50 Years and Beyond…
Every five years, the Teratology Society hosts a Strategic Planning Session during which a representative group of Society members review progress toward the current Plan’s goals and objectives, and then develop a vision and action plan for the future. The next session is quickly approaching—spring 2012.
Where are we headed and where should we go together as the Teratology Society? Your input is requested regarding the priorities for the future of your Society.
The last planning session built on the previous two sessions. The three areas of focus for the 2007 session were: 1) scientific excellence and leadership, 2) membership recruitment and retention, and 3) outreach and partnership. From these three areas five strategic intents emerged and were reviewed by various groups within the Teratology Society. These strategic intents were:
- The annual meeting showcases the value of the multidisciplinary nature of the Society
- The goals, work and membership of the Teratology Society & its internal committees are transparent, engender mutual trust and commitment, and demonstrate the multidisciplinary nature of the Society. Our journal is growing in quality and number of submissions.
- Current & prospective members have been identified & engaged as active participants in the mission of the Teratology Society
- A Shared Scientific Identity has become integral and is evident in the Society’s culture
- The Teratology Society is recognized as the premier center of scientific excellence & a voice for the advancement of prenatal and child health (reactive → proactive)
Please take a moment to review the detailed report of the activity and accomplishments surrounding these intents. Through the hard work of many Society members, much progress has been made. The report is located on BDR Connection.
Now we need your thoughts and vision to begin framing the next Strategic Planning session. Please respond using the “add comment” button below and provide your thoughts and comments about how the Society can most effectively serve its mission and its members in the current environment and in the coming years. Your response is requested by April 1, 2011.
Thank you in advance.
John M. Rogers, Ph.D.
President, Teratology Society