Association 101 - September 13, 2022

When:  Sep 13, 2022 from 09:00 to 16:00 (CT)
Location: Association Forum, 10 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606
CAE Credit Hours: 6.0
Fee: $360 member; $480 non-member for non-members (contact to learn about additional Forum Plus discounts)
An orientation for association professionals, Association 101 is designed to provide a solid foundation of knowledge and appreciation for the unique environment, culture and dynamics of associations.
After attending this session, you’ll be able to:
  • Learn the nature and scope of associations
  • Receive information to support career advancement
  • Gain understanding of the working relationships between volunteers/members and staff
  • Enjoy networking opportunities

Cassie Buchanan is a Human Resources Generalist at the American Society of Anesthesiologists. She has experience working for professional associations, start-ups, logistics firms, and Fortune 500 retail companies providing her expertise to staff in all human resource functions. She is best known for streamlining procedures and processes within her organization and creating inaugural resources for staff such as Event Planning Committees, Celebration of Diversity Committees, and minority affinity groups. Cassie believes that organizations can harness the full potential of their staff through HR strategies and diversity, equity, and inclusions efforts that serve both the employee and employer. She holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and is a Certified Professional with SHRM.

Cassie currently resides in Michigan, although a true Chicagoan at heart. She spends her free time learning about anything she can get her hands on. She has a passion to further diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the workplace but spends her weekends at a horse ranch learning to handle and train horses. 


 Scott Brody, CAE, IOM is the Senior Manager of Professional Resources at the Appraisal Institute (AI). In this role, Scott oversees chapter and member/customer relations. He also manages AI’s member benefits programs and serves as staff liaison to AI’s charitable foundation and various committees. Scott has more than 20 years of association experience in Washington, DC and Chicago, and has been with the Appraisal Institute since 2015.  
Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ASAE or the CAE program. Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific timeframe towards the exam application or renewal. There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications – selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.