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Leadership: Inherited or Learned?
Association IMPACT Magazine: LEADERSHIP: INHERITED OR LEARNED Edition Now Available

Leadership: Is it inherited or learned? Read this issue to learn how to mold your leadership traits with a hands-on approach to learning. Also, learn how to reignite your grassroots potential and evaluate when it's time for a new website. Read now.

Sales Seminar Coming October 2016

Discover the emerging trends for sales and marketing at this upcoming Sales Seminar. Back by popular demand from ORGPRO 2016, John Stocki provides extensive expertise in sales that relates well for associations, CVBs, and suppliers.

Association Law Symposium
Association law symposium

MSAE designed this year's annual Association Law Symposium with you in mind. This must attend legal and regulatory education event will give you insider perspectives into issues like intellectual property, filing an amicus brief, human resources, parliamentary procedures and cybersecurity.

Thanksgiving Brunch
Thanksgiving brunch

We invite you to kick off the holiday season at the Thanksgiving Brunch. This networking event will launch the inaugural Association Choice Awards. Come cheer on the winners — as voted by MSAE association members — for outstanding customer service provided by CVBs, hotels and other supplier categories.

Upcoming Events

Finance & Budget (Academy)
October 24 | Farmington Hills

Sales Seminar
October 25 | East Lansing

Finance and Accounting Roundtable
November 2 | East Lansing

November 10 | East Lansing

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Thank you Premier Sponsors!

We appreciate the Premier Sponsors continued support of MSAE's programs and publications. If you are interested in collaborating with us for the 2015-2016 year, please contact us at 517-332-6723 or info@msae.org. View the 2015-2016 Sponsorship Catalog for available opportunities.

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What Our Members Say

  • MSAE has been a tremendous resource for me as an association communications official. Attending MSAE conferences, workshops and participating on its various committees has made me a better communicator and employee. Nearly every day I find myself using information or a skill I acquired by attending an MSAE-sponsored program.

    Matt Bach, director, media relations
    Michigan Municipal League

  • As associations, no one else does quite what we do. That’s why it’s important to get together to exchange ideas, get support and keep informed about issues, topics and practices unique to us. MSAE facilitates that extremely well and that’s why I’ve been an active member since 2002. In my opinion, it’s a no-brainer.

    Aimee L. Bahs, MBA, CAE, PCM, director of marketing
    Michigan Chamber of Commerce

  • MSAE has been a very valuable resource for me during my first years as an association executive. I have found that there are areas that are specific to association management that even my MBA had not focused on. Membership in MSAE has helped provide the resources I need to fill in my knowledge gaps as well as providing access to many other executives from Michigan who have been willing to help me every step along the way.

    Jared Burkhart, executive director
    Michigan Council of Charter School Authorizers