CSAE Trillium Feel Good Friday

Join the free virtual networking events hosted each month by local CSAE Network Councils and take part in facilitated conversation about a current topic relevant to association professionals. All are welcome to this event at no charge (both members and non-members).


Friday, March 26, 2021 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST

What We Will Talk About

Virtual Work – what seemed like an interesting concept in 2019 became a reality for the entire world in 2020! Many large companies like Google and Microsoft declared quite early that they were not bringing their workforces back into a bricks and mortar environment for the foreseeable future and that gave their employees the runway to plan.

Associations had to deal with this on a smaller scale, and, for better or worse, have embraced the concept of virtual work. What does the future hold as we emerge from the pandemic? Some will return to a “normal” bricks and mortar office environment, some will do a blend and others will remain fully virtual. Where does your organization stand on this continuum and where do you as an individual fit within that? Is there harmony between your thoughts and those of your organization?

Join us as we discuss the future of Associations as they relate to virtual work environments.

About the Facilitator

Catherine Cummings, CAE

Cathy has an eclectic mix of work experiences in the Canadian not-for-profit sector including the Canadian Payroll Association, the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, and most recently as the Executive Director of the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations.

Cathy has also volunteered extensively with United Way, the Canadian Society of Association Executives and many charities including ALS Ontario, ALS Canada, and Ceridian Cares. She holds an MBA from Athabasca University and is a Certified Association Executive, CAE. On a personal note, Cathy is married to her wonderful husband Marty, has three awesome children and has a mission nicknamed the “bouquet project” that is trying to reverse the statistic that people are ten times more likely to complain than praise.