How a New Committee Structure Marked a Governance Milestone

two people stacking wooden blocks December 12, 2016 By: Doug Eadie and Christopher Fox

A new committee structure paid off handsomely for two affiliated U.S. and international associations in the dental field, refocusing their boards on strategic governance rather than operations. Other associations can learn from their success.

Reorienting a board that has become too deeply involved in an organization's operational details is one of the most important—and difficult—challenges for any association CEO. With the right level of leadership commitment, however, it is possible to overcome resistance to governance change....