The NZAEE National Executive is developing a strategic plan to re-invigorate NZAEE. There is a consensus that maintaining the way our Association is going is not an option. Now is the time for change.
To kick start our thinking we engaged Billy Matheson, who you might remember as a keynote speaker at the 2018 conference, to facilitate an initial workshop and point us in the right direction.
It was clear that to ‘step up’ our Association requires a leader to facilitate our way through the process and having people involved in this process with the energy to drive it. The Executive have committed 3 hours a week to the process, over an initial six month period.
We are working on multiple areas to help make best of the time available.
- Gathering member contributions
In late 2020 we asked our members for input into what they wanted to see from NZAEE. This has guided our initial thinking, and we will continue to seek feedback and contributions as our thinking develops.
- Resetting a vision and mission for NZAEE
We are in the process of clearly setting out why we exist, who we are, what we want to be and how we will deliver on our mission.
- Considering alternative structures
We need a structure that will support the enactment of the vision and mission.
We have reviewed a number of alternative structures and the Executive is considering a range of recommendations around how to set ourselves up for success.
- Seeking funding to enable delivery of services
We’ve applied for Network of Expertise funding to allow NZAEE to build our network and to offer a range of professional development programmes.
You can keep up-to-date with how this mahi is progressing via the KiwEE newsletter and Executive Meeting updates on the NZAEE website.
We will continue to check in with members as our thinking evolves so that you can all engage in this process of change. We welcome your comments, feedback and ideas so that we can ensure that our Association has a clear vision and purpose, enabling us to continue our work into the future.