The concept of the Arizona Talent Co-op started with a series of conversations between the leaders of People centered associations in the Phoenix area. We met at a local restaurant to discuss how we might leverage the resources and strengths of each association. We discovered that all our volunteer associations faced many of the same challenges and that we had multiple shared goals; to grow our membership, offer the best professional development for our members and increase our effectiveness as board leaders.
Successes to date are two community events held in May and November, a robust board development workshop in October and two all board networking socials at Experience Matters and the Arizona Diamondbacks. We have also explored how to build sustainability and continuity, as board members of our associations’ transition in and out of their roles.
Our goal is that together we can attract new members from all types of companies that strive to improve the employee and customer experience.