In celebration of its Centennial, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) is pleased to release its updated mission statement and new Strategic Plan. The 2019 Strategic Plan launches NCARB into its second century and provides a framework for organizational initiatives over the next five to seven years.
The Board of Directors revised NCARB’s mission statement to highlight the partnership with licensing board members, as well as focus on facilitating licensure and credentialing in protection of the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
Since the 1980s, NCARB has used strategic thinking to observe trends and develop an action plan to meet the needs of the organization and its stakeholders. The Strategic Plan serves to establish a shared vision of success by documenting priorities, setting boundaries, aligning organizational resources, and providing continuity.
Efforts to review and refresh the previous Strategic Plan (introduced in 2012) began in 2016. The NCARB Strategic Plan was based on sound research and facilitated discussions with stakeholders both within and outside of the organization to inform development of an effective, actionable Strategic Plan. The refreshed plan was designed with input collected from more than 6,000 stakeholders, including the NCARB Board of Directors, regional chairs and committee volunteers, leaders from architectural licensing boards, architects holding an NCARB Certificate, candidates for architectural licensure, leadership from other architectural organizations, and NCARB staff.
Launching the Council into the next century, the 2019 Strategic Plan retains successful elements of the former plan and introduces opportunities for continuous quality improvement, growth, and transformation. Some areas of greater focus as NCARB prepares for the future include:
- Technology and innovation
- NCARB programs and services
- Delivering value for licensing boards
- Expanding brand awareness and influence