This article was originally featured in the American Staffing Association’s Staffing Success Magazine.
It was a great honor to begin my term as ASA chairman in October. At the Staffing World® Grand Banquet, now immediate past chairman Bob Livonius handed me the ASA gavel as well as the distinct privilege of serving the association’s members over the next year.
Even with the support of the ASA board of directors, playing a major role in leading the industry’s premier trade association might seem overwhelming. But as most of you know, the ASA board operates under a well-thought-out, three-year strategic planning schedule.
Effective Leadership That Lasts
Introduced by Aaron Green, CSP, who served as chairman in 2012, this multiyear strategy ensures that the ASA immediate past chairman, current chairman, and incoming chairman can maintain continuity on the association’s priorities. As chairman, I will work closely with immediate past chairman Bob Livonius and incoming chairman John Elwood to ensure the best results for ASA members over the next year and the years that follow.
This multiyear strategy may be proving its worth now more than ever. The business environment the staffing industry finds itself in right now is a fast-changing and often complicated one. Therefore, it is critically important for ASA to remain steadfastly committed to its top priorities, which include:
- Providing legal and legislative advocacy and public affairs information
- Producing quality research and data, especially forecasting information
- Serving as effective advocates for staffing firm talent
- Helping to prepare tomorrow’s workforce
- Assisting clients in bridging the skills gap
Read the full piece “Chairmen Change, Top Priorities Endure”.