• JanuaryWebinar provided an overview of the upcoming changes, specifically focusing on how they will affect collegiate members. Governance Task Force presented governance updates at the Winter Senate Meeting and Motion S1717: Endorsement of the Proposed Governance Changes passed with 30 in the affirmative and 1 abstain.
  • February – Updated presentation, outlining current status and future work, was shared with Senators and Region Governors and at Region conferences and WELocals. Video of the presentation was recorded for further dissemination.
  • June – Draft implementation plan and timing for all remaining steps provided by Governance Task Force to SWE leaders and posted to the governance website. Feedback was solicited, with a deadline of July 15th, and incorporated into the revised plan.
  • AugustGovernance Summit held with ~100 SWE leaders to provide a venue for active collaboration, to voice and resolve any remaining questions and concerns about the governance path forward, to understand the role of each leader in the upcoming changes, and to identify any additional resources needed for SWE to be successful.
  • September – Finalized implementation plan and bylaws changes communicated to all SWE members. Webinar held to provide an overview and answer questions.
  • October – Detailed bylaws changes were approved by the Senate at WE17, with no dissenting votes. Leadership Summit and Senior Member Engagement Task Forces were established to look into additional improvements. Graphics were developed to help members understand these changes.