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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
November 2017 - May 2018
Members provided input online and in person (Leadership Convocation, Town Halls, Focus Groups). The Board and Council provided input and direction.
June 2018 - August 2018
The subcommittees reviewed the data and drafted recommendations for review by the Board and Steering Committee.
September 2018 - December 2018
The Steering Committee and the Board developed a cohesive Strategic Plan which was approved by the Board and Council.
January 2019 - April 2019
Sharing the Results
The Strategic Plan was rolled out at the 2019 Leadership Convocation and will be publicized in APS News and at the March and April Meetings.
The APS Board is responsible for determining the strategy of the Society and oversaw the activities of the steering committee.
The Steering Committee convened four subcommittees to explore important strategic areas. The subcommittees are chaired by members of the Senior Management Team and are made up of APS volunteer leadership and staff.
Ensuring a Meaningful Role in Scientific Research Dissemination
Chair: Michael Thoennessen, Editor in Chief
Serving Communities (Membership, Physics Community, and Society)
Chair: Francis Slakey, Chief Government Affairs Officer
Securing Financial Sustainability
Chair: Margaret Bandera, Chief Financial Officer
Increasing Organizational Excellence
Chair: Mark Doyle, Chief Information Officer