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Strategic Planning Committee of the Board (SPC)

Charge and Function:

Starting with the strategic plan adopted in 2011, the SPC will:

  1. Receive and approve or return for revision the implementation templates for individual objectives. These will be passed to the SPC by the Councils, who retain operational oversight of the work done in their domain. This step ensures that the people working on the objectives and strategies understand the Board's intention and also that the Council structure is respected and used.

  2. Receive periodic progress reports on strategies from the Councils in order to keep the SPC apprised of progress and aware of any difficulties that require its attention or that of the full Board.

  3. Develop and utilize a uniform or systematic evaluation of progress being made or state of completion of each strategy using similar word or numerical ranks. For example: 1) not begun or currently inactive, 2) just begun, 3) midway or partially complete, 4) almost complete, 5) complete.

    Also evaluate any change since the previous evaluation using a word scheme such as: 1) no change or no progress, 2) minimal change or progress, 3) somewhat of a change or progress, 4) substantial or noteworthy change or progress.

  4. Review progress on objectives, which may result from progress on multiple strategies potentially falling under multiple councils.

  5. Annually assess the plan as a whole, and report to the Board on overall progress and on any need to adjust the plan.

  6. Work closely with EXCOM, Council Chairs, FINCOM, and HQ staff in this process of implementation and assessment, including developing a budgeting process that uses the strategic plan to guide the prioritizing of resources. Specifically, the SPC will work with the Budget Subcommittee to prepare the budget proposal and will resolve issues requiring adjudication, thus bringing decisions about funding priorities to the level of the Board instead of being decided by the Budget Subcommittee.

  7. Periodically, at no more than five year intervals, conduct a comprehensive revision of the strategic plan, including a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats)