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to modify goals and success metrics
based on shifting priorities allows
an organization to still identify
progress even if the path takes a
different route.

5

Communicate

The lynchpin of success in
resiliency isn't just the ability to
adapt your goals, but to adopt a
culture of inclusive communication.
As your organization pivots to new
criteria, it is essential that those
changes are not only shared with
staff and volunteer leaders (who
also do the work), but that wherever
possible, the work carried out by
each individual/group is tied back to
the new goal, explicitly identifying
the impact their efforts will make.

6

Recognize and Celebrate
Achievement

As our strategy and its
implementation become ever fluid,
there is an increased priority
to recognize the successful
accomplishment of milestones

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towards the larger goals. Positive
recognition of forward progress can
serve to reinvigorate those making
the efforts, reinforce progress
even if hurdles or challenges are
encountered, and serve as a moment
for a reflective pause to make sure
that the organization's efforts are
still in line with the goal/mission
it is striving to achieve. Last, but
certainly not least, these may be
moments where success can also be
shared with the larger membership
base, making the efforts of the
organization a journey where they
are a participant and not just
an audience.

7

Create Amazing Experiences

When organizations laser focus
on an ongoing assessment of
need and the piloting/creation of
high-quality solutions to answer
those needs the piece that is
often forgotten is the end-user
experience. The best program/
product/service will still fall short
if the experience of utilizing that

solution is a poor one. Including
the customer experience as an
ongoing practice in execution and
evaluation is key to refining and
maximizing the impact of efforts
made by an organization.
We will never be able to predict
every shift that will affect our
organizations. What we can do is
have the best approaches in place
to respond and adapt to those
changes from a place of strength
and stability.
Lowell
Aplebaum, CAE
is a strategic
advisor and
facilitator who
will be leading
two breakout
sessions during
the 2017 GSAE Annual Meeting:
"Creating the Member Story" and
"Membership Case Studies." He is
also one-third of our beer aficionado
trio leading the Beer Tasting
Foundation Fundraisers.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Connections - Spring 2017

GSAE News & Events
New Members
Living Legends: Tim O’Donnell, CIC, Bill Anderson, CAE, LEED AP, and Robin B. Gray Jr., JD
Georgia Partnership for Educational Excellence: A Culture of Continuous Improvement
Questioning the Orthodox Beliefs of Association Governing
The Future of Education and Employment
Building Organizational Resilience
My Internship with the Southern Economic Development Council
GSAE February and April Luncheons
Meetings Thought Leadership
Advertiser.com
Index of Advertisers
Connections - Spring 2017 - intro
Connections - Spring 2017 - bellyband1
Connections - Spring 2017 - bellyband2
Connections - Spring 2017 - cover1
Connections - Spring 2017 - cover2
Connections - Spring 2017 - 3
Connections - Spring 2017 - 4
Connections - Spring 2017 - 5
Connections - Spring 2017 - GSAE News & Events
Connections - Spring 2017 - 7
Connections - Spring 2017 - 8
Connections - Spring 2017 - New Members
Connections - Spring 2017 - Living Legends: Tim O’Donnell, CIC, Bill Anderson, CAE, LEED AP, and Robin B. Gray Jr., JD
Connections - Spring 2017 - 11
Connections - Spring 2017 - 12
Connections - Spring 2017 - 13
Connections - Spring 2017 - Georgia Partnership for Educational Excellence: A Culture of Continuous Improvement
Connections - Spring 2017 - 15
Connections - Spring 2017 - 16
Connections - Spring 2017 - 17
Connections - Spring 2017 - Questioning the Orthodox Beliefs of Association Governing
Connections - Spring 2017 - 19
Connections - Spring 2017 - The Future of Education and Employment
Connections - Spring 2017 - 21
Connections - Spring 2017 - Building Organizational Resilience
Connections - Spring 2017 - 23
Connections - Spring 2017 - My Internship with the Southern Economic Development Council
Connections - Spring 2017 - GSAE February and April Luncheons
Connections - Spring 2017 - 26
Connections - Spring 2017 - Meetings Thought Leadership
Connections - Spring 2017 - 28
Connections - Spring 2017 - 29
Connections - Spring 2017 - Index of Advertisers
Connections - Spring 2017 - cover3
Connections - Spring 2017 - cover4
Connections - Spring 2017 - outsert1
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