• provide career-long support: affordable membership; services that bridge career transitions; lifelong learning.
• increase nimbleness in new technologies: interdisciplinary communities; entry-level content in new technology areas; use of the Web to coalesce our activities in new areas.
• develop innovative information delivery tools: better understanding of how people—especially young people—access, use, organize, and share information; an ability to test new products and services through "rapid deployment" experiments that foster an entrepreneurial culture.
• expand global membership and participation,
• strengthen value to industry and academia, and
• drive strategic planning and implementation to evolve our organizational structure.
• work with our Membership Development Committee to establish a cafeteria of unbundled benefits and allow members to annually self-customize or personalize their benefits or membership advantage by employing up to a fixed number of member benefit credits;
• challenge our Board of Directors to strategize and advance our profession globally while allowing our technical and regional entities (including IEEE-USA) to act locally in support of their members' careers; and
• continue working with the EAB to help our entities put the best of their conference tutorials and short courses into IEEE/ Thomson's forthcoming Expert Now Web-based learning library (thus meeting our continuing education needs and replacing four years of cost-cutting with a new source of revenue).