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2023 GEMS - Stronger Through Partnership

WSAE's partner program connect you to a multitude of association management professionals. Bundled packages enable you to leverage industry recognition and build a comprehensive program to better target key decision makers and create awareness for your organizations products and services. Take a look at how GEM partnerships tap the power of those who share the same goal. Learn more  (Note: 2022 GEMs partners who renew for 2023 do so at the same 2022 rates!)

Monday, September 12, 2022

Membership Engagement Lab - Cultivating Connection

Introducing a new three-part national cohort series by The Alliance Learning Collective: 
Three Part Series (Sept 29th, Oct 13th, Oct 27th)

Throughout three highly interactive discussions, we will discuss, explore, and experiment with dozens of methods for gently nudging members through the three stages of engagement. We will look at every nook and cranny of member engagement, including (but not limited to) messaging, online communities, onboarding, networking, learning, conferences, chapters, benefits, volunteerism, and value. We will attempt to stand in the shoes (hopefully new shoes) of our new members, long-time members, and mid-career members. Some discussions are likely to center on high-tech strategies, while others will reveal simple, low-budget, no-tech options. 

Monday, September 12, 2022

[Shop Talk] Fall Schedule

Shop Talks are lightly facilitated Zoom conversations designed to virtually connect you with your peers to discuss the changing business environment. Each program has a unique zoom link. Register separately for each. Registration is complimentary and open to everyone.

Sept 14 Strategies for Dealing with Inflation
Sept 28 
(Hybrid) What to consider when looking for a new Association Management System (AMS) - Join us remotely or in-person at the DoubleTree by Hilton Olympia
Oct 12 Technology Tips and Tricks
Oct 26 Infusing Profit Margin Culture with Your Board
Nov 9 Foster productive Political Conversations
Nov 23 Friendsgiving - Book Review
Dec 14 Ten things meeting professionals can do to improve Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at events
Dec 28  Health & Wellness / Self Care

Friday, September 9, 2022

Fall Programs: The Art of Organizational Strategy

Announcing our Fall Art of Association Management Programs: Both programs lean into organizational strategies for general management, critical analysis and planning, and knowledge management.

Thursday October 6: Vanessa Dennison, will provide a step-by-step method for conducting a high-value organizational assessment — and using it to align your operations with your strategic direction. The November 9 program thought leader, Donna Oser, President & CEO at the Michigan Society of Association Executives, who will share how using Net Promoter Score (NPS) can be a useful metric for association leaders looking to make data-informed decisions.

Tuesday, July 5, 2022