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Tuesday, November 02, 2021, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST
Category: CAE Study Session

CAE Study Sessions - Fall 2021 Calendar

Sessions count for two (2) CAE hours each and are free to ISAE members! CAE Study Sessions will be held from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. ET on the following dates via Zoom:

  • October 12
  • October 19
  • October 26
  • November 2
  • November 9
  • November 16

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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, 4th ed., chapters 8-14
    • 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, 4th ed., chapters 22-29
    • 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, 4th ed., chapters 43-45
    • 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, 4th ed., chapters 1-7
    • 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, 4th ed., chapters 38-41
    • 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, 4th ed., chapters 15-21
    • 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, 4th ed., chapters 30-37
    • 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, 4th ed., chapter 42
    • 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

CAE EXAM:

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