We all know that change happens; staff leave, volunteers turnover, member interests and expectations evolve and technology will always bring new advances to the industry.
Associations, and almost any membership organization, continue to be challenged by change management. Books are written about it and a lot of time and effort has been spent talking about how to deal with it. Change management is a tough subject that isn’t going away any time soon, so how can we be proactive about it?
In our October YM CAE Thought Leadership Webinar, Building Space for Change within Your Organization, Jennifer Blenkle, Founder of Frameworks, shared her thoughts on why it is so important to embrace change to keep your organization relevant to your members and prospective members. She shared tips on how you can build comfort and space for change to embrace the new opportunities and challenges it presents to your organization’s future. If you weren’t able to attend, you can watch the recorded version on the YM YouTube Channel.
Jen and I met again recently for Episode 21 of Ask the Thought Leader, where she discussed how your organization can get start finding success in change. (interview link below)
Join us for our next YM CAE Thought Leadership Webinar Series: Innovate the Lean Way at Your Association – October 21st presented by Elizabeth Weaver Engel, M.A., CAE – A new white paper that demonstrates how associations can utilize a lean startup methodology to eliminate waste, validate your learning, and innovate faster and more successfully. I hope you can join us.