I was recently in a mission in the Myanmar capital city of Yangon for my organization, the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific, to conduct briefings on the green lending policy framework that ADFIAP has developed for the Myanmar Bankers Association (MBA). This is part of the European Union (EU) grant… Read More Associations in Myanmar
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
A post I read in the Associations Now magazine web site, written by Allison Torres Burtka, is on “How Associations can be Thought Leaders.” Allow me to share this with you today. A thought leader, according to Wiktionary, is a person, organization, or a publication regarded as an authoritative source of new ideas or intellectual trends. “As an… Read More Associations as thought leaders
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
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
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’?
During my visit to Gyeonggi province in South Korea sponsored by the Gyeonggi Tourism Organization (GTO), I discovered another “gem”: the “All in One Gyeonggi” initiative. GTO is a government organization funded by the Gyeonggi provincial government that aims to establish Gyeonggi as a dynamic business events destination where people, technology and ideas converge to… Read More Gems of Gyeonggi: Part Two