NIBA Strategic Plan

Board of Directors Initiatives

Mission Statement

  1. Empower Director-at-Large, Past Presidents, and Emerging Leaders: More effectively utilize directors at large, past presidents, past committee members and emerging leaders
    • Prepare Recommendations for approval by board/membership as appropriate
    • Implement the approved recommendations and other changes that did not require approval
  2. Increase Overall Value of Membership: Gain understanding of member needs and identify ways to continue to increase value to NIBA membership.
    • Complete a review of existing research, and prepare a summary of what members want based on research and board experience
    • Undergo a Program Review across all committees to determine what they should add, change, or delete to increase member value
    • Prepare recommendations for approval by board/membership as appropriate
    • Implement approved recommendations and other changes that did not require approval
  3. Optimize Organizational Structure: Review and revise the NIBA committee structure, the use of Task Forces, membership rules, missions, and term limits.
    • Complete the review
    • Prepare recommendations for approval by board/membership as appropriate
    • Prepare specific recommendations as to how to improve the transition from outgoing to incoming committee chairs
    • Implement the approved recommendations and other changes that did not require approval
  4. Better Preserve NIBA History: Better preserve and communicate the history of the organization

Committees

Education/Technical Committee

Initiative: New and Improved Training Offerings
There are five priorities to be owned by the Education / Technical Committee...

  1. Assess current offerings and develop a three-year plan for new programs, improved programs, increases capacity, and programs to be phased out.
  2. Develop a specific recommendation with respect to having a certificate program 
  3. Develop a recommendation with respect to ensuring sufficient trainer capacity
  4. Prepare other recommendations for approval by board/membership as appropriate
  5. Implement approved recommendations and other changes that did not require approval

Marketing Committee

Initiative: Improve Two-way communication with Members
There is one priority for the Marketing Committee. 

  1. Review how we do outgoing/incoming communications and recommend/implement changes to improve effectiveness.

Membership Committee

Initiative: Increase Distributor Membership

There are five priorities to be owned by the Membership Committee.

  1. Commit to stretch goal of 10% distributor membership growth.
  2. Develop a revised outreach program.
  3. Develop an approach to reactivate past members.
  4. Prepare recommendations for approval by board/membership as appropriate.
  5. Implement the approved recommendations and other changes that did not require approval.

Products & Services Committee

Initiative: Overhaul Programs and Better Promote member Benefits
The Product & Services Committee has three priorities...

  1. Conduct a complete program review and develop recommendations as to adds, changes, deletions and changed promotion for all products and services.
  2. Obtain necessary approvals.
  3. Implement approved recommendations and other changes that do not require approval.

Program Committee

Initiative: Continue to Evolve and Strengthen the Convention
The Program Committee has six priorities...

  1. Review and recommend changes to the criteria for site selection.
  2. Conduct outreach to members who do not attend to determine reasons for non-attendance.
  3. Review the overall cost of attendance and look for alternatives to help members manage the cost or to reduce the cost.
  4. Benchmark conventions from other associations, and past conventions to look for best practices.
  5. Prepare recommendations for approval by board/membership as appropriate.
  6. Implement approved recommendations and other changes that do not require approval.