January – Governance update webpage, governance.swe.org, was created with answers to frequently-asked questions and videos from SWE leaders and members explaining the governance update process. An email address, email@example.com, was established so that members can ask questions or communicate directly.
February – BOD presented “8,000 foot picture” of future governance at the Winter Senate meeting. Sub-groups discussed potential issues and how to ensure a successful roll-out. Webinar was recorded to share overview with members, posted to goverance.swe.org.
July – Governance Task Force formed, consisting of representatives from each sub-group, to finalize and communicate detailed plans to implement all changes.
August – Updated presentation, outlining history and current status, was made available to Region Governors to share at leadership summits.
October – Integrated proposal socialized by Governance Task Force at WE16, including steps currently underway, and details and timelines for those steps to be taken in FY17 and beyond.
December – Webinar designed specifically for Chairs, Chairs-Elect, Region Leaders, Senators and Section Presidents shared information presented to the Senate at WE16, including background and an overview of the current direction.