The 2013 PAL class celebrated their graduated at the November 2013 Power Luncheon. Watch for information coming soon regarding the 2014 PAL program.
Purpose: The Program for Association Leadership (PAL) is designed to provide educational and networking opportunities to today’s association leaders as well as future leaders in the association industry. PAL focuses on professional and personal development and incorporates much of the Certified Association Executive (CAE) criteria into its monthly sessions.
Applicant Criteria: All applicants must have been in association work for at least 3 years and their primary responsibilities should include administrating, overseeing or coordinating departmental work, such as membership, meetings, finance, special projects, etc. Direct supervision of employees is not required. The PAL program is ideal for Department Mangers, Directors and Coordinators who are ready to increase their knowledge of all aspects of executive-level association work.
Applicants are required to provide two letters of reference from colleagues in field ( at least one of which must be from someone in an executive level position); provide a letter of "support" from their employer acknowledging the attendance commitment required; and must agree to serve as a resource for TSAE on planning and conducting the following year's program. Class size is limited to 15 participants.
Fee: The fee for the PAL Program is $275 and includes registration for the TSAE Power Luncheons held during the PAL Program. The fee includes a $60 discount for registration to TSAE Education Symposium. PAL attendees are expected to register for and attend the TSAE Education Symposium held during the course of their PAL Program. The fee also includes books, handouts and other PAL materials. Once an applicant has been accepted into the PAL program and has paid their fee, the fee is non-refundable.
Schedule: Unless otherwise indicated, PAL Classes will be held for a six month duration on the third Wednesday of each month. Participants are expected to register for and attend Education Symposium. Classes begin at 8:00 am and conclude at 5:00 pm. Participants are expected to attend the full day’s session.
Attendance Requirement: In order to successfully complete the PAL program and be recognized as a PAL Graduate, individuals must attend at least 5 of the 6 session including Education Symposium. PAL attendees who miss more than 1 session are encouraged to continue attending the sessions, but will not be considered an official graduate of the TSAE PAL program.