Worker Bees of the Bar Association World: Working with Committees & SectionsPresentation Transcript
Worker Bees of theBar Association World:Working withCommittees & SectionsAmerican Bar Association2010 Bar Leadership Institute
Today’s Goals 21st Century Context Challenge of Stagnant Committees & Renegade Sections Recruiting, Motivating & Supporting Chairs Getting & Keeping Your Worker Bees Next Steps to Consider
Online Communities Threat? or Opportunity?
Be a 21st Century Association Reexamine Experiment (and fail) Innovate Relevance is too low a bar to set
Generations X and Y Digital natives Collaboration Feedback Choices Balance
Stagnant Committees & Renegade Sections Voice heard? Invested in plan? Aware of goals? Work aligned with goals? Accountable?
Choosing the Right Chairs Motivations Social capital Not a martyr Forward-thinking One job per person
Support & Motivate Build learning into all leadership roles. Meetings 101 Break down Delegate Recruit
Worker Bees Tap into the latent talent being wasted in your organization. Offer a transformational experience.
Know your members Interests Prof dev needs Skills and experience Time commitment Social networks
Motivators Career benefit Meaningful service Relationships Community
Demotivators Bad experience Time commitment Pecking order Lack of information
New Ways to Work Ad hoc volunteers Delegate Fun Informal groups New venues and tools
Ideas to Take Home Get buy-in of plan and goals Deep and continual leadership training Member inventory Break down and delegate tasks Publicize ad-hoc opportunities Remove barriers to involvement Open to new ideas and ways of working
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