Academy of Association Management

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 in an interactive and engaging manner. Each session from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. will incorporate multiple learning styles, tailoring to the needs of busy adult learners. Sessions cover core competencies critical to successful association management. 

Recent Changes

In response to Academy participants, each Academy session will have a simulated activity to reinforce and/or enhance the learning experience, meeting planning and professional development will take place on separate dates and Finance and Operations will now become Finance and Budgeting to specifically tailor to financial management for associations.

Who Should Attend?

Future Certified Association Executives. The Academy serves as an excellent overview for those planning to sit for the CAE exam within the next five years and is worth 33 points on the CAE application.

New managers, especially those new to the association industry.

Staff specialists who need additional training in their area or an understanding of related areas.

Support staff with management potential will also benefit from the program and be better positioned to take on additional responsibilities.

How Does it Work?

Each class session involves approximately one hour of required reading, pre-session questions to help you thoughtfully engage in discussion during the class, and three hours of classroom instruction and discussion.

Sessions are much more than traditional lectures. They combine cognitive learning with systems learning and class discussions bring advanced components. There is also an optional project involving application of the knowledge learned.

About Our Company

We are the association for associations  in Michigan! Our mission is to ensure a knowledgeable, professional and successful association community. 


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