published October 30, 2009

NCSCE Launches Strategic Planning Effort

Leaders in the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement, SENCER, and GLISTEN took part in the inaugural steering committee meeting for a strategic planning enterprise meant to encourage the sustainability and growth of NCSCE initiatives. Those invited to take part in the strategic discussions last week and in the future include NCSCE and SENCER Leadership and senior fellows, SENCER Center for Innovation Co-directors and Leadership Council members, and general advisors to NCSCE. Led by Edward Katz and Keith Krumpe of the University of North Carolina at Asheville, the group that met at the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology will participate in a year-long discussion on the broad categories of discussion introduced by David Burns: (1) mission and vision, (2) governance and structure, (3) finance and support of initiatives and activities, (4) succession and sustainability of initiatives. The steering committee engaged in a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis and established subcommittees to pursue more specific tasks within those four categories. Progress will be reported to the larger community through the eNews.