Global meetings and events provider MCI has launched a new virtual consulting product to future proof associations through strategic transformation. F.A.S.T.© by MCI is a 12-week consulting programme for virtual strategic planning at a distance, enabling association leaders to receive structured advisory consulting on how to rethink and refine their approach to remain relevant in the digital age and also enhance their member and community value, MCI says.
F.A.S.T.© by MCI (Future-proof Association Strategic Transformation) is a proprietary methodology based on MCI’s experience of conducting some 50 consulting projects a year coupled with their 30 years of knowledge and expertise of providing strategic and management solutions to associations around the world.
Association leaders are invited to take the Future-Readiness Assessment to help them understand how ready their organisation is to deliver value and thrive in the new normal.
The outcome of the consulting programme is a detailed Transformation Roadmap with Must-Win Battles and short-term actions that are essential for the association to thrive.
Core to F.A.S.T.© by MCI programme is a Transformation Task Force (TTF). The TTF consists of 12 individuals who represent the leadership and diversity of each association and community. They are supported by MCI consultants who guide the association through developing a tailored road map for resilience and growth. The stepped online approach allows the TTF to assess a series of innovative white papers on trends, competencies, engagement strategies, new ways of working and data & AI-driven business models to help them prioritise innovation, relevance and member value, MCI says.
Additionally, MCI consultants interview thought-leaders and survey association members, customers and industry partners to fully integrate a thorough assessment of stakeholder needs, engagement requirements and financial essentials.