Got a mission statement?

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Got a mission statement?

Postby JimBoice » September 11th, 2013, 1:23 pm

Consider writing a mission statement for your local association. If your local has a mission statement, consider posting it here.

According to Wikipedia, a mission statement is a statement of the purpose of a company, organization or person -- its reason for existing.

The mission statement should guide the actions of the organization, spell out its overall goal, provide a path, and guide decision-making. It provides "the framework or context within which the organization's strategies are formulated." It's like a goal for what the company wants to do for the world.

Mission statements often include the following information:

-- Aim(s) of the organization.
-- The organization's primary stakeholders: clients/customers, shareholders, congregation, etc.
-- How the organization provides value to these stakeholders, for example by offering specific types of products and/or services.
-- A declaration of an organization's sole core purpose. A mission statement answers the question, "Why do we exist?"
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Re: Got a mission statement?

Postby JimBoice » September 11th, 2013, 1:23 pm

NJEA's mission statement can be found here: http://www.njea.org/about
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Re: Got a mission statement?

Postby JimBoice » September 11th, 2013, 1:25 pm

Here is the Pennsauken Education Association's mission statement:

"The Pennsauken Education Association (PEA) is an organization of nearly 500 school employees working in the Pennsauken School District, which is located in Pennsauken, New Jersey. We represent a variety of school employees including teachers, guidance counselors, nurses, librarians, child study team members (social workers, school psychologists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and learning disabilities teachers / consultants), and student assistance counselors.

Our goal is to provide a top quality education to public school students in an optimal environment to achieve success in the classroom and prepare them to become productive citizens in a global society.

'Kids are who they are. They know what they know. They bring what they bring. Our job is not to wish that students knew more or knew differently. Our job is to turn each student’s knowledge into a curricular strength rather than an instructional inconvenience. We can do that only if we hold high expectations for all students, convey great respect for the knowledge and culture they bring to the classroom, and offer lots of support in helping them achieve those expectations. Kids are who they are.' David Pearson – The First R: Every Child’s Right to Read."
Jim Boice
UniServ Field Representative ~ Membership & Organizational Development
New Jersey Education Association
180 West State Street
Post Office Box 1211
Trenton, NJ 08607-1211
609-599-4561 ext. 2236

http://www.facebook.com/NJEAPRIDE
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Re: Got a mission statement?

Postby JimBoice » June 12th, 2014, 10:23 pm

What is your local association "for"? Here are some ideas common to our cause:

-- Value and respect of the profession.
-- Stable and ample funding.
-- Manageable workloads.
-- Increased student achievement.
-- Allow existing reforms to succeed.
-- Local control, local bargaining.
-- Educators’ voice in policy decisions.
-- More time for instruction.
-- Progressive, stable revenue.
-- Recognition for losses incurred.
Jim Boice
UniServ Field Representative ~ Membership & Organizational Development
New Jersey Education Association
180 West State Street
Post Office Box 1211
Trenton, NJ 08607-1211
609-599-4561 ext. 2236

http://www.facebook.com/NJEAPRIDE
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Re: Got a mission statement?

Postby JimBoice » June 12th, 2014, 10:26 pm

B.R.A.G.

Benefits: what do members get from belonging?
Resources: what are the sources of a union’s strength?
Accomplishments: what has the union achieved?
Goals: for what does the union stand?

Go ahead, B.R.A.G. about the association! Tailor your conversations with members and the community so that your B.R.A.G. will “hit the mark” with people you are organizing.
Jim Boice
UniServ Field Representative ~ Membership & Organizational Development
New Jersey Education Association
180 West State Street
Post Office Box 1211
Trenton, NJ 08607-1211
609-599-4561 ext. 2236

http://www.facebook.com/NJEAPRIDE
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