Dallas Fort Worth Association Executives


  • Holiday LuncheonHoliday Luncheon

    Special Guest Rob Crain, Dallas Bar Association, President
  • A-Day Save the DateA-Day 2018

    Save the Date!

    March 19, 2018
    Plano Event Center
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The Dallas Fort Worth Association Executives is an organization dedicated to professional development for CEOs of Assocations and their vast staff of professionals. We offer excellence in education which enables Association Professionals to share this living knowledge with their organizations providing them the tools to be successful, sustainable, and profitable.

DFWAE provides valuable networking opportunities amongst CEOs, Association Staff, Professional Meeting Planners, Hotel Professionals, Convention and Visitors Bureaus and those companies who service Associations, Non Profits, and Professional Societies. In essence, we are Leaders developing Leaders; we learn to lead and share what we have learned.

DFWAE Mission and Vision

Vision: DFWAE is the #1 resource for relevant education, networking & career development for North Texas association professionals.

Mission: DFWAE serves the North Texas association community through relevant education and services, leadership & career development and the exchange of ideas.

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Upcoming Events

March 19, 2018 - A-Day 2018

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December 13, 2017
December Holiday Luncheon

Annual Holiday Networking Luncheon
Presenters: Rob Crain, Dallas Bar Association, President

Special guest Rob Crain, President of the Dallas Bar Association will share the history of DBA and their connection with the Belo Mansion. We will also hear about the Dallas Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund and their part in supporting evacuees to Dallas from areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. To contribute to the fund prior to the luncheon click here and add DFWAE in the Company Name. https://www. . . .

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January 10, 2018
CAE Study Group (January 10 - May 4)

The Dallas/Fort Worth Association Executives conducts a comprehensive, interactive study group twice a year. The group meets from September through November for the fall exam and from February through April for the Spring exam. Classes are held at various locations throughout the metroplex depending on the location of pre-registered participants. DFW area CAE's facilitate the classes using the ASAE Allied Society CAE Study Guide. For more information, contact Craig Nauta, CAE.

CAE application and deadline information is available at: More Information / Registration

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