gsae's leadership academy

the next leadership academy class will begin december 2021 (change due to COVID-19)

Applications will be accepted and extended through Dec. 1, 2021.

  • 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
  • Limited to no more than 20 professionals
  • $1,600 covers registration, retreat, tours, meals, and all course materials
  • Convenient payment plans are available as long as the balance is met by Dec 31, 2022
  • Up to 57 credit hours to qualify to sit for the CAE exam or to recertify

Session modules

  • Retreat
  • The Association Ecosystem and Governance Issues 
  • Strategy, Change and Decision-Making 
  • Human Capital: Engaging Employee and Volunteer Talent
  • Leading Groups and Teams/Conflict Management 
  • Creating Member Value/Determining ROI 
  • Member Experience and Leveraging Technology, Brand and Touch
  • Everyday Innovation and Idea Management 
  • Career Pathways: Your Professional Journey
  • September 21, 2022 - Capstone Project presentation - After luncheon at 1:30 pm

2021 - 2022 dates

  • Thursday and Friday, December 16-17 - Kick off Retreat, overnight stay over two days  - arrival 4:00 pm, departure 3:30 pm
  • Friday, January 21, 2022 
  • Friday, February 11, 2022 
  • Friday, February 18, 2022
  • Friday, March 11, 2022
  • Friday, March 18, 2022 
  • Friday, April 15, 2022 
  • Friday, May 20, 2022 
  • Friday, June 17, 2022 - Career Pathways: Your Professional Journey
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - Graduation recognition during Abit Massey Lecture Series
  • September 21, 2022 - Capstone Project presentation - After luncheon at 1:30 pm

Graduation recognition during 2022 Abit Massey Lecture Series Luncheon

gsae leadership academy graduates