Improve Component Relations With a Chapter Advisory Board
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Improve Component Relations With a Chapter Advisory Board

business professionals in tug of war July 17, 2017 By: Dresden Farrand, CAE

Does your association have a strategic partnership with chapters, or is the relationship more a marriage of convenience? To build trust and better align on strategic planning, one association created a chapter advisory board.

Too many associations and components go about their business without much thought about their relationship, unless they're complaining about the other's shortcomings. Some even fall into the "us vs. them" mindset—a deadly trap of dysfunction and distrust. In the process, national and chapter leaders lose opportunities to work together to achieve mutually beneficial goals....