Tom Pierce, FY12 chair of ASAE’s Consultants Section Council, recommended deep-sixing all the Council’s standing Committees. Tom floated the idea of forming one-year Task Forces to tackle specific projects.
Why the proposed change? Task Forces can:
• provide greater opportunities for more volunteers to serve in leadership roles.
• attract volunteers who are especially interested in one project that has a finite time frame.
• assure that too many ambitious projects didn’t land in too few time-starved committees.
• create a more effective way for Council leadership to keep track of each project’s status.
Judging from the detailed and enthusiastic progress reports that Task Force leaders presented at the Council’s February 2012 meeting in DC, this restructuring experiment is a success.