Organizational Capacity and Professional Development

Here you will find resources for maximizing your organization’s potential both operationally and strategically

  • Executive Directors Networking Luncheon: Rapid Roundtable on Emerging Trends and Noteworthy Initiatives

    Posted on: June 14th, 2012 by Kate Humphrey

    This session at the 2012 Executive Directors Leadership Forum featured a presentation by Shawn Seager, Planning Director at the Mountainland Association of Governments in Utah. View the slides below or click here for the forum agenda. Seager (http://www NULL.slideshare NULL.net/nado-web/seager)...

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  • 2012 NADO Federal Policy and Legislative Report

    Posted on: June 14th, 2012 by Kate Humphrey

    This session at the 2012 Executive Directors Leadership Forum featured welcoming remarks from Russel Cowley, NADO President and Executive Director of the Six County Association of Governments (UT) and Roger Jones, Chair of the Utah Association of Governments and Executive...

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  • Statewide CEDS and Other EDD Innovations

    Posted on: June 6th, 2012 by Matt Black

    NADO delivered an installment of the Know Your Region program, funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), at EDA Seattle’s 2012 Regional Training Conference (http://www NULL.edaseattle NULL.org/) held in Portland, OR. NADO staff presented information on statewide CEDS initiatives,...

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  • State Associations of Regional Councils and Regional Development Organizations: Insights into Organizational Structures, Governance Models and Strategic Initiatives

    Posted on: September 1st, 2011 by Jonathan

    This comprehensive report examines the organizational structures, governance models and strategic initiatives of state associations and networks of regional councils of government and regional development organizations. Released February 2005, 50 pages Click here to view State Associations of Regional Councils ...

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  • Regional Council Self-Assessment and Resource Toolkit

    Posted on: August 31st, 2011 by Jonathan

    NADO, in partnership with the Missouri Association of Councils of Governments and Development District of Appalachia, have published this new toolkit intended to assist executive directors of regional councils, along with policy board members, in conducting a preliminary organizational analysis....

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  • Sample Bylaws

    Posted on: May 24th, 2011 by NADO Admin

    Bylaws are a set of rules developed by a local authority to regulate its affairs and formalize the conduct of management over the area it governs.  Below please find sample bylaws from NADO member regions: Ohio Valley Regional Planning Commission...

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  • Executive Director Learning Lab

    Posted on: April 7th, 2011 by Jennifer Walsh

    In August 2010, NADO held an executive director’s learning lab as part of our Annual Training Conference.   The purpose of the session was to take an inward look at how executive directors can better set, manage and achieve the goals...

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  • State Associations

    Posted on: February 24th, 2011 by NADO Admin

    Statewide associations play an important role in strengthening the organizational capacity of the nation’s regional councils and regional development organizations. This section contains information about state associations, samples of statewide impact reports and other resource materials. State Associations of Regional...

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  • RDO Operations

    Posted on: February 24th, 2011 by NADO Admin

    Rather than re-invent operating manuals and documents, NADO members can tap into examples from their peers that can be replicated to meet their organization’s unique and specific needs. This section contains actual documents from regional councils around the nation. If...

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