This post will be updated as we go through the Q&A – making sure we haven’t missed any of the questions from Twitter and submitted by email. If you have an additional question not covered here, please let us know.
It is has already been updated – find it here: iabc.com/about-us/governance/code-of-ethics/
Thanks to all who participated: members current, past and prospective. We had a great response rate.
The results are literally just in and analysis is still underway.
The board reviewed the first draft at the board meeting immediately before the AGM. It is the first time we’ve done this in a long time – and the first time with professional support. Once we have actionable insights, they will be really useful for HQ – and Regions and Chapters. For more on how this will unfold, keep reading.
Running a survey after a break, compared to a consistent year-on-year survey, is a bit different. Basically, people share feedback as far back as last time they were asked. In this case it is a number of years. Which also means that a fair amount of the feedback did not come as a surprise to the board – as similar input has been gathered from 1:1 meetings, chapter events, conferences and so on. What it has added is an important and essential additional layer of data – and with professional support from the vendor, an independent view.
We want to make sure we use the data to focus the organisation – and help us advance in a positive way.
Big thanks to Claudia Vaccarone who wrote the board paper that kicked off this whole process – and the Membership Task Force for their massive contribution – and thanks to Stephanie Doute and Carlos Fulcher on staff for driving this forward.
In line with the fact that some of the feedback did not come as a surprise, some recommendations are already well underway – as per the AGM remarks from the 2015-16 Chair. That said, there is much to be done to further advance the organisation –
We will also report progress as relevant on this blog – and in our regular reports.