(approved by R6 Executive Committee October 7, 2022)
Region 6 Focus Areas: Membership and Communication
Issue: LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Objective: Provide engaging, career-long leadership development opportunities for all members.
- A strategy has been developed to identify and support personal and professional leadership development along a career pathway – from pre-certification through retirement.
- Implementation of supports at each career stage is underway.
- A system is in place that leverages the collective expertise of members to support development of leadership in others.
- Enlist superintendents in the region to be key collaborators in membership recruitment including conversations of supporting membership dues
- Create affinity groups for co-administrators and classified leaders
- Select alternate region leadership positions (Board of Directors)
- Offer a mentor (formal or informal) to each new member
- Share personal stories in newsletters
- Offer monetary incentives or complimentary registration
- Reach out to new administrators and credential students
- Survey non-members on their reasons of not being members
Issue: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – DELIVERY/REINFORCEMENT
Objective: Improve member access to convenient, ongoing development opportunities that reflect the latest trends in professional learning.
- Members are recognized when they gain new competencies and reach new professional development milestones.
- Continue virtual workshops
- Collaborate with partners/sponsors
- Offer workshops that support members’ personal needs (e.g. retirement, insurance)
- Recognize Academy graduates, advance degrees, other awards
- Partner or co-sponsor with other administrators groups (e.g. CASBO, CAAASA, CALSA)
- Open PD’s to non-members
Issue: MEMBER COMMUNICATION
Objective: Raise member awareness of ACSA benefits, services and initiatives, and the overall value of ACSA membership and engagement.
II.A more comprehensive member database is being developed to better target member interests and preferences for communication.
- Welcome (Onboard) each new member by Vice President of Membership and Ambassador (notes, phone calls, visits, etc.)
- Highlight more about ACSA legislative actions and focus on equity in newsletters
- Send one monthly communication specifically through superintendents for sharing
- Feature an administrator a month that includes their reasons for joining ACSA (through Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
- Increase public visibility (e.g. public comments at Board meetings, media releases)
- Provide printed copies of talking points about ACSA benefits, shared through charters and districts