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Envisioning Our Future

We’re excited to present ASBA’s new Foundational Statements. Together with a new Strategic Plan, they represent an exciting future direction and, most importantly, they reflect the clear voice and hard work of our membership over the past several months.

The work began in spring 2016, when ASBA embarked on a review of its Foundational Statements, including its Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles. ASBA’s Board of Directors saw this review as an opportunity for exploration and renewal, building on our Association’s legacy, and creating bridges to the future. Thus the name, ASBA: Envisioning Our Future, seemed most appropriate.

At ASBA’s Spring General Meeting (SGM) in June 2016, the first plenary session was held and all delegates participated in generative discussion. Here is a summary of the membership’s input collected during that session.

Next, World Café conversations were held at Zones in fall 2016. Here is a summary of the membership’s input collected during that session.

Finally, ASBA asked the membership for its input again at the Association’s Fall General Meeting in November 2016, where three rounds of generative discussion took place. Read what the membership had to say in these conversations.

At each step of the way, ASBA wanted to hear from its membership, and the result is a set of Foundational Statements that we can all be proud of, and that will serve us well in the years to come.

ASBA Foundational Statements (March, 2017)

ASBA 2017-2020 Strategic Plan