5 Steps to Planning
Where do we want to be?
Where are we now?
How can we get there?
How do we make it happen?
Are we doing the right thing at the right time?
Not an easy task - Discussion is important
Features that make up an ideal chapter
Concise - no more than 3-4 sentences
Best if written by several people
"Collins Chapter #26 is: ...."
Current status of Chapter in all areas
Attendance and participation
Where to concentrate effort
Plans for 3-5 years
Specifics of Planning - usually within one year
S - Specific
M - Measurable
A - Attainable
R - Results driven
T - Time-bound
Set regular times for planning meetings
Change focus if necessary
What is working well? What is not working well?
What should we start doing? What should we stop doing?
What should we do more of? What should we do less of?
Strategic Plan - update periodically
Publicize objectives and goals
Remind membership periodically
Share Vision Statement and Operating Plan with
Get "buy-in" from membership
Donít just appoint a committee then file document away
Keep refining the plan
Create new or different goals when needed
Communicate, Communicate, Communicate
Most important - Get started and persist!