The Association Agenda – Tap Into Teamwork at The CSAE Governance Forum!


Coming Soon! Governance Forum with Dr. David Weiss

April 8, 2021

Here is your invitation to bring your entire board and management team together at this one-day leadership retreat – at a group price of $700! Position your organization for success in 2021 with facilitator Dr. David S. Weiss, who will provide expert guidance to help you:

  • engage your board
  • clarify accountabilities
  • establish your key strategic priorities
  • collaboratively determine how you’ll measure success
  • reach a clear understanding of what good governance means for your association in the year ahead

There is no limit to the number of people you can include in your group of attendees. Set your team up for success with this interactive online workshop, all for the single group price of $700 for CSAE members and $1100 for non-members!

Find out more about the Governance Forum from CSAE President & CEO, Tracy Folkes Hanson.

Register your team here.

Mentoring For Next-Gen Leaders

CSAE Members Only

Are you a young association professional and CSAE member looking to make connections and build your career? Consider being part of CSAE’s Next-Gen Mentorship Program. You’ll connect with accomplished industry professionals for one-on-one learning sessions focused on personal and professional growth. A specially-designed website introduces you to program mentors, and you can book one‐hour sessions to discuss important career topics. After the first session, you can continue the mentoring relationship. If you are interested in enhancing your professional growth, sign up for the Mentorship Program here by 5:00 pm ET on Friday, April 2, 2021. Questions? Contact Janice Chong, CSAE Membership Coordinator, for details.CSAE Talk Tuesdays

CSAE Members Only
March 23 and April 6 at 2:00 pm EST

Join Tracy Folkes Hanson, CSAE president and CEO, and your association colleagues from across the country to discuss challenges and opportunities specific to the not-for-profit sector. All CSAE Members are welcome at these no-charge chats! Click here to join the discussion.April New Member Orientation

April 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm EST

Welcome to CSAE! Here’s your chance to learn about the many benefits that come with your membership. Kickstart your CSAE journey at this informative session while you connect with other new members. Click here to register.

Grow Your Career Potential With a Professional Designation in Not-for-profit Leadership!

Spring Term Starts April 19, 2021

Thinking about how to level up your career? CSAE is proud to offer the Certified Association Executive™ program, developed especially for senior leaders, executives and managers of associations and not-for-profit organizations. Work online at your own pace as you accumulate critical transferable skills and sector-specific knowledge. Interested? Contact Eve Mechici, CAE Program Manager, for a customized one-on-one information session. Don’t delay, the spring term starts on April 19! 

Click here to register.CSAE Trillium Technology Day – Make Technology Work For You!

April 28, 2021

Understanding the relationship between people and technology is essential for your association, today and in the future. Find out how to make technology work for you as you seize the day  ̶  Technology Day! This half-day virtual event features a keynote address from Ricardo Wagner of Microsoft Canada on prioritizing accessibility. You’ll learn from technology-focused case studies, a discussion on cyber security and a moderated panel on the “Technology of People.” Don’t miss this chance to brush up on the soft skills you’ll need to manage the interface of people and technology. Plus, thanks to our event sponsors, the Technology Day ticket price has been reduced to $40 for CSAE members and $60 for non-members! Learn more and register here.

CSAE’s Latest Blogs Deliver Valuable Insights

Don’t miss these curated perspectives on a variety of association-focused issues:

The Latest COVID-19 Insights From Dr. David N. Fisman
Epidemiologist Dr. David N. Fisman returned for a fourth discussion with CSAE to share his insights about the COVID-19 pandemic. This time, the well-known expert was the closing keynote speaker at CSAE Ottawa-Gatineau’s Tête-à-Tête on February 10. Don’t miss his tips for walking – not running – towards a post-pandemic reality.

Click here to read more content on the key competencies of governance, organizational direction, leading people, operations and value to membership.


CSAE BC MLA Annual Event

March 19, 2021 at 11:00 am PDT
Get practical tips for maximizing your government relations efforts even during a pandemic. Tune in to hear perspectives from Janet Routledge, BC MLA Burnaby North; Blair L. Qualey, President & CEO, New Car Dealers Association of BC; Damian Stathonikos, CAE, President of Building Owners & Managers Association – BC; and Mark Jiles of Bluestone Government Relations. 

Register here.CSAE Manitoba Coffee and Conversation

March 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm CDT
Join Dan Stevens to explores lessons learned from Association TV’s work with associations, and how you can apply those lessons to your virtual, hybrid and digital engagement strategies in 2021 and beyond. Members and non-members are welcome at no charge. 

Register here.Le Clavardage de la SCDA Québec

Jeudi 25 mars 2021 à 15 h 00 heure de l’est
Rejoignez Luc Bourgoin, Directeur général de l’Association de la construction du Québec pour discuter de la préparation et des meilleures pratiques de la budgétaire dans un OSBL. Tous sont les bienvenus à cet événement sans frais (membres et non-membres). 

Inscrivez-vous ici .CSAE Trillium Feel Good Friday

March 26, 2021 at 12:00 pm EDT
Join Cathy Cummings, CAE to learn about and discuss the digital transformation of workplace – is there any going back? Members and non-members are welcome at no charge. Register here.

What’s Brewing Ottawa-Gatineau!

March 30, 2021 at 8:00 am EDT
Join Halmyre’s President Christine Saunders to explore five tools you must use to measure engagement in a post-pandemic world. Members and non-members are welcome at no charge. 

Register here.CSAE BC Executive Roundtable

April 7, 2021 at 11:00 am PDT
Join Colin Scarlett, Executive Vice President at Personal Real Estate Corporation, to talk about office space during the pandemic and afterwards. Members and non-members are welcome at no charge. 

Register here.


Jim Koufis, CEO & Managing Director, JGK Integrated Solutions Inc.

I am the managing director of JGK Integrated Solutions, an event marketing services company that specializes in corporate brand strategy and logistics for associations. I am a new member and a volunteer on the CSAE Trillium Professional Development Task Force, and I am excited about being part of the robust CSAE community and collaborating with members across the country. As a digital event strategist, I offer digital broadcast quality event solutions to my clients. For CSAE members who want to pivot to virtual, I look forward to guiding them into the digital space so they can successfully execute their virtual and hybrid events.

Email Jim at and connect with him on LinkedIn.


Scam Targets Minor Sports Associations

Source: Cape Breton Post
A number of minor sports organizations, including one in Arnprior, have been victimized by an email scam that targeted the groups’ treasurers.

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Predictions for the Post-Pandemic Office

Source: Associations Now
The pandemic has brought many changes to the workplace, the most notable being more remote work. One expert says offices in the future will include a new C-suite executive focused on remote policies, more flexibility, and likely a smaller office footprint.

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Canadian Housing Markets Set Records Again in February

Source: Cision
Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales set another all-time record in February 2021.

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Why Facility Association is Reducing its Trucking Deductibles

Source: Canadian Underwriter
Facility Association has announced a reduction in deductibles for the trucking industry.

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Mar 2021 
CSAE BC MLA Panel: Government Relations during the COVID-19 AgesLocation: Online
Type: RoundtableLearn More…
Mar 2021 
CSAE Talk Tuesdays (member exclusive)Location: Online
Type: NetworkingLearn More…
Mar 2021 
Le Clavardage de la SCDA QuébecRejoignez Luc Bourgoin, Directeur général de l’Association de la construction du Québec pour discuter de la préparation et des meilleures pratiques de la budgétaire dans un OSBL. Tous sont les bienvenus à cet événement sans frais (membres et non-membres).Inscrivez-vous ici…
Mar 2021 
CSAE Trillium Feel Good FridayLocation: Online
Type: NetworkingLearn More…
Mar 2021 
What’s Brewing Ottawa-Gatineau!Location: Online
Type: NetworkingLearn More…
Apr 2021 
CSAE Talk Tuesdays (member exclusive)Location: Online
Type: NetworkingLearn More…
Apr 2021 
CSAE BC Executive RoundtableLocation: Online
Type: NetworkingLearn More…

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