A disciplined effort to produce fundamental DECISIONS and ACTIONS that SHAPE and GUIDE what a cooperative is, what it does, and why it does it with a focus on the FUTURE.
A process by which a group defines its own VMOSA .
What is VMOSA? M O V S A VISION MISSION OBJECTIVES STRATEGIES ACTION PLAN
VMOSA is … ? A practical planning process that can be used by any community organization or institution Planning tool that can help your organization by providing a blueprint for moving from dreams to actions to positive outcomes for your community.
Why should your organization use VMOSA? It allows your organization to build consensus around your focus and the necessary steps your organization should take Allows your organization to focus on your short-term goals while always keeping sight of your long-term vision and mission The VMOSA process grounds for your dreams. It makes good ideas possible by laying out what needs to happen in order to succeed.
When should you use VMOSA? When you are starting a new organization. When you are trying to invigorate an older initiative that has lost its focus or momentum. When your organization is starting a new initiative or large project, or is going to begin work in a new direction. When your group is moving into a new phase of an ongoing effort.
Planning Process Steps Vision (the dream) Mission (the what and why) Objectives (how much of what will be accomplished by when) Strategies (the how) Action plan ( what change will happen who will do what by when to make it happen)
Five specific strategies can help guide most interventions. They are:
Providing information and enhancing skills
(e.g., Undertake continuous cooperative education to its members)
Enhancing services and support
(e.g.,extend financial assistance to its members for provident & productive purposes)
Modify access, barriers, and opportunities
(such as equal distribution of net surplus or patronage refund arising out of cooperative operations )
Change the consequences of efforts
(e.g., provide incentives to the management staff)
(e.g., encourage deferment of patronage refund for revolving capital).
Action plan (what change will happen; who will do what by when to make it happen) Specific (community and systems) changes to be sought Specific action steps necessary to bring about changes in all of the relevant sectors, or parts of the community/organization The Plan refers to:
Action Plan cont… Action step(s) Resources required Person(s) responsible Collaborators: Dated completed What will happen? Who will do what? Timing of each action step Resources and support (both what is needed and what's available) Who else should know about this action?