A recent conversation on diversity, equity, and inclusion put a spotlight on the hard work associations are doing. The next step should address how leadership mirrors those ambitions.
COVID-19 has pressed associations to build boards with people who are flexible and eager to lead, and who bring new perspectives to the table. Diversity initiatives offer a path to get there.
Government relations is typically done with a handshake, but the Direct Selling Association has found ways to connect virtually with legislators and regulators.
Taking a hard line on reopening your office and setting ambitious productivity goals doesn't project strength right now. Patience, and small wins, can be a balm for stressed staffers.
There's no way to make an association crisis-proof, but good governance is key to resilience. One expert shares how to help boards maintain their focus.
COVID-19 has provided a common cause for associations looking to strengthen global connections. But some old rules still apply.
COVID-19 may inspire (or force) association leaders to go on the job hunt. Candidates and search committees alike will need to adjust.
Testing out new ideas can seem overwhelming right now. But there may be no better time to do it.
In a recession, associations will be called on to be fiscally responsible. But they'll also be remembered for what they did to address bigger problems.
Workers' increasing comfort with remote work and videoconferencing will outlast COVID-19, says PMI CEO Sunil Prashara. That's good news---and a warning sign.