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Save the Date for Shop Talks though June 2023

Shop Talks are lightly facilitated Zoom conversations designed to virtually connect you with your peers to discuss the changing business environment. If you have questions or would like to share practices that have worked well for you and your organization, please register and plan to join us. Or visits the Shop Talk Archive to view recordings from previous programs. New in 2023, programs begin at 12:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
January 11: Three Elements of Any Productive Meeting, 12:30 p.m./Hybrid, World Trade Center
January 25: Membership Makeover Hits & Misses
February 8: Keeping Boardrooms Productive & Collegial in a Polarized World
February 22: Must-Haves for Your Social Media Guidelines
Visit the Shop Talk site for topics and dates through June 2023

Monday, November 28, 2022

WSAE Adopts New Name: Washington Society for Association Excellence

After significant review and member responses, the board has agreed to a name change more reflective of our inclusive values and professionalism: the Washington Society for Association Excellence. This new name communicates a more welcoming message to prospective members and reaffirms our commitment to professionalism through our education and professional development programming.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Meet Valerie Hope

[Early Bird rates extended through June 3] Listen to a brief video from thought leader Valerie Hope for a sneak peak on her opening and closing keynote presentations. Valerie's opening keynote will help attendees gain an understanding of how joy comes from harnessing the power of the human spirit when we commit to creating a culture of curiosity and connection between people. Closing out the Convention, Valerie will integrate mindfulness, conflict resolution, and improve practices to help leaders how to connect with others in meaningful ways. 

Monday, May 23, 2022

Workforce Solutions Convention Deep Dive

This Deep Dive provides opportunities for discussion and resources for solutions to the human resource challenges impacting the current work environment, including talent access, flex management, accountability and retention, and more.

Monday, May 16, 2022

ASAE, ASA Forge New Partnership Agreement to Benefit Association Community

WASHINGTON— ASAE and the Association Societies Alliance (ASA) jointly announced today a formal partnership agreement that will benefit association professionals nationally and at the state and local level. The agreement centers on three opportunities for collaboration: leadership; the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition; and advocacy on behalf of the association profession. Among the opportunities formalized in the agreement, leaders from ASAE and ASA will meet regularly to liaison on various initiatives to advance the interests of the association community. ASAE will also work more collaboratively with local SAEs on volunteer engagement and in-market activation of unique opportunities in the host city for its Annual Meeting & Exposition. ASAE and ASA will also collaborate as appropriate to strengthen the association community through one advocacy voice at the national, state and local levels, and to amplify Power of Associations messaging for key audiences.

Friday, May 6, 2022

WSAE 2022 Convention Program Announced

The Washington Society of Association Executives (WSAE) will host its 2022 Annual Convention, scheduled for June 8-10 in-person for the first time in two years, at the Tulalip Resort Casino. The planning committees are committed to excellence and guarantee every participant feels special, valued, and recognized. After a second year that challenged us all, WSAE is committed to return to an in-person format. So, with less than two months until showtime...

Thursday, April 21, 2022