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2023 GEMS - Stronger Through Partnership

WSAE's partner program connect you to a multitude of association management professionals. Bundled packages enable you to leverage industry recognition and build a comprehensive program to better target key decision makers and create awareness for your organizations products and services. Become a GEM at any level to qualify for a table opportunity at the WSAE Convention Welcome Reception on June 7, 2023.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Ride the Wave of Innovation, WSAE Annual Convention

The Washington Society for Association Excellence (WSAE) will host its 2023 Annual Convention – Ride the Wave of Innovation – in-person at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort this coming June 7 – 9, 2023. Conference planners based this year’s theme on innovation because innovation is not just about change, but making difference. 

Friday, March 24, 2023

Building a Fit-for-Purpose Association Board in the Turbulent Twenties Masterclass

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. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

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

Call for WSAE Annual Convention Session Proposals

We invite education proposals to be considered for the WSAE Annual Convention located at the Suquamish Clearwater Resort Casino, June 8-9, 2023. The theme for the convention is "Riding the Wave of Innovation." There will be both plenary and breakout sessions. The tentative schedule is available on the WSAE convention landing page. WSAE is seeking expertise in the topics of growing leaders at every level; building a culture of inclusion; people strategies; and soft skills for leaders working with volunteers. Innovations, diversity, and ethics lenses are encouraged to be included in session content.  Please respond by 5:00 p.m. (PT), Wednesday January 11, 2023, to ensure your session will be considered.

Friday, December 23, 2022