Sigma Presidential Call to Action 2017-2019
Connect. Collaborate. Catalyze.
Each biennium, Sigma installs a new president at the international level. At the 44th Biennial Convention, we proudly installed Beth Tigges, PhD, RN, PNP, BC, and introduced her as the 32nd president of Sigma. Each president presents a call to action to help guide members and chapters as we strive to fulfill our mission. President Tigges call asks us to “connect, collaborate, and catalyze” to advance world health.
In the past 10 years, Sigma has grown to over 500 chapters worldwide; developed new models for chapter development, including partnerships with clinical organizations; formed new global regions; gained Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) status with the United Nations (UN); and convened the Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing & Midwifery (GAPFON®). Now is the time to build on that extraordinary success and our rich heritage by developing new ways to connect with our members and other nurses worldwide, and collaborate with diverse partners to catalyze change for advancing world health and global nursing excellence.
Sigma’s vision is to be the global organization of choice for nursing. To do so, we need to connect with fellow nurses and partners and work together to share our message, opportunities, and accomplishments. We must make maximum use of cutting-edge technologies to digitally transform as an organization and advance the work of Sigma.
To fulfill the Sigma mission, we need to be intentionally collaborative. By expanding our collaborative work with other nurses and partners outside of nursing, we can more successfully fulfill our mission.
To be the organization of choice for nursing and advance world health, Sigma must be a catalyst for action. Catalyze means to bring about, initiate, produce fundamental change, or transform. We can use our skills as practical, innovative, and visionary nurse leaders to transform global nursing.