A new governance structure must…

The NEC and Governance Committee started thinking about ideas for a possible new governance structure by creating two lists shown here. These have been our guiding principles.

What must any governance model for AGA “be like” or “do”:
  • Representative of membership
  • Inclusive
  • More nimble; Responsive
  • Provide value to members
  • Facilitate communication up and down
  • Transparent
  • Supportive to chapters/members 
  • Forward thinking/innovative
  • Agile
  • Flexible-to meet emergent needs
  • Clearly defined roles; understanding of strategic vs. operations
  • Collaborative
  • Purpose driven – be part of something bigger
  • Provide members a voice (vote) in leadership
What must any governance model for AGA NOT “be like” or “do”:
  • Cumbersome
  • Rigid
  • Bureaucratic
  • An ‘old boys’ club
  • Self-serving
  • Disrespectful of others’ opinion
  • Authoritative
  • Reactive/Mired in past
  • Directionless
  • Too federal focused
  • Micromanagement of staff