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 Michigan's #1 Resource for Association Professionals 

2018 Operations Conference
This all day, multi-track, educational event will provide the latest trends and information relevant to the Michigan association industry. Tracks include: Operations, Law, Human Resources, Finance, Technology, and Sales & Marketing.  

Associ8@5:08 - Monthly Meetups

Join us after the Operations Conference for January's Associ8@5:08 at the at The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development. MSAE members mingle and borrow brilliance every month during one of our after-hours events. 

Professional Development (Academy)
According to Donald R. Levy, MEd, professional development is the broadscope term applied to an individual’s evolving preparedness for working life. In this course, we’ll explore PD themes ranging from adult learning and instructional design to learner analysis and learning strategy.

Association IMPACT: Spotlighting Association Pride

Three association professionals share insights on the association community and their pride for the profession. Also featured: Functional Expense Allocation Changes For Associations, CAE Quiz, Tips to Assess Your Association's App-etite.

Upcoming Events

January 15  | East Lansing

January 22  | Farmington Hills

January 22 | Online

January 22 | Lansing

January 22 | East Lansing

January 23 | East Lansing

January 25 | Troy


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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 2018, please contact us at 517-332-6723 or View the 2018 Sponsorship Catalog for available opportunities.

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We Are YOUR Association Resource

The Michigan Society of Association Executives is a not-for-profit membership organization that serves similar organizations in a variety of managerial and staff specialist roles. In short, we are the association for associations  in Michigan! Our mission is to ensure a knowledgeable, professional and successful association community. 


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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