Strategic Planning Helps State Societies Grow
August 30, 2011
Several State Societies have now benefitted from the services of a planning consultant offered by the AARC Board to states who want help in setting strategies and goals.
Garry Kauffman, RRT, FAARC, a former AARC president, has been that person serving as facilitator, and has thus far visited six affiliates as their boards meet to plan priorities.
Kauffman says the process leads affiliate boards to identify core values as key drivers in the creation of a mission statement and operating plan with initiatives, timelines, responsible persons, and outcome metrics.
Pennsylvania (Kauffman’s home state) was the first to undergo the process and today stands as the state with the largest number of AARC members in the country—4000 total members. Kansas came off a planning session earlier this year with renewed vigor and has developed methods for getting practically every member involved with the society by using the AARC’s social networking platform, AARConnect, to do so.
Iowa was the most recent state to have a planning activity and one of their board members, Amy Weiford, submits this report.