shared interest groups

GSAE's Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) offer one of the best resources for association executives and professionals. These self-directed groups of GSAE members focus on a particular area and delve into various topics within that area. SIG meetings often qualify for Certified Association Executive credit (normally 1 hour per meeting). GSAE SIG Meetings Online - GSAE1917 YouTube Playlist.

Shared Interest Group FAQs

Shared Interest Group Handbook

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available shared interest groups (sigs)

CAEs After Dark - Merged with Wine & Webinars to focus on high level, relevant topics led by presenters and occasional discussion roundtables.

Communications SIGFor anyone who has communications as part of their day to day function

Emerging Professionals SIGThis SIG is designed for GSAE members who are new to the association profession and are interested in connecting with peers and leaders to grow professionally. 

Government Relations SIGFor association professionals who have an interest in government relations or who work in an advocacy environment.

Meetings SIGFor those who plan association meetings, conferences and tradeshows. 2020 meeting dates: February 19 (after luncheon).

Pajama Brigade AKA Telework SIG - For those who telecommute and/or maintain full time home offices.

Small Association Staff SIGDesigned for staff of associations with 10 or fewer employees. Focuses on best practices and sharing resources.

Wine & Webinars SIG - Attend virtually or in person. Recently merged with CAEs After Dark. This after hours series provides a more relaxed educational environment and wine notes! Check out the calendar for locations

meet the gsae sig leadership

To Be Determined

Small Staff SIG 

Kara Bastarache, CAE
American College of Rheumatology
Communications SIG

Michael 'Sully' Sullivan, JD
American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia (ACEC Georgia)
Government Relations SIG

Tiffany Kindred
ACPE The Standard for Spiritual Care & Educations
Emerging Professionals SIG

Lidija Ahmetovic
Savannah Convention Center
Emerging Professionals 

Connie Bergeron, CMP
Site Selection Solutions, Inc.
Meetings SIG

Kamilah Greene 
American College of Rheumatology
Wine & Webinar SIG

 Amy Kane, MBA, CAE
Associated Builders & Contractors of Georgia
Wine & Webinar SIG 

Damian Kavanagh, Ed.S., CAE
Wine & Webinar SIG Programming


 Lori K. Spear, CAE
Pajama Brigade (Telework) SIG 

 Amy Clark
Hilton Worldwide Sales
Pajama Brigade (Telework) SIG