In January, the MLA Board established a task force to revise the “Competencies for Lifelong Learning and Professional Success” policy to keep up with the evolving needs of MLA members and the changing environment in which we work.
By fall 2015, MLA will migrate the current association management system, website (MLANET), group websites and blogs, email discussion lists, annual meeting website and blogs, and MLA Educational Clearinghouse into a single association platform.
Look familiar? This map of MLA’s Rube Goldbergesque information system infrastructure shows how our systems have been creatively jury-rigged over time, and expanded and patched to solve specific problems or serve specific needs.
You know those long, wide-ranging conversations where you start out talking about, say, your weekend and end up talking about North Korea or Kim Kardashian’s family tree? Sometimes, the items on our to-do list have origins just as complicated.
Most strategic plans collapse in the execution phase. Effective plans have a clear process for action.