STC Member Services Manager Barbra Sanders is one of 12 scholars recently selected by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) for its 2012 Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP). The two-year program offers individuals from underrepresented segments of the association profession an opportunity to advance into the ranks of leadership in association management by providing networking opportunities, educational programs, and career guidance.
DELP scholars receive membership in ASAE for the two-year period; registration, travel and lodging to two ASAE Annual Meetings; any two ASAE education programs as selected by each scholar; a Volunteer Leadership Retreat; orientation at ASAE headquarters in Washington, DC; and a DELP reunion in Detroit. DELP scholars also receive access to a Certified Association Executive (CAE) study group to prepare for the CAE credentialing exam, waiver of CAE examination fee, and study materials. DELP scholars will gain a connection to an industry leader to serve as a mentor, group coaching to enhance the connection of the DELP cohort, service experience with an ASAE volunteer group or other association-related volunteer group, and opportunities to meet with ASAE senior staff and volunteer leadership.
“Barbra has shown consistent leadership in identifying areas for improvement and ensuring that these get addressed systematically,” said Kathryn Burton. “She is a continual life-long learner, looking for ways to add value to the association, serve members with professionalism and grace, and develop a healthy, cooperative, and respectful workplace environment. Working with Barbra has been one of my greatest pleasures in my entire career. She is a star and deserves to go far in this profession.”
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 22,000 association executives and industry partners representing more than 11,000 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies, and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge, and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas, and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community.