Welcome to ESSAE!

The Empire State Society of Association Executives (ESSAE) is a nonprofit professional organization for persons engaged in the management of voluntary trade and professional organizations. ESSAE provides quality educational, leadership, and professional development opportunities to association executives and supplier members, to encourage high professional standards in the management of associations. ESSAE membership comprises over 475 members statewide and is an approved provider of continuing education for those holding the CAE designation.

Registration Now Open! ESSAE's Association Leadership Academy (ALA) Level One: ALA is a unique eight-month accelerated program for association executives and emerging executives in the association management field. The academy offers a unique learning experience over a series of monthly educational forums led by accomplished association and corporate leaders. Participants will emerge with knowledge and critical decision-making ability on timely and significant topics relevant to association management and become part of a group of distinguished association professionals who have completed the program. Registration is open July 15 through August 31. The first session takes place on Friday, September 13. 

#ESSAEAnnual: A HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in our 40th #ESSAEAnnual. We had a great day together. More pictures and updates coming soon. But for those of you who were unable to join us this year, here's a sneak peek of what you missed! See you on May 28, 2020, in Saratoga!

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ESSAE Events
Association Leadership Academy
Level One

Registration Opens - July 15

Harvest Highlight

October 8, 2019

Annual Holiday Party
December 12, 2019

Annual Awards Banquet & Membership Meeting
February 2020

Meetings, Membership, Marketing Institute
March 2020