NMA…THE Leadership
Development Organization
Creating Leadership
Opportunities… together
What is NMA?
A not-for-profit, professional association where
people:
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Learn to work together in their communities and
as part of a global economy
Understand the attributes of great leadership
Develop their leadership competencies
Appreciate the power of interpersonal
communication when coupled with technology
NMA’s objective...
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To utilize our unique chapter-based
concept to provide a different kind of
leadership development experience
How?
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By demonstrating the value of
collaborative talent nurturing…
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and providing the “experiential”
piece that allows people to grow
and feel ownership in their own
development.
Based on what?
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People grow when exposed to lessons
learned and best practices of colleagues
and peers.
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People need a professional network to help
solve problems, find jobs, and be inspired.
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NMA chapters play a key role in helping
people feel a sense of community and part
of a synergistic group.
And we all know…
Businesses grow when employees are
innovative and creative.
Only happy, challenged, and engaged
employees are innovative and creative.
NMA Leadership
Development Chapters
foster the environment
that makes it all come
together!!!
The NMA connection…
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NMA Chapters help employees become
invested…in the chapter…in the community…in
the local culture…and in their personal and
professional work lives.
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When people “feel” opportunities, they can choose
to become ENGAGED back at their workplaces–
and committed to one another and to the mission.
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Engaged employees “give it their all”.
The NMA connection…
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People connect with one another
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The community chapter can link ongoing
learning to whatever HR initiatives are
occurring in various organizations
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The community chapter becomes a “force
for the common good” in the local area
through service to others
Thus…
An NMA chapter is your
PARTNER in creating the
culture, connections, and
conditions that make an
employee WANT to contribute!
A Little NMA History
1919
First Training Meeting in
Dayton, Ohio
1922
Dayton Foreman’s Club
Founded
1924
Ohio Federation of
Foremen Founded
1925
National Association of
Foremen Founded
1956
Name changed to National Management Association
2005
NMA… THE Leadership Development
Organization
How does NMA work?
• Policy administered by NMA
staff
• 4 full time employees & 1 part
time employees
Governed
by its
members
Members elect
Board of
Directors who
make all NMA
Policy!
NMA
Directors
Assigned to
support
NMA
chapters
A sampling of affiliates…
• Lockheed Martin
Corporation
• The Boeing Company
• Blue Cross & Blue
Shield
• Columbus Public
Service
• Lennox Industries
• Harbor-UCLA Medical
Center
• MedCenter One
• Coastal Empire
• City of Orange, CA
• City of Burbank, CA
• City of San Diego, CA
• Dresser-Rand Corporation
• The Port of Seattle
• Energy Northwest
• UTC Aerospace Systems
• Savannah River Site
• Alcatel-Lucent
• Johnson Space Center
• The Robert B. Miller College
NMA’s Results-Oriented Leadership Model
Mobilize
Individual
Commitment
for Change
(inspire and engage
others, share
power)
Demonstrate
Personal
Character
Set
Direction
(envision the future,
share vision,
focus on customer)
(foster relationships,
model integrity,
build trust)
Engender
Organizational
Capability
(build teams,
nurture
creativity,
deliver results)
Derived from a similar model in Results Based Leadership by Ulrich, Zenger, & Smallwood.
Chapter/Organization
Interface
• The chapter serves three customers:
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Chapter Members
 Executive
Management/
Community Leaders
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Human Resource/Training
Departments
NMA chapters. . .
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Provide opportunities to
promote your organization
community-wide
Build networks both internally
and externally, in each
company… and within the
community of shared interests
Our leadership associations . . .
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Increase communication
between and among
related businesses in the
area
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Provide real
opportunities to
practice
teamwork and
reinforce
teambuilding
And they...
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Build community support
for the member
companies through
American Enterprise and
youth & civic activities
 Provide
cost-effective
training &
development
programs for small
businesses
NMA chapters . . .
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Create their own “niche”
for helping reduce
stress brought about by
ongoing change
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Become “change
agent” vehicles in
order to help
people survive
and grow
A continuous learning environment. . .
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Reinforces the concept of
lifelong learning and gives
additional choices for improving
oneself
 Allows
people to voluntarily
assume new responsibility
for their own growth and
development
Some “personal” benefits…
• NMA chapter newsletters
• LiveOnline webinars, individualized e-learning
• Group/classroom leadership courses and programs
• Chapter meetings with speakers and leadership
facilitators
• NEW NMA “Career Counseling Catalog” to ease
transitioning workers
• Awards and certificates programs to recognize
achievements
Through NMA, members can also
• Participate in NMA LEADS… the association world’s
FIRST online assessment and Leadership Evaluation
& Development System
• Receive CEU for training
• Become “Certified Managers” through our partnership
with ICPM…The Institute for Certified Professional
Managers
• Receive discounts on PMP
®
certification training
Practicing leadership skills…
• People demonstrate traits and abilities not fully
utilized in their current assignments
• Employees “experience” leadership via being active
in the chapter in a “safe environment”
• Chapter leaders grow and transfer new skills back
to their workplaces
• Each represented organization more fully develops
its bench strength and people become ready to
handle new duties and responsibilities when the
need arises
NMA and YOU -- It’s all about
developing leaders and helping them
stay “engaged” and “career
resilient”…
and recognizing that NMA can be
your community’s best resource in
that endeavor.