The American Society of Association Executives and the Center for Association Leadership sponsored and hosted a 3-day Summit on Social Responsibility held in Washington DC, April 30 - May 2, 2008.
Over 400 participants met in DC with another 900 meeting and connecting into the summit virtually from around the world. The Global Summit captured both a live and virtual flood of enthusiasm and ideas for how associations can help solve some of the world’s biggest problems. It also captured the interest of some of the most notable names in any community and it galvanized the support for an issue that is clearly important to many people throughout the world.
Attached is the Appreciative Inquiry Summit design workbook which they used during their 3 days together.
"Today we are here to fulfill our vision," said ASAE President & CEO John H. Graham IV, CAE. "Associations and nonprofit organizations represent nearly 300 million people around the world, from every profession, industry and cause imaginable. Think about the energy, the power we can harness by working together to do good for our communities and at the same time creating healthy organizations committed to social responsibility."
Attendees embarked on a historic journey to craft an agenda for the association community and to make a commitment to social responsibility initiative commenced by ASAE & The Center, contributing to what might become largest global initiative undertaken by the association and nonprofit community.