ASAE’s Annual Fall Leadership Retreat, Board Meeting Focused on Diversity and Inclusion, Strategic Plan

WASHINGTON — During ASAE’s 2012 Fall Leadership Retreat, November 14-16, more than 120 volunteer leaders and board members gathered in Carlsbad, California. They discussed strategies on how to increase awareness of leadership tactics around diversity and inclusion with ASAE Members and provided feedback on ASAE’s strategic framework and possible opportunity fund projects.

WASHINGTON — During ASAE’s 2012 Fall Leadership Retreat, November 14-16, more than 120 volunteer leaders and board members gathered in Carlsbad, California. They discussed strategies on how to increase awareness of leadership tactics around diversity and inclusion with ASAE Members and provided feedback on ASAE’s strategic framework and possible opportunity fund projects.

ASAE holds the leadership retreat as a way to engage volunteers and offer them an opportunity to respond to challenges facing ASAE and the profession. On Tuesday, November 15, Karyn Nishimura Sneath, CEO of Npower, led the group through different exercises to explore aspects of ASAE community, diversity, and inclusive leadership practices. During the afternoon session, volunteers talked about the four pillars - knowledge, learning, community and advocacy to help determine if the pillars were still directionally correct – and voted on opportunity fund ideas that ASAE may implement in the coming year.

On Wednesday, November 16, ASAE held its fall board meeting, and the board heard results regarding the FY 2011 final budget, audit report and ASAE’s FY 2011 association-wide metrics. For the FY 2011 association-wide metrics, ASAE reached its stretch goals in four metrics (Net Revenue, Member Satisfaction, Program Attendance, and Website User Sessions) and target goal in membership. They also discussed the FY 2012 Program of Work and approved the FY 2012 association-wide metrics.

“ASAE had a very successful 2011, and we anticipate it will continue this year. The leadership retreat provides ASAE an opportunity to share what’s happening within ASAE, and this year we not only engaged our members in California, but we also reached out through Collaborate, ASAE’s private social network for members to interact and communicate online, so members could provide input regarding our strategic plan and the future of ASAE,” said ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham IV, CAE. “We want to ensure that ASAE offers high quality programs in professional development, resources, and advocacy that our members deserve.”

MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Kidwai, [email protected], 202-326-9505.

About ASAE
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 22,000 association executives and industry partners representing more than 11,000 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE, visit www.asaecenter.org.

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