Biannual Member Survey
We would appreciate feedback on the Strategic Goals and Major Projects that will be the focus for the next five years. Therefore, would you all please take a few minutes to complete the AICCM Member Survey, which will remain open until 14 September 2020 at:
This is the third member survey (held bi-annually) and your responses are of great help to National Council. We review the results in detail at our annual Face-to-Face meeting, which assists with decision making and planning.
The surveys are used by National Council to determine the importance of events, awards and communications, as well as ask important questions such as the preferred name of the organisation or the structure of the National Conference. We are coming up to our third survey, which means that we will start to have interesting data where we can look for trends.
Past survey results
In the last survey, we asked membership if they would like to see the name of the organisation changed. A few names were suggested as examples, but there was no consensus on the names suggested, with many respondents not keen on a change at all. The most popular suggestion was the Australian Institute for Conservators and it was noted by many that something shorter than our current name would be easier. Many respondents noted that it is important that we differentiate ourselves from environmental conservation. As the responses were so divided, and it was not seen as a priority at this stage, it was not a topic that was further investigated by National Council.
Similarly the notion of joining forces with another association or organisation was polarising. We realise that this has been investigated in the past, and again it was not a popular suggestion. The idea of strengthening industry partners, however, is well received and is being listed as a major project in the current Strategic Plan.
The suggestion to join SIG events and the National Conference was better received. The National Conference in Hobart was heralded as a good example of how this could happen as there were multiple streams. The idea of networking across specialities was favoured. The National Council has taken this advice on board and continues to look into this option for future events.