Strategic Planning Committee

Director-Elect
Strategic Planning Chair, Conf. Coord.

 

Duties

The SPC shall be responsible for communicating the long-range plans of IEEE MGA and IEEE-USA and for formulating long-range goals for Region 1 in accordance with those plans.

Chair

The Chair of the SPC shall be appointed by the Region Director in accordance with Section 7.3.1.2 of the R1 Bylaws and shall be chosen from the Past Directors of the Region with the exception of the most immediate Past Director.

Committee Members

The Committee shall be comprised of a minimum of six members. They shall be a mix of Past Region Directors and current BoG members to be appointed by the Region Director and agreed to by the Chair of the SPC.

Responsibilities

  • Define the long range goals and objectives for Region 1.
  • Oversee the development and execution of the Region 1 strategic and operating plans.
  • Coordinate the Region’s internal plans to meet the goals and objectives of Region 1.
  • Advise Region 1 on their alignment with the MGA , IEEE-USA, and IEEE Strategic Plans. Monitor progress against the Region 1 strategic plan and provide an annual report to the Region 1 Director.

How appointed and term of office

The Strategic Planning Chair is appointed for a two year term by the incoming Director. The Chair shall take office on January 1st. Reappointment of the incumbent is permissible.

The Objective/Goal of the Region Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) is to support the Region in planning for the future. The Committee is responsible for developing long-range plans for the Region 1 Board of Governors that is in concert with the Strategic Plan of the Member and Geographic Activities Board, the IEEE-USA Board, as well as the IEEE Board. The SPC shall be responsible for maintaining the Strategic Plan. The Chair of the SPC is responsible for the supervision of the Committee, and serves at the behest of the Region Director. The Chairman is responsible for instructing the Committee as to the goals and objectives of the Region Director. The SPC is also responsible for carrying out other tasks assigned to the Committee by the Region 1 Director and to provide council to the Region 1 Director and the Region Executive Committee to minimize problems in the operation of the Region.

The SPC shall identify the areas of concern within the Region – namely, what are the critical issues of the Region, and, depending on depending on what we are trying to do, and the very specific competitive climate within that opportunity, we have very distinct challenges, in terms of our strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT’s).

Once the SPC has identified the issues, and looked at the challenges within those issues, they can then consider the goals to be set in order to address these issues.

These goals can be short-term – those which can be accomplished within a short (1 year) period of time, or long-term, which can extend over several years, or are considered on-going. The SPC shall then identify the individual units within the Regional organization that will assume the responsibility and championship of the goal.

The SPC will provide the metrics for determining the outcome of these goals, which the individual units will use in the development of their tactical implementation plan. The SPC will be responsible for tracking the progress of the tactical implementation plans to assure that the strategic goals are being met. This is defined as the Region Strategic Plan.

Because of time constraints, it would be advisable to meet with the new Director prior to the first meeting of his/her term of office to establish the Strategic Plan for the Region for the next two years. Provide input and council as needed. There will be a review of the previous short-term goals to see if they have been accomplished, as well as the long-term goals to determine their progress and whether there is need to continue in the present mode, or whether they should be adjusted to accommodate any needs.

The committee will then develop a baseline set of new/modified goals for the Executive Committee to review prior to the first meeting of the Board of Governors.

The SPC will then expand the goals, and consider the individual units that might champion or accept responsibility for the completion of these goals. The SPC will present these goals to the Executive Committee and the Director for discussion prior to the summer meeting. The individual champion(s) will be contacted to seek their acceptance of the responsibility of the tasks assigned. The SPC will present the goals to the Region Board at the summer meeting, and seek their approval and acceptance. Their approval will set the Region Strategic Plan in motion.

The SPC will review interim reports that will be provided by the individual units responsible for moving the region goals forward, according to the report schedules established as part of the individual goals.

The Chair of the SPC will provide the Regional Director with a term-end report, which will summarize the results of the goals set by the Committee – were they met, did they accomplish their objectives, what were the learned in the process.

The membership of the Region Strategic Planning Committee shall be governed by the Region Bylaws. The Committee shall meet at least three times in a calendar year, either face-to-face, or by teleconference as needs dictate.

Committee

Duties

The SPC shall be responsible for communicating the long-range plans of IEEE MGA and IEEE-USA and for formulating long-range goals for Region 1 in accordance with those plans.

Chair

The Chair of the SPC shall be appointed by the Region Director in accordance with Section 7.3.1.2 of the R1 Bylaws and shall be chosen from the Past Directors of the Region with the exception of the most immediate Past Director.

Committee Members

The Committee shall be comprised of a minimum of six members. They shall be a mix of Past Region Directors and current BoG members to be appointed by the Region Director and agreed to by the Chair of the SPC.

Chair

Responsibilities

  • Define the long range goals and objectives for Region 1.
  • Oversee the development and execution of the Region 1 strategic and operating plans.
  • Coordinate the Region’s internal plans to meet the goals and objectives of Region 1.
  • Advise Region 1 on their alignment with the MGA , IEEE-USA, and IEEE Strategic Plans. Monitor progress against the Region 1 strategic plan and provide an annual report to the Region 1 Director.

How appointed and term of office

The Strategic Planning Chair is appointed for a two year term by the incoming Director. The Chair shall take office on January 1st. Reappointment of the incumbent is permissible.

Objectives

The Objective/Goal of the Region Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) is to support the Region in planning for the future. The Committee is responsible for developing long-range plans for the Region 1 Board of Governors that is in concert with the Strategic Plan of the Member and Geographic Activities Board, the IEEE-USA Board, as well as the IEEE Board. The SPC shall be responsible for maintaining the Strategic Plan. The Chair of the SPC is responsible for the supervision of the Committee, and serves at the behest of the Region Director. The Chairman is responsible for instructing the Committee as to the goals and objectives of the Region Director. The SPC is also responsible for carrying out other tasks assigned to the Committee by the Region 1 Director and to provide council to the Region 1 Director and the Region Executive Committee to minimize problems in the operation of the Region.

The SPC shall identify the areas of concern within the Region – namely, what are the critical issues of the Region, and, depending on depending on what we are trying to do, and the very specific competitive climate within that opportunity, we have very distinct challenges, in terms of our strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT’s).

Once the SPC has identified the issues, and looked at the challenges within those issues, they can then consider the goals to be set in order to address these issues.

These goals can be short-term – those which can be accomplished within a short (1 year) period of time, or long-term, which can extend over several years, or are considered on-going. The SPC shall then identify the individual units within the Regional organization that will assume the responsibility and championship of the goal.

The SPC will provide the metrics for determining the outcome of these goals, which the individual units will use in the development of their tactical implementation plan. The SPC will be responsible for tracking the progress of the tactical implementation plans to assure that the strategic goals are being met. This is defined as the Region Strategic Plan.

Guidelines

Because of time constraints, it would be advisable to meet with the new Director prior to the first meeting of his/her term of office to establish the Strategic Plan for the Region for the next two years. Provide input and council as needed. There will be a review of the previous short-term goals to see if they have been accomplished, as well as the long-term goals to determine their progress and whether there is need to continue in the present mode, or whether they should be adjusted to accommodate any needs.

The committee will then develop a baseline set of new/modified goals for the Executive Committee to review prior to the first meeting of the Board of Governors.

The SPC will then expand the goals, and consider the individual units that might champion or accept responsibility for the completion of these goals. The SPC will present these goals to the Executive Committee and the Director for discussion prior to the summer meeting. The individual champion(s) will be contacted to seek their acceptance of the responsibility of the tasks assigned. The SPC will present the goals to the Region Board at the summer meeting, and seek their approval and acceptance. Their approval will set the Region Strategic Plan in motion.

The SPC will review interim reports that will be provided by the individual units responsible for moving the region goals forward, according to the report schedules established as part of the individual goals.

The Chair of the SPC will provide the Regional Director with a term-end report, which will summarize the results of the goals set by the Committee – were they met, did they accomplish their objectives, what were the learned in the process.

Governance

The membership of the Region Strategic Planning Committee shall be governed by the Region Bylaws. The Committee shall meet at least three times in a calendar year, either face-to-face, or by teleconference as needs dictate.