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Organizational Excellence

McKinley has an unrivaled track record of partnering with associations to support their challenges and opportunities related to people and structures- governance and leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and organizational assessments.

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Governance and Leadership

Association governance and leadership is unique, and we understand it backward and forward. From facilitating transformational change with board leadership to designing and implementing new modes of governance, our consultants are well-equipped to support the unique needs of mission-driven organizations.


​Our team excels in creating inclusive and participatory environments for organizations and their people to have better discussions, better decisions and better outcomes. We have led thousands of facilitated sessions for leading associations, enabling transformational change in their organizations. We build our work on proven processes and methods that foster the conversations that need to happen, are inclusive of all voices and optimize the way forward.

McKinley provided expertise and guidance to the task force to ensure our DEI effort was a success. Our board unanimously approved the recommendations and requested that implementation begin immediately to transform our Society.

Chris Busky, CAE

Chief Executive Officer, Infectious Diseases Society of America

McKinley exceeded our expectations, bringing great depth and knowledge of the industry and strong engagement skills. So not only did they come up with good recommendations because of their approach, they left us in a place where those recommendations could be implemented and sustained.

Chris Morrill

Executive Director / CEO, The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)

The team at McKinley was so skilled at listening. It was critical for the PATH Intl. Board and staff to feel heard and to have what they were saying and thinking reflected throughout the project. With concrete data, skilled facilitators, and a whole team of experts that could support us from the first project meeting to our game plan facilitation, we had what we needed to make this a true investment in PATH Intl.’s future.

Kathy Alm


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