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So far Shari D. Dirks has created 7 blog entries.

The Organized Association Leader

By |2020-12-10T11:37:01-06:00December 10th, 2020|

Going about our regular routine during COVID-19 is challenging since the only constant right now is change. As an association leader, you are likely a volunteer who may be working outside of regular work hours. Therefore, it can be hard for the association leader to stay organized. Currently, there [...]

How Association Leaders Can Boost Morale During a Pandemic

By |2020-10-27T15:33:05-05:00September 10th, 2020|

As we continue to live and work through the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever for association leaders to actively listen to members’ needs. During this difficult time, associations must keep an open line of communication with members to gauge the overall morale of the association. Members [...]

Mindfulness & The Association Leader

By |2020-10-21T15:51:19-05:00May 28th, 2020|

We are in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic; association leaders are undoubtedly going through challenging and unpredictable times. As an association leader, you are dealing with cancelled association events, a postponed AGM, new online platforms for board meetings, events, and webinars, and you are working harder than ever [...]

Effective Delegation for Association Leaders

By |2020-10-29T16:17:21-05:00February 6th, 2020|

Delegating tasks to both association volunteers and staff is a primary role of association leaders. Considering that delegation is integral in the day-to-day work in associations, can we then assume that association leaders are good at it? The answer is, not necessarily. Delegation is not a skill that most [...]

Cyber Attacks and Associations

By |2020-11-18T10:23:34-06:00November 7th, 2019|

Scenario: It’s late afternoon on Friday, you go to check your computer as you are expecting replies from fellow association board members regarding copies of financials that you sent out the day before. You login to your account, and you see that you have received an email from a [...]

Change in Associations and the Role of the Association Leader – Part 2

By |2020-10-21T15:15:05-05:00July 29th, 2019|

In my previous blog article, Things Change – Change in Associations and the Role of the Association Leader, I explored the catalysts for change in associations, and how changes can be internal and external. I went through the types of change, as well as the different leadership styles which [...]

Things Change – Change in Associations and the Role of the Association Leader

By |2020-10-21T15:17:14-05:00April 4th, 2019|

I have experienced a lot of change in my life in the past few years. After working in retail for 25 years, I made the decision to go back to school. I spent two years sharpening my skills, then three years working in a corporate environment for a large [...]

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