Chief Staff Officer (CSO) - Highest ranking staff member in the organization
Chief Elected Officer (CEO) - President/Chair of the board

Association CSOs are well aware of the challenges and opportunities each new leadership year brings to your organization. A new board president or chair brings a new dynamic to the role, plus any personal goals, work styles, and needs he or she might have.

Attending the ISAE CEO/CSO Summit will strengthen your partnership by facilitating focused conversations to build a bond, work together, and set the tone for your time together.

Join us on October 7, and spend time with seasoned association veterans who will walk you through:

  1. Orientation best practices
  2. Creating and sustaining healthy board culture
  3. Planning for success.


“The CEO/CSO Summit was a great opportunity for the board chair and I to hear the same information, and then discuss and consider making changes with the information learned.”

Stepping away from the daily routine to collaborate seems like a sacrifice of time until you do it. It is clear this investment will pay for itself in an ongoing way because we better understand one another's perspectives.”

“I've been doing this for decades and yet I still find new things to learn and new ways of seeing the world!”

“It was a good opportunity to get on the same page with my CEO.”

I was glad when I realized we do some things well and had my eyes open to other things we should be doing. I need to attend this program EVERY time we have a new CEO. It is good for both of us!


October 7, 2019

Hilton Indianapolis
120 West Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Book your room by Friday, September 21 to receive the discounted rate of $85/night.

ISAE, FEA and other State SAE Members: $700

Non-Members: $900

*Price is per pair (CEO and CSO)

Additional Registrants: $125 members; $225 non-members

CEU Hours: 6

Schedule at a Glance

Monday, October 7, 2019  
7:45 - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast
8:15 - 8:45 a.m. Welcome/Setting the Stage for a Meaningful Day
8:45 - 10:15 a.m. You’re the New CEO/CSO Team – Now What?
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Morning Break
10:30 a.m. - Noon Creating & Sustaining a Healthy Board Culture
Noon - 12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45 - 2:00 p.m. Planning to Succeed
2:00 - 2:15 p.m. Afternoon Break
2:15 - 3:30 p.m. Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Change
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Association Best Practices & Open Forum