The Board of Directors, Campus Organizing Interns and Staff Members took the Intercultural Development Inventory and met with our consultant, Employee Strategies, to gain organizational awareness about how we approach diversity and inclusion and build our own cultural awareness. In addition, we discussed Students United's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and started crafting a vision statement.
Over 100 students attending the November Delegates Conference participated in a strategic planning session concentrated on creating a long term vision and a plan for 'Students United 2020.'
We worked with Employee Strategies to create our future Director of Equity and Inclusion job description and intended outcomes as well as reviewing interview and selection strategies.
Members of the Board and Staff started drafting a new mission statement and began the actual writing of the strategic plan. We focused on SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-based) goals that align with our values of represent, inform and organize.
We will hold a strategic planning session at our Delegates Conference on February 10, 2017, with a goal that the strategic plan is completed by the end of February.
Students United is in the middle of strategic planning and we are excited to share what we have completed: