By Scott Burgmeyer
It is a wonderful tradition to make a resolution and break it in the first week!! If you are like me, I have broken several over the years – exercise more, eat healthier, balance work-life, so many that it is a little embarrassing to write about. I do find it to be exciting this time of year to think back over the year…where we have come from and where we are going next.
In late 2019, the IQC Board of Directors asked if I would be interested in serving in the role of Executive Director of IQC. Honored to be considered, I began digging in. I reflected on being a long-time customer of IQC and I wanted to ensure that we could provide other individuals and organizations the journey of learning and growth I had experienced.
I spent the next few months talking with board members, current clients, past clients, and staff to understand what makes IQC special AND in what areas IQC can improve. Starting in the 4Q of 2019, we identified the strategic direction for IQC and with the full support of the Board of Directors, began a great journey in 2020. Some of the key items we accomplished include:
- Updated branding (logo, mission, vision, and values)
- New website
- New course offerings and course catalog
- More member benefits
- New staff
- iLearn (new Learning Management System)
Despite the pandemic, pivoting to nearly 100% virtual courses and several other major changes - I am immensely proud of what the team has accomplished in one short year.
As I look toward the future – in the near term, we have several new things coming in 2021 – new courses, expanding our website, and connecting with our fellow Iowans in new and unique ways.
We also have several amazing projects going on behind the scenes that I am excited to share with you soon.
I look forward to our opportunity to journey together. Onward to 2021!