As many of you know, the November Leadership Circle meeting (Wed, Nov 10 from 6:30-8:30) each year is spent developing a Strategic Plan for the next year. Last year we redesigned SOCAN’s Organizational Graphic (the wheel) that now has a large array of projects (22) in 5 program areas. The website has now been updated to match this organizational structure. Additionally, the SOCAN Board has just completed a 5-year strategic planning process with the help of Solid Ground Consulting. As a result of these activities, it is appropriate to adjust our traditional format to one that helps us understand where we are and then discuss how we use our new Action Plan to go forward. (SOCAN Vision to Action))
It is with great excitement that we invite you to the 2022 Strategic Planning session. Our plan for this zoom meeting includes: a review of our achievements; an explanation of the Board identified Goals, Strategies, Outcomes, and Actions; and opportunities for you to help develop Actions for 2 of these Strategies. We hope that you will join us for this very important activity.
We plan to have 2 Breakout Sessions where you will join the Board members who have agreed to lead each of the Strategies that you select. To help this process go more smoothly, please take a few minutes to identify what 2 Strategies you want to work on during the meeting. The Breakout group (1 or 2) when each Goal/Strategy will be discussed has been identified below to allow each board member to participate in a strategy in each Breakout session.
1. SOCAN is recognized as the go-to resource for climate change information and education throughout Southern Oregon, with a strong statewide reputation.
a. Website is accessible, user friendly and is viewed as a community resource.
b. Develop social media platforms and calendar to drive increased web traffic.
c. Expand relationships with teachers and school districts.
d. Expand relationship with community.
2. SOCAN is seen as a leader in the region for forming, building and maintaining partnerships and collaborations with community organizations and individuals.
a. SOCAN’s projects (efforts) bring together those who share concerns about climate change.
b. SOCAN assesses the level of climate consciousness and interest in climate action in Jackson and Josephine Counties.
c. Increase leadership capacity of SOCAN’s Project Teams.
3. SOCAN’s Government relations at every level are credible and effective.
a. SOCAN develops and deepens relationships by engaging agencies and legislators at the federal and state levels to promote and support climate action.
b. SOCAN develops and deepens relationships by engaging departments, commissions, and councils at the county and city levels to promote and support climate action.
4. SOCAN is in a sustainable financial position, with a diversified, reliable funding base.
a. Develop the infrastructure needed to thrive and sustain our efforts
b. Grant funding makes up 40% of SOCAN budget
5. SOCAN’s Board of Directors, leadership and participants are representative of the diversity of Southern Oregon.
a. Strengthen and diversify the board to reflect region.
b. SOCAN is viewed and trusted as a collaborative partner amongst diverse communities in the region.
We will finish with a short debrief and identification of next steps. We hope that you will join us.
SOCAN Leadership Circle meets every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November) to discuss projects and activities. These are currently Zoom meetings. Contact Kathy Conway for more information.