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PRESIDENT’S COLUMN NCS Growing Pains, Fund Raising, and Strengthening NCS Leadership the Journal 2014-2015 By Romergryko Geocadin, MD, FNCS Last January, NCS Vice President Ed Manno, Executive Director JoAnn Taie, and I attended a two-day symposium for Chief Elected and Chief Executive Officers Offi cers sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives. The processes we have Romergryko Geocadin, MD, in place for the NCS have been developed organically based on the needs that we had as an president organization. But, the NCS leadership is realizing that we are maturing and the skills needed to Ed Manno, MD, vice president govern it are also getting complex. This symposium was an eye-opener in many ways. It gave us Michel Torbey, MD, treasurer the opportunity to be introspective and also relate how the NCS is progressing relative to other Gretchen Brophy, PharmD, secretary similar organizations. J. Claude Hemphill III, MD, Building from inside: A candid introspection of the organizational growth phase of the NCS immediate past president shows that we are transitioning from Puberty to Young Adulthood (see fi gure, adapted from ASAE). Puberty is the phase where the organization grows steadily, but suffers awkwardness in its dealings with outsiders and with internal coordination. Entrepreneurial skills are gradually Board of Directors replaced by more professional management techniques and skills. Young Adulthood is the Mary Kay Bader, MSN, CNS phase where accepted management practices are implemented, including formalized personnel Neeraj Badjatia, MD practices. The beginning of bureaucracy and internal politics are evident. Clearly, this is an Gretchen Brophy, PharmD exciting time for the NCS. Guadalupe Castillo-Abrego, MD Jan Claassen, MD The Life Cycle of an Association Jennifer Frontera, MDSherry Chou, MD David Greer, MD 1 = Conception Geoffrey Ling, MD, PhD 8 1 Sarah Livesay DNP, RN 2 = Infancy Susanne Muehlschlegel, MD DaiWai Olson, RN, PhD 2 J. Javier Provencio, MDytrebuP=3 7 Denise Rhoney, PharmD W WHERE IS Fred Rincon, MDdoohtludAgnuoY=4SI ERH NCS?  5 = Adulthood Kevin Sheth, MDDavid Seder, MD?CN 6 3 6 = Late Adulthood Lori Shutter, MD Jose Suarez, MD 7 = Old Age Panayiotis Varelas, MD, PhD Paul Vespa, MD 5 4 8 = Revitalization Obscurity Wendy Wright, MD Dissolution Susan Yeager, RN, MS Executive Director JoAnn Taie Editor-in-Chief, Neurocritical Care Eelco Wijdicks, MD, PhD Neurocritical Care Society 5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204 Minneapolis, MN 55416 20 Phone: (952) 646-2034 Fax: (952) 545-6073 Website: www.neurocriticalcare.org Email: info@neurocriticalcare.org Based on this lifecycle, the next stages will require the NCS to master its environment to better serve its members. In mastering our environment, we focused on the offi cers and members of the Board of Directors. We took a survey of these individuals to determine: 1) how they understood their roles in the society structure, 2) how they communicated with each other and Continued on page 4 3


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