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PCAAE strengthens support for association members
Rosa Ocampo, Manila, January 19, 2017

The Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE) has mapped out plans for a learning, credentialing and career development centre, as well as a consulting unit.


In the works, president and CEO Octavio Peralta said in a report to members, is the PCAAE Academy that will “work with pioneers and leaders in association governance, leadership and management (to) offer educational programmes at fundamental, intermediate and master’s levels”.


Peralta: Industry experts will boost PCAAE Academy 


Under this is the existing Certified Professional Association Executive (CPAE) programme which has already graduated over 10 PCAAE members, including Peralta.


“There are a few who are only lacking points and will graduate soon. This core of association professionals will be the resource pool for associations wanting to be more sustainable into the future,” Peralta told TTGmice e-Weekly.


PCAAE Academy will also reach out to students via a “summer school” and tie up with learning institutions to expand curriculum and partners.


Also in the works, Peralta said, is the PCAAE Consulting to serve as the association’s professional advisory and technical assistance business unit.


It will have a pool of practitioners and experts who are members, as well as those recommended by members, that will provide fee-based advisory and technical assistance on association governance and management.


PCAAE is also in the process of building the speakers and authors bureau, a database of resource persons who are members, as well as member recommended experts.


The goal, Peralta said, is to develop “homegrown” talent for the PCAEE Academy, PCAAE Consulting, CPAE, Association Executives Summit and other knowledge programmes.

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