Thank you to the more than one-third of our members who provided valuable feedback by participating in ISPI’s online Membership Survey which kicked off in October 2011. We asked members for their input in the areas of membership, professional development, chapters, and communication. In addition, we gathered useful demographic information and provided an opportunity for open-ended responses. The data from the survey is important to both the Board of Directors as they focus on ISPI’s strategic direction and the staff as they develop and implement member programs and service.

ISPI members may access the report by visiting the Members Only Resources on the website:www.ispi.org. You will find this link under the green Resource Center tab. It will be necessary to login to access. Below are some highlights from the survey.

Respondents to the survey have been members of ISPI for an average of 9.6 years with one-third having been members for 10 years or longer. This is an increase of one year, since our survey was conducted in 2009.

When members were asked why they joined, two-thirds indicated they joined for education/professional development. This is the same result as reflected in our previous survey. However, those who join at the recommendation of a colleague has increased.

Over one-forth of the members responding are CPTs, and the average overall experience related to performance improvement  is 18.7 years. We also found virtually all members have a four-year degree or better (up slightly from 2009). Nearly one-half have a Master’s degree and 30% have or are working toward a Doctorate.

About one-third of members describe the geographic range of their work as national and international. The trend from 2009 is slightly less work at the local level and an increase on the international level.

A majority of members whose work is international, do work in the following geographic areas:

  • North America (84.2%)
  • Europe (75.5%)
  • Asia (64.3%)
  • South/Central America and the Middle East (more than one-third)

This is about a 10% increase over 2009 for each geographic area.