SLAS Strategic Plan
The SLAS Strategic Planning Process
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 questions:
- Where are we?
- What do we have to work with?
- Where do we want to be?
- How do we get there?
For the past three 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.
Purpose of this Strategic Plan
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, the Working Group and the professional team need to hear from you. Please feel free to contact the following individuals whom are personally available to listen and accept your comments for consideration:
Dave Dorsett: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Paslay: email@example.com
John Printen: John.Printen@lifetech.com
Malcolm Crook: Malcolm.Crook@paa.co.uk
Greg Dummer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Hamilton: email@example.com
With your thoughtful involvement, this strategic plan will continue to evolve and ultimately stand firm not only as a meaningful guide for the immediate future – but as the driving force for implementing truly significant and far-reaching initiatives that substantiate our merger mantra: one + one = three.
Strategic Plan Working Group
Dave Dorsett, MBA, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Co-Chair (David.Dorsett@bms.com)
Jeff Paslay, Ph.D., Paslay Consulting, Co-Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ed Anderson, Ph.D., Pioneer Hi-Bred International
Peter Grandsard, Ph.D., Amgen
Michelle Palmer, Ph.D., Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
John Printen, Ph.D., Life Technologies
Steve Rees, GlaxoSmithKline
John Walzer, Ph.D., ExxonMobil
Greg Dummer, CAE, SLAS Chief Executive Officer (email@example.com)
Steve Hamilton, Ph.D., SLAS Director of Education (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nan Hallock, SLAS Director of Publishing (email@example.com)