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Having a strategic plan is important as APS continues to look to the future. Strategic planning is an opportunity to:
A dynamic, nimble plan that is easy for everyone to understand, reflects who we are and what we aspire to, and is actively used as a guide for APS to respond to opportunities and challenges.
The strategic plan will be used to communicate both internally and externally the organization’s goals, potential actions, and metrics for measuring success/impact.
I am excited that we are developing a new APS strategic plan during my year as APS President. I don’t see strategic planning as a tactical exercise, but as a process that will lay out options, strategies, and rationales so that APS can remain a strong advocate for physics in a changing environment.
Roger Falcone, 2018 APS President
The APS 2013-2017 Strategic Plan has been a very valuable roadmap, but it lacks thoughtful attention to APS scientific publishing and APS financial health and sustainability. Without these vital components, we have an incomplete plan. We need a strategic plan for the whole organization.
Kate Kirby, APS CEO
The APS Board is responsible for determining the strategy of the Society and will oversee the activities of the steering committee.
Members will have many opportunities to provide input:
APS CEO Kate Kirby initiated strategic planning discussions at the 2018 Leadership Convocation on February 3 in Washington, D.C.
The aim of the session was to: