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MHQ Team Preps AchieveMpls Summer Interns

On April 12, members from the MHQ team joined more than 400 Twin Cities Professionals to interview and coach 1,700+ AchieveMpls STEP-UP high school interns at the Minneapolis Convention Center. These practice interviews match youth who are preparing for summer internships at top Twin Cities organizations…

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MHQ Client Convener Receives National Distinction

Dr. Charlene Newkirk, Convener of The Presidents’ Round Table, an organization that brings together African-American Community College leaders for the purpose of ensuring their success as campus leaders, was recognized in April by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society with the prestigious Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction….

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April is Celebrate Diversity Month!

We at Management HQ deliberately embrace opportunities to expand our hearts and minds, demanding equity and driving inclusion, engagement and diversity in our work, our team, and our communities. In recognition of April is Celebrate Diversity Month, Management HQ is sharing ideas from association leaders,…

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Driving Resources to Your Association with Urgency

For many associations, engaging stakeholders to take action can seem like pulling teeth. However, appealing volunteers around immediate and shared goals is, arguably, among associations’ most important tasks. “So how can associations optimize their chances of influencing their stakeholders’ choices?” Let’s turn our heads to…

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Management HQ to Co-Host AcheiveMpls’s Achieve 101 event at Southwest High on Thursday, May 4

Management HQ is proud to be co-hosting Achieve 101 at Southwest High Career & College Center on Thursday, May 4! AchieveMpls CEO Danielle Grant will lead a great conversation about the work AchieveMpls is doing to help students achieve their career and college goals. Attendees will get an inside look…

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MHQ Partner, Joi Unlimited, Announces an Inaugural Fellows Community Coaching Training & Certification Program in Healing Justice!

Management HQ proudly partners with and supports organizations that are changing our communities for the better, like Joi Unlimited. In May 2017 Joi Unlimited, a coaching and consulting firm grounded in the deep concept of healing justice, will launch the “OM Community Coaching, Training and…

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High Performing Committees: What Makes Them Work?

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to the structure of board committees. Committees should be organized to fit the distinct needs of their board and institution. Yet with more than 100 years of collective experience association management expertise, the Management HQ team offers this advice to support high-performing…

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Planning An Event? How to Navigate Registration Procrastination

  In the last year we have seen a dramatic change in registration habits across association annual meetings – one that causes committee chairs and board members to squirm in their seats. When it comes to registering to attend events, annual meeting registrants procrastinate. While…

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Association Leaders Respond to Executive Order on Immigration

As we continue to understand how we may or may not be impacted by the President’s recent executive order on immigration, American organizations and professionals have been scrambling to respond. Standing ready to support its members and its mission, read what the Minnesota Library Association…

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The Seven Pillars of Great Strategic Planning

By Trudy Ohnsorg of Cincinnatus Consulting When was the last time your organization engaged in strategic planning? Was it a good experience for you? What changed as a result of your planning? A well-crafted and well-used strategic plan will: Create a clear plan for the future….

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