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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

  • There’s still time to register for ASAE’s Government Relations and Advocacy Professionals Advisory Council (GRAPAC) webinar Sept. 21 from noon to 1 pm ET on “State Government Relations and Advocacy: Getting Ready for 2023.” All 50 state legislatures will be in session in 2023, and a panel of state government relations and advocacy leaders will Read more The post ASAE’s GRAPAC Webinar to Focus on State Advocacy for 2023 appeared first on The Power of Associations .
  • President Biden this morning announced a tentative agreement between rail carriers and union leaders, which would keep freight trains running and prevent a major disruption to the nation’s supply chains. The White House helped broker the deal which will likely avert a national rail strike that could have had significant economic and political ramifications in Read more The post White House Brokers Deal to Avert National Rail Strike appeared first on The Power of Associations .


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.