Dr. O'Loughlin Leads IDA Leadership Retreat
IDA's officers, board, committee chairs and staff gathered in Bloomington on the IU campus on July 26-27 for a Leadership Retreat that focused on refining IDA’s Strategic Plan and developing charters to help guide committees and subcommittees.
IDA President Dr. Steve Ellinwood welcomed participants by encouraging them to focus on 'impact vs. activity.' “It is easy to mistake activity for productivity,” he said. “We want to be busy, but busy working on the issues that are most important to our members.”
ADA’s Executive Director Dr. Kathy O’Loughlin (pictured at bottom left) facilitated the event. She praised IDA for its 77.7 percent market share, which is #11 in the country overall, and #1 among the 12 states in the 2,500-5,000 market size. She further commended the group for striving for continued improvement with its innovative new committee and subcommittee structure.
“Many organizations make the mistake of becoming complacent when things are going well,” said O’Loughlin. “You’re wise to continue to look for ways improve and innovate. That’s how you remain relevant to your members.”