Working Towards a Strategic Plan: Let's Get the Roadmap Right


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Presented by Susan DeLisle, ARNP, MPH, Consultant, Partnership for Prevention at the 2012 National Chlamydia Coalition meeting.

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Working Towards a Strategic Plan: Let's Get the Roadmap Right

  1. 1. National Chlamydia Coalition Working Towards a Strategic Plan
  2. 2. Strategic Planning <ul><li>Invokes a variety of reactions </li></ul>
  3. 4. Strategic Planning Fatigue
  4. 7. S trategic P lanning
  5. 8. S trategic P lanning
  6. 9. Strategic Plan
  7. 10. Background <ul><li>Develop a strategic plan that addresses the future of NCC </li></ul><ul><li>Explore and obtain diversification of funding for sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Consider expansion of the NCC </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a method to ensure members have opportunities to participate in various projects </li></ul><ul><li>Increase regular communication to all members about committee activities </li></ul><ul><li>Develop an annual report that includes achievements/highlights and transparency on how funds for the coalition are used. </li></ul>In 2010 – 2011 a process evaluation recommended that the NCC:
  8. 11. Developing a Draft Strategic Plan <ul><li>Convened small group of leaders to initiate strategic planning process </li></ul><ul><li>Drafted initial plan based on their input </li></ul><ul><li>Circulated draft for comment to planning group and to CDC </li></ul><ul><li>Revised plan and circulated to NCC membership </li></ul><ul><li>Revised again based in input </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion and finalization </li></ul>
  9. 12. Key Components of the Plan <ul><li>Revised Mission and Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Coalition-wide Objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Positioning and impact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Governance and Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Membership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Annual Committee plans in writing to include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working with private sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Addressing health disparity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication with others in the coalition </li></ul></ul>
  10. 13. Highlights:Positioning and Impact <ul><li>Stress working with private sector </li></ul><ul><li>Develop Special Policy Group(s) to address emerging issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Other SPG’s may be formed as new areas emerge </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Broadening of Mission to include Health Equity in the work of the NCC </li></ul>
  11. 14. Highlights: Governance <ul><li>Streamline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limit standing committees to 3 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Form Special Policy Group (SPG)s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First on Adolescent confidentiality </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reinvigorate steering committee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 person from each standing committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1-2 at large members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure committee and SPG work is line with NCC goals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Review and think strategically about membership </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lead development of business plan </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 15. Highlights: Communication <ul><li>Improve communication and increase transparency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic plan to be sent to all members and be on website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quarterly tracking of progress objectives and action plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each committee will develop their methods for communicating with other committees and the NCC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop an annual report </li></ul></ul>
  13. 16. Highlights: Membership <ul><li>Diversify membership in a strategic manner </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporate new members with specific topic expertise; organizations that represent or serve minority populations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reinvigorate current membership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Articulate expectations of coalition members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publicly acknowledge contributing members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revise orientation materials to include strategic and committee plans </li></ul></ul>
  14. 17. Highlights: Future of NCC <ul><li>Steering committee will guide development of a plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine future course and structure of NCC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advice on diversifying membership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diversification of funding </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Determine relationship to Sexual Health Coalition </li></ul>
  15. 18. Now It’s Your Turn
  16. 19. Next Steps <ul><li>Finalize the Strategic Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With timeframes, target dates, benchmarks for coalition-wide objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With objectives, tactics, and timelines from the committee plans (TBD tomorrow) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Constitute and convene the Steering Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distribute final plan to entire NCC, post on website </li></ul></ul>
  17. 20. Next Steps: Holding Ourselves Accountable: <ul><li>Distribute quarterly progress reports on coalition-wide and committee specific plans </li></ul><ul><li>Post progress on website </li></ul><ul><li>Produce annual report </li></ul>
  18. 21. We’re Counting on You!
  19. 22. “ It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan”… Eleanor Roosevelt