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The NDEO board and staff worked on several important initiatives in 2022, which were guided by the organization's Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (JDEI) Initiative. Click here for information on this 2021 initiative facilitated by our consultant Maryland Nonprofits.
Throughout 2022, the organization immersed itself in a strategic planning process. We chose Maryland Nonprofits as our consultant partner due to our ongoing relationship and their insight into our current work, both cultivated during the prior year's JDEI Initiative. The strategic planning process was overseen by a representative workgroup of members, board, and staff. The process included: survey data from the membership; focus groups with members, board, and staff; and a market analysis. The Strategic Plan was approved by the NDEO Board on 10-15-22. The revised organizational mission, vision, and values and 2023-2027 strategic priorities are:
Vision: The National Dance Education Organization envisions equitable and accessible dance education for all.
Mission: To advance dance education for all by providing professional development and cultivating a community of support, resources, advocacy, and research.
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The Bylaws were reviewed and revised with an eye on structure, cohesion, and updates to reflect JDEI efforts. Specific updates included an added section for members, revised qualifications for serving on the board of directors and the advisory council, and updated language to reflect the infrastructure of the board of directors and the advisory council. The amended Bylaws were approved by the NDEO Board on 10-15-22. For more information view the Motion to Approve NDEO Bylaws Amendments.