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A degree that means something.


Associations with a full-time permanent office staff should consider the American Society of Association Executives. ASAE provides a combination of formal studies, seminar work, and actual association and conference management experience prior to a day-long ASAE certification examination.

Successful completion of this examination leads to the placing of "CAE" ("Certified Association Executive") after the name of the recipient.

ASAE is composed of individuals who manage and serve associations of all types. It has over 20,000 members, but only 1600 are CAEs.

Martha Fike, executive manager at the Energy Telecommunications and Electrical Association, now has CAE next to her name.

Certification by ASAE implies that CAEs have acquired the knowledge and skills required to successfully and effectively manage an association such as ENTELEC.

If your association wants information, contact: Martha Fike, ENTELEC, Suite 308, 1701 N. Greenville Ave., Richardson, TX 75081 (or call her at 214-235-0655).

TCA Talks To Asia

The Tele-Communications Association ran a successful video-teleconference with counterparts in Hong Kong during TCA's annual conference last month. Marty Hill, Boeing, led 20 TCA members in San Diego in conference with Dave Manion, Reuters, and 20 Hong Kong-based managers.

Despite minor technical glitches, the meeting went well. Both groups will meet face-to-face after the New Year to discuss topics like RBOC cross-subsidizing, where they don't see eye to eye.

ACUTA Victory

As I've already noted in ACUTA News, the Association of College and University Telecommunications Administrators' magazine, a 28-year Bowling Green (Ohio) State University employee has won a five-year legal battle to become telecommunications manager at the school.

A common pleas judge ruled that Maxine Allen, telephone coordinator at BGSU, had been fulfilling the duties of telecomm manager while not being given the title or the salary of the position.

Allen had sued the universityh in April 1985, demanding that she be appointed to the higher-paying post.

In response to her suit, the court issued a preliminary injunction, preventing the university from hiring another person for the job until the dispute was settled.

After a five-year process, the university was given 30 days to give Allen her "new" position.

Settlement of damages against the state institution was reached out of court, and terms were not released to the public. BGSU had argued the responsibilities of telecomm manager were intended to be more "management-oriented" than those of telephone coordinator.

After the preliminary injunction had been ordered in Allen's favor, BGSU appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court, arguing that the common pleas court did not have jurisdiction over the complaint. But the case was returned to the trial court in 1988.
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Title Annotation:On Associations; Certified Association Executive
Author:Underwood, Roger
Publication:Communications News
Article Type:column
Date:Nov 1, 1990
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