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NMA Leadership Model

NMA — THE Leadership
Development Organization

HISTORY

NMA is THE professional leadership development association headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. The Association is a national, not-for-profit organization serving over 27,000 customers nationwide. NMA's founder, Charles Kettering, became the father of human resource development when he introduced the idea of professional development for first line supervisors in Dayton in 1919. That idea was so significant that it rapidly spread across the nation, and the National Association of Foremen was formed in 1925. In the late 1950s, the Association adopted a broader mission to include all levels of management. In today's team environment, we have many chapters that operate as employee organizations open to all employees, and others that operate as community organizations open to all professionals within the local community. Consequently, the professional development of individuals, central to the founding of NMA, can now reach all levels of the workplace, not just managers. In 2006, The National Management Association officially changed its name to NMA.

ABOUT NMA

NMA's purpose is to provide management and leadership development opportunities to help organizations discover, develop, and showcase leadership talent through the chapter-based experience. NMA's customers span the entire United States. They are from nearly 130 affiliated chapters representing hundreds of organizations and include healthcare, communications, utilities, manufacturing, government, aerospace, and defense.

WHAT DOES NMA DO FOR YOU?


NMA CHAPTER PROVIDES:


LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Through the chapter experience, individuals receive opportunities to learn and practice how to motivate and inspire others, how to take initiative, how to lead by example, how to listen, and how to work well with others.

RECOGNITION

Through the chapter experience, individuals receive opportunities to learn and practice how to motivate and inspire others, how to take initiative, how to lead by example, how to listen, and how to work well with others.

TRAINING SUPPLEMENT

Supplemental training through the chapter expands the scarce resource dollar for development and enables training to be extended to all professionals. The NMA chapter provides experiential learning through multiple opportunities to practice new skills and techniques.

NMA's flagship series, the Supervisory and Management Skills Program, is a complete management development program consisting of 10 courses based on practical experience of men and women in the NMA organization.

In addition, NMA publishes a broad variety of guidebooks, workshop materials, and best practice summary information available to affiliated organizations at minimal or reduced cost. NMA also distributes over 200 courses, books, and tapes from various vendors — most at discounted rates.

TEAM BUILDING

Chapters provide members with opportunities to support and trust one another. The chapter offers an environment where information is shared, decisions are made, and solutions are implemented through consensus. In essence, group knowledge and collaboration are valued.

NETWORKING

Chapter members have an opportunity to communicate and share across departments, organizations, and among levels. Nationally sponsored events encourage networking between and among diverse organizations.

COACHING AND MENTORING OPPORTUNITIES

The NMA chapter provides the forum for coaching potential leaders for their future roles. How? By using existing resources to mentor those less skilled or experienced and working one-on-one to develop qualities and skills needed for tomorrow.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

A chapter can be utilized to enhance your image throughout the community. It can offer individuals an opportunity to get involved in the community and build goodwill with civic organizations you support.