A 12-week intensive syllabus for innovate,
industrious and inspiring association board leaders.
A signature program delivered in partnership by
Brewer Pratt Solutions and Consort Strategy
The list of 21st Century macro and nano trends is extensive and almost exclusively interrelated: Associations are struggling to define their value propositions in the context of complicated socio-economic environments; and yet their need to advocate, influence and respond to circumstances has never been more urgent and necessary.
These are uncertain times and all professional associations, irrespective of membership demographic, geographic focus, or financial strength, are striving to operate at peak efficiency and effectiveness, and to support their members in increasingly fragile socio-economic and political environments. Now, perhaps for the first time in generations, membership associations must be wholly pragmatic in ensuring they add durable value to their members’ professions, industries and communities. This is a reality that transcends borders. Given these mounting challenges and expectations, volunteer board members are increasingly required to support association staff by playing more decisive, strategic, and generative roles within the organisations.
Within the voluntary environment of association governance, it can be difficult to find time, resources or suitable avenues for personal development, and yet for directors to be successful as effective leaders, a commitment from associations to their directors’ continual professional development is critical.
Within this extraordinary multitude of contexts, we can no longer expect our board directors and volunteer officers to merely engage on compliance and financial solvency: yes, boards must provide strong oversight, but they must also offer strategic ambition and transformative leadership. It is thus increasingly recognised that a board’s fiduciary responsibilities are merely one part of a much larger and complex ecosystem of structures, processes, behaviours, and relationships, all of which combine to make the board director role a multifarious position that requires a core set of inimitable skills, knowledge and expertise.
...designed to reflect and respond to the unique nature of association governance. IMPACT provides designated and aspiring board leaders with professional development, access to a peer-support network, and strategic insight into the purpose, role and impact of affirmative board leadership.
...of volunteer association directors, developed by and delivered through a transatlantic partnership between association specialists, Brewer Pratt Solutions and Consort Strategy. Intended to stimulate discussion, educate and inspire, provoke debate, and inform fresh approaches to governance as leadership, the IMPACT has been designed to ensure an innovative blend of active engagement of governance experts from across the globe, and interaction with contemporaries from across the broad spectrum of membership sectors.
IMPACT brings together motivated board officers and aspiring board leaders from high performing associations and non-profits from around the world. The 12-week program is strengthened by the support of a personal, professional mentor, and reinforced through peer support.
In addition, a major benefit of participation is the sharing of experiences and the exchange of ideas and topical discussions, including: