WLA is focusing on several key issues relating to the strategic plan. The WLA Board established three ad hoc committees to focus on areas of leadership, membership, and professional development. The committee work has been concluded and each committee has submitted a final report to the WLA Board of Directors. The board would like additional feedback from members prior to the June 8, 2012 board meeting.
Leadership Committee: Final Report
Members (Angela Milock and Laura Schmidli, co-chairs)
The purpose of the committee is to develop and implement a leadership plan which focuses on retaining leaders within our organization and discovering ways to foster future leaders. Specific responsibilities of the committee include: create a retention plan for past leaders, develop new methods of leadership, recruitment, and orientation, and design mentoring opportunities for new WLA leaders.
Membership Committee: Final Report
Members (David Weinhold, Chair)
The purpose of this committee shall be to develop and implement initiatives to build, recover, and retain membership for our organization and its units. Specific responsibilities of the committee include: review the goals and objectives of the WLA Strategic Plan 2011-13, identify specific goals and objectives of the plan that pertain to association membership, formulate initiatives to implement these goals, communicate initiative recommendations to the WLA Board, and facilitate the implementation of approved initiatives.
Professional Development Committee: Final Report
Members (Anne Moser, Chair)
The purpose of the committee is to craft recommendations for new or retooled professional development offerings from our organization and to address some specific issues as they relate to current conference policies and procedures. Specific responsibilities of the committee include: crafting a list of recommendations for professional development offerings from WLA, including potential webinars; recommendations related to co-sponsoring continuing education with other associations and groups; developing a speakers bureau; aligning current policies regarding speakers across all WLA conferences (WLA, WAAL and WAPL); and developing recommendations on how to improve cross-unit participation and presentation at all conferences.