SLAS Strategic Plan Meeting
Monday, January 31, 1:30-2:30 pm, Sierra/Ventura, Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel
Successful organizations require a strategic plan founded in sound, systematic and rational principles, and supported by diligent implementation, monitoring and evaluation. As the first step in establishing results-based accountability for the future growth of SLAS, the SLAS Strategic Plan Working Group began by addressing these essential points: Where are we; what do we have to work with; where do we want to be; and how do we get there?
For the past several months, the Working Group and SLAS professional team members researched, debated, developed and ultimately documented this inaugural strategic plan. The SLAS Board of Directors then took its turn considering, discussing and debating the plan before unanimously approving it in September. As a member-driven society, however, our work is just beginning.
This plan is not a rigid step-by-step recipe of next steps. It is a multi-dimensional context that will guide our decisions and a framework to measure our progress in the months and years ahead. Because this is a major time of transition for our newly formed organization, we expect many elements and pressures to impact the organization, however, continued adherence to this plan will ensure that our focus remains true to our mission and goals. With this in mind, members of the Strategic Plan Working Group, Board of Directors, and the professional team need to hear from youthe SLAS members. Please take advantage of this meeting opportunity to voice your ideas and perspective to help us further refine this first-ever SLAS strategic plan.