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Experienced EDs and the Job Market

Posted by Stephen Lemire on June 29, 2012 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

During the past ten years as the economy has gone through more valleys than peaks, the nonprofit sector has been impacted many ways. Obviously, one of these has been a hit to the workforce. A subgroup that has had a particularly difficult time finding new employment is experien...

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From Lifelong Learning to Professional Development

Posted by Stephen Lemire on June 28, 2012 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Over the past 25 years, I have taught dozens of incredibly talented and motivated adult learners as an adjunct faculty member in graduate management and health services administration programs. A typical student has been an experienced medical clinician (RN, technologist) who wa...

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A Call to Fund E.D. Professional Development

Posted by Stephen Lemire on April 5, 2012 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Executive directors, particularly in small staff nonprofits, often operate without a peer. Though they have access to ever-increasing avenues of virtual, professio...
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Event Planning is Evolutionary

Posted by Stephen Lemire on March 22, 2012 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

During the past 25 years when I worked as an executive director of various national, state, and community small staff associations, one of the many hats that I wore ...
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The Sandwich Club

Posted by Stephen Lemire on March 19, 2012 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)


We often hear of the Sand...

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Priorities for Professional Associations

Posted by Stephen Lemire on March 1, 2012 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The wheel (above) is a perfect illustration for the outline (below) as it depicts the five general priorities for a professional membership asso...

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Observations on Effective Boards

Posted by Stephen Lemire on February 16, 2012 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Board of Directors Greatest Hits sounds like a Time-Life series of CDs (not sold in stores). But, rather, it is a compilation of my “somewhat edit...
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The Bridge: Teaching Philosophy to Classroom Style to Community Partners

Posted by Stephen Lemire on February 2, 2012 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

In an earlier blog, “Many Adult Students Need Learn but One Lesson”, I outlined my experience working with graduate students for the past 2...

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Mentors are Medal Winners

Posted by Stephen Lemire on January 26, 2012 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Not only is January National Mentor Month, but today, January 26, is set aside as Thank Your Mentor Day. (See ...
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It's Not Alphabet Soup

Posted by Stephen Lemire on January 12, 2012 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

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