• Certified Association Executives are required to meet the continuing professional development (CPD) requirement of a minimum 24 qualifying hours over the two-year reporting period (based on the calendar year.

    The CPD activities must relate to the Competencies for Association Executives:

    • Optimize Governance
    • Establish Direction
    • Lead People
    • Manage Operations
    • Deliver Value

    Qualifying Activity Categories:

    • Learning (formal and self-directed)
    • Community Leadership/Volunteerism
    • Knowledge Sharing
    Learning
    Formal Learning (Professional Development): seminars/ workshops/ symposiums/webinars/ conferences/ learning events, online or in-person.  Must include a learning component. 
    Based on instructional hours (no maximum hours per two-year reporting period provided that the student can demonstrate the link to the competencies).

    Formal Learning (postsecondary institutions): Undergraduate or graduate credit course at a university, college, or technical institute.
    Based on instructional hours. (no maximum hours per two-year reporting period provided that the student can demonstrate the link to the competencies)

    Self-directed Learning: Executive coaching with a professional coach, listening to a podcast, reading a blog, a book or article. 
    Maximum of 5 hours per two-year reporting period.
    Community Leadership/Volunteerism
    Serving on a Board/committee /task force with a not-for-profit, professional/trade association or charity.
    Must be outside of normal job responsibilities.
    Based on actual time contributed (not to exceed 12 hours per two-year reporting period).
    Knowledge Sharing
    Knowledge sharing through formal professional networking.
    Must include knowledge sharing opportunity.
    Based on actual hours of activity (maximum 3 hours per two-year reporting period)

    Teaching/Facilitating a course, workshop, webinar, symposium or seminar for the first time. Credit is granted for the first time the course/seminar is taught.
    Based on instructional hours.

    Developing a new course, workshop, webinar, symposium or seminar for the first time.  Credit is granted for the first time the learning session is developed.
    Based on preparation time (maximum 5 hours per two-year reporting period).

    Keynote Speaker/guest speaker at a professional learning event.
    Based on 1 hour for each hour of speaking.

    Publications: Authoring a formal professional blog, published article or book
    Based on preparation time (maximum 5 hours per two-year reporting period).

    Mentorship: Acting as a one-on-one mentor, outside of normal job responsibilities (cannot include direct reports). There must be a signed agreement between the mentor and mentee as part of the formal mentoring relationship.
    Based on meeting time (maximum 5 hours per two-year reporting period).

    Roundtables: Participating in a roundtable event where all participants are sharing knowledge.
    Based on duration of the event (maximum 4 hours per two-year reporting period).

    CSAE Awards Program
    A celebration of excellence and knowledge sharing in the sector. Credit is granted to the nominator for a complete award’s application. 
    Individual Awards (i.e., Leadership, Ottawa-Gatineau, and Trillium)
    Based on 0.5 hour per complete award nomination (maximum 2 hours per two-year reporting period).
    Awards of Distinction
    Based on 1 hour per complete award nomination (maximum 4 hours per two-year reporting period).

    Use one of these templates to record your CPD activities. Excel Format or Word Format

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