Both Member Organisation Council discussions and these survey results have shown that members are interested in a few key developments:
We also see that instructor training is key to achieving Member Organisations’ goals, and it will be very important to increase the capacity and quality of instructor training as the community grows. Member Organisations are also interested in identifying and enacting strategies to make their communities more equitable, inclusive and accessible.
Additionally, it is clear that Members like Carpentries Membership; they renew membership over multiple years and rate the program highly. This is a strong indication that this program is of value and should continue to be developed to fulfil the mission of The Carpentries.
It has been about five years since the first Carpentries Member Organisation came on board, and since then, this growing body of Members has supported The Carpentries, built local communities across the world, and contributed to many projects. Thanks to the responses to the 2019 Membership Survey, we have a clear idea of what this community wants and needs, and we can move forward to discussion of implementation!
For discussion and updates, join one of the next Member Organisation Council Meetings! Four meetings will be held across time-zones November 18th-19th, 2019. Sign up on the Etherpad and [add the event to your calendar] (https://calendly.com/ecwilliams8/member-organisation-council-meetings-nov-2019)!
Since the primary goal of the Member Organisation Council is to hear and learn from other organisations, please add your name to the list of speakers for a meeting and give an overview of your program, an update on your progress, or a review of a specific tool or system that has worked for you. The meeting agenda will also include updates from The Carpentries and time for general discussion.