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On July 19th, President Trump unveiled a White House effort to address the challenges of modernization and automation, job training, and the current ‘skills gap’.
The Executive Order will establish a national council for American workers and a workforce policy advisory board designed to leverage insights on options for education and training in hopes of impacting the professional development, “…from high schoolers to retirees to secure stable jobs and careers in the modern economy.”
Comprised of administration officials, state and local officials, and CEOs from a variety of industries, the agencies created by this Executive Order will seek to better understand and improve the necessary training to be required of those entering the modern job market.
MSAE will continue to provide updates to this issue and how it may affect your organization.
Angela Madden has been named the new executive director of the Michigan Association of Ambulance Services (MAAS), following a decision made by the MAAS Executive Search Committee. MSAE is proud that MAAS used MSAE Executive Search Services to find their next executive director.
The Association Societies Alliance's (ASA) newly approved annual leadership award has been named after and posthumously awarded to the late Shane Yates, CAE, CMP, CTA, former executive director of the Ohio Society of Association Executives (OSAE). This award honors his memory and contributions to the association sector after he unexpectedly passed away this spring.
With one week remaining in the Lame Duck session, the legislature continued to take up action on a number of bills including Michigan school grading systems, the right of the legislature to litigate, citizen-initiated bills, and more. The U.S. House and Senate also passed significant revisions to nonprofit fringe benefits and donor disclosure rules.
With MSAE’s new organizational membership model, our membership has more than doubled to over 1,700 members. No longer are we an association just for the Chief Staff Executive…we’re here to serve the entire association staff. During the past year, we’ve created many new programs, webinars, peer-to-peer community of practice groups, and resources to address the needs of all staff levels.
Every association is different. But no matter who you are or whom you represent, one thing is for certain: there is lot of work to be done.
Whether it’s managing members, raising funds, contending with new rules and regulations, or delivering quality programs that serve your mission, there is only so much that can be done in a given day, week, or year.
And that’s not when you’re trying to hire new employees or keep existing ones, or reduce overhead costs, or stay up to date with new technology and ways of communicating.
Does this sound stressful? Perhaps a bit. But that’s part of the job — managing people, processes, finances, and beyond.
The most successful associations are efficient, tech-savvy, and skilled at communicating with members, sponsors, and their local (and online) communities.
Another trait these associations share: They track employee time.