Deciding who will chair your organisation should be a considered process; not just appointing a person who has time on their hands, has been on the board a long time or wants to have the experience noted on their resume. In this article, Jane Boag explores a few of the things that sets the role of the chair apart.
COVID-19 may be waning, but it’s leaving behind a throng of exhausted managers and teams. The advice from the early months of the crisis still holds: Don’t stick with old ways of working that aren’t effective anymore, and make time for self-care.
Finding the Purpose of Association Meetings in a Changed World
COVID 19 caused upheaval in many industries, and professional associations are no exception. While we are eagerly looking to update our educational offerings, it is important to step back and look at this as a great opportunity to implement changes and new strategies that might have been overdue.
Successful leaders "listen twice as much as they talk" and talk more in terms of "we" and "us" than about themselves, writes Steve Keating. "Authentic Leaders want the people who work with them to believe they can accomplish anything, even one day surpassing the leader," he writes.
International Advisor to the Global Association Hubs Martin Sirk makes the case for associations as communities in which trust, authentic engagement practices, mission-driven advocacy, and sustainable values have pride of place.
How Free Resources Can Build Relationships and Increase Member Value
A surge of free offerings for members and non-members during the pandemic led to increased engagement and stronger advocacy efforts. Find out how to keep leveraging those offers to enhance value and build relationships.
Leaders can minimize the frustration of online meetings by guiding the flow, learning more about how participants show engagement and checking in outside of meetings to get feedback, writes Alaina Love. "Navigating a digital communications void demands that leaders more frequently acknowledge and thank employees for their efforts to prevent them from feeling undervalued," she writes.