Online Seminar Series

VSAE's Online Seminar series includes one-and-a-half (1.5) hour educational webinars. Topics 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 in the series is worth up to 1.5 CAE credits. See the CAE Information page for more, including a printable chart to track your CAE credits. 

2020 Online Seminars

Art of Innovation Workshop

Noah Scalin, Another Limited Rebellion

Thursday, May 7
9:00-10:30 a.m.

The Art of Innovation​ introduces The Big Seven™ keys to generating creative energy that anyone can employ. Through an engaging presentation of his jaw-dropping artwork, Noah Scalin pulls back the curtain and shares the processes and practices that he developed to generate momentum and consistently bring new, unique approaches to his work. He explains how anyone can grow their creative muscles through simple practices that will help you become a better creative problem solver at work and in life. 

Key Takeaways
After attending this session, participants will be able to:

● Engage creative muscles.
● Gain a fresh perspective on current challenges.
● Learn new strategies for collaboration.
● Align around shared language and experiences.
● Uncover hidden potential and opportunity within constraints of limited resources.
● Develop a growth mindset.

Professional Leadership Workshop - Tools You Can Use to Inspire and Influence Those Inside and Outside Your Organization

Nancy Singer, Compliance-Alliance, LLC and Christine Rance, CRANCE & CO, LLC *

Friday, June 5
9:00-10:30 a.m.

A charismatic leader articulates a vision for the organization and motivates those who work for him or her. The traits that enable people to lead, inspire, and garner respect can be learned. In this high-energy, interactive session, you will discover critical communication skills, including how to project an image of authority, the importance of a positive attitude, and how to think on your feet and respond in a clear, concise, and substantive manner when called on unexpectedly in a meeting.

* Provided courtesy of Powell Kohne Associates, LLC

Dangerous Documents: Avoiding Land Mines in Your Records and Emails

Nancy Singer, Compliance-Alliance, LLC and Christine Rance, CRANCE & CO, LLC *

Tuesday, June 23
9:00-10:30 a.m.

Emails can be a blessing and a curse. They improve our efficiency, but they can humiliate us and ruin our careers. For example, General Petraeus, the former head of the CIA, had to resign, pay a $100,000 fine, and was on probation because of emails he sent to his biographer.  The mayor of Detroit sits in jail because he lied about the text messages he sent to his chief of staff and mistress. As you have read in the newspapers, numerous companies were criminally indicted and paid multi-million dollar settlements. They have learned that a seemingly innocuous phrase such as "This will negatively impact the bottom line…" in a private email from an employee can be used to undermine the employee’s credibility, cost the organization money, and have a negative effect on the organization’s reputation. 

During the session, you will view real life examples of emails and other statements in documents that have had disastrous consequences. You will learn about specific tools that you can use to motivate your staff to write clear, correct, and appropriate documents that will not be misinterpreted. 

* Provided courtesy of Powell Kohne Associates, LLC