Strategic Planning Working Group
* Chris Trainor (Co-Chair)
Anna Gibson Hollow, board liaison
The SPWG met October 15th, 2022 to determine a plan of action. On November 21, 2022, SPWG membership will be seeking input from ACA Committees, Working Groups, Special Interest Sections, and Student Chapters to identify our Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats through a SWOT analysis.
We invite community members to participate via an online form. The form will close January 6, 2023.
Terms of Reference
Purpose: The purpose of the Strategic Planning Working Group is to develop a Strategic Plan for the ACA that will guide the activities of the association.
Responsibilities: The Strategic Planning Working Group responsibilities include:
Composition: SPWG will consist of 5-7 members approved by the ACA Board and will be chaired by the ACA Vice-President.
Term: Members of SPWG shall serve until the Strategic Plan has been finalized and approved by membership at (or soon after) the 2023 AGM, at which point the Working Group will be dissolved.
Participation and attendance: In order to be a Working Group member, the individual shall be an ACA member in good standing, participate in committee work with timely completion of project tasks, and regularly attend Working Group meetings. An individual who is absent for two consecutive meetings or misses a task submission deadline without providing the Working Group with written or verbal notification and reason for such, shall be deemed to have resigned from the position.
Meetings: Deadlines for deliverables require frequent and regular meetings, up to 3 times per month. Working Group members will typically correspond via web or teleconference calls and email correspondence.
Compensation: No compensation shall be made to members of the Working Group for their participation. However, reasonable authorized expenses will be reimbursed.
Recordkeeping: SPWG members have a duty to document their discussions and decisions to facilitate continuity of operations by using the Association’s approved records keeping system, and ensure its records are filed with the Secretariat.
Reporting and Accountability: SPWG will report to the ACA Board via the Vice-President and will operate at the discretion of the ACA Board.
Anyone interested in seeing the 2022 Membership Survey Report developed by the Portage Group may find it here:2022 Membership Survey Report-June 2022.pdf
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