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GSAE's Leadership Academy

The next Leadership Academy class will begin October 2018.

Applications are available until September 15, 2018.

  • Updated curriculum
  • Experiential learning opportunities and tours of local associations
  • Capstone project based on learning outcomes
  • 8 day-long classes and an overnight kick off retreat
  • Facilitated by current and past GSAE leaders, past graduates, and subject specialists
  • Open to any GSAE member CEO or staff
  • $1,050 covers registration, tours and all course materials
  • Convenient payment plans are available as long as the balance is met by Dec 31, 2019.
  • Up to 56 credit hours to qualify to sit for the CAE exam or to recertify
2018 - 2019 Dates & Tentative Module Assignments:

Thursday and Friday, October 25-26, 2018 - Kick off Retreat, overnight stay - NEW
Friday, December 14, 2018 - The Association Ecosystem and Governance Issues
Friday, January 25, 2019 - Strategy, Change and Decision-Making
Friday, February 22, 2019 - Human Capital: Engaging Employee and Volunteer Talent
Friday, March 15, 2019 - Leading Groups and Teams/Conflict Management
Friday, March 29, 2019 - Creating Member Value/Determining ROI
Friday, April 26, 2019 - Shaping the Association Experience: Brand, Identity, Touch and Technology
Friday, May 17, 2019 - Everyday Innovation and Idea Management
Friday, June 28, 2019 - Challenges and Choices: Charting Your Professional Pathways
Graduation recognition during 2019 Abit Massey Lecture Series Luncheon

GSAE Leadership Academy Graduates