Dec 12

CAE Exam Study Guide & Practice Questions 2018/19

CAE Exam Study Guide & Practice Questions for the Association Executive 2018/19

 

The new 2015 CAE exam blueprint is released. This book covers the new blueprint, which is good all the way through to 2019. .

You can think of this new blueprint as a major reorganization of the existing knowledge domains (this is not about any new breakthrough in the industry though). The new blueprint has topics classified under these major domains:

Strategic  Management
Governance and Structure
Membership Development
Programs, Products, and Services
Leadership
Administration
Knowledge Management & Research
Public Policy, Government Relations, and Coalition Building
Marketing, Public Relations, & Communications

 

Some questions are quite subjective. You want to be very careful with those concerning governance, management and leadership.

The chief staff executive (CSE) is a paid position which requires one to play a vital role in minimizing the risks and obstacles involved in running an association. When you answer the exam questions you take the point of view of a CSE unless otherwise specified. An association executive has to provide guidance and leadership to the board of directors. He/she has to implement decisions made by the board and oversee the “day to day” operations within the parameters established by the board of directors. He/she must follow the guidelines of all federal & state laws, community documents and board direction, and must maintain a successful and long-lasting working relationship with the board and other members of the association.

Know the ASAE code of ethics. Download the latest version from the ASAE web site. You need to be able to tell what is right and what is wrong.

Order: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1984285793

 

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES, TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS 1
CONTENTS UPDATE 2
PAGE FORMATTING AND TYPEFACE 2
EXAM TOPICS COVERED IN THIS BOOK 2
PRACTICE QUESTIONS 7
NATURE OF AN ASSOCIATION 8
A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY 8
DEFINING AN ASSOCIATION 8
ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS 9
STATUS FROM A TAXATION POINT OF VIEW 10
AFFILIATE ORGANIZATIONS, CHAPTERS AND RELATED GROUPS 12
SUCCESS FACTORS 12
ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT MODELS 13
INCORPORATING AN ASSOCIATION 13
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION 14
BYLAW 15
CHARTER 16
GOVERNING DOCUMENTS 16
MINUTES 16
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 17
DIRECTOR APPOINTMENT AND REMOVAL 18
DIRECTOR DUTIES AND LIABILITIES 18
SEGREGATION OF DUTIES 19
LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE 19
BOARD OF ADVISORS 19
THE MAJOR STAKEHOLDERS IN AN ASSOCIATION 19
PERFORMANCE EVALUATION FOR NONPROFITS 23
HIGH-IMPACT NONPROFITS 24
NONPROFIT MARKETING AND ADVOCACY ADVERTISING 25
MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM 26
RECRUITING AND MOTIVATING MEMBERS 27
ASSOCIATION BRANDING 31
VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT 31
BASIC BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS 32
ECONOMICS 32
MONETARY POLICY AND FISCAL POLICY 36
ECONOMIC GROWTH, INFLATION AND CPI 36
BALANCE OF PAYMENTS AND BALANCE OF TRADE 37
MONEY SUPPLIES, EXCHANGE RATE AND CURRENCY VALUATION 38
FOREIGN EXCHANGE 38
ECONOMIC INDICATORS 39
BASIC ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES 39
BASIC ACCOUNTING PRACTICES 42
ASSOCIATION SPECIFIC ACCOUNTING PRACTICES 45
BASIC BOOKKEEPING 48
DEPRECIATION AND VALUATION 52
BASIC MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES 53
ORGANIZATION SPAN OF MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL 57
BASIC OB MODELS AND THEORIES 59
ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT 60
SWOT, MBO AND MBE 62
GROUP MANAGEMENT 63
TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZATION 65
CULTURAL ADAPTABILITY AND GLOBAL MINDSET 67
CULTURAL CONSIDERATIONS 69
BASIC CHANGE MANAGEMENT 69
BASIC STRATEGIC PLANNING 70
LEVELS OF STRATEGY FORMULATION 72
COMMUNITY AND COMMUNITY PLANNING 72
US BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS 73
BASIC BUDGETING 76
OTHER COSTING ACTIVITIES AND METHODS 78
PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT, ROI AND BENCHMARKING 80
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT 81
MEMBERSHIP DATA SECURITY 82
COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT 83
BUSINESS NEGOTIATION 86
MANAGING RELATIONSHIPS 87
BASIC MARKETING 88
SERVICE CHAIN MANAGEMENT 90
MANAGING QUALITY 91
BUSINESS PROCESS REENGINEERING 93
LEADERSHIP 93
CORPORATE STRUCTURE AND GOVERNANCE 96
TYPES OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATION 97
AGENCY THEORY 101
BUSINESS ETHICS 101
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 102
RECORDS MANAGEMENT 103
MANAGING TIME 109
MANAGING KNOWLEDGE 110
MEASURING BUSINESS PERFORMANCE 112
MANAGING PROCUREMENT 115
MANAGING BUSINESS CONTRACT 119
STAFFING 122
WORKPLACE DEVIANCE 126
STAFFING RELATED LAWS AND REGULATIONS 127
INTERNAL CONTROLS 130
DELEGATION VS MICROMANAGEMENT 133
WORKPLACE PRIVACY 133
DIVERSITY MANAGEMENT 134
RISK MANAGEMENT 135
ASSESSING THREATS 136
BCP, DRP AND COOP 136
SOCIAL MEDIA 137
PRACTICE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 138

 

If you have passed the exam, this fashion item may be right for you:

 

 

 

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