NODA Board Meeting Highlights - August 2020
Monday, August 24, 2020
The NODA Board of Directors held a Summer Virtual Board Meeting August 4 and August 7, 2020.
The Board held two 3 hour meetings to receive updates and conduct strategic conversations.
The Board started with an update for the 2020 Annual Conference and reviewed a draft schedule. The
Board was impressed with how quickly the Conference Program Committee put together a virtual
conference schedule and plans for engagement.
There were several factors that came into play during the strategic discussions related to Regional
Conferences. Concerns were raised over state regulations with an active pandemic, safety and health of
NODA members and students, travel restrictions and the importance of creating community. The Board
passed a motion that there would not be any in-person Regional Conference. The Board asked the
Association Office to seek members to apply to assist with planning regional events.
Budget Scenario Planning
A financial overview was presented to the Board highlighting the year end expenses for Fiscal Year
2019/20. Preliminary numbers were presented with the intent to provide a final report by Fall 2020. The
Association received a Paycheck Protection Program loan with the goal to request “forgiveness” by the
end of the calendar year. A “worst case” Scenario Budget was presented to the Board will all events
being virtual, revenue significantly reduced with limited expenses. The Board approved the budget with
the hopes that the Association will see a net positive at the end of the fiscal year in June.
The Association Office is working on development several institutes. Lead faculty have been selected for
OPI, EOI, HBCU Summit, Transition Institute, Directors Institute and the Retention Symposium. Planning
is under way for these institutes that will take place virtually.
Discussion took place related to strategic plans for the Fall. The Executive Committee and Joyce Holl will
develop a plan and tools for engagement with NODA leaders and members. The goal would be to
implement after the first of the year.
To see the meeting minutes please contact Joyce Holl email@example.com