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Is your board ready for a technology director? The critical role of elected leadership in digital transformation


Presented by

  • Joel Albizo, Hon ASLA, FASAE, CAE, CEO, Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards 

  • Veronica Meadows, CAE, Senior Director of Strategy, Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards

About this session

Eric Teller, director of moonshots at (Google) X, has observed that the accelerating rate of technological change has exceeded our ability to absorb and benefit from it. This at a time when stakeholder experience equals expectation and disruptive technologies are pressuring traditional value propositions and business models. How do association leaders reconcile these complex realities?

In this time of transformation, elected leaders must answer critical, fundamental questions that will arise as the advancement of technology calls strategies, priorities and resource management decisions into question. Is your board structured and populated with leaders who will rise to this challenge?

In this session you’ll learn how one nimble association is reinventing its elected leadership structure and processes to provide the flexibility to seek out a diverse set of talents and competencies essential to transformational change.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand how technological change is accelerating and the implications for associations

  • Gain insight into the role of elected leadership in addressing the transformative questions that go hand in hand with the advance of technology

  • Learn about a process to rethink, re-design and gain support for leadership structure and process reinvention

Who should attend?

Chief staff officers, who will gain an increased understanding of their responsibility and opportunity to evolve their governance structure and process to lead technological transformation

Senior staff with strategic/technology portfolios/aspiring CSOs, who will better understand the connection between elected leadership and progress toward strategic outcomes