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Message from NWBA Leadership

12/15/2017, 9:15am CST
By NWBA

NWBA Members,

The NWBA conducted a survey shared with all registered NWBA members following the 2016-17 NWBA season to solicit feedback on NWBA operations. The response rate for this survey was 6.7% of registered NWBA members. This response rate is above industry standards for surveys conducted via email with an average open rate of 10-15% that provides an average completion rate of 30-40%. There were two common themes within the survey results, which are captured below: 

  1. Conduct the NWBT in a three-day format vs. four-day format

    • ​​Status - As you will see with the NWBT Tournament Schedule & Fact Sheet we have implemented this request with some creativity while maintaining the integrity of the competition  

  2. There was an overwhelming request (78% of survey responses) to expand upon the Annual Delegates Meeting. To properly accommodate this request, the NWBA plans to provide a new event to the NWBA membership that would allow: ​ 

    • More time to discuss important NWBA strategies and initiatives with the membership

    • Increase productivity of divisional and committee meetings

    • Provide educational and best practice sessions, in which we can learn from others though round table discussions

    • Status - We are actively working to secure a location to host a summer convention that would accomplish this request

As we secure details, location and dates, for the convention we will immediately release the information for your planning and budgeting purposes.  We are excited about this opportunity as it will provide the membership more time to understand where the organization is and where it is going. Just as important, this will allow us time to hear feedback from the membership, as well as collectively work on solutions that will make us even stronger moving forward.

Thank you and Happy Holidays,

Sarah Castle & Anthony Bartkowski

 

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