This independent certifying agency of ASAE is responsible for setting policy and standards related to the Certified Association Executive (CAE) Program. CAE Commission members must have earned and maintained the CAE designation and currently be an employee of a qualifying organization or meet in lieu of employment criteria.
The Commission requires four in-person meetings* (meetings are currently virtual but may change to in-person during this term or in subsequent terms.) Terms are one-year but can be rewed three times for a total of 4 years of consecutive service for a non-officer.
*In-person meetings are typically in Washington, DC and sometimes in conjunction with a ASAE meeting
Eligibility Requirements:CAE Commission members must have earned and maintained the CAE designation and currently be an employee of a qualifying organization or meet in lieu of employment criteria.
Applications should answer the following questions:What do you believe are the two most critical issues facing the CAE over the next ten years?
The selection committee is comprised of the incoming volunteer chair, the incoming volunteer vice chair, the outgoing volunteer chair, and the ASAE executive staff liaison. The ASAE staff liaison plays a supporting role in this process. The following factors are reviewed in the selection process:
Applications- Applicants should clearly define, in their application, how they can best serve on this group as outlined in the above description.
Diversity of Voice- With support of ASAE staff, the selection committee utilizes the ASAE Board Diversity Policy and Volunteer Model to ensure the group is comprised of a variety of voices from the membership. To support this effort, all ASAE members can log into their main ASAE account and update their information in their ASAE Profile to ensure it is complete and up to date.
• New volunteers are required to attend the volunteer group’s kickoff meeting in order to serve.
• ASAE does not reimburse Board, Committee, or Council members for travel.
• Members can only serve 1 (one) volunteer group (council or committee) at a time.
In principle and in practice, ASAE values and seeks diversity and inclusive practices within the association management industry.