On October 7 APTA announced a new staff structure that will take effect on January 1, 2012. The new structure is designed to ensure APTA is properly aligned to achieve its goals by providing for more efficiency, enhancing role clarity, building more trust across the association, and making the association more effective.
So what will the impact of these changes be on APTA members? APTA needs to improve every day so that we continue to be a great organization. So the goals of the staff structure reforms are to:
During the deliberations on the staff structure reforms the following criteria were used to guide decisions:
How will the new staff structure meet these goals? Examples include:
An association should comprehensively review its staff structure on a regular basis to ensure that the association is properly aligned to achieve its goals. It has been four years since APTA’s staff structure was comprehensively reviewed. While a staff structure review may not always lead to realignment, in this case we believed it is necessary due to significant changes in our association, the profession and in the external world.
These staff structure changes are not due to cost-cutting pressures that other health care businesses and associations are experiencing. APTA continues to thrive, with continued growth in revenues, increasing membership numbers and increased attendance at our meetings. We are actively addressing the issues of importance to the profession. The staff structure changes are intended to make APTA a more efficient and effective organization so that we can continue to prosper well into the future.
If you have any questions about the new staff structure reforms at APTA, please contact John Barnes, Chief Executive Officer at APTA, at firstname.lastname@example.org.