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). 

Shared Interest Group FAQs

Shared Interest Group Handbook

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available shared interest groups (sigs)

CAEs After Dark An online GSAE discussion group for CAEs only to continue their education.

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. 

Fundraising/Development Professionals SIGFor association professionals looking to learn and share best practices and creative strategies around fundraising in the association world.

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. This after hours series provides a more relaxed educational environment and wine notes! Check out the calendar for locations

meet the gsae sig leadership

Damian Kavanagh, Ed.S., CAE
MISBO
CAES After Dark SIG
CHAIR

Carly Sharec
Georgia Chiropractic Association, Inc.
Communications SIG
CHAIR

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

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

Lidija Ahmetovic
Savannah Convention Center
Emerging Professionals 
SIG
VICE CHAIR

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

Kamilah Greene 
American College of Rheumatology
Wine & Webinar SIG
CO-CHAIR

 Amy Kane, CAE
American College of Rheumatology
Wine & Webinar SIG 
CO-CHAIR

To Be Determined

Small Staff SIG
CHAIR
 

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

 Amy Clark
Hilton Worldwide Sales
Pajama Brigade (Telework) SIG 
VICE CHAIR