ASAE Launches Applications for DELP 2020-22 Class

January 21, 2020

WASHINGTON—ASAE has opened the call for association professionals to apply for the 2020–2022 class of the Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP). Deadline for submissions is Monday, March 16. The Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau has been the exclusive sponsor of DELP since 2001.

“Diversity creates an environment of new and different perspectives, and from these organizations can tap into a wealth of fresh ideas,” said Susan Robertson, CAE, interim ASAE president & CEO. “DELP is not only an opportunity to expand professional networks, it helps identify future leaders of the association community.

DELP is an accelerated leadership program of education, mentoring, and volunteer service in the association community. Candidates who have at least three years of mid-senior level association management experience or at least one year of experience as an association CEO (as of the date of their application) and are members of a racial/ethnic minority group, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender, or have a disability are encouraged to apply.

During this two-year program, 12 DELP scholars will join a vibrant and active community of more than 200 current and alumni scholars. They will also have access to industry leaders who could serve as career coaches or mentors.

For more information and to apply for DELP, visit

MEDIA CONTACT: Lauren Precker, CAE,, 202-626-2735.

About ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
ASAE is celebrating 100 years of making society smarter, better and safer. The Centennial anniversary represents ASAE’s role as a leader and supporter of progress and innovation in the association industry. ASAE is a membership organization of more than 48,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,400 organizations. Since it was established 100 years ago, its members have and continue to lead, manage, and work in or partner with organizations in more than a dozen association management disciplines, from executive management to finance to technology. With the support of the ASAE Research Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge, and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession and provides resources, education, ideas, and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. Visit ASAE at .