The central bank governor and the association community: A Philippine tribute story

It might interest you to know how the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), and the Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE) are interrelated as institutions. Not many know that the state-owned PICC’s sole shareholder is the BSP. In 1974, then-President Ferdinand Marcos signed Presidential Decree No. 520, which authorized… Read More The central bank governor and the association community: A Philippine tribute story

Association’s role in education and employment

In my column last January 21, 2018, “Why Associations Matter,” I wrote about the significant but silent contributions that associations make to society. These are: (a) committing resources to lifelong learning and professional development, (b) creating industry and professional standards, and (c) promoting enterprise development, product and service innovation. I will follow up on item… Read More Association’s role in education and employment

Seven smart ways to grow your association

Here is an excerpt of an article I read written by David Hebert, CEO of the  American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the largest full-service professional organization of nurse practitioners, representing the interests of more than 248,000 nurse practitioners and 84,000 members. AANP’s mission is to empower nurse practitioners to advance quality healthcare through practice, education,… Read More Seven smart ways to grow your association

Can associations be ‘disrupted’?

It depends, is one answer to the title above. I participated in an online forum recently with four other association executives from the United States and Canada, organized by AssociationSuccess.org, a North American internet-based publication and community of association professionals. It was an hour-long e-session in different time zones facilitated by Lowell Aplebaum, CEO and… Read More Can associations be ‘disrupted’?