NSPE Has a Plan of Action

08/02/2005


The National Society of Professional Engineer's Future Directions Task Force (FDTF), created to review, reaffirm or reinvent the NSPE, approved its final report last month.

When it was formed in the spring of 2004, the task force’s mission was to “reinvent the NSPE from a blank slate,” according to its mission statement. In order to revitalize the organization, nothing would be sacred, and nothing off-limits. Major goals that have come out of these efforts are a focus on serving licensed professional engineers (P.E.s) and engineer interns (EIs/EITs) only, concentration on partnership with its state societies, and of course, an emphasis on building membership.

In addition, the new mission statement stresses the desire to pursue a close partnership with the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, with NCEES taking the lead on licensure law policy and NSPE focusing on the individual needs of P.E.s.

“This is not a report,” task force participants state in the document. “The ample shelf space reserved for historical documents on NSPE reorganization—and it contains some good work—does not need another volume.” They explain that this is an action plan. “All will share the responsibility for implementation, and when successful, rewards will flow to all. The common denominator will be highly satisfied—even delighted—NSPE members.”

To read NSPE’s FDTF Final Report in its entirety, click here .





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