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Marketing & Communications SIG

The Marketing & Communications SIG provides a forum for those working in marketing and communications to discuss work-related issues, concerns, and great ideas. The SIG meets occasionally in-person/virtually and also utilizes an online community to continue the conversation and idea-sharing...


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No. 2 Executives, COOs, and Deputies SIG

The No. 2 Executives, COOs, and Deputies SIG deals with the myriad issues facing chief operating officers and No. 2 executives in associations. Topics relate to functional areas of associations and to the unique nature of being second in command. Pre-approval is required for participation in the...


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Finance and Accounting SIG

CFOs, directors, managers of finance, and others with responsibilities related to financial issues are invited to participate in the SIG. The group meets periodically to discuss individual experiences and share best practices and also shares information and samples via their online community. On...


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Emerging Professionals SIG

The Emerging Professionals SIG is designed for association professionals under the age of 35 as well as those who've been in the industry for fewer than 5 years, The SIG meets regularly to discuss topics relevant to members' career and personal development needs, help young emerging...


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What Our Peers Are Reading Right Now

Association executives have never been busier than they are now during the pandemic. The line between work and home life has blurred to become almost indistinguishable, leaving the opportunities to read for enlightenment and professional growth few and far between. To help you make sure the...


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We Are Not Enemies

Photo by Harun Tan from Pexels Wednesday's attack on the nation's Capitol shook many of us to our core. What transpired is wholly unacceptable, and such attacks must not be tolerated nor encouraged. That a mob could overtake one of our country's most sacred spaces and...


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Hello, 2021!

The promise of 2021 looms just ahead, and the team at MSAE is excited to bring valuable programming and resources to you in the new year. OPS CON 21 registration is open , and the program is full of rich and relevant content. From developing a thriving team (virtually) to best practices for...

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Let Us Take 2021 by Storm - Together

I'll never forget the moment I fell in love with associations. I was 28 years old, had made the career change to associations just four months prior, and I was standing in the back of the room as our conference's opening general session was about to begin. The experience was new to me. The sound...

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Tempted to Skip Your Performance Evaluation? Don't.

In a tumultuous year, your own performance evaluation may be the last thing you want to think of as an association CEO. It is tempting to postpone it or, worse yet, breeze through a weak process just to check the box and move on. Don't. When done properly, CEO performance evaluation enhances...

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Truth and Consequences: Holding In-Person Meetings

By all accounts, participants at MSAE's Executive Forum shared an excellent learning experience. In the post-event evaluation, attendees praised the conversation formats, speakers, and small group activities. In truth, the only constructive feedback received was that maybe we'd gone overboard...

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