Leadership Insight

A Behind the Scenes Look at Succession Planning: Part I

Succession planning can be a daunting task for leaders and their successors. However, with a smart strategy in place and adequate time allowed to “pass the baton,” a smooth transition is possible. In this interview, we get a look behind the scenes at the succession planning process at IAS.

Message from the Chair: Certification’s Changing Landscape and How You Can Take Action

As the certification landscape shifts, new opportunities are arising for associations to present themselves as a trusted source. Here ICE Chair Lisa Sallstrom shares considerations around environmental shifts, how to manage through uncertainty and ways to take action within your own organization.

Adapting to Increased Complexity: A Conversation with Lori Tinkler, MBA, CEO of the National Board for Respiratory Care

Lori Tinkler, MBA, was named CEO of the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) at the start of 2018.  Get her insights on the increasing complexity of accreditation as the industry grows, why protecting intellectual property is critical, the shifts organizations should be aware of and more.

4 Ways to Make Good Marketing Decisions in Spite of Ourselves

When we consistently interpret things based on our cultural norms and beliefs, we can make poor marketing judgements. When we’re aware of our innate bias, however, we become better marketers and advocates for our organization. Here are tips to help avoid these biases.

Message from the Executive Director: How Will You Respond?

ICE Executive Director Denise Roosendaal discusses three trends reported by the ASAE Foresight Works project that may have an impact on the credentialing space: micro-learning, next-gen professionals and the rejection of expertise. Read on and join the conversation in the ICE LinkedIn group.

CEO Profile: William Schimmel, Executive Director and CEO of PTCB

William Schimmel became the Executive Director and CEO of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) in late 2017. He discusses the changes he’s seen in the certification industry, what he believes the future of accreditation holds, initiatives PTCB will take on in the future and more.

Message from the Chair: Three Practices for Embracing Change

Last year’s ICE Exchange held in New Orleans included many interesting and diverse topics, great networking sessions and motivating keynotes. An interesting theme I noticed was the number of sessions that included an innovation or digital concept.

CEO Profile: Paul Smith, CFA, President and CEO of the CFA Institute, Part 2

We spoke with Paul Smith, CFA, President and CEO of the CFA Institute.  He shares his more than 30 years financial leadership experience, thoughts on a global approach to credentialing and more.

CEO Profile: Paul Smith, CFA, President and CEO of the CFA Institute, Part 1

In this first of two-part series, Paul Smith, CFA, President and CEO of the CFA Institute, discusses credentialing value and organizational challenges. Part two shares Mr. Smith’s perspective on international expansion and its associated challenges.

Honoring Joan Knapp

Joan Knapp received posthumous recognition for ICE’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the ICE Exchange 2017 in New Orleans. Her daughter, Lenora Knapp, received the award on Joan’s behalf and offered the following comments. ICE was granted permission to publish her speech here.

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