The role of industry associations and professional bodies continues to change; they hold a distinctive position in the economy and can be uniquely complex to run.
One of the most important elements of such organisations’ success is the ability to attract and retain members by providing dependable representation, services and professional development. Alongside these commitments, providing a voice for an often diverse group of stakeholders is as much about leadership as it is about relationship management.
With continuous technological advances, diverse international workforces, and increasingly risk-averse industries, many federations, chambers, associations, and even religious institutions are facing increasing expectations from their members.
With business structures built, in part, on voluntary services, increasing demands are being placed on full-time employees to deliver relevant and value driven services.
At Odgers Berndtson, our experience in the widely ramified landscape of not-for-profit associations and professional bodies in Germany allows us to secure leaders with the traits suited to the unique demands of our clients’ organisations.