So here we are, heading into a new year (and decade!) with a mixture of optimism and trepidation (yes, I put optimism first 😊). So many questions: What does 2021 hold for us? How will this past year affect – positively or negatively – our associations, our chapters, our volunteers, our staff, even our own […]
For many of us working in component (chapter) relations, there are days when our answer is a resounding yes, and others where it’s more of a whispered maybe. The fact is that the role of components (e.g., geographic groups chartered or affiliated) is changing which in turn impacts the answer for each association.
CEX 2020 may be over but the lessons learned are only now being absorbed. It was a whirlwind of sessions, games (trivia, bingo and a wild scavenger hunt), and networking all in a virtual setting. Missed it or need a reminder? Here’s the list of recaps. Check back because we’ll keep adding links as we add recaps.
What does it mean to coach your volunteers? We are being called to shift our approach to volunteer management from command and control (here’s what you should do) to a coaching mindset where we support and guide our volunteers to meet the change head-on.
The perennial favorite event of chapters, golf tournaments, needed a make-over in 2020. Interestingly in many states, including Mariner’s home state Maryland, golf courses were able to re-open in the first phase with some restrictions, albeit critical ones for golf tournaments. With some ingenuity, a few chapters here and there held their tournaments. Read the story of one chapter and how to propagate their success.
Once upon a time, there was a passionate volunteer committee chair. Thanks to Covid, this committee was reinventing its activity and had a compressed timeline. The challenge was making the most of the virtual committee meetings. It called for strong facilitation skills.
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