With the Certified Account Executive (CAE) Exam in just a few months (December 7 to be exact), Talley Management Group asked some of its CAEs to reflect on their decision to earn their CAE designation and how they prepared for the exam. TMG's Director of Association Management Services, Chuck Sapp, CPA, CAE, offered his insight into why he chose to earn it and how those taking it in December can prepare.
What is association management? That was the main question today asked of students within Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM). Joe Sapp, of Talley Management Group and Kyle Fernley of Fernley and Fernley, representing the Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executives (MASAE) presented to a classroom of students about what association management is, how they can find a career in the industry and how MASAE can be an organization for the them to engage with.
The following is a guest post from Amanda Kaiser. You can check out more great posts from her on her weekly blog for association professionals at SmoothThePath.net or follow her on Twitter @SmoothThePath.
I recently saw an article on an industry newsletter that caught my eye. The original blog posed the question, "Staffing the Association: Employ Staff or Contract with AMC?” The post gave a great overview of the benefits of partnering with an AMC. While not going into specifics, it hit the high level benefits that we, as an AMC provide for Associations. There was a follow up on the subject, addressing a few comments that focused on why employing your own staff is a better option for an association.