The “how” is the collection of values that inspire and guide behavior—the association’s guiding principles. These principles form our competitive advantage. We engage members in an open forum for development (TLCs), pulse discussions on industry trends, and member panels. We provide opportunities to assume leadership positions within the association, i.e., work groups, committee leaders and board-of-advisor roles. Ownership for all contributors and the ability to have autonomy when participating in decision-making discussions and work groups is important to us. Recognition of success is also important for us to share, as is evident through our annual Association HR Awards program, member and company spotlights, and one on one interview.
The final ingredient of the big picture is the “what” of the association: its vision and goals. A clear picture of the vision and goals establishes desired results. We understand what actions will support the health of our association. Through our 2017 program of work plan, we provide quantifiable measures to gauge results. By understanding the association goals, members can create individual objectives to ensure that they are maximizing their membership, engaging in activities important to them and creating opportunities unique to their personal and professional development to ensure they make a difference through their work.
When members have a passion for these components, they see the big picture and fully utilize the advantages of their association membership.
For more information about the HRO Today Services and Technology Association, a global group of HR executives, thought leaders and experts, please visit our website, www.hrotoday.com/association or contact me directly at 386-366-1288.
VP and Global Executive Director