ORURISA Members’ Training Needs Survey
September 17, 2018
At its May 2018, Board of Directors Retreat, the Oregon-Southwest Washington Chapter of Urban-Regional Information Services Association decided to survey chapter members to better understand training needs and interests. A team of board members drafted survey questions for the board to review and finalized the survey after incorporating their comments. The survey opened August 1 and closed Aug. 27, 2018 after receiving 151 responses. The rate of response is unknown, because active membership cannot be readily determined. The chapter maintains an email list of about 1500 members, but active membership—defined as participating in chapter activities or paying chapter dues—may be significantly lower.
Context for this survey
This is the first of three surveys members will be asked to complete. This survey deals with training needs; the next survey will consider various paths for moving ORURISA forward, in terms of benefits and expectations that accompany membership in ORURISA. The final survey will explore members’ interests in volunteering and other opportunities to increase the value of ORURISA membership. All three surveys are projected to be completed in 2018.
For more information contact John Bragg, Coastal Training Program Coordinator, South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, PO Box 5417, Charleston, Oregon, 97420.
John.firstname.lastname@example.org, (541) 888-5558 x 129
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