Professional Association Strengthening Manual
These modules will assist professional associations as they develop into highly effective organizations.
A Series of Modules to Strengthen Professional Associations
These modules are designed to fill a gap in materials useful to professional associations and facilitators. They contain materials for strengthening the infrastructure of a professional association, enhancing its value to members, and increasing its effect within the health system and society.
Instead of a prescribed and linear training model, these modules offer a different approach to association strengthening. They offer content, examples, tools, and activities useful across the developmental spectrum of associations, from nascent to mature.
Where to Start
Begin with a conversation with the leadership of your professional association. Decide on your priorities and identify which modules you want to review. If you are a new association you may choose to use all of the modules to help you develop from the beginning. More mature associations may decide to focus on one or more areas for growth.
This modular approach:
- Focuses on association self-assessment and current goals
- Offers a range of topics that associations can explore for themselves
- Includes easy to use materials that don’t require professional facilitation or may be used with a facilitator