• The principal responsibility of the professional development (PD) advisory group is to advance association excellence through the development and delivery of programs and services that enhance opportunities for innovative learning, thought leadership and networking. The PD advisory group will promote member value by leveraging learning opportunities, resource development and knowledge sharing in alignment with the Certified Association Executive (CAE®) program.


    All members, in good standing, are eligible to apply.

    Members must be CAEs or in the process of acquiring the CAE designation. 

    Terms of Reference

    Click here to view the PD advisory group terms of reference.

    How to Apply (applications closed)

    CSAE is endeavouring to improve its processes to remove barriers to applicants and increase inclusion and accessibility. With this in view, the following changes are being piloted as part of the application process this year:

    • There are multiple format options available for applying. Applicants can provide submissions in writing, via audio or video recording. Those who prefer to have support completing the application may reach out to CSAE for direct assistance.
    • The concept of “experience” relative to the needs of the committee are being expanded, to better consider the value of an applicant’s lived experience.

    These changes are a work in progress. They will be evaluated and future adjustments may be made with an eye to continuous improvement.

    Process for PD advisory group applicants: Complete the application form.

    If you would like to submit a video recording instead of filling out the application form, please reach out to carrie@csae.com.

    Deadline: Submissions must be received by CSAE by 5 pm EDT, on July 31, 2023.

    CAE® Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

    Credit is granted for community leadership and 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), learn more.

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    If you have any questions regarding these positions and the application process, if you want to send in a video recording instead of filling out a form or if you require any assistance, please reach out to carrie@csae.com.

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