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AuthorThompson, Craig A.

"Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."--Vince Lombardi What makes the IADC great can be summed up in two words: committed members!

As I have traveled around the globe and connected with members, it has become even clearer to me that the strength of our organization lies in our members: committed volunteers who are willing to host meetings, travel to programs, speak, and share business and tips for success. The IADC is proud of its history of achievement, and will continue to lead the efforts to advance our profession and the justice system.

We promise to do the following:

Never Lose the Personal Touch

We are focused more than ever on ensuring that each and every member of the IADC receives the full value of membership. This will be accomplished by determining the most appropriate and timely programs and offerings that we can for our diverse members. An example: the Board of Directors approved the creation of a new structure to improve the quality of programming, networking, and business development for our international members. The International Steering Committee (ISC), chaired by Manuel Barrocas from Portugal, is comprised of members from various regions of the world who will embrace the tasks of developing strategies for bringing the substance and spirit of the IADC to their respective regions. The goal of the ISC is to respect the uniqueness of various parts of the globe, and appreciate the needs both professionally and personally of our members wherever they live.

Keep It Super Simple (KISS)

I have realized over the years that while using certain words and attempting to "sound like a leader" may impress family and friends, they do not necessarily influence or inspire colleagues who like straight talk about our future. Whether discussing our financial position (which is strong), our membership numbers (which are very solid), our diversity goals (which are ambitious), or our vision for younger members (which is growing), our leaders will be straight with you and talk about positive and challenging issues...

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