Report to the Board of Governors Strategic Planning Committee Arthur Winston Region 1 Strategic Planning Committee Chair 2 August 2008
Why Strategic Planning • Simply put, strategic planning determines where an organization is going over the next few years, how it is going to get there, and how it will know if it got there or not.
Benefits of Strategic Planning • Defines the purpose of the organization and builds consensus on what the organization should accomplish in the future (vision). • Establishes realistic goals and objectives consistent with purpose and vision. • Ensures the most effective use of the organization’s resources by focusing on the key priorities. • Focuses the work of all functional units on common vision and goals. • Provides a base to measure progress.
IEEE Core Purpose (Mission) • IEEE’s core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.
IEEE Core Values • Service to humanity • Global focus • Trust and respect • Growth and nurturing of the profession • Collaboration and community building • Professionalism • Intellectual activity • Peer-reviewed
IEEE Vision (Big Audacious Goal) • Be essential to the global technical community and to technical professionals everywhere, and be universally recognized for the contributions of technology and of technical professionals in improving global conditions.
Strategic Planning Committee • Gerard Alphonse • Bruce Hecht • Fausto Molinet • Nita Patel • Arthur Winston, Chair • Charles Rubenstein, ex-officio
Charge to Committee • Looking for big, innovative ideas. • Find new ways of doing what we do, and also find new things to do, all of which should provide greater value to the member and greater benefit to the profession. • Can we find synergies, and build on them to create more value at equal or lower costs. Think strategically (10-15 years out) and then refine some ideas and develop 5 year plans.
Committee Goals • Provide both a long-term (10 – 15 years) and a short term (5 years) strategic plan. • Provide report for use by Region 1 and its sections and committees to plan, implement, strategies individually and collectively. • Provide training to sections to think strategically
We’ve Started the Process.. • Developed SPC roadmap • Determined best method of communication for effectiveness and within budget • Reviewed IEEE’s strategic plans and change in direction • Determining role of R1 in enhancing the region and leading in overall IEEE objectives • Now conducting a web survey to gather input • Asking for your participation
Survey Progress • Survey was opened in late May. • 21 responses received to date. • Response collection will continue into the fall. • We need your input – please visit: tiny.cc/region1survey http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=y7oOVWU3cPurjWuoPzDyxA_3d_3d
Quick Survey Overview • 6 Areas of feedback • 23 Questions total • Will now highlight some of the responses
What’s Going On Today in Your Section? • What’s working well? • What’s not working well? • What are the challenges that your section will face in the next 1-3 years? • How could Region 1 help your section to be better prepared for these challenges?
In the Future…On the Horizon What issues affecting the following areas do you think will have an impact on IEEE Region 1, its sections, and its members in the next 3-5 years? • Demographics • Social, Cultural and Consumer Values • Legislative and Regulatory Trends • Economic • Nature of the profession • Science and Technology
Core Ideology – Who We Are • How would you describe the core purpose of Region 1? • What was it originally organized to do? • Has that changed? • What core values has Region 1 stood for over time? • What commonly held beliefs should be preserved at all costs?
Envisioned Future – Where We’re Going… • What is the single most important outcome for Region 1 to accomplish in the next 10 years if there were no obstacles to success? • What will happen differently and better, and for whom, when this outcome has been achieved by Region 1?
Focusing on 3-5 Year Goals • What are the three most important outcomes for Region 1 to have accomplished in the next 3-5 years? • What actions do we need to take to achieve these outcomes?
Region 1 Today – Positioning for Future Success • What are Region 1’s strengths today? • What are Region 1’s weaknesses today? • What are the three greatest challenges or barriers to success that are likely to face Region 1 in the next 3-5 years?
Timetable • 1 August – Training Session • 2 August – Preliminary Report to BOG • 29 August – Close survey • 15 December – Draft Plan to ExCom • 2009 • R1 Winter Meeting – Discussion with BOG, adoption of recommendations • 1 March – Distribution & Implementation • R1 Summer Meeting – Status and review