The IEMA’s latest membership survey has just ended today (20th September), bringing a close to a summer-long member consultation on the development of Vision 2020.

Tim Balcon, IEMA’s CEO, began meeting with members in July to get direct feedback on how members want IEMA to change over the coming years to ensure they receive maximum value, benefit and recognition from their membership. Through a roadshow of events, webinars and a membership-wide online survey, over 1,500 members took the time to offer their views by the time the initial consultation closed.

In his latest Vision 2020 blog post, Balcon reveals that the “sheer scale of passion, ambition, dedication and support” that members have demonstrated has been hugely beneficial and appreciated

“This whole process - which may have been sparked by HQ but has been powered by members - has been about realigning IEMA to play to its strengths. I think that reflects the personality of the membership and the environment profession; using our combined passion to our advantage, maximising our impact by concentrating on what we do best, and working on the things we know could be better.”

The feedback gathered through the consultation has provided a sizable and credible evidence base, which has now been presented to the IEMA Board as part of the “crafting” stage of Vision 2020’s progress. A further consultation with our corporate members and other partners is ongoing, allowing Balcon to work with the IEMA Council, Board and Professional Standards Committee to fully finalise and approve the key elements of Vision 2020 before full details are revealed to members in the New Year.

In the meantime, Balcon and all at IEMA would like to thank every member who got involved in with the Vision 2020 consultation. Your contribution is invaluable.


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