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Associations work collectively to balance and inform governmental and regulatory involvement in the industry; strive for voluntary guidelines and standards based on a deep understanding of the industry; and elevate new and best practices.

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Programs & Education


The annual Legislative and Public Policy Conference is a can’t miss event for association executives, lobbyists, association board members, government relations professionals and public policy wonks. The Legislative and Public Policy Conference provides a balanced and provocative discussion on legislation and regulations impacting associations.


Government Relations and Public Policy is included as a curriculum item of the Academy of Association Management. It is the only statewide educational program specifically designed for association professionals who want to broaden their understanding of association management. This session helps association professionals navigate the public policy arena to become an effective advocate for your association. The session may be purchased as part of the Academy of Association Management or as a single session. Register today!

National Advocacy News Feed

  • Numerous Republican-led states are preparing to challenge the legality of the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for private companies. President Biden last month directed the Labor Department to write rules requiring all businesses with 100 or more employees to vaccinate their workers or have them undergo weekly COVID-19 testing. Biden is also requiring all health facilities... Read more The post States Prepping Challenge to Biden Vaccine Mandate appeared first on The Power of A .
  • Senate Democrats this week released their final nine annual government funding bills, including a proposal to boost funding for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to $13.6 billion, a $1.6 billion increase over current funding levels. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said the increase would allow the IRS to address the tax gap, upgrade... Read more The post Senate Democrats Back IRS Funding Request appeared first on The Power of A .


One of the principal roles of associations is to stand in the shoes of its members as an advocate before the regulatory, legislative, and judicial branches of government. MSAE engages in advocacy on issues relevant to the association community as a member-benefit.


Associations serve as the collective voice for the industry or profession they represent. Policy and advocacy work affects all aspects of association management.  MSAE's programming supports the work of government relations professionals.


Policy experts, lobbying and public relations firms, research analysts, former legislators, and law firms contribute MSAE's programming and publications, fostering understanding and driving home the impact of this work.