Mega Issues and Backgrounders

Mega issues are overriding issues of strategic importance that cut across multiple discipline areas. They address key strategic questions the organization must answer to illuminate choices and challenges that will need to be overcome moving forward for the envisioned future.

The Mega Issues Process is an important tool for responding to members' needs related to far-reaching professional concerns. A Mega Issue is strategic and futuristic in its scope and is projected to impact the profession three-to-five years into the future.

Academy members can submit Mega Issues using the Mega Issue identification form. Mega Issues are considered by the House of Delegates Leadership Team for discussion by the House of Delegates.

  • Mega Issues and Updates

    Find HOD mega issue backgrounders, fact sheets, meeting outcomes, other supporting documents and updates to past mega issues dating back to 2007.