The Engineers Australia Learned Society model is based on a concept that is said to have first emerged during the Renaissance and has evolved in many ways in different countries and sectors since then. A typical definition today might read “an organisation that exists to promote an academic discipline, profession, or a group of related disciplines such as the arts and science”.
The Learned Society structure at Engineers Australia has been evolved and expanded over time, with the most recent formal review occurring in 2012.
One of the strategic shifts set out in the Engineers Australia 2020-2023 Strategy (2020+3 Vision) is to be future ready and one of the key deliverables to achieve this is to ensure that our Learned Society is optimised to deliver and remain relevant for the profession, not only now but into the future.
The phase one Listening Report recently prepared by professional and membership organisation consultants cameron ralph khoury (CRK) is the first phase in the 2020 review, and is the culmination of group and individual workshops with many relevant stakeholders within the current Learned Society.
Engineers Australia would like to thank the many members, volunteers and staff who contributed to this phase of the review. The report will be the basis of the next phase of analysis and testing with continued consultation with members and staff.