Mandate: Sustain an independent and dynamic association of nursing and midwifery leaders
Motivation: The Irish Association of Directors of Nursing and Midwifery has grown its membership by 10% in the last five years. Its structures and organising methods need to change and develop further. This will maximise the potential to foster constructive dialogue and become the visible thought leader for the profession of nursing and midwifery.
Map of intended action:
a) Maximise the member contribution by reviewing member participation and creating the conditions for further member engagement
b) Modernise the Association’s governance and Articles of Association by ensuring that the promotion of mutual support, networking and professional camaraderie remains central to the current generation of
leaders in nursing and midwifery
c) Continue to network and collaborate with colleagues in Mental Health Nursing and in Northern Ireland so that we can best support each other’s work to influence the wider health system
d) Encourage a membership attitude that shares knowledge and expertise from a place of interdependency and reciprocity and extends to key collaborators seeking to address some of the toughest issues now facing the wider health system
e) Increase the Association’s public visibility by aligning its online presence with this new strategic framing and visual identity
f) Reflect on the pros and cons of a name change in light of this more outward focus and the need to strengthen the Association’s advocacy and visibility
g) Create capacity for openness and transparency in our Association by strengthening governance structures and procedures.