NMA…THE Leadership Development Organization Creating Leadership Opportunities… together What is NMA? A not-for-profit, professional association where people: 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... To utilize our unique chapter-based concept to provide a different kind of leadership development experience How? By demonstrating the value of collaborative talent nurturing… and providing the “experiential” piece that allows people to grow and feel ownership in their own development. Based on what? People grow when exposed to lessons learned and best practices of colleagues and peers. People need a professional network to help solve problems, find jobs, and be inspired. 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… NMA Chapters help employees become invested…in the chapter…in the community…in the local culture…and in their personal and professional work lives. When people “feel” opportunities, they can choose to become ENGAGED back at their workplaces– and committed to one another and to the mission. Engaged employees “give it their all”. The NMA connection… People connect with one another The community chapter can link ongoing learning to whatever HR initiatives are occurring in various organizations 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: Chapter Members Executive Management/ Community Leaders Human Resource/Training Departments NMA chapters. . . 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 . . . Increase communication between and among related businesses in the area Provide real opportunities to practice teamwork and reinforce teambuilding And they... 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 . . . Create their own “niche” for helping reduce stress brought about by ongoing change Become “change agent” vehicles in order to help people survive and grow A continuous learning environment. . . 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.