We Asked, You Answered: End-of-the-Year Goals

Don’t let 2018 end without accomplishing the important organizational and professional goals you set for yourself. Here's what some of your fellow association pros plan to check off their lists by December 31.

After Labor Day, it often feels as if the year ends in the blink of an eye, but there’s still time to accomplish the goals you set for 2018.

We asked readers, “What goal—individual or organizational—are you focused on achieving before the end of the year?” From next year’s strategic planning to sitting for the CAE exam, here’s what a few association pros will be striving for over the next three months.

Carl Weaver

Website Content Manager, International Association of Movers

One of my big goals for the year—and we are on track to achieve it—is to dramatically increase usage of our mobile app. Early this year it changed from a conference app to a year-round app with many tools for our members. Getting the members to think differently about it has been a challenge, but as our conference approaches and usage of the app increases, people should naturally see the other features they have been missing out on. I can see in the stats that people are exploring the app more. My hope is that many of them are retained as year-round users and share the tool with their colleagues.

Charity Quick

Executive Director/CEO, AACE International

We restructured our board of directors in June and created new associate boards. By the end of the year, it is our goal to ensure these changes result in attracting new volunteer leaders, increasing engagement, and streamlining operations of the board of directors. Additionally, I plan to sit for the CAE exam in December—a big, audacious goal of mine for 10 years!

Christine Melendes

Vice President of Strategic Events and Partnerships, Association for Corporate Growth

The one goal I am focused on for the remainder of the year is to finalize and get the organization’s strategic plan ready for board approval in early 2019.

Jessica Roberts

Professional Development Coordinator, Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer

  1. Launch a community networking platform for our continuing education providers.
  2. Complete the CliftonStrengths coaching certification.
  3. Create an evidence-based practice tutorial for volunteers who review applications.

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Raegan Johnson

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