ACBS Strategic Plan: 2019-2022

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Strategic Planning Meeting

The ACBS Board strategic planning meeting was held 2-3 February, 2019. Based off of ACBS member focus group data, and one on one interviews, a picture of the current state of the organization came into focus. The Board considered the arguments for what to keep and what to change within the organization.  While we have much to be proud of as a community, the Board felt that the following four areas are priorities for change, so that we better execute our mission.

While this is still in the early stages, we wanted to share the four main strategic imperatives that were developed as a part of this meeting.

1. Expanding and improving our digital presence - The goal is for an improved and expanded digital platform and increased professional and public awareness and to become industry leaders in our science and dissemination. Eric Morris - Lead; Tiffany Rochester - Champion


2. Centering Science - Our goal is to make our support for science and research a more featured part of our work by doing more to support a robust worldwide research community within ACBS. Louise McHugh - Lead; Jonathan Bricker - Champion


3. Creating a culture of empowerment and productivity - The goal is to help to make our Board, Committees, and Components more efficient and productive with clear goals and tasks and frequent communication. Jessica Borushok - Lead; Laura Silberstein-Tirch - Champion


4. Building a culture of competency to support effective dissemination in ACBS - Our goal is to support the ACBS community in developing and refining the science guiding best practices in training, competency measurement, application and dissemination of CBS. Robyn Walser - Lead; Nanni Presti - Champion

(What are "Leads" and what are "Champions"? Leads are leading the team building a plan to reach ACBS's goals around one of the pillars.  Champions are providing strategic support and vision to the Leads in order to assist in the progress.)

Progress Update

  • Sept. 2019 - Leads complete online Project Management Training
  • Sept.-Oct. 2019 - Leads build core team
  • Oct. 2019 - Leads hold first meeting with core teams
  • Nov. 2019 - Outreach to Committees to collect relevant suggestions for the pillars