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 Michigan's #1 Resource for Association Professionals 

CMP Summit

This conference is exclusively for CMPs and those registered to test for their CMP designation within the year. Network with your peers, participate in interactive learning sessions and walk away with high-level, applicable tools to enhance your professional and personal life.

ASSOCI8 @ 5:08

5:08-7:00pm - Members only

MSAE members have a designated time and place to mingle and borrow brilliance every month! Hope to see you at one of our after-hours events.

Association IMPACT #4: Lifelong Learning

Lifelong learning is the key to association and individual success.
Featuring interviews with Annette Pepper and Susan Motley.  Read online.

Upcoming Academy Session- Governance and Structure

This academy workshop presents an overview of what every board is tasked by law to do, as well as additional board roles that can lead to organization success or failure. The course will focus on how volunteer leadership is executed through governance and how the board’s role differs from that of staff. Two models often used by boards aspiring to “best practices,” John Carver’s Policy Governance ® and Glen Tecker’s Knowledge Based Governance, will be presented. Sign-up today.

Upcoming Events


Academy-Strategic Planning
Monday, September 23 | Farmington Hills

WEBINAR: Ethics in the Association Workplace
Thursday, September 26 | Virtual

Technology of Participation Facilitation Methods Course
Wednesday, October 2 | Lansing

Academy-Finance and Budgeting
Monday, October 7 | Lansing

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We appreciate the Premier Sponsors continued support of MSAE's programs and publications. If you are interested in collaborating with us for 2019, please contact us at 517-332-6723 or View the 2019 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 Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics