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MASAE is a CAE Approved Provider.  The educational program(s) linked below meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential.  Every program that we offer which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies.  For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit

    • Thursday, December 09, 2021
    • 9:30 AM
    • Friday, December 10, 2021
    • 4:00 PM
    • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

    The Mid-Atlantic Society for Association Executives' Annual Meeting will be held December 9-10, 2021 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. This year’s theme is “Onward, Upward, Sideways.”  

    Safety is top of mind of the MASAE Board of Directors and conference planning committee, and we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely. We are partnering with the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to implement safety-protocols and will follow state and local guidelines set for in-person gatherings, as well as recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. More details will be provided as we get closer to the event.

    Hotel Information:  The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is offering a room rate of $69 per night.  Please click here to make your reservations through the Hard Rock Atlantic City website.  Attendees are welcome to extend their stay at the hotel for Friday night at a rate of $159/night.  The deadline for hotel reservations is Wednesday, November 17.


    As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 7 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.


    "Culture of Engagement: Why/How to Build A Passionate, Engaged Membership"
    presented by Joshua M. Evans

    Every member of your organization joined from an engaged, passionate place. During their first event they were excited and intrigued. However, with such demanding roles in their workplaces, it's understandable that their association membership would take a back seat. It can be easy for them to rationalize skipping networking events or educational sessions because of the demands of their daily life. How can we re-engage our members and impassion our members?

    In this session you will learn practical tools to positively impact your members by reigniting their passion and re-engage their commitment. You will walk away with techniques to help them look beyond what your organization 'is' and what your organization 'does' to reveal what your professional organization truly MEANS to them and their professional success.

    "Learning with the Future: Continued Commitment to Foresight – (Anticipatory Learning)"
    presented by Sue Pine

    The aftermath of pandemic has association leaders much more aware of the impact of external forces to their members and association. While futures-thinking and the practice of foresight may not have been incorporated into association discussions in the past, volunteer leaders are now more open to exploring current trends that may drive change in their organization.

    Join this interactive session to easily understand more about this leadership competency and how you might be able to integrate the foresight discussion into your association.

    "Preparing for the New Post-COVID Reality: How to Stay Relevant and Position Yourself for Success"
    presented by Michael J. Lyons

    In this candid and interactive presentation, speaker Michael Lyons will present what we need to do as we emerge from the devastating impact that COVID-19 has had on our daily routines and the future of our careers. The pandemic has been a jolt that has forced us to make changes in our lives and jobs that we never anticipated. How we regroup, manage those changes, and position ourselves for the future, will shape our ability to succeed in a post-Coronavirus world. Now, more than ever, being hopeful and optimistic, working together, and shaking off fear and uncertainty will be the pillars we must rely on as we start 2022.

    As previous crises have taught us, focusing on the fundamentals will help us recalibrate and get us back on the right track. During this talk, Lyons will emphasize the need to master multiple competencies and soft skills, while stressing the importance of polishing your personal brand. Regardless of your current skill set, level of experience, title, or responsibilities, the ongoing expansion of your career tool kit, particularly in this new environment, must continue daily as you seek positions of increased responsibility, or enter into a new role caused by the downturn in the economy, or other unexpected factors that may have shifted your career path.


    This year the conference will feature three distinct tracks, meant to engage everyone within the association management structure. Those tracks are:


    • "Facilitation: The Essential Association Expertise"
    • "Top Legal Issues for Trade Associations"
    • "From the Ground Up – Implementing a DE&I Program Within Your Organization"
    • "We Recognize the Value and Importance of DEI in Our Association! Now What?"


    • "Using Your CVB as a Free Resource"
    • "Behind the Scenes: Telling Your Association’s Story with Video"
    • "Keeping Volunteers on a Positive and Productive Path"
    • "Beyond the Webinar: Webinars as a Catalyst for Chapter Member Engagement Opportunities"


    • "Maximizing Revenue For the Hybrid Event Future"
    • "Association Meetings, What's Next?"
    • "Don’t Overlook the Obvious: Safety & Site Selection"
    • "The Buck Doesn't Stop Here: Bridging the Gap Between Planning and Approval"

    CEO Dinner Discussion
    "Learning is the Leader’s True Superpower"
    Presented by Michael Reed
    Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

    Part celebration, part inspiration, wholly focused on learning, this session will explore ways you can radically impact the future of your organization. Michael Reed, CAE, President of BlochReed Association Advisors will bring to life insights from the latest research on leadership, systems thinking, and learning as a master skill. Through experiences and stories from your peers, you will learn how leaders develop and inspire others by understanding and exercising their learning superpowers. Participants will engage in a lively discussion on strategies to navigate association leadership challenges, including the return to work dilemma, the ongoing talent war, and taking care of mission while taking care of self.

    As a result of this experience, you will be able to:

    • Discuss why learning is the master skill for association leaders
    • Create opportunities for helping others learn, while developing your own leadership superpowers
    • How to use storytelling as a vehicle for communicating about learning and leadership

    Note: This session is for professional members only (not associate members). Ad additional fee of $150 will apply for this optional session. The dinner is limited to the first 25 people who register. 

Past events

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 11th Annual MASAE Golf Outing
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 SPONSORSHIPS: 11th Annual MASAE Golf Outing
Monday, September 13, 2021 WEBINAR: Meeting Contract Considerations During and Beyond COVID-19: Ask the Association Attorneys
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 WEBINAR: Post-COVID Return to the Workplace: HR and Office Considerations for Associations
Thursday, June 24, 2021 VIRTUAL MID-YEAR CONFERENCE: "Membership 2021: How Associations are Rethinking Their Member Model"
Thursday, June 17, 2021 MASAE Pop-Up Happy Hours
Thursday, June 17, 2021 VIRTUAL MID-YEAR CONFERENCE: "Considerations for Trade Associations in a Post Covid-19 World"
Thursday, June 10, 2021 VIRTUAL MID-YEAR CONFERENCE: "The Status Quo Is Not an Option. Is Your Organization Prepared to Change?"
Thursday, June 03, 2021 VIRTUAL MID-YEAR CONFERENCE: "Communicating Through a Crisis: Crisis Communication Planning for Associations"
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 WEBINAR: "Returning to In-Person Meetings"
Thursday, April 08, 2021 WEBINAR: Office Lease Challenges During and After the Pandemic: Tips, Strategies and Pitfalls for Associations
Thursday, April 01, 2021 WEBINAR: Virtual Summit for Association Executives – Six Ideas in 59 Minutes
Friday, March 12, 2021 CAE Informational Rap Session
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 WEBINAR: "Re-Imagining The Event Experience"
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Association Laboratory: Looking Forward Together
Tuesday, February 02, 2021 WEBINAR: "PPP and Employee Retention Credits for Non-Profits"
Thursday, January 21, 2021 WEBINAR: Looking Forward 2021
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 WEBINAR: Creative Solutions for Associations' 2021 Meeting and Conference Legal Challenges
Tuesday, November 03, 2020 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting
Tuesday, November 03, 2020 SPONSORSHIPS: MASAE Virtual Annual Meeting
Thursday, September 03, 2020 Virtual Happy Hour
Thursday, May 28, 2020 WEBINAR: Leading Yourself and Others Through Uncertainty
Thursday, May 21, 2020 WEBINAR: Everything Ethics
Thursday, May 14, 2020 WEBINAR: What Do You Do When Everyone Has to Work Remotely? Technology Take-Aways & Lessons Learned
Thursday, May 07, 2020 WEBINAR: You Are Not Alone - COVID-19 Impact on Associations
Thursday, April 30, 2020 WEBINAR: How Event Planners, Hotels and Meeting Support Vendors Can Work Together During COVID-19
Thursday, April 23, 2020 WEBINAR: Leading in Uncertain Times: Lessons Learned from the Great Recession
Monday, April 06, 2020 WEBINAR: Adding Member Value in Time of COVID-19
Thursday, February 06, 2020 MASAE Networking Happy Hour
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 ATTENDEE REGISTRATION: 2019 Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 SPONSORS/EXHIBITORS REGISTRATION: 2019 Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Fall Networking Event
Thursday, September 26, 2019 Fall Networking Event
Thursday, August 29, 2019 SPONSORSHIPS: 10th Annual MASAE Golf Outing
Thursday, August 29, 2019 10th Annual MASAE Golf Outing
Thursday, June 06, 2019 2019 Mid-Year Meeting
Thursday, June 06, 2019 2019 Mid-Year Meeting Sponsorships
Thursday, April 11, 2019 Spring Networking Event

Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executives
P.O. Box 518
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Phone: 267-597-3818
Fax: 856-727-9504

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