Headquarter's Report: ADA’s 2020 Vision Should be Built from Members’ Perspectives

Author: Stephanie Czuhajewski, CAE, Executive Director

ADA exists to connect members with the tools, resources, and relationships that will advance their practices, their professional skills, and the profession of audiology. Volunteers and staff strive to create and deliver the offerings that best align with member goals and priorities—and to do so at a pace that evolves with the rapidly changing professional landscape. Frequent and far-reaching member input is essential to this process.

There are multiple ways that you can help ensure that your opinion is counted. Here are three:
  1. If you have not done so already, please take the ADA Member Strategic Planning Survey that was emailed to members. Individual responses are anonymous. ADA leaders will use information gleaned from the survey to evaluate and improve existing educational programming and member resources, and to make decisions about new activities and tools to develop. Please complete the survey by January 31st.
  2. Please consider serving as an ADA volunteer. There is no better way to put your idea into action. ADA has an open committee service policy, which means that if you are interested in serving on a committee, you may. It’s that simple—every member is welcome! There are several committees to choose from and committee service is a great way to put your ideas into action. ADA is in particular need of volunteers to serve on the Accreditation, Education, Advocacy, Early Career, and Physician Outreach committees/working groups. Please contact me at sczuhajewski@audiologist.org for more information about ADA committees and to volunteer.
  3. Call, text, tweet, post, email, fax, or mail your ideas to ADA. Many of ADA’s most successful and valuable initiatives began with one idea from one ADA member. If you have a suggestion for how ADA can improve its service to members or the broader audiology community, please contact us anytime and through any means convenient to you and we will follow up with you as soon as possible for more information and to carry your idea forward. My contact information can be found below. Other volunteer and staff member contact information can be found at www.audiologist.org.
The greatest contribution that you can make to the profession of audiology is to share your knowledge and expertise with your peers. I look forward to working with you and learning from you in 2020 and the years to come.

Thank you for your dedication to ADA and to the profession of audiology. Please contact me anytime that I can be of service to you.    

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