Participate in bylaw voting, inclusive vocab and more!
Participate in bylaw voting, inclusive vocab and more!
  Jen: This Is Your Need to Know News for August 10, 2023

[1] Make New Friends

Make new friends and have a lasting impact on the advancement of your association (WSAE) by participating on one of our dynamic committeesWhether you are passionate about DEI, continual education, fostering engagement, or driving effective communications and marketing, there's a committee in need of your valuable expertise and fresh perspectives.
Join a Committee

[2] Make History

WSAE's journey for updating our governing documents is finally at a pinnacle and ready for your review. On Monday August 14, all member association professionals will receive an electronic ballot with supporting documents. Your vote will make history and solidify both the changing WSAE's name to the Washington Society for Association Excellence and the modernization of our bylaws and articles of incorporation.
Please contact Jen on Tuesday August 15, if you are a professional member and have not yet received your electronic ballot.

[3] Grow Your Network

Building Stronger Connections Through an Association Online Community
Guest Commentator:
Hannah Ashcroft
Wednesday, August 23
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Shop Talks are crafted for YOU! Through Tradewing, WSAE will be providing online creative space for Professional Interest Communities to learn about tailored programming that aligns with your specific interests and preferences. Visit your online member profile to choose your Professional Interest Communities (PIC) to choose your communities and begin receive announcements for programming you would like to pursue as an association professional and association partner. [Register today]
Pick Your PIC

[4] Learn From Early Adopters 

How Associations Are Navigating Artificial Intelligence
Thursday, September 14, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
In Person at Four Points by Sheraton 
Des Moines, WA
We're back in person with The Art of Association Management as THE PLACE for all association professionals and partners to connect and find OUR GREATNESS. Mark your calendars and plan to join us in person twice a year, with fall and spring workshops scheduled Thursday, September 14, 2023 and Thursday February 1, 2024.
The workshops will begin with facilitated PIC round tables so you will be instantly connected with your community, includes lunch, and features sharing from early adopters. Registration for both programs opens Monday August 14. (February location and topic pending)
We invite you to contribute your greatness and know-how for this upcoming event and beyond by participating in the survey below!
Contribute Your Greatness
Sponsorship Fact Sheet: Inviting sponsors to join us at The Art of Association Management, a dynamic gathering of association professionals and industry partners, who are practicing the art and science of association management with passion for improving themselves and the associations and organizations they lead.

[5] Be Kinder

Reference the recommended "Be Kinder" vocabulary list to embrace a heightened level of inclusivity and respect for all your interactions. Inclusive language aims to avoid the use of words that might exclude, stereotype, or discriminate against individuals or groups based on characteristics such as race, gender, sexuality, ability, and more.
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