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 Michigan's #1 Resource for Association Professionals 
Academy of Association Management
Knowledge Management - Academy 

The Academy of Association Management is the only statewide educational program specifically designed for association professionals who want to broaden their understanding of association management.  During the Knowledge Management Session you will learn how organizations utilize research and statistics, improve knowledge outcomes, and transfer knowledge to sustain itself. Register Today.

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2017 CAE Summit - Using models of thinking to analyze and solve problems

MSAE’s CAE Summit will explore and assess various models and apply them to emerging and systemic issues impacting associations. Instead of reinventing the wheel, let’s consider tried and proven methods that have addressed association challenges. Register Today.

Association IMPACT Magazine-The latest news and trends impacting Michigan associations

Association IMPACT Magazine: Interview with bonnifer ballard & New Property Renovations

Bonnifer Ballard, MLD, CAE, executive director of the Michigan Section-American Water Works Association, is interviewed in the first of series of six interviews with association leaders about key concepts from the book SPARK: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success. Also included: new and upcoming hotel and resort renovations as well as a study of member engagement by generations. Read now.

Michigan's Premier Legislative Conference

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Looking for an intern kit? Or maybe you need board resources? Third Thought® gives MSAE members free access to these resource and a wide variety of other helpful resources and content. You must sign-in using your MSAE credentials. Get Started.

Upcoming Events

February 27 | East Lansing

IMIS User Group Meeting

March 1 | Ann Arbor

March 2 | East Lansing

March 6 | Online

March 13 | East Lansing

March 20 | Farmington Hills

March 23 | Webinar

March 28 | 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 View the 2016-2017 Sponsorship Catalog for available opportunities.

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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