GALA in 2015: a message from the Board
Dear GALA Members,
In August of last year, the Board laid down a new overall strategic goal: to engage and empower the membership. Our first initiative was to launch the Ambassador Program. Five ambassadors are already actively broadening our global reach and more will be added in 2015 in a move to better involve you and other industry stakeholders.
Our second initiative was to start a campaign of contacting you in one-to-one calls. The GALA Board and staff have spoken with more than fifty members since September 2014. And we love it! – so, if you haven’t heard from us yet, please contact us to set up a call.
We know that member companies that are actively involved with the association derive more value from their membership, and we would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to involve even more of your colleagues in accessing the GALA programming.
We are now a four-hundred strong association with a membership embracing commerce, educational establishments and language solution partners. However, despite the large numbers, the Board feels that the association has yet to become truly representative of all the stakeholders in our industry. A key strategic focus for us in 2015 will therefore be to make GALA more diverse in representing the business entities that comprise this amazing industry. This means that we will soon put forward a third new initiative: a proposal to change our bylaws to give full voting rights to all our members.
The fourth initiative for 2015 will involve committing considerable time and resources to building better infrastructure and governance. We want to truly empower the membership with a new level of access to industry resources and initiatives that are of interest to you!
“Embrace change, simplify solutions” is the title of our GALA Sevilla conference in two months’ time. The Board wishes to do just that in all aspects of our work for this fantastic association.
We look forward to seeing you in Sevilla or talking with you soon!
GALA Board of Directors: