NOVA Seminar Series

VSAE's NOVA Seminar series are two-and-a-half (2.5) hour educational seminars on topics that cover nearly all aspects of association management including communications, leadership, membership, strategic planning, and so much more. VSAE is an approved provider of CAE credit hours and each seminar is worth up to 2.5 CAE credits. See the CAE Information page for more, including a printable chart to track your CAE credits.

Each seminar is accompanied by a networking breakfast. 

For more information about VSAE's Seminar Series, see the FAQ below or review VSAE's Registration Policy.

2018 Seminars

Membership: Recruiting, Engaging, Retaining Strategies & Tactics

Scott Oser, Scott Oser Associates

Tuesday, April 17
8:00-11:15 a.m.
Westin Tyson's Corner

In this interactive and participatory event attendees will be be immersed in membership for 2.5 hours.  During this time they will learn, and discuss, and develop the cornerstones of a strong membership strategy.  They will also hear some best practices in the areas of membership recruitment, engagement and retention as a basis for ideas they can take back to the office and implement immediately.  2.5 CAE credits. Includes breakfast.

Foresight is the Future of Governing

Jeff De Cagna, Foresight First LLC

Tuesday, June 19
8:00-11:15 a.m.
Le Meridien Arlington

Who is attending to your association's future?

The future will not take care of itself, so this is one of the most important questions that board presiding officers and chief staff executives must answer in the coming months. And here's another one: will association boards continue to orient their work toward what they think they know from the past, or will they fully embrace the duty of foresight and focus their attention on pursuing intentional learning with the future

This provocative session will explore why boards are doing the wrong work today and why foresight is the future of governing for building both high-performing boards and thrivable organizations. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss governing next practices, resources and tools that they can bring back to their boards following this seminar. 2.5 CAE credits. Includes breakfast. 


Frequently Asked Questions 

I am not a VSAE member, may I attend?

Yes, these events are open to members and non-members alike.

How much are registration fees?

By reg deadline*
Late reg
VSAE Member
Seminar: $50

Seminar: $60
Seminar: $60

Staff of an
Exec. member
Seminar: $50

Seminar: $60

Seminar: $60

Seminar: $90

Seminar: $100

Seminar: $100

* deadline is typically the Thursday before the event.

How do I use my Seminar Pass to register?

Register for the event and use the Seminar Pass discount code on the payment page. If you need your code again, please call the office at (804) 747-4971.

Where do I find my Seminar Pass discount code?

The code is in the confirmation email sent to you when you purchased your Seminar Pass(es).

I am a member. How do I register a staff member who is not a member?

You will need a code to register them on the website. Call the office at (804) 747-4971 to verify your membership and receive the code.

Can I register multiple people from the same organization at the same time?

Yes, the main contact for an organization can register multiple members during registration using the "register linked profile" button. See the registration form for details.

How do I register a guest?

If you would like to register a guest, you may call VSAE at (804) 747-4971 or the guest will need to login/create a profile within the database.