APEGS Member Survey
APEGS secured Insightrix Research Inc. to conduct a member survey between November 15 and December 10, 2018. The purpose of the survey was to gather information on member preferences to guide planning regarding the annual meeting and conference, professional development opportunities, and APEGS’ communications channels. The survey was sent to the 13,000 members, regardless of whether they live or work within or outside of Saskatchewan. The response rate was 14 per cent, with 1,844 members completing the online questionnaire. The findings have been provided to all APEGS committees and staff to aid in planning for 2020 and to adjust any 2019 plans where applicable.
The key findings of the survey are:
Annual Meeting and Conference
The professional development sessions and luncheon with keynote speaker are the most valued activities of the three-day proceedings, followed by the annual business meeting.
Members prefer to meet weekdays over a sit-down lunch or at an after-work reception.
The top interest for professional development is business/ project management and leadership.
89 per cent of respondents were in favour of APEGS offering professional development opportunities online.
More respondents were interested in one-time opportunities to volunteer than in serving on a committee or on council.
68 per cent of respondents prefer to access information from or about APEGS by email over other platforms.
89 per cent of respondents read one or more issues of The Professional Edge annually and 80 per cent find it at least somewhat informative.
85 per cent of respondents believe that APEGS is somewhat or very inclusive. This is consistent across all demographics.