The Association of Corporate Counsel Announces Strategic Plan

Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 12:33


The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) announced today key initiatives of its newly adopted Strategic Plan. The fiscal year 2013-2018 plan charts the direction for ACC’s growth and continued success over the next five years and will serve as the blueprint for achieving ACC’s mission and solidifying its vision. Through clearly defined goals, attainable actions and ongoing assessment and accountability, ACC has made a commitment to advancing the strategy each year and clearly communicating objectives to its membership, leadership and staff, as well as to the legal and business communities.

The Strategic Plan, developed to help ACC serve its 29,000 members around the world, provides a basis for growth and new opportunities for the in-house bar. ACC members will benefit from the increased focus on meeting the needs of the association's diverse membership. Specifically, ACC’s Strategic Plan revolves around three themes designed to maximize member value: combine and focus resources to streamline the exchange of information; optimize services and experiences to retain and engage members; and position ACC for continued relevance and impact as the voice of the in-house bar. Specific approaches and activities will be implemented over the next five years for pursuing the strategic themes, which include: providing easy access to relevant, high-quality and timely resources; enhancing advocacy leadership on issues that affect the in-house bar; creating opportunities for chapters and committees to share resources and best practices to more efficiently serve members’ needs; creating meaningful connections between members that contribute to their professional success; pursuing strategic alliances to deliver services to members that represent their interests; strengthening the position and capabilities of in-house counsel as business professionals; developing targeted offerings to increase participation and engagement among all members; evolving internationally to solidify and maintain ACC’s market leadership; and understanding, monitoring and acting upon the needs of the next generation of in-house counsel.

Additional information about ACC’s FY2013-2018 Strategic Plan is available by visiting