Association Insights

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Board Sets 2016-17 Strategic Initiatives and Appoints Executive Commitee

Earlier this month, the 2016-2017 TSAE Board of Directors met to kick off the governance year and set strategic direction for the association. Traditionally, board service has been aligned with the New Ideas Conference in September, but beginning this year and moving forward, board service will begin annually in June. On behalf of the Board, I am pleased to share highlights from our meeting.

2016 Strategic Initiative Update

We heard updates from our Strategic Initiative Leaders at our March Board Meeting and took action on a few items to help move TSAE forward in achieving our strategic goals. Now, we are pleased to share news on our non-dues income, rebranding, and developing leaders initiatives and how they are benefiting you.

TSAE 2015-16 Strategic Initiatives

After a Board retreat and strategic planning session, some organizations lack a “next step” and sometimes well intentioned plans gets shelved simply because the plan did not indicate who is responsible for taking action. Several years ago, during a governance review, TSAE created a different type of officer leadership structure – one that clearly identifies who leads the strategic initiatives so they don’t fall to the side. I am please to present our 2016 initiatives and their respective Board leaders.

Board Orientation – An Excerpt from “The New CEO’s Guide”

I am excited to announce that earlier this month I released my first book, The New CEO's Guide (published by ASAE).The book is available online, but you can read an excerpt here on the importance of holding Board orientation at your association.

Update on 2015 Strategic Initiatives

In July 2014, the TSAE board outlined three large initiatives. As we prepare for our June 2015 Board meeting, we wanted to give you an update on where we stand with our current strategic plans.