ASID Icon - Fall 2011 - (Page 4)
DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH & KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES
EDITOR Kerry O’Leary
ASID STAFF MANAGING EDITOR Jennifer Lipner
Michael Alin, Hon. FASID
Lisa Henry, FASID, LEED AP
A New Era for ASID
ASID has the unprecedented opportunity to create a fresh vision—a vision that takes into account the evolution of our profession, a vision that will remain true to our values and lead to initiatives that enhance our relevance and members’ experience.
IT IS MY honor to serve the Society
Karen Berube, K.Designs
PUBLICATION DIRECTOR Erik Henson
PROJECT MANAGER Megan Sapp
NAYLOR TEAM PUBLISHER Jill Andreu
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in what simply will be nothing less than a momentous year for ASID. Throughout our 36-year history, we have repeatedly demonstrated responsiveness to our members’ needs, never shying away from investing in continuous improvement strategies and change at ASID. We are accustomed to evolution, and the 2012 ﬁscal year will mark the beginning of an exciting new era. First, our Executive Director, Michael Alin, Hon. FASID, is retiring effective October 1, after more than 20 years with ASID. His vision and leadership have helped keep ASID on a steady course, furthering the profession and the interests of our members. His leadership, dedication and knowledge of ASID are unequaled. We will dearly miss him. Looking ahead, a task force of the board has been appointed and is taking responsibility for a two-phase process leading to the selection of ASID’s next executive leader. The “programming phase” was launched during ASID@NeoCon in June. With help from our consultants at the Greenway Group, structured conversations and surveys were designed and implemented. The goal was to get an accurate read on the Society’s current strengths and weaknesses, and to capture current thinking on the issues mostly likely to impact ASID and the profession over the next decade. These structured feedback opportunities were conducted with incoming chapter leaders, ASID Fellows, emerging professionals and ASID@Neocon attendees. In addition, we spoke with key industry and media representatives outside of ASID to gather a broader perspective and understanding of our role within the design community at large. The input we received will be used in the second phase, which is to develop criteria and select our next executive leader. This stakeholder feedback will also signiﬁcantly inform our upcoming strategic planning process for the next three-year plan cycle. The concurrence of
this three-year cycle, together with the change in executive leadership, presents ASID with an unprecedented opportunity to create a fresh vision—a vision that takes into account the evolution of our profession, a vision that will remain true to our values and lead to initiatives that enhance our relevance and members’ experience. The second big change we are excited to implement in the coming year is moving the ASID headquarters office to a new location in Washington, D.C. After in-depth study and evaluation, we have determined that the cost of maintaining and upgrading the building we now occupy outweighs the potential return on that investment. In the current market, without increasing our operational budget, we can relocate and plan an office that can signiﬁcantly improve staff collaboration and productivity, be more sustainable, and better reﬂect our profession and expertise. While no decision has been made yet regarding the exact date and location of this move, be assured that we will share information with you at each step as we proceed through this process. The prospect of these changes is both challenging and exhilarating to me. I trust in us as an organization and our ability to launch this evolution. We have gathered together such talented and committed leaders who have the best interest of the Society foremost in mind, and my personal goal is to ensure that these changes will set a foundation that will lead to ASID’s brightest future. i
Erik Henson at (800) 369-6220.
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