Strategy & Activity Planning
Long Term Strategy Group
The RSS long term strategy group are now inviting comment on their draft report.
The Long Term Strategy Group(LTSG) was convened in 2012 and will report to Council in June of 2013. The group is chaired by Andy Garrett, who is joined by David Hand, Jenny Church, Ian Diamond, Janet Dougharty, David Leslie, Adrian Bowman and Rita Gardner (from the Royal Geographical Society).
The group has undertaken a broad consultation with fellows, staff, theme directors and external stakeholders in relation to a range of key questions. This included an open session at the RSS conference. A draft report has been prepared and circulated widely for comment by Friday 26 April. The final recommendations will be presented to Council in June 2013. Finally, the findings will be fed into the activity planning process for 2014 and onwards.
Based on the inputs from stakeholders, the LTSG has developed two main documents. The first is a comprehensive and internally focussed document that provides a vision statement together with six recommended strategic objectives. It provides detail on how each of the six strategic objectives could be achieved and the strategy implemented. The second (contained in Appendix 1) is an outward facing document which again includes the vision, together with the six strategic objectives, but is much shorter. This document is illustrative of how the Society’s five year strategic plan could be communicated both externally and to the Society’s members more generally. Given the limited resources, it also includes recommended priorities for the five year period.
Anyone is welcome to comment on the strategy document which is available here. We request that you use this attached template so that we can better collate all comments.
If you would like to have further information about the work of the strategy group, please contact Hetan Shah at email@example.com.
The Long Term Strategy Group was first convened in 2009 to review the long term strategic objectives of the Society. Further information on the recommendations that were made are available here.
Activity Plan Cycle
The themes, including sections and local groups are asked to put forward ideas for consideration in the Society's business plan. The suggested activities are considered by the Executive Committee and Council during the year, culminating in approval of the final activity plan at December's Council meeting.
Business Plan for 2012 [214KB]
Activity Plan for 2013 [289 KB]