Conferences: Proposal Three


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 Conferences: Proposal Three

Grassroots-driven strategic action planning:

  • NOW Board presents 3-5 year strategic action plan to be debated and voted on at each NOW conference
  • Resolutions to be considered would only be statements of NOW Policy (Issue and/or Admin policy) – no action items included
    • Action items will have been added, deleted, etc in strategic action plan debate

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3 thoughts on “Conferences: Proposal Three

  1. Theresa Bergen, Rockland NOW, NY
    Like it. Like the idea of annual review and tinkering. Could message boards like these be used in the development phase of the plans?


  2. Not sure I get this one. If you propose, say, a three year plan, and vote on it, and pass it. Why would you vote on it again the following year? I’d think there would be a report on how well it’s being implemented, and if some parts aren’t working there might be motions to adjust the strategy. But I wouldn’t think we’d have to go through the entire process again until the three years are up.
    Am I missing something? Or maybe it just has to do with the way this is worded?

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