Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Association Boards That Fail
The other day, an association executive called me about coordinating member research needed after a “failed” strategic planning session. He shared the association’s major issue: a board that doesn’t understand the organization and doesn’t seem to be able to look toward the future. “It dawned on me that my own board wasn’t able to distinguish the organization from its convention. They don’t know what all we do. They don’t open our newsletters. I have a huge leadership development and training issue.”
This association is just one of many examples why five of us are leading a session at the 2014 ASAE Annual Meeting titled, “Why Boards Fail and How to Fix Them.” This CEO and I decided his organization may be a good candidate for a case study for our session.