A recent passion that continues to grow in my association management career is determining the most efficient method of conveying the value associated with creating a “culture of foresight” within association Boards, Memberships, and even the privately held member businesses. In order to create this culture, it is first important to understand the term foresight as it relates to trends-watching.
When an association professional sees the words “mission statement” the first thought that pops in their mind is the section of an association’s bylaws or place on the website that identifies the purpose of the association.
I had an opportunity to attend ASAE’s Springtime Meeting this past April. The keynote speaker, Don Neal, Founder & CEO of 360 Live Media, delivered an awesome presentation. The session title was “What Business Are You Really In?”
As the AH Accreditation Champion, I’m often writing and enhancing policies to confirm compliance with the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) Standard of Good Practices for the Association Management Company Industry, developed by AMC Institute. In addition to being the AH Accreditation Champion, I have also assumed an unofficial Accreditation Champion role among my AMC Friends. I was recently invited to share my passion for AMC Accreditation with Jonathan Strauss’ team at Strauss Event & Association Management in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Topics: Association Management