This was exactly the question that Chris Dingcong, Hong Kong-based Filipino brand consultant, founder and creative director of Springtime Design, asked around 200 association members who attended his plenary session at the Fifth Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE) Associations Summit (AS5) held recently at the Philippine International Convention Center. At a follow-up… Read More Is branding for associations?
Happy New Year! Since January is usually the time for “organizational reflection,” I’d like to share with you the principle upon which we have built our organization, the Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE). It’s about using “community” as a strategy. In the publication by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), entitled… Read More Community as a strategy
The Dubai Association Centre (DAC) invited me as one of over 30 international speakers at its inaugural Dubai Association Conference held last December 11 and 12, 2017 at the Dubai Trade Centre. The event was attended by more than 300 participants, mostly association executives and professionals like me from around the world. I was the… Read More Takeaways from Dubai
I was in Dubai last week as one of the invited international panellists of the 1st Dubai Association Conference organized by the Dubai Association Centre (DAC), a government-initiated entity established by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Dubai Business Events (part of the Department for Tourism and Commerce Marketing), and the Dubai World… Read More Formula for success
Having an organized board-recruitment process in place not only makes it possible to fill vacancies on a board in an effective and speedy manner, but it creates a foundation for building a skillful and diverse board. This is according to BoardSource, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization, which specializes on board service and governance, strategy and… Read More Association board-recruitment process
I was in Myanmar recently to conduct a strategic planning “retreat” for the board of the trade association of garment manufacturers in the country which has over 400 members. A board retreat is a meeting designed and organized to facilitate the ability of the group to step back from day-to-day work for a session of… Read More How to hold a board retreat
Four years ago the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) and my organization, the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP), had a vision: for the association community in our country to band together and create one platform, where they can learn together work together, grow together… Read More Associations stronger together