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Worried About Offering a Virtual Conference Experience? You're Not Alone Bookmark

Worried About Offering a Virtual Conference Experience? You're Not Alone

Given the uncertainty of the pandemic, ORGPRO was always going to look different in 2020. On our call, we went over why we’re offering a hybrid conference, with a virtual experience to complement the option of attending in-person. The conversation was enlightening in a variety of ways, but in two polls we conducted during the call, it was clear that many executives share similar attitudes and concerns about the future of their events. 

What's Happening at MSAE? Bookmark

What's Happening at MSAE?

There's a lot happening at MSAE! Here's a quick update to keep you in the know.

Safe Meetings in Michigan

This is an inclusive effort and the workgroups have been doing a fantastic job! If you're interested in participating, consider this your invitation! Special note for communications professionals - we’re looking for assistance with reviewing and editing of the materials. If you’re interested in assisting, please email info@msae.org

The Pajama Brigade - Tips & Tools for Remote Work Bookmark

The Pajama Brigade - Tips & Tools for Remote Work

Welcome to the Pajama Brigade! Whether you long desired to work from home or have come to it reluctantly - we're all in the same boat now!  The following list of resources was put together by fellow members of the Pajama Brigade to smooth the transition. 


NOTE: This is all fluid and we are not endorsing any of the materials below. We are saying we think they might be useful.

 

Work from Home Policy, Tips, Tools and Amusing Distractions

·      Global Workplace Analytics - Template telecommuting policy

·      Workable - Employee remote work policy template

·      Business News Daily - 5 issues your company’s remote work policy should address 

·      Human Resources MBA - What do HR managers need to know about telecommuting and employment law?

·      Wordstream - 7 things nobody told you about working remotely

·      Upturn Strategies  - Lessons I learned from employees about telecommuting

Practical Motivation from the Coronavirus Bookmark

Practical Motivation from the Coronavirus

People seem to fall into two categories when it comes to Coronavirus: those who are prepping for doomsday and those who are frustrated by the hype. In the very least, concerns of a possible pandemic can motivate us as association professionals to take a serious look at our preparedness for a crisis. 


Employee health - Sometimes, employees feel like they have to report to work even if they're not feeling well due to workload or a big project. Check-in on your association's illness policy to make sure it's flexible enough to allow for not only employee illness but also their need to provide care to children and loved ones who may need extra help. Communicate your expectations of employees to stay home if they are sick, practice proper handwashing, and be mindful of the personal space of others. Provide kleenex and hand sanitizer for employee workstations or request that employees bring in their own. Ask your cleaning service to be particularly attentive to public areas, water coolers, handrails, light switches, and doorknobs... 

American Associations Day Bookmark

American Associations Day

AMERICAN ASSOCIATIONS DAY 2019 | MARCH 28-29 | WASHINGTON D.C.

American Associations Day is the only legislative fly-in where association professionals like you can connect with Congressional offices and share your story on important association issues. This year our issues will be the value of association meetings to the economy and society along with association tax issues.

This unique opportunity allows you, as an association professional, to create connections with policy-makers that will not only advance the association industry, but your own organization as well. Join MSAE and the Michigan association delegation to attend the ASAE Board reception and network with leaders in our field.

Join us at the First Associ8@5:08 of the Year Bookmark

MSAE monthly meetup

Join us at the First Associ8@5:08 of the Year
Catch up with your MSAE friends after the busy holiday! Make sure you mark your calendar for 2016's first Associ8@5:08 on January 19 from 5:08 - 7:00 p.m. Associ8@5:08 is MSAE's free monthly networking event.

Champps is generously providing appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Register Today.

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