The Case for Annual Board Orientation

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By Bill Pawlucy, CAE and Bob Harris, CAE Click Here – Board Orientation Powerpoint Final Imagine starting a new job with a gamut of responsibilities and there is no orientation or manual.  Volunteers accept a role but may not understand their duties as trustees and a fiduciaries on behalf of the membership. The best relationship…

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Freedom to Associate – July 4 – Independence Day

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Freedom to Associate, as defined by Wikipedia, encompasses both an individual’s right to join or leave groups voluntarily, the right of the group to take collective action to pursue the interests of its members, and the right of an association to accept or decline membership based on certain criteria. Very few countries have the public policies similar to those that support a network of…

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Strategic Planning, Meet Strategic Execution

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A strategic plan is only the beginning. Here are the elements you need to move from the drawing board to the dashboard and put your plan into action. Strategic planning is the first step in the execution of an overall plan. The strategic plan establishes a key process approach to begin thinking about the future…

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3 Lessons: Continuing Education

For William D. Pawlucy, MPA, IOM, CAE, the Chairman and CEO of Association Options in St. Paul, Minnesota, leadership means constant learning. – Learning never ends. In a five-year period, I was elected president of a state society, earned my master’s degree, and earned my CAE. But I knew I wasn’t done. Today, I’m in…

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William Pawlucy, M.P.A, CAE, IOM , a top nonprofit and association professional and founder of Association Options, has been selected to serve as a member of the prestigious 2012 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The board provides advice and guidance in selecting recipients for the Baldrige Award – the highest…

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