Hewat Strategic Edge offers powerful resources to support associations in their drive to build value for their members. Our role is to make this task less daunting by addressing elements that are key to an association’s success.
“Fertilizer Canada is dedicated to delivering exceptional member value to the manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers in our industry. Hewat Strategic Edge has been invaluable in facilitating our strategic plan, assisting us with our governance reviews and providing support to strengthen our system of committees.”
Garth Whyte, President and CEO of Fertilizer Canada
There are no absolute determinants of member value. In some associations members pay millions annually and perceive value, while in other associations, members pay $500 annually and do not perceive value.
Our Strategic Framework combines the utility of a balanced scorecard approach, with the power of a vision as a touchstone for decision-making. It facilitates the articulation of outcomes and the identification of required improvements. In short, it demonstrates leadership.
Having a high-quality system for establishing, operating and winding up committees is necessary to get the benefits of high member satisfaction, reduced staff stress and increased staff satisfaction.
Hewat Strategic Edge can assist in creating Association Committee Handbooks, Staff Training and Member Committee Orientation Programs.
Advocating for Members is a primary role for many associations. That usually means achieving wins for the sector within regulatory regime or a public policy environment.
It is easy to overestimate what can be accomplished within a few months, but it is equally easy to underestimate what can be achieved in a couple of years. That is because creating change through advocacy is not an event. It is a proactive process, undertaken over a sustained period, that generates specific outputs, which are designed to result in significant victories.
Hewat Strategic Edge can be helpful in a few ways.
In our experience, an association can be a powerful advocate for change; particularly when it has a prioritized policy agenda, well developed strategies and a strong capability to communicate to the different audiences.
"Hewat Strategic Edge – They played an important role when we secured a federally supported transition fund for our industry".
Martin Rice, Executive Director, Canadian Pork Council