September 8, 2021

The Power of Certification

Our guests, leaders of the Professional Certification Council, help us unpack the benefits of association certifications to individuals, employers, jobs, industries, economies, and society at large. Discussions surround counterproductive legislative efforts that demonstrate that there are misconceptions about the value of certification and how these credentials are essential to growth and progress. Denise Roosendaal, CAE, Executive Director for the Institute for Credentialing Excellence and Jeff Evans, Director Public Policy, ASAE, help bring to light why legislators and others must understand the full picture and what can be done to help solve the problem. Episode Transcript

June 21, 2021

The Power of Our Profession

We explore the benefits of association employment, including powerful statistics that illustrate the size and scope of the industry. Our wide variety of guests share their expertise and stories regarding the real and intangible benefits of working for associations, such as opportunity and longevity, wages, skills training, DEI, and community, among others. We speak with Susan Robertson, CAE, President and CEO of ASAE, Tonya W. Muse, FASAE, CAE, Partner, U.S Corporate & Government Affairs and Industrial Practices, ODGERS BERNDTSON, Jim Zaniello, FASAE, President, Vetted Solutions, Nate Wambold, CMP, Director, Meetings & Conferences, American Anthropological Association, and Jennifer Baker, MSW, CAE, Senior Director, Business Solutions, ASAE Business Services. Episode Transcript

May 12, 2021

The Power of Congressional Meetings

Host Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE, and guests discuss the importance and value of Congressional meetings to the association community, members of Congress, and the public at large. Guests include Ksenija Polla, CMP, Regional Director ICCA North America and Andrew S. Goldschmidt, CAE, Executive Director, National Grants Management Association. The episode is co-hosted by members of the ASAE’s Public Policy team, Associate Director of Public Policy Jeff Evans and Manager, Policy Policy & APAC Nate Fisher, who share their knowledge on issues and best practices, as well as bring to life the recent meetings that were part of American Associations Day. Episode transcript

April 9, 2021

The Power of Workplace Flexibility

Two industry experts join our discussion on the need for flexibility as we begin our return to the workplace. Will we return to work as it was pre-pandemic? Not at all, according to Manar Morales, President & CEO of the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance, and Charles Moore, Principal of Thrive Street Advisors. Hear from our panel on adjusting to new norms and adapting to people’s different situations/abilities to be part of the modern workforce in 2021. Episode Transcript