The hero’s journey has been a story archetype for centuries. You know how it goes: the hero willingly or unwillingly accepts a challenge, encounters obstacles, slays the metaphorical (or not) dragon, and arrives at their destination, changed for the better.
Countless books and films, such as Lord of the Rings, The Hunger Games, Finding Nemo, and Wizard of Oz, are based on the hero’s journey. As we read or watch, we identify with the hero, feeling their highs and lows, and hopes and fears.
In our previous post, we shared two stories about heroes of chapter transformation: a chapter with poor meeting attendance that now sells out events, and a chapter with a history of struggling leaders that now has a full leadership roster and is giving presentations on leadership succession.
As association professionals, you’ll identify with the heroes in the following two stories of chapter turnarounds: two component relations professionals (CRPs) and their chapter sidekicks.