The Advisory Council was formed in 2006 and to this day manages the between summit periods and the next WA-Summit. A Terms of Reference were developed which set out the make-up of the Advisory Council and roles it undertakes. All those who work on the Advisory Council do so voluntarily and the structure depends on the goodwill, dedication and passion of a few people internationally.
The Advisory Council is made up of representatives from various regions around the world:
- The Chairman is Eth Lloyd (AAPNZ), New Zealand
- the Co-Convenors of the 2020 WA-Summit in Wellington are Alison McKessar (AAPNZ), New Zealand and Ursula Wartha (IMA), Germany
- the regional representatives are shown in the Advisory Council Members document.
The Advisory Council also manages the Task Forces working on the various outcomes from the 2018 WA-Summit in Germany. These Task Forces are:
- International Credentialing – Wendy Rapana (New Zealand) and Cathy Harris (South Africa)
- International Networking/LinkedIn Group – Silvia Salomon (Italy)
- Image of the Profession – White Paper – Eleni Rizikianou (Greece), and Templates (tools to assist you) – Karin Helene (Sweden) and Vania Alessi (Italy)
- Workplace Harassment – Susan Engelbrecht (South Africa)
- Skills Set Matrix – Vicki Faint (New Zealand)
- Updating Administra – Eth Lloyd (New Zealand)
- Future of the WA-Summit Advisory Council – see below, the World Administrators Alliance.
World Administrators Alliance
The Task Force working on The Future of the WA-Summit Advisory Council members are:
- Lead Veronica Cochran USA (IAAP CEO) and Eth Lloyd New Zealand (AAPNZ),
- Members Diana Brandl Germany (IMA), Melissa Mahoney USA (IAAP COO), Lucy Brazier UK (CEO Marcham Publishing), Dawn Becker Canada (IAAP), Megan Hall USA (ASAP)
- Advisor Melba Duncan USA (The Duncan Group)
The Task Force was given a brief from the 2018 Delegates to strengthen and/or replace the current informal body so it can:
- better support the purpose to guide, influence, positively develop and elevate the global administrative community
- provide continued advocacy
- provide greater global leadership
The Task Force is working to ensure the new structure is set-up ready to be in place after the 11th WA-Summit in 2020.
Proposed Model – What?
After much discussion, it was proposed that a Non-profit Trade (profession) Association under the name World Administrators Alliance (WA-Alliance) be formed. This decision was consulted on and confirmed through a survey of the 2018 Delegates. This new structure will use the current Administra and Advisory Council Terms of Reference as a preliminary basis. A Non-profit Trade Association is an organisation founded and funded by associations and/or organisations representing a specific industry; in this case administrators.
Advantages & Benefits of a new structure – Why?
Providing a formal structure, operated under United States business laws and requirements, will:
- allow for a sustainable funding model
- provide a sustainable governance model
- provide formal bylaws to dictate governance parameters
- provide formal leadership positions with mandatory global representation
- provide a consistent currency and fund management system
Check out the following documents:
- 2018 WASummit Delegate Communication – future
- 2019 Future Model WASummit Advisory Council – Consultation Document
- 2019 WA-Alliance Diagram Vs 2
The consultation document resulted in various questions which we have answered under FAQs
The WA-Alliance Task Force are very appreciative of the IAAP Foundation who have provided the funding for this page as part of the rebuild of the WA-Summit website. After the formal adoption of the WA-Alliance, at the 2020 WA-Summit, this page will be retitled from Advisory Council to WA-Alliance.