The Future Human

Strategy and Vision 2020- 2025

The CIEHF is a professional member organisation for ergonomists and human factors specialists, uniquely providing a route to Chartership. We accredit education and training courses and recognise quality ergonomics services. Our activities raise awareness about the broad scope and positive impact of the discipline in all aspects of life and work. Our current business strategy, called 'The Future Human', formulated at the end of 2019 and published below, sets out our Vision and Mission, together with our values, our strategic objectives and our priorities for the next five years.

Our Vision

“A world where integrated design improves life, well-being and performance”

Our Mission

“To become the pre-eminent professional home and voice for human factors”

Our Values

  • Professional - maintaining the highest professional standards and ethical behaviour in research and practice.
  • Inclusive - welcoming and respecting difference, recognising that diversity contributes to innovative thinking, design and solutions.
  • Collaborative - generating and sharing knowledge and expertise to enhance integrated design.

Our Strategic Themes

1. Creating a world class organisation
We will grow and consolidate financial and member resources. We will secure and support our long-term future in order to build our reputation as the pre-eminent professional body and voice for our discipline and science.
Trustees will champion specific elements of our core themes, offering opportunities for them to demonstrate leadership to peers encouraging member engagement.
We will consolidate knowledge and research through white papers and a stronger contribution to Government consultation papers making our voice heard on important topics.

2. Supporting our Members
We will identify and provide ways to support our members in becoming more effective and influential, so enhancing the reputation of our members, the discipline and the Institute.

3. ‘The Future Human’
Using the concept of the “Future Human”, we will identify, organise and support innovative and disruptive thinking that can make a significant contribution to life, wellbeing and performance. We will raise awareness of the contribution of ergonomics and human factors makes across industry and society.

4. The Partner of Choice
We will collaborate and work with professional and occupational institutes, trade bodies, research entities, government departments, agencies and others to influence how integrated design can improve life, wellbeing and performance.