Initiatives implemented following member feedback
Ongoing member engagement over the last four years has resulted in a range of initiatives for our union including new communications, extra support for early career teachers and a focus on professional issues.
IEUA-QNT Branch Secretary Terry Burke thanked all members who had responded to the surveys, including the 1900 members who took part in latest round, saying the insights provided were invaluable.
“Members have given us clear direction in understanding the professional and workplace issues they face and the ways in which we can strengthen our engagement and support to them,” Mr Burke said.
“To date, members’ advice has led to our union implementing a range of changes and new initiatives.
“These have included extra support to teachers at beginning of their careers through the Beginning Educators Network which includes targeted professional development and dedicated digital and hard copy communications.
“The implementation of welcome calls from our call centre team when a member joins, enabling them to understand all the ways in which our union can be of support.
“New communications, including The Good and the Bad, are also a direct result of member feedback in regard to the type of news and information they want to receive.
Mr Burke said the latest survey of members highlighted their growing desire to be kept informed of current professional issues.
“As a result, we are working on a new Professional Issues Portal as part of a redevelopment of our website, which will provide members with a forum to discover and discuss critical issues facing the profession,” he said.
To date, six member surveys have been conducted by Engaged Marketing since 2011.
“Engaging our members and getting a direct understanding of what they want is ongoing work and we look forward to continuing to hear from you and implement initiatives which are important not only for our membership but for the profession as well,” Mr Burke said.