Unlocking the  Mystery  of  Associate Leadership
This Presentation Will… <ul><li>Define What is an Associate Vice President and That Person’s Role in HBA Leadership? </li>...
Let’s Begin
What is an Associate VP?
Spokesperson <ul><li>Main Entry: spokes·per·son   </li></ul><ul><li>Pronunciation: pər-sən </li></ul><ul><li>Function:  no...
Leader <ul><li>Main Entry: lead·er  </li></ul><ul><li>Pronunciation: lē-dər </li></ul><ul><li>Function:  noun   </li></ul>...
“ Good Leaders Are Not Born…” <ul><li>If you have the desire and willpower, you could  become a good leader.  </li></ul><u...
The Role of an AVP <ul><li>Associate Committee Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Delegate Sub Committee Chairs </li></ul><ul><li>Spo...
You Are Truly a Beacon
9 Qualities of a Leader <ul><li>Understanding (of the Home Building Industry) </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency </li></ul><ul>...
Leadership Styles <ul><li>Autocratic </li></ul><ul><li>Participative </li></ul><ul><li>Free-reign </li></ul>
Leadership Styles <ul><li>Understand Your Style as a Leader.  </li></ul><ul><li>Choose an Effective Leadership Style.   </...
<ul><li>“ If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” </li></ul>...
“ The Path” to Associate Leadership
General Membership Meeting   <ul><li>NETworking v. NOTworking </li></ul><ul><li>First Impressions </li></ul><ul><li>Lastin...
Understanding Committees <ul><li>“ The Fun” </li></ul><ul><li>Legislative </li></ul><ul><li>Legal </li></ul><ul><li>Charit...
Committee Involvement <ul><li>Choosing a Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Time Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Beware of “The Burn...
Mentor <ul><li>Advice  </li></ul><ul><li>Guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Sounding Board </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Key M...
Committee Chair as a Goal <ul><li>Committee Attendance  </li></ul><ul><li>Exceed Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Positive, ...
Committee Chair:  The Start of HBA Leadership <ul><li>Identify And Understand Priorities of the HBA </li></ul><ul><li>Prep...
<ul><li>&quot;No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.&quot;...
<ul><li>Local Board of Directors </li></ul>
Next Level of Leadership <ul><li>Financial Commitment to Association </li></ul><ul><li>Professionalism as a Volunteer </li...
Make Up of Local Board  <ul><li>Officers </li></ul><ul><li>Builder Board Members </li></ul><ul><li>Associate Board Members...
Local Board Members <ul><li>Regularly Attend Board Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Attend General Membership Meetings </li></ul...
Local Officers
Local Officers President (Builder) 1 st  VP (Builder) 2 nd  VP Secretary Pres. Of SJPAC (Builder) Associate  Vice  Preside...
Local Officers <ul><li>Same Requirements as Board Members </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Management of Association </li></ul><...
Associate Vice President <ul><li>Represents the Associate Member </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the Effects of Board Actions, ...
Part Two <ul><li>You Have an Understanding of Local Issues </li></ul><ul><li>You Have the Desire to Continue in the Builde...
State Leadership
<ul><li>&quot;In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothi...
NJBA Committees & Chairs <ul><li>Each Local Has Three Presidential Appointments to Each NJBA Committee </li></ul><ul><li>T...
NJBA Board Of Directors <ul><li>By Law Requirements  </li></ul><ul><li>Appointed by Locals </li></ul><ul><li>Life Director...
NJBA Executive Committee 4 Local Associate VPs 1 NAHB  State Rep 4 Local  Presidents 2 Presidential  Appointees Past  NJBA...
NJBA Officers Note:  There is a 5 th  Builder VP Position The EVP is staff assigned to senior officers President 1 st  VP ...
NJBA Officers <ul><li>By Law Requirements to Become an Officer </li></ul><ul><li>One Year Minimum on NJBA Board </li></ul>...
Associate Vice President <ul><li>Represents the Associate Member </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the Effects of Board Actions, ...
<ul><li>Add the Following…….. </li></ul>
Represents ALL Associate Members <ul><li>Can Not Show Favoritism </li></ul><ul><li>What’s Best for the State </li></ul><ul...
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.    -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
What Does This All Have To Do With Your Business Planning and Developing Relationships?
Associate Leadership Benefits <ul><li>Education of Industry Threats/Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Working Knowledge of Governme...
Your Business Planning <ul><li>Each Level of Leadership Gives You First Hand Knowledge of Industry Threats That Could Seve...
Developing & Maintain Relationships <ul><li>Serving on Each Level of Leadership Brings You Closer to Each of Your Fellow O...
The End? <ul><li>Hopefully It’s the Beginning! </li></ul>Questions?
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This Associate Leadership Guidance presentation was created by the New Jersey Builders Association\'s Past Associate Vice Presidents Council. It was created to help our NJ local HBAs develop future leaders.

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Associate Leadership Guidance

  1. 1. Unlocking the Mystery of Associate Leadership
  2. 2. This Presentation Will… <ul><li>Define What is an Associate Vice President and That Person’s Role in HBA Leadership? </li></ul><ul><li>Familiarize You With the Necessary Steps to Becoming an Effective Associate Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Help You Become Better at Preparing Your Ongoing Business Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Develop Relationships That Will Last a Lifetime </li></ul>
  3. 3. Let’s Begin
  4. 4. What is an Associate VP?
  5. 5. Spokesperson <ul><li>Main Entry: spokes·per·son </li></ul><ul><li>Pronunciation: pər-sən </li></ul><ul><li>Function: noun </li></ul><ul><li>Date: 1972 </li></ul><ul><li>: a person who speaks as the representative of another or others often in a professional capacity </li></ul>
  6. 6. Leader <ul><li>Main Entry: lead·er </li></ul><ul><li>Pronunciation: lē-dər </li></ul><ul><li>Function: noun </li></ul><ul><li>Date: 14th century </li></ul><ul><li>: a person who directs a unit </li></ul><ul><li>: a person who has authority or influence </li></ul>
  7. 7. “ Good Leaders Are Not Born…” <ul><li>If you have the desire and willpower, you could become a good leader. </li></ul><ul><li>Good leaders develop through a never ending process of self-study, education, training, and experience. </li></ul><ul><li>But you do need certain qualities to compliment desire and willpower to become not just good but an EFFECTIVE leader… </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Role of an AVP <ul><li>Associate Committee Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Delegate Sub Committee Chairs </li></ul><ul><li>Spokesperson for Two-Thirds Membership </li></ul><ul><li>Leader of the Associate Membership </li></ul><ul><li>Conduit to NJBA and the Local HBA </li></ul><ul><li>Motivator of ALL Members </li></ul><ul><li>Promoter of “Do Business with a Member” </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor to Members </li></ul><ul><li>Advocate for Continuous Professional Education </li></ul><ul><li>Constantly Striving for HBA Improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Part of “One Voice” HBA Leadership </li></ul>
  9. 9. You Are Truly a Beacon
  10. 10. 9 Qualities of a Leader <ul><li>Understanding (of the Home Building Industry) </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency </li></ul><ul><li>Influential (Pull, Not Push) </li></ul><ul><li>Willingness to Admit a Mistake </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to Listen </li></ul><ul><li>Decisiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Passion </li></ul>
  11. 11. Leadership Styles <ul><li>Autocratic </li></ul><ul><li>Participative </li></ul><ul><li>Free-reign </li></ul>
  12. 12. Leadership Styles <ul><li>Understand Your Style as a Leader. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose an Effective Leadership Style. </li></ul><ul><li>There Will Be Times Where You’ll Need To Be Each Style, But a Blending of the Three is the Goal for the Most Effective Style. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>“ If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” </li></ul><ul><li>- John Quincy Adams </li></ul>
  14. 14. “ The Path” to Associate Leadership
  15. 15. General Membership Meeting <ul><li>NETworking v. NOTworking </li></ul><ul><li>First Impressions </li></ul><ul><li>Lasting Impressions </li></ul><ul><li>Association Social Skills </li></ul>
  16. 16. Understanding Committees <ul><li>“ The Fun” </li></ul><ul><li>Legislative </li></ul><ul><li>Legal </li></ul><ul><li>Charitable </li></ul><ul><li>Sales/Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Member Mobilization </li></ul><ul><li>BPAC Fundraising </li></ul>
  17. 17. Committee Involvement <ul><li>Choosing a Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Time Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Beware of “The Burnout” </li></ul><ul><li>Under Promise, Over Deliver </li></ul><ul><li>Association Agenda First </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t Fall Into a Clique </li></ul>
  18. 18. Mentor <ul><li>Advice </li></ul><ul><li>Guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Sounding Board </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Key Members </li></ul>
  19. 19. Committee Chair as a Goal <ul><li>Committee Attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Exceed Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Positive, Active Role On Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Express Desire to Chair to Current Chair and/or Staff </li></ul>
  20. 20. Committee Chair: The Start of HBA Leadership <ul><li>Identify And Understand Priorities of the HBA </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing Budgets </li></ul><ul><li>Setting Effective Agendas </li></ul><ul><li>Time Management of Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Follow Robert’s Rules </li></ul><ul><li>Properly Delegate </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting Deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Working WITH Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Engage ENTIRE Committee </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>&quot;No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.&quot;  </li></ul><ul><li>              -Andrew Carnegie </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Local Board of Directors </li></ul>
  23. 23. Next Level of Leadership <ul><li>Financial Commitment to Association </li></ul><ul><li>Professionalism as a Volunteer </li></ul><ul><li>Excelled as Committee Chair/Volunteer </li></ul><ul><li>Honor the Standards of Conduct </li></ul><ul><li>Announce Your Intentions! </li></ul>Recommended Ways to Become a Director
  24. 24. Make Up of Local Board <ul><li>Officers </li></ul><ul><li>Builder Board Members </li></ul><ul><li>Associate Board Members </li></ul><ul><li>Alternate Director (Vote When Director Absent) </li></ul><ul><li>Life Directors </li></ul><ul><li>Past Presidents </li></ul><ul><li>Committee Chairs (Non-Voting, Unless Board Status Achieved) </li></ul>
  25. 25. Local Board Members <ul><li>Regularly Attend Board Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Attend General Membership Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Be Involved on a Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Understand Fiduciary Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the Standards of Conduct </li></ul>Are Encouraged to:
  26. 26. Local Officers
  27. 27. Local Officers President (Builder) 1 st VP (Builder) 2 nd VP Secretary Pres. Of SJPAC (Builder) Associate Vice President Treasurer (Builder or Associate)
  28. 28. Local Officers <ul><li>Same Requirements as Board Members </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Management of Association </li></ul><ul><li>More of a Time Commitment Than Director </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge of State Association & Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Engaged in NJBA Committees (or at least aware) </li></ul><ul><li>“ One Thought, One Voice” </li></ul>
  29. 29. Associate Vice President <ul><li>Represents the Associate Member </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the Effects of Board Actions, </li></ul><ul><li>Legislation, Regulations and Economic </li></ul><ul><li>Climate on Associate Members </li></ul><ul><li>Blend the Associate Members Needs </li></ul><ul><li>with the Ultimate Goals of the HBA. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Part Two <ul><li>You Have an Understanding of Local Issues </li></ul><ul><li>You Have the Desire to Continue in the Builder Association’s Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>You Have Concerns About State Laws and Regulations That Could Threaten Your Business </li></ul><ul><li>You Are Actively Involved at NJBA (at the very least on the Associates Committee) </li></ul>You Are Ready for the Next Step
  31. 31. State Leadership
  32. 32. <ul><li>&quot;In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.&quot;                  -Theodore Roosevelt </li></ul>
  33. 33. NJBA Committees & Chairs <ul><li>Each Local Has Three Presidential Appointments to Each NJBA Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Time Required is, on Average, 20 Hours per year, Not Including Special Projects and/or Sub Committees </li></ul><ul><li>One of These Appointments SHOULD Give State Committee Report at Their Local Board Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>The Majority of Committee Chairs Are Predetermined by Officer Position. In Certain Cases Where Officer is Not Required, the Current NJBA President Appoints Committee Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Committee Chairs work With Assigned NJBA Staff to have Effective Agendas and Realistic Goals for the Committee </li></ul>
  34. 34. NJBA Board Of Directors <ul><li>By Law Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Appointed by Locals </li></ul><ul><li>Life Directors, Directors and Alternates </li></ul><ul><li>Local Presidents and Local AVPs </li></ul><ul><li>Past NJBA Presidents </li></ul><ul><li>Committee Chairs (non voting unless BoD) </li></ul><ul><li>Fiduciary Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Time Commitment </li></ul>
  35. 35. NJBA Executive Committee 4 Local Associate VPs 1 NAHB State Rep 4 Local Presidents 2 Presidential Appointees Past NJBA Pres. 1 Past Presidents’ Council Rep 1 Immediate Past President 1 NAHB NVP From NJBA n/a 2008 6 (7) Senior Officers
  36. 36. NJBA Officers Note: There is a 5 th Builder VP Position The EVP is staff assigned to senior officers President 1 st VP 2 nd VP Treasurer 3 rd VP Secretary Associate Vice President 2 nd AVP
  37. 37. NJBA Officers <ul><li>By Law Requirements to Become an Officer </li></ul><ul><li>One Year Minimum on NJBA Board </li></ul><ul><li>One Year Minimum as an Officer of a Local </li></ul><ul><li>Associate May Also be Eligible if Chaired Local Associate Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Time Commitment Required of an Officer </li></ul><ul><li>Hours per Week of VPs (varies) </li></ul><ul><li>Hours per Week of President (varies) </li></ul><ul><li>Note: Depending on any current industry </li></ul><ul><li>threat, time commitment could/will increase. </li></ul>
  38. 38. Associate Vice President <ul><li>Represents the Associate Member </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the Effects of Board Actions, </li></ul><ul><li>Legislation, Regulations and Economic </li></ul><ul><li>Climate on Associate Members </li></ul><ul><li>Blend the Associate Members Needs </li></ul><ul><li>with the Ultimate Goals of the HBA. </li></ul>Remember This Slide?
  39. 39. <ul><li>Add the Following…….. </li></ul>
  40. 40. Represents ALL Associate Members <ul><li>Can Not Show Favoritism </li></ul><ul><li>What’s Best for the State </li></ul><ul><li>More of a Time Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Chair of the Associates Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Delegate Sub Committee Chairs </li></ul><ul><li>Inform the Local AVPs </li></ul><ul><li>Help Develop Grass Roots Efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Lead by Action, Not by Voice </li></ul>
  41. 41. Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  42. 42. What Does This All Have To Do With Your Business Planning and Developing Relationships?
  43. 43. Associate Leadership Benefits <ul><li>Education of Industry Threats/Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Working Knowledge of Government </li></ul><ul><li>Your Business Direction </li></ul><ul><li>Your Business Strategic Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships That Last a Lifetime </li></ul><ul><li>“ Someone Who Makes Things Happen!” </li></ul>
  44. 44. Your Business Planning <ul><li>Each Level of Leadership Gives You First Hand Knowledge of Industry Threats That Could Severely Affect Your Business and Trends That Can Help Identify Potential Business. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing First Hand the What, Where, When and Why’s of Certain Legislation or Environmental Regulations Will Most Certainly Give You an Advantage of How You Prepare For Your Company’s Future. </li></ul><ul><li>That is an INVALUABLE Resource! </li></ul>
  45. 45. Developing & Maintain Relationships <ul><li>Serving on Each Level of Leadership Brings You Closer to Each of Your Fellow Officers, Board Members/Trustees and Committee Members. </li></ul><ul><li>These Relationships Have Been Built Through the Overall Protection of Our Industry. You Become an Extended Family. </li></ul>
  46. 46. The End? <ul><li>Hopefully It’s the Beginning! </li></ul>Questions?

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