Monday, March 23, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Board Action and Next Steps

Dear VACEOs Community,

Your Board of Directors met in a called meeting via videoconference. I shared with them what I am hearing from many of our Roundtables and Forums. Most groups are meeting more frequently for shorter timeframes and have found this support to be vital.

The board and I are very clear on our highest priority. That is to continue to serve our mission (connecting CEOs for learning and growth) by facilitating learning and connection for our members and sponsors — immediately and in any way we can.

Here are some of the things we are working on to serve you:

  • CEO Retreat. We are working to shift the delivery of our content and speakers from our canceled Retreat to a virtual setting. We anticipate this will begin in early April and continue through the month. Our goal is to provide learning that is relevant and helpful to you now.
  • Serving One Another. We will immediately begin sharing content, product, and service offerings from sponsors and members with the entire VACEOs community. Expect to stretch the bounds of our normal Safe Haven “no sell” culture. These are not normal times. Look for a separate email about that next week, but don’t hesitate to email info@vaceos.org if you have something to offer or share.
  • Taking Roundtables & Forums Virtual. We have already been communicating with group leaders offering help on convening their peer groups via videoconference. Contact info@vaceos.org to get sample virtual meeting agendas and guidelines.
  • Flash Roundtables. We will offer regular ad hoc / Flash Roundtables to connect members who do not have a regular group. This may lead to forming new “virtual roundtables.” We will need facilitators for Flash Roundtables. Email us to volunteer.
  • Connecting. We will continue to find other ways to connect members for learning, support and social connection.

Scot McRoberts, Executive Director, VACEOs
These are trying times, especially for leaders. I know that we will all rise to the challenge. And I am optimistic because we are better equipped than most because of the power of our peer community. Please reach out if we can help in any way.

Forward!

Scot McRoberts
Executive Director
Virginia Council of CEOs
scot@vaceos.org

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