Introduction • Welcome • Purpose of Association Leadership School • Groom Future Leaders • Develop pool of potential Board of Directors nominees and new committee members • No guarantee of appointment • Who is a Board Member? • Decision maker at company • Can commit time and company finances
Course Overview • Introduction • NPCA history • Board Structure • Strategic Plan • NPCA Committees Structure • NPCA Governance • Fiscal Responsibilities • Meeting Logistics • Advancing Through NPCA Leadership • Conclusion
NPCA History How far have we come?
NPCA … Then and Now 1966 Timeline… 1965 1969 1965: NPCA formed by group of producers after attending BIBM meeting in Europe. Formerly known as the Unit Step Manufacturers Assn. 1966: Membership reached 75 1969: Headquarters moved to Indianapolis
NPCA … Then and Now 1989 Timeline… 1988 1991 1978 1978: Product Sections formed 1988: Plant Certification Program launched with 17 participants 1989: NPCA Educational Foundation incorporated 1991: NPCA hires its own staff
NPCA … Then and Now 1995 Timeline… 1994 1996 1994:Budget hits $1 million 1994: First Manufactured Concrete Exposition (MCX) 1995: First staff engineer hired 1996: Web site launched 1996: MC Magazine launched
NPCA … Then and Now 2000 Timeline… 1997 1997:NPCAEF scholarship endowment campaign 2000: MCX technical and management training component added 2000: Joint Venture of MCX and Masonry Expo announced, forming MCPX in 2003
NPCA … Then and Now 2001 Timeline… 2002 2001: Grassroots political action network launched 2002: Precast Solutions magazine launched 2002: Budget surpasses $3.7 million
NPCA … Then and Now 2004 Timeline… 2005 2004: Board of Directors creates Preferred Future for the year 2010 2004: Creation of Divisions and Product Committees announced 2005: Budget passes $4.9 million
NPCA … Then and Now Timeline… 2007 2006 2006: Membership surpasses 1,000 companies Plant Certification Required by 22 State DOTs 300 Plants in the Plant Certification Program 2007: Budget surpasses $6M Creation of The Precast Show is announced New NPCA Prestress Certification program launched
NPCA … Then and Now 2010 2011 Timeline… 2009 2008 2012 2008: MC Magazine becomes Precast Inc. 2009: The launch of Precast University 2011: The Precast Show adds former MCPX partners NCMA and ICPI. CSI also joins, giving the show five partnering groups (NPCA and ACPA are original partners of The Precast Show) 2012: First graduate of Precast University, Mike Loy of Bethlehem Precast, is honored at The Precast Show.
NPCA … Then and Now NPCA NOW Membership = 865 Plant Certification = 364 Web site – fully interactive NPCA THEN Membership = 75 Plant Certification = 17 Web site – text only
Board Structure Understanding the Board of Directors
Board Responsibilities (overview) • Strategic Planning • Yearly Budget • Monitor Committee Activity
Board of Directors 15 board positions • 12 Producers • 1 Chairman • 1 Chairman-Elect • 1 Secretary/Treasurer • 3 Associates 2 ex-officio positions • Immediate Past Chair • NPCA President
Board Standing Committees Executive • Comprised the officers and three other select members of the Board of Directors • Act as the steering committee for the Board of Directors • Serves as the Audit Committee • Prepares, in cooperation with the President, the annual budget for adoption by the entire Board of Directors • Determine the time and place for all meetings of the Board of Directors • Act for the Board of Directors between meetings of the Board on matters requiring immediate attention Nominating • Submits nominees for the officers and open directorship positions on the Board of Directors.
Executive Committee Executive Committee • Voting Members Chairman Chairman-Elect Secretary/Treasurer 3 at-large board members • Ex-Officio Members Past Chairman NPCA President
Board Meetings • The Precast Show (Winter) • Spring Strategic Planning • August Budget Meeting (Executive/Audit Committee only) • Annual Convention (Fall) • Conference calls as needed
NPCA Strategic Plan “Begin with the end in mind” – Stephen Covey
NPCA Mission Statement Mission: The National Precast Concrete Association is dedicated to expanding the use of quality precast concrete. NPCA provides industry leadership by promoting precast concrete, identifying opportunities, addressing challenges to the industry, and supporting and developing member success.
NPCA Core Values Who We Are: Stewardship – At the core of our values is stewardship. Stewardship of our financial position, our resources and our reputation. Service - All of our work begins with a focus on service. Service to our members our associates and our industry stakeholders. Integrity – as champions of the precast concrete industry, our program of work and our product offerings reflect those members and our industry. We measure all of our actions with integrity.
NPCA Core Values What We Do: Technical Resources – By delivering the best in technical resources and state-of-the-art access to these resources, we have the best-informed members in the industry. Plant Certification – We administer the most trusted and respected plant certification program in the industry. This program is a vital source for product quality and production efficiency for our members. Networking – We develop outstanding programs and events that allow our members to network in the industry. Enable Commerce – Through the production of The Precast Show and the NPCA Annual Convention, industry publications and our website, we connect producer members with associate members in commerce. Encourage Innovation – We seek opportunities for growth in a rapidly changing business environment and promote those opportunities to our members. Education – We develop and administer relevant educational opportunities for owners, managers and production personnel.
NPCA Strategic Plan – Goal 1 Build a powerful brand identity known for premier technical expertise and resources, respected and utilized by the industry.
NPCA Strategic Plan – Goal 2 Administer the industry’s most comprehensive certification program that is valued and utilized by members and essential to customers and specifiers.
NPCA Strategic Plan – Goal 3 Enable broad stakeholder involvement through customized means of affiliation and interaction that promotes education and advocacy for the industry.
NPCA Strategic Plan – Goal 4 Lead and educate the industry in sustainability best practices LEEDGOLD
NPCA Committees Who are they? What do they do?
Committees Standing Executive Nominating Board Appointed Education Quality Assurance Safety, Health & Environmental Sustainability Technical Convention Planning Product Committees Buildings Product Committee Manhole Product Committee Precast Concrete Paving Slabs Product Committee Stormwater Management Product Committee Utility Structures Product Committee Wall Product Committee Water & Wastewater Product Committee Introduction to NPCA Committees
Board Appointed Committees : Accountability Board of Directors Education Committee Quality Assurance Committee Safety, Health & Environmental Committee Technical Committee Convention Planning Committee Sustainability Committee
Mission : Standing Committees Executive • Comprised of select members of the Board of Directors • Act as the steering committee for the Board of Directors • Prepare, in cooperation with the President, the annual budget for adoption by the entire Board of Directors • Determine the time and place for all meetings of the Board of Directors • Act for the Board of Directors between meetings of the Board on matters requiring immediate attention
Mission : Standing Committees Nominating • Nominees for the officers and directorship on the Board of Directors submit to the membership of the corporation prior to each annual meeting
Mission : Board Appointed Committees Education • To develop a vision and framework for education of the precast industry and to oversee programs and courses Quality Assurance • To develop, review and oversee programs and materials that promote the manufacture of quality precast concrete
Mission : Board Appointed Committees Safety, Health & Environmental • To develop and oversee programs and tools that promote plant safety, health and environmental practices Sustainability Committee • Implements strategies to move the industry to more sustainable practices. • Educate and provide members with tools to position themselves as viable sources of sustainable products. • Works with other industry partners to promote the sustainability of precast concrete.
Mission : Board Appointed Committees Technical Committee • To act as a technical resource to other committees and task forces • To recommend best practices • To review and oversee technical material relating to production and programs. Convention Planning • To develop a schedule of events for the annual NPCA convention
Product Committees : Accountability Board of Directors Product Committees Buildings Manhole Precast Concrete Paving Slabs Stormwater Management Utility Structures Wall Water & Wastewater
Mission : Product Committees • Product Committees • Gather information, investigate and address threats and opportunities and develop industry standards and practices
NPCA Leadership Structure Board of Directors Convention Planning Committee Technical Committee Education Committee Quality Assurance Committee Safety, Health & Environmental Sustainability Committee Product Committees
Committee Structure Your Role in NPCA’s Strategic Plan
NPCA Committee Structure DEFINITIONS Committee • An entity created to promote and expand the association and/or precast industry as a whole in accordance with and to fulfill the association strategic plan (Bylaw Article V)
NPCA Committee Structure DEFINITIONS Task Force • An entity created by the chair of a committee, product committee or by the Chairman of the Board to accomplish a specific task for a specific period of time in accordance with and to fulfill the association’s strategic plan, after which the entity ceases to exist
NPCA Committee Structure DEFINITIONS Subcommittee • An entity created by the chairman of a committee or by the Chairman of the Board to accomplish a specific task for an indefinite period of time in accordance with and to fulfill the association strategic plan
NPCA Committee Structure DEFINITIONS Product Committee • An entity created to address product-specific topics in accordance with and to fulfill the association’s strategic plan (Bylaw Article V)
Role of Committee Chair • Preside over all committee meetings • Set committee strategic plan goals based on the expressed interests of membership in conjunction with the Preferred Future Statement • Develop short and long range plans to achieve these goals • Monitor and report on committee activities • Appoint task group and sub-committee chairs • Identify and develop future volunteer leaders • Work with NPCA staff on meeting agendas and programming • Focus on best interests of association rather than on personal or constituent interests
Role of Committee Members • Report to committee chair • Attend and participate in all committee meetings • Participate in conference calls as scheduled by chairman and/or staff liaison • Complete tasks assigned by chairman • Focus on best interests of association rather than on personal or constituent interests
Role of Board Liaison • Attend all meetings and conference calls • Counsel the committee chair concerning the committee's focus and direction in support of the organization's strategic plan • Serve as a leadership resource for committee chair and staff liaison • Note: Board Liaisons have no committee voting privileges
Role of Staff Liaison • Orient incoming chairman • Attend all committee meetings and conference calls • Provide pre-planning, on-site and administrative support to committee • Create Strategic Plan Action Items to ensure that committee tasks are carried out in a timely fashion • Help prepare board reports
NPCA Governance Board Policies & Procedures