Why I teach at IOM: It is an honor to work with chamber and association leaders across the country. They make such a difference in their communities and I am humbled that I get to be a small piece of their magnificent journey. Many of these leaders have become friends and mentors over the years. I’ve enjoyed the laughs, the opportunities, and the kick in the butt when I needed to be challenged. I have grown both personally and professionally from having an IOM network. I stated in my book, Bold New You, that “It is in the vulnerable space of a tribe that you trust that you will exponentially accelerate your awareness and growth.” That tribe for me has been my IOM family and I am grateful.
From IOM Blog
Do you have a dream to achieve your organization’s mission? You are not alone. Most member organizations are faced with the search to future-proof their mission. Creating a future-proof organization is critical because research shows that members’ wants and needs are continuously evolving. Because of this consistent change, the value your organization offers to its […]
Nonprofit organizations are getting used to operating in a different world. Uncertainty, disruption, and volatility are now widely expected. Legacy planning systems and static governance tactics are a thing of the past. As we plan going forward, nonprofit leaders need to adopt a “Transition Planning” mindset instead of aiming for “Recovery” goals. There is no […]
At The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement, signs of progress toward overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic are all around us, quite literally. This year, the new Tom and Ruth Harkin Center at Drake University, home of The Harkin Institute, served as a vaccine clinic where nearly 10,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine were delivered. […]