CAE Study Sessions - Fall 2020 Calendar

Sessions are free to ISAE members and will be held from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on the following dates via Zoom.

  • October 14
  • October 21
  • October 28
  • November 4
  • November 11
  • November 18

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ISAE’s CAE Exam Study Session Checklist

To help prepare for the CAE exam, here is a checklist of all the readings and steps to be completed prior to each ISAE study session. We recommend using this checklist to schedule your time accordingly, based on your personal and professional calendar as well as your own personal study habits. The earlier you start studying, the more manageable the load will become. Study sessions begin 6-8 weeks prior to the exam date.

To be completed by: Week 1 Study Session

  • Self- assessment
  • Domain 2 Readings: Executive Leadership (19-21% of the exam)
    • ASAE Handbook of Professional Practices in Association Management, 3rd ed., chapters 1-4, 9-10, 15, 19-20, 27-28
    • Association Law Handbook, 6th ed., chapters 11-13, 24
    • The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management, 4th ed., chapters 3-7, 11-12, 16
    • Review Domain Study Guide terminology
    • Answer Domain 2 Study Guide self-assessment
    • Take Domain 2 Study Guide practice questions

To be completed by: Week 2 Study Session

  • Domain 4 Readings: Operations (17-19% of the exam)
    • ASAE Handbook of Professional Practices in Association Management, 3rd ed., chapters 5, 7, 13, 20, 28-34
    • Association Law Handbook, 6th ed., chapters 10, 14-23, 27-28, 32, 39-43, 61-69, 75, 84-100
    • Review Domain 4 Study Guide terminology
    • Answer Domain 4 Study Guide self-assessment
    • Take Domain 4 Study Guide practice questions
  • Domain 8 Readings: Marketing & Communications (12-14% of the exam)
    • ASAE Handbook of Professional Practices in Association Management, 3rd ed., chapters 1, 6, 11, 36, 38, 39
    • Association Law Handbook, 6th ed., chapters 27-28, 42-43
    • The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management, 4th ed., chapters 2, 8, 12-13, 16
    • Review Domain 8 Study Guide terminology
    • Answer Domain 8 Study Guide self-assessment
    • Take Domain 8 Study Guide practice questions

To be completed by: Week 3 Study Session

  • Domain 1 Readings: Governance (9-11% of the exam)
    • ASAE Handbook of Professional Practices in Association Management, 3rd ed., chapters 14-17
    • Association Law Handbook, 6th ed., chapters 1-15, 20-21, 23-26, 29-32, 35-37, 61-62, 72, 92-93, 100
    • The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management, 4th ed., chapters 2, 4-6, 8, 24
    • Review Domain 1 Study Guide terminology
    • Answer Domain 1 Study Guide self-assessment
    • Take Domain 1 Study Guide practice questions
  • Domain 6 Readings: Member and Stakeholder Engagement and Management (10-12% of the exam)
    • ASAE Handbook of Professional Practices in Association Management, 3rd ed., chapters 2, 5, 8-9, 11, 16-21, 31-32, 36, 38
    • Association Law Handbook, 6th ed., chapters 11, 62-66, 68-70, 74, 76, 82-83
    • The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management, 4th ed., chapters 4, 15-16, 24
    • Review Domain 6 Study Guide terminology
    • Answer Domain 6 Study Guide self-assessment
    • Take Domain 6 Study Guide practice questions

To be completed by: Week 4 Study Session

  • Domain 3 Readings: Organizational Strategy (8-10% of the exam)
    • ASAE Handbook of Professional Practices in Association Management, 3rd ed., chapters 1-5, 7, 9-13, 21, 35
    • Association Law Handbook, 6th ed., chapters 8, 22
    • Review Domain 3 Study Guide terminology
    • Answer Domain 3 Study Guide self-assessment
    • Take Domain 3 Study Guide practice questions
  • Domain 5 Readings: Business Development (12-14% of the exam)
    • ASAE Handbook of Professional Practices in Association Management, 3rd ed., chapters 19-26, 34, 36, 38
    • Association Law Handbook, 6th ed., chapters 38-43, 49-50, 66-71, 78-80, 88, 94-95
    • The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management, 4th ed., chapters 2, 6, 13, 16, 18
    • Review Domain 5 Study Guide terminology
    • Answer Domain 5 Study Guide self-assessment
    • Take Domain 5 Study Guide practice questions

To be completed by: Week 5 Study Session

  • Domain 7 Readings: Advocacy (5-7% of the exam)
    • ASAE Handbook of Professional Practices in Association Management, 3rd ed., chapter 37
    • Association Law Handbook, 6th ed., chapters 48, 51-60, 81, 96-97
    • The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management, 4th ed., chapters 2, 8, 11, 14-15
    • Review Domain 7 Study Guide terminology
    • Answer Domain 7 Study Guide self-assessment
    • Take Domain 7 Study Guide practice questions
  • Come with anything else you would like to review.

To be completed by: Week 6 Study Session

  • Practice Exam Review

Optional Additional Review Session: Wednesday before the exam

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  • 1st Friday in May
  • 1st Friday in December