New Strategic Plan 2019-2020


October 4, 2018

 

By unanimous vote, the IAFC-Southwestern Division elected to adopt a new 2-year strategic plan.  The previous strategic plan’s final worksheet 

was discussed at the BOD meeting in Fayetteville October 2, 2018.  The new plan was reduced into 3 main goals:  Lead, Educate Serve

Please see the Strategic Plan below.  Or you may visit our governance page to download a copy for your files.

 

Goal # 1: “To LEAD”

To LEAD by being the preeminent voice and advocate for the fire and emergency services on SW regional policy and in government.

STRATEGIES

  1. Improve involvement of SWD between IAFC and State Chief’s organizations
    • Continue to work with new Division Governance Committee & Division Policy Manual through outreach to the divisions and annual committee meetings
    • Assure each state association has representation through a vice president appointed annually to the board of directors as per the existing policy
    • State vice presidents should attend all state meetings and provide a report to the membership of the division’s activity

 

  1. Fulfill the organizations financial responsibility by creating and developing additional revenue streams to support programs and initiatives.
    • Increase IAFC membership.
    • Research and implement new programs to increase Division income.
    • Maintain fiscal responsibility by monitoring and controlling expenditures.
    • Continue to work with new Division Governance Committee & Division Policy Manual through outreach to the divisions and annual committee meetings
  2. Continue to advocate current legislative priorities/issues.
    • Establish updated legislative resource page to the organization website; include periodic updates via media outlets to include IAFC legislative committee and lobbying efforts

 

 Goal # 2: “To EDUCATE”

To EDUCATE current and future fire and emergency services leaders by providing training, education and professional development opportunities.

STRATEGIES

  1. Make the knowledge, experience, and resources within the SW Division easily accessible for research            and problem solving                                                                                      
  • Supplement, develop, enhance, and effectively deliver education, training, and professional development programs relevant to the members
  1. Facilitate career progression, mentoring, and succession management at all levels.
    • Serve as an educational resource for existing state professional development programs.
    • Support leadership development throughout the division membership

 

Goal # 3: “To SERVE”

To SERVE by providing services and products of value to our membership, affiliates and partners.

STRATEGIES

  1. To improve Communications with SW Division membership.
    • Remain flexible to evolving technology
    • Continue to evolve and enhance the association website
    • Promote the Fireground Newsletter by monthly and/or quarterly issues delivered electronically via email and social media
    • Continued committee appointments to increase member involvement in Division business
  2. Seeks ways to provide our membership with additional services and resources to enhance the valve of membership.
    • Implement mechanisms to continuously seek out, evaluate and respond to feedback from membership.

Various communication platforms are available via the website, social media and board member direct email and links provided on the website

  • Increase membership participation in SW Division committees and business.
  1. Support the IAFC in developing resources to assist fire and emergency leaders who are confronted with challenges that exceed their resources to manage.
  • Support membership by facilitating IAFC and Division resources

Please contact President Shauwn Howell for any questions shauwnhowell@cityofpinebluff.com

 

 

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