skills training or expertise are important to your sector, to your organization or to your stakeholders, this coalition's work will support you. 

Thursday, July 13, 2023

New CAE Scholarship — Applications due by July 10

The ASAE Research Foundation has just announced a new CAE Scholarship that will be offered in an effort to build a more diverse association workforce and provide a more equitable playing field. The CAE scholarship program will provide financial assistance to support a diverse workforce of underserved communities in pursuing the Certified Association Executive credential. Each scholarship recipient will receive an award of $500– which can be applied to the application fee (a total of $500) or used for exam preparation (i.e., reading materials or prep courses.) In addition, all scholarship recipients awarded the scholarship will receive the member rate for the CAE exam registration (including non-members), which must be used within one year of award receipt. Additionally, each non-member scholarship recipient will receive one-year of complimentary ASAE membership and the scholarship award amount.

Wednesday, July 5, 2023