Looking to the Future
The process of reimagining CASE is not to be taken lightly, particularly when we have a long and distinguished history of providing a remarkable degree of service and value to our members. That is why, throughout this process, we have taken great care to preserve the special things about CASE that have made that history possible.
Our work is grounded in the awareness that CASE is much more than a collection of staff members in offices around the globe. CASE is, in fact, a remarkable aggregate of staff, volunteers, individual members, member institutions and stakeholders from inside and outside the profession who routinely share their best thinking and combine their efforts for mutual improvement. There can be little doubt that sustaining this incredible ecosystem is among our most important roles, and we can assure you that no matter how we might reimagine ourselves, our capacity to connect all those who care about advancing education will be at the core of what we do.
We have built that capacity because of our long history of being responsible stewards of our resources and of efficiently running our organization. These habits have allowed us to keep pace with the growth of the education sector without any diminishment in service, and we intend to exercise this same discipline as we expand our scope to meet an even broader need.
“... no matter how we might reimagine ourselves, our capacity to connect all those who care about advancing education will be at the core of what we do ...”
Finally, we will never lose sight of the fact that the achievement of our goals can only be counted as a success if it furthers the aims expressed by our vision: advancing education to transform lives and society. Our role as an indispensable partner for those who seek to improve the lives of all through the power of education has never been more important, and we will continue to serve in that capacity with the utmost degree of dedication, commitment and service.
Yet, if we seek to remain true to these principles, we must think boldly about how we do so in a dramatically changed environment. Our planning process has given us a comprehensive view of that environment, and the contributions of the many who are succeeding in these challenging times have provided us with a thoughtful and well-reasoned view of what a reimagined CASE must look like in the years ahead.
We approach the days ahead with confidence born of our distinguished history; our engaged, knowledgeable and generous partners; and the clear and demonstrable need for the direction and support that only we can provide. We are grateful and honored that you have chosen to join us on this journey.