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CAE & CMP Virtual Prep Courses Available

Considering getting your CAE or CMP? The FSAE YEPs are hosting a free webinar on March 7 with members who've recently taken the exams. Join us for the CAE & CMP Test Prep Tools and Q&A Session - Learn More

Preparing for the CAE or CMP exams is crucial for your success. FSAE is partnering with the Michigan Society (MSAE) and MPI - North Florida to offer virtual prep courses at the member rate!

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Featured Property: Tampa Airport Marriott

Tampa Airport Marriott Completes Multi-Million Dollar Meeting & Event Space Renovation

Tampa Airport MarriottIt’s time to discover the comfort and convenience of Tampa Airport Marriott, located inside Tampa International Airport (TPA). The Tampa Airport Marriott also allows you to be centrally located both to downtown Tampa and the pristine coastline of St. Petersburg and Clearwater.  Let your meeting take flight in our newly renovated event spaces, featuring over 25,000 square feet of indoor & outdoor venues that afford views of Tampa Bay and the runways at TPA. 

For large meetings and events, our Hillsborough Grand Ballroom boasts 7,446 square feet. For a more unique experience, venture outdoors on the garden and pool terraces or discover 360-degree views of the city in our rooftop event space. Our variety of versatile and flexible meeting rooms can host a meeting or event of any size and setup to meet your needs.

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FSAE Board Officer Nominations Now Open

Move Associations ForwardHelp Direct the Future of FSAE as a Board Officer

Now is your chance to join the leadership to move the association industry forward!

The FSAE Nominating Committee is seeking nominations (Self-Nominations only) for individuals with leadership and management experience to serve as Officers on the 2023-24 Board of Directors including Chair-Elect (3-year commitment), Treasurer (1-year term) and Secretary (1-year term).

To apply, please review the criteria online and complete your nomination application by January 30. 

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FSAE Luncheon Survey Results

Lunch SurveyThanks to all members that participated in our recent Luncheons Survey. We had over 100 Executive members and almost 50 Associates participate. Survey consensus is that TIME is the biggest factor in attending lunch events. Everyone is busier than ever and getting away from the office is more difficult. Budgets for professional development also impact attendability.

The majority (66%) of Exec-respondents are located in Tallahassee and the best times of the year in general to attend a lunch are Jan-March (60%) and October-December (62%). Additionally, 58% prefer the variety of frequent events over longer, more topic-specific events with the education provided being as an important factor.

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FSAE 2023 Events

FSAE 2023 at a GlanceMark Your Calendar for FSAE 2023 Events!

More events and details will be announced soon. Download the 2023 FSAE at a Glance for easy reference on upcoming events, activities & deadlines.

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FSAE Featured Destination: OPAL Collection Properties

Go From the Boardroom to the Beach With Opal Meetings

OPAL Collection PropertiesDiscover countless reasons to plan a meeting or group event with Opal Meetings at Opal Collection’s premiere assortment of luxury Florida resorts. What will be your reason?

Dive deeper into your business from the comfort of the most sought-after beachfront destinations on the East Coast—where inspiration is never far from our doorstep. Each location radiates with its own distinct experiences and signature activities so that you can create and collaborate in the perfect setting. Let our contemporary tropical retreats and unparalleled views serve as the backdrop for strengthening your team. Find productivity in the heart of Key West at Opal Key Resort & Marina, prove that business really is better at the beach from Delray Beach at Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa, or network overlooking the Gulf of Mexico in Clearwater at Opal Sands Resort & Spa.

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FSAE Destination Update: OPAL Collection Properties

Opal Collection PropertiesThink Beyond the Boardroom With Opal Meetings

Discover an infinite number of reasons to plan a meeting or group event with Opal Meetings at Opal Collection’s premiere assortment of luxury Florida resorts. What will be your reason?

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Hurricane Ian Disaster Relief Fund

Hancock WhitneyWe are all painfully aware of the tragedies that have hit Southwest Florida and more areas of the state in the wake of Hurricane Ian. Our thoughts and prayers are with all members and Floridians that were impacted by the storm.

FSAE is collecting funds to contribute to Volunteer Florida's Florida Disaster Fund, an official State of Florida private fund that distributes funds directly to organizations that serve individuals and communities with disaster relief and recovery.

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FSAE Chair Update - New Chair Installed

Michele WhiteYesterday, the FSAE Boards of Directors installed a new Chair in a special election. We are pleased to announce that the FSAE 2022-23 Chair is Michele White, CAE!

You may have seen that FSAEs 2022-23 Chair Marsha Kiner has taken a new job. While Marsha is looking forward to being closer to family and helping the community she grew up in, her new opportunity is not in an association and changes her eligibility to be an Executive Member and Chair of FSAE.

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2023 Call for Presentations Now Open

Speak for FSAE EventsEducate Association Executives for the Next Era in Association Management
Submission Deadline: Sept. 30

FSAE is seeking speakers for all 2023 events. We want to ensure association executives are prepared to bring organizations into the next era through education, interactive discussions and audience engagement.

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CAE and CMP Virtual Study Groups Available

CAE - CMP CertificationFall is a popular time for members to sit for both the Certified Association Executive (CAE) and Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) exams. FSAE is partnering with organizations to provide weekly, virtual study groups at the member rate!

CAE: Michigan SAE is offering several CAE study groups. The Concentrated course begins September 23. Learn more (Make sure to indicate you're an FSAE member to get the discount!)

CMP: MPI North FL is offering a 10-week virtual CMP study group beginning September 14. Learn more - Use Discount Code FSAECMP22 for the member rate

Host an FSAE Meeting in 2023

2023 Meeting RFPFSAE is seeking locations for our 2023 events - including our Central & South Florida Power Luncheons, Retreats and Roundtables. This is a great opportunity to bring association executives to your property/location to experience it first hand, especially if you've undergone a recent renovation, are a new property or have something new to show off. Please download our 2023 Event RFP to see if we're a good fit to assist you in your goals for booking association business.

As a hosting event sponsor, FSAE features your property/location in all event-related marketing and communications promotions and event attendees gain firsthand exposure to your property/location - which can result in additional business opportunities for you!

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FSAE 2022 Award Winners Announced

FSAE presented its most prestigious Leadership Awards at its recent Annual Conference held at the Tampa Marriott Water Street. These awards recognize individuals for their leadership, dedication, and professionalism both within FSAE as well as their own organizations.

The award winners for 2022 are:

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Sign up to Volunteer for an FSAE Committee

Call for VolunteersVolunteers and the service they provide Committees and Task Forces are vital to the success of FSAE and our members! Sign Up Now!

Now is the time to be a part of making your professional community stronger while building relationships with your peers. As a volunteer, you can contribute your expertise or learn skills in new/different areas to grow in your career. Upcoming terms begin in September and run through July (Annual Conference). Committees typically meet monthly by Zoom. 

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FSAE 2022-23 Board Announced

Thank you for participating in our 2022 FSAE Board Elections. We are pleased to announce our 2022-23 Board of Directors:

OFFICERS

Marsha Kiner

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Destination Update: Fort Lauderdale & Islamorada Resort

Greater Fort Lauderdale and Islamorada Resort in the FL Keys

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center

Fort Lauderdale CVBPhase one of the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center expansion is now complete, boasting a 350,000-square-foot exhibit hall, Water Taxi access and much more. Our unrivaled location has everything to guarantee strong meeting attendance, including:

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Association Leaders Receive Grants from FSAE Foundation

FLORIDA ASSOCIATION LEADERS RECEIVE GRANTS FROM
 FSAE FOUNDATION, MEMBERCLICKS, NAYLOR ASSOCIATION SOLUTIONS
FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CONTINUED EDUCATION

The Florida Society of Association Executives Foundation has granted $8,485 this year to 14 professionals across Florida.  The members that received these grants will use the 2022 funds for professional development and educational opportunities that help advance their careers in the non-profit and association management industry.  Additionally, six grants were awarded through the Diversity Acceleration Program (DAP) Grant program underwritten by The Renaissance – Limitless ASR and Stephens & Associates.

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Vote Now in 2022 Board Elections!

Board ElectionsThe FSAE Board of Directors currently has three (3) At-Large positions to be filled by election of the FSAE Executive Membership. Voting ends Tuesday, June 7 at Midnight.

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2022 Grant Winners Announced

FSAE FoundationThe FSAE Foundation is proud to announce its 2022 Grant Recipients. Thanks to our generous corporate partners and member contributions, we’ve awarded 14 grants totaling $8,485 for professional development funding. Additionally, six grants were awarded through the Diversity Acceleration Program (DAP) Grant program underwritten by The Renaissance – Limitless ASR and Stephens & Associates. 
Thank you to all our contributors that make this possible!

MemberClicks by Personify Small Staff Association Grant

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Destination Update: Fort Lauderdale & Islamorada Resort

Greater Fort Lauderdale and Islamorada Resort in the FL Keys

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center

Fort Lauderdale CVBPhase one of the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center expansion is now complete, boasting a 350,000-square-foot exhibit hall, Water Taxi access and much more. Our unrivaled location has everything to guarantee strong meeting attendance, including:

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