Sample Presentation - American Counseling Association

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Introduction to
ACA Leadership
Shana Schnaue
Member, Leadership Task Force
Holly Clubb
Director, Leadership Services
ACA: The Big Picture
for Leaders
MISSION
To enhance the quality of life in society by promoting
the development of professional counselors, advancing the counseling
profession, and using the profession and practice of counseling to
promote respect for human dignity and diversity.
VISION
The American Counseling Association is the publicly recognized
organization to which all professional counselors belong.
BYLAWS AND GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE
ACA Membership
53,300+
Branches
(56)
Divisions
(20)
Regions
(4)
Standing Committees
& Task Forces
Governing
Council
Executive Committee &
President
Executive Director
Headquarters Staff
Special Interest
Networks
Corporate Partners
•
•
ACA Foundation
Council for the
Accreditation of
Counseling & Related
Educational Programs
REGIONS AND BRANCHES
ACA has 56 branches, including each state, plus the District of Columbia, Europe, Latin America, Puerto Rico,
Virgin Islands and the Philippines. The branches are organized into four regions: ACA Midwest Region, ACA
North Atlantic Region, ACA Southern Region, and ACA Western Region.
MIDWEST REGION
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Michigan
Minnesota (inactive)
Missouri
Nebraska
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
South Dakota
Wisconsin
NORTH ATLANTIC REGION
Connecticut
Delaware (inactive)
District of Columbia
Europe
Maine
Massachusetts
New Hampshire (inactive)
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island (inactive)
Vermont (inactive)
Virgin Islands
REGIONS AND BRANCHES
SOUTHERN REGION
Alabama
Arkansas
Florida
Georgia (inactive)
Kentucky
Latin America (inactive)
Louisiana
Maryland
Mississippi
North Carolina
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
West Virginia
Idaho
Montana
Nevada (inactive)
New Mexico
Oregon
Philippines
Utah (reforming)
Washington
Wyoming
WESTERN REGION
Alaska
Arizona
California
Colorado
Hawaii
American Counseling Association
Divisions
Name of Division
Date Chartered
AADA
Association for Adult Development and Aging
1986
AARC
Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling
1965
ACAC
Association for Children & Adolescent Counseling
2010
ACC
Association for Creativity in Counseling
2004
ACCA
American College Counseling Association
1991
ACEG
Association for Counselors and Educators in Government
1984
ACES
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
1952
ALGBTIC
Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender
Issues in Counseling
1996
Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
1972
AMCD
American Counseling Association
Divisions Continued
Name of Division
Date Chartered
AHC
Association for Humanist Counseling
1952
AMHCA
American Mental Health Counselors
1978
ARCA
American Rehabilitation Counseling Association
1958
ASCA
American School Counselor Association
1953
ASERVIC
Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values
in Counseling
1974
ASGW
Association for Specialists in Group Work
1973
CSJ
Counselors for Social Justice
1999
IAAOC
Intl Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors
1974
IAMFC
Intl Association of Marriage and Family Counselors
1989
NCDA
National Career Development Association
1952
NECA
National Employment Counseling Association
1966
ACA STANDING COMMITTEES
2013-2014
• Audit Committee
• Awards Committee
• Branch Development Committee
• Bylaws and Policies Committee
• Compensation Committee
• Ethics Committee
• Financial Affairs Committee
• Graduate Student Committee
• Human Rights Committee
• International Committee
• Nominations and Election
Committee
• Professional Standards
Committee
• Public Policy and Legislation
Committee
• Publications Committee
• Research and Knowledge
Committee
TASK FORCES
2013-2014
• Ethics Revision Task Force
• Leadership Development Task Force
• Leadership Recruitment Task Force
• Member Benefits Task Force
• National Institute for Counseling Research (NICR) Task Force
• School Counseling Task Force
SPECIAL INTEREST NETWORKS
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ACA Ethics Interest Network
•
International Counseling Interest Network
•
Multiracial/Multiethnic Counseling Concerns
Interest Network
•
Network for Jewish Interests
Animal Assisted Therapy in Mental Health
Interest Network
•
Sexual Wellness in Counseling
•
Children’s Counseling Interest Network
•
Sports Counseling Interest Network
•
Forensic Counseling Interest Network
•
Traumatology Interest Network
•
Grief and Bereavement Interest Network
•
Veterans Counselors Interest Network
•
Historical Issues in Counseling Network
•
Wellness Interest Network
•
Interest Network for Advances in Therapeutic
Humor
•
Women’s Interest Network
•
•
•
ACA Interest Network for Integrated Care
ACA Interest Network for Professional
Counselors in Schools
CORPORATE PARTNERS
American Counseling Association Foundation
Created by ACA in 1979, the American Counseling Association Foundation’s (ACAF) purpose is to
enhance excellence in human development through strengthening the counseling profession,
developing human and material resources, supporting innovative research and services, and
fostering collaborative efforts in response to societal needs.
ACAF is supported by gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations as well as ACA
divisions and branches. As a 501(C)(3) corporation, donations to ACAF are tax deductible.
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) is an
independent council, created by ACA in 1981, to accredit the counseling profession’s graduatelevel preparation programs. As a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for
Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), CACREP promotes the development and implementation
of preparation standards; provides for rigorous and objective program review; and works with
other credentialing organizations to ensure quality training in the counseling profession.
Importance of Leadership
Organizations receive their
strength and dedication
from their leaders.
Importance of Leadership
The impact of leadership is significant
both positively and negatively. Great
leadership drive high performance and
productivity. Poor leadership can
cause low morale, increase
absenteeism and poor performance.
Attributes of Great Leaders
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Treats others with respect
Leads by example
Keeps the negative out
Is easy to access
Makes decisions
Effective Leadership Skills
• A Leader is the organization’s biggest fan.
A leader should feel strongly and model
the mission and purpose of the
organization.
• Provide consistent strategic guidance.
• Possess strong decision making skills.
• Strong relationship management skills
Effective Leadership Skills
• A good leader is able to keep a finger on
the pulse of the membership – doesn’t
get out of touch or too far out in front.
• Understands the roles and
responsibilities of officers and
volunteers.
• Builds future leadership.
Effective Leadership Skills
• Listens well – possess a willingness to
listen to input with an open mind.
• Communicates effectively with officers,
boards, members, and national
organization.
• Conflict resolutions – ability to transform
problems into creative opportunities.
How do you recruit new
volunteers/leaders?
Why Do People Volunteer?
• Give back / make a difference
• Try new things
• Connect with others
• Personal growth
Why Do People Volunteer?
• Self-serving
• Build up their resume
• Relational
• Be an advocate
Three Categories of Volunteers
1.
2.
3.
Those who are always ready to
volunteer.
Those who are busy but will do
specific tasks.
Those who would like to volunteer
but don’t know how to begin.
Three Approaches to Recruiting
1. Warm Body Recruitment
2. Targeted Recruitment
3. Concentric Circles
Recruitment
Recruitment Tips
• What’s in a name?
• Tell me more
• But why?
• Sorry, I’m busy
Recruitment Tips
• Alternative opportunities
• Be professional
• Other options
How can you get what
you need from your new
volunteers/leaders?
Building Your Team
• Each member has something to offer
(talent or skill in a given area, experience,
connections)
• Many members are not aware they have
something to offer or are not confident
in their ability to contribute.
Building Your Team
• Members want to help the organization,
and they want to make sure that their
experience is gratifying.
• Members want to be successful in their
efforts on behalf of the association.
Building Your Team
• Level of member involvement will vary
depending on each member’s
experiences, obligations, desires, and
objectives.
• Members need direction and resources
to achieve the association’s goals and to
feel good about their contributions.
Building Your Team
• Some members may seek a position that
doesn’t suit their talents. They may not
have the skills to accomplish the task or
the time to devote to it.
• Leaders should broaden their ideas on
what types of contributions are valuable.
Building Your Team
• Leaders should strive to build a team that
includes all types of members.
• Recognition of team members is
essential. Member contributions should
never be recognized as favors to
leadership.
What do
volunteers/leaders
need from you?
Volunteers Needs
• They want you to prepare them.
• They want to feel welcome.
• They want good training.
• They want to do interesting work.
Volunteers Needs
• They want to know up front how much
time the job will take.
• They want to be appreciated.
• They want you to communicate with
them well and often.
• They want to know that they are making
a difference.
What are the different
roles volunteers can play
in your association?
How do you mentor new
members/leaders?
Questions?
Thank You!

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