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WSAE Member Call for Interest - 2024 Annual Convention

The Education and Learning Committee is taking bold steps in adopting a generative learning (peer to peer learning) approach to convention. We are confident in the expertise of our members and are building the convention content around these five buzzing areas so core to association professionals and our partners skill sets. We invite you to explore the 5 areas and respond indicating your interest in participating in a facilitated discussion sharing your organization's challenges and success at the WSAE Annual Convention located at the Three Rivers Convention Center, June 5 - 7, 2024.  Responses to the [Call For Member Interest] due by February 29, 2024. 

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Building Boards of Excellence

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 Join Us Weds And/Or Thurs, March 6 & 7, 2024 
Muckleshoot Casino Resort, Auburn (space limited to 20)


This summit is presented in partnership with Lowell Aplebaum, FSAE, CAE, CPF, and combines expert-led discussions on executive leadership strategies with valuable networking, in a friendly, safe and supportive space. Held at the brand new Muckleshoot Casino Resort in Auburn with views of Mount Rainier and beyond this program combines expert-led discussions on executive leadership and governance with valuable networking to build your professional community.

Register today to ensure your seat, and visit the Next Level Leadership site for more information and upcoming programs.

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Winter 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.

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

2024 Inclusion Calendar

According to a Harvard University study, diversity initiatives doesn't work unless awareness and inclusion is a daily practice. Being aware of ethnic holidays is key for respectful scheduling and creating inclusion for your staff and members. We've assembled some multicultural dates below to help.

Thursday, December 7, 2023

WSAE All Member Association Update

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 | 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. | Complimentary

The WSAE all-member association update is a short zoom meeting where you can hear directly from leadership for updates on recent developments, achievements, and future plans. Pre-registration required. We hope to see you there! 

Monday, November 27, 2023

Build a Learning Strategy to Expand Reach, Revenue, and Impact

December 5, 2023 |  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pacific | $75
WSAE members may use the dedicated discount code WSAE2023 for $10 savings.

You deliver trainings. You might also produce a few checklists, templates, or white papers to help people get what they need. You struggle to figure out the business model to cover the costs of your programs, let alone maximize their impact across your community. It is time for a learning strategy. An effective learning strategy helps people solve problems so they can do their jobs better. It gives them what they need when they need it so they have greater impact. It also guides you on how to communicate, price programs, and prioritize opportunities. Just as the process of building a strategic plan makes space for important conversations about direction and priorities, a learning strategy answers core questions so you can run your programs with greater efficiency and effectiveness. [This course is designed for learning directors, executive directors, and consultants interested in making their learning program more strategic.] 

Monday, November 20, 2023