CAE Summit


“How you think is how you lead.” 

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.

For the 2017 CAE Summit, we’ll evaluate these models: 

  • Systems Thinking 
  • Second Order Thinking 
  • Eight Levels of Living Systems
  • Life Cycle: Stages of Development
  • Human Action Wheel Framework
  • Solution-Focused Process
  • Spiral Dynamics

Through interactive and engaging learning and leadership experiences, you’ll discover and apply these models of thinking to address the most confounding concerns impacting your association. In fact, we’re strongly encouraging you to bring at least two challenges. In working with your peers, you’ll thrive from the synergy and opportunity to view and reframe association challenges, i.e. membership, talent, professional development, advocacy and the list goes on and on.

As the worldwide leader in assisting association executives to obtain their CAE, MSAE’s CAE Summit empowers an intimate and safe learning environment for innovation, discovery, peer-to-peer conversations and reflective thinking. You’ll leave recharged, refreshed and reinvigorated on your continual pursuit of excellence.




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Thursday Lunch Sponsor 
MSAE is certified provider for the CAE program

Earn CEUs

Attend the CAE Summit and you could earn up to 15 CEUS towards recertification. MSAE is a certified CAE provider.

Attend and you will:

Showcase your creativity in solving a particular case study from your own association.
Learn and apply tools to unlock the creativity of your staff members.
Explore and create practices, environments and tools that foster innovation

About MSAE's CAE Programs

As an International leader in producing CAEs, MSAE has assisted more than 500 CAEs in 39 states in America and five countries. Over the past three years, MSAE has helped one-third of all of the new CAEs nationwide. In extending your trust to obtain your CAE, MSAE is still here to assist you in maintaining your CAE.

MSAE initiated the CAE Summit to provide association executives with a one-stop learning and leadership experiences to accrue up to 12 hours for the CAE recertification requirement on an annual basis. 

MSAE is recognized by the America Society of Association Executives (ASAE) as an approved provider for CAE training. The CAE Summit will only be open to those who currently hold a CAE designation.


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