COVID-19: Navigating the Impact

A note from AASECT Executive Director Kellie Braband

During these uncertain times, we want to stay connected and keep you updated on how we are navigating the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has immediate and long-lasting implications for how people work and participate in associations. Our top priority is to protect the health and safety of our members and staff. The AASECT Board of Directors, staff and committees are working together to make rapid, highly-informed decisions about meetings and programs, and taking immediate actions to ensure that member services continue seamlessly. 

Staff is in constant communication with AASECT leadership and we are all working together to optimize AASECT's choices going forward. Our recent announcement shared updates on membership and certification renewal, AASECT approved in-person CE events and the AASECT Annual Conference. See it here.

To minimize disruption and protect employees, the AASECT staff team is leveraging our digital workplace tools and working from home with periodic visits to the physical office. We expect that communications with the office will continue seamlessly.

As we all settle into our new routine of social distancing and working remotely, we ask that you please use digital/electronic channels of submitting applications and payments to the association whenever possible.  

  • If you have a certification application or renewal application to submit in the weeks ahead, we encourage you to submit your application packet to the office via email and make your payment online. You can submit your packet to and upon receipt, they will send your invoice with instructions on how to pay online.
  • Should you need to renew your membership for 2020, you can easily do so online. Click here for instructions.

Most importantly, please take care of yourselves, your families and each other during this time. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us here in the office if you need anything – we’re here to help in any way we can.


Kellie Braband 
AASECT Executive Director 
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists
35 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 850, Chicago, IL 60601

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