Good heavens! It's August!
As you all know by now (I hope), the Organizational Design Work Group (ODWG) is analyzing the data from the June survey about the three models generated in Denver. An important piece of feedback from the surveys has been a request for much more detail, helping people see how the model will actually work once implemented (even though we fully expect it to be tweaked as we learn with it in coming years). The analysis will lead to a final model to be recommended to the Board.
Once the Board approves the design, three processes will commence. First, we will produce a video that gives an overview of the proposed redesign. We will encourage all members to view it prior to their regional meetings. Second, the bylaws will be revised and sent to the members for review and comment. We will ask for comments within a 30-45 day window. The model and the comprehensive report will accompany the bylaws. Third, I will facilitate a q & a at each of the regions, providing another level of feedback.
The first week of November, the final version of the bylaws will go out to the membership for approval along with the national officer slate and a revised budget (which will take into account the implications of the restructuring process).
Please let me know if you have questions. We are working hard to make sure every member has a voice in this process so we can get to the best result possible.