The rift between the Society for Human Resource Management and its longtime certification partner goes to the heart of a critical but sometimes perplexing issue for many associations: How to avoid conflicts of interest in certification programs—particularly when lots of money is involved. Can certification be handled in-house, or is a separate organization needed? “Bottom line, there are quality certifying bodies that are accredited, that work under both models,” said credentialing consultant Mickie Rops.
In a new survey, attendees list ‘inconvenient location’ as top reason they skip meetings, although experts warn the picture is more complicated. Still, many groups are taking a hard look at where they hold their trade shows and other events, knowing that the venue could be the deal breaker for their audience.
Dean Garfield, president and CEO at the Information Technology Industry Council since 2008, discusses providing a return on members' investment, testing his own theories of effective leadership as a young CEO and why he doesn't want an employment contract.
National Investor Relations Institute CEO Jeff Morgan to head Club Managers Association of America. He replaces James Singerling, who has led CMAA for 24 years. “It is a delicate walk appreciating the past and honoring the past but setting the tone for the future,” Morgan said.