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Strategic Plan for Delta Gamma At-Large Chapter June 2014-16

Leadership Development Plan

  1. Expand board Membership to allow opportunities for mentorship:
    • Graduate students and senior students-invite to board meetings
    • Appoint student representatives
      • Be sure that the student reps have a identified purpose
      • Students on committees could intern to leadership roles
    • Post board meetings on Facebook page
  2. Create Chapter Committees:
    • Key Committee
    • Program planning
    • Student involvement
  3. Analyze work of nominations committee to assist in identifying great candidates for roles

Membership Engagement

  1. Support participation of 2 members in the Biennial Convention in 2015
  2. Consider “scholarships” for 2 members and 2 students to attend Biennial Convention to defray costs
  3. Support and document presentations on nursing scholarly topics across all members
  4. Host 3-5 member events per year. Document
    • Many campuses already have speakers arranged – how can STTI support? Are there other speakers that we would like to invite?
  5. Participate/lead joint chapter event annually (February)
  6. Participate as a sponsor in Building Bridges to Nursing Research Conference annually (May)
  7. Explore use of DGAL website and determine need to continue with two sites or merge into one by May 2015
    • Develop task force to explore. Ann P. to head
  8. Continue to create and implement annual communications plan for chapter
  9. Analyze membership and identify one annual approach to engaging inactive members

Chapter Operations

  1. Enhance DGAL Board participation and development through mentoring
  2. Assure use of Strategic Plan by the DGAL Board. Create new plan for beyond 2016 with induction of new President-Elect in 2015
  3. Research Committee to analyze approach to annual research award. Continue with $3000
    • Robert Topp has agreed to chair
  4. Determine best way to increase applications and competitive process for selection
  5. Assure a balanced budget and plan for all events to break even or better

Publicity and Recruitment

  1. Recruit students, faculty and community leaders for membership
  2. Provide a student focused information session to describe STTI, value of membership, annually. Include food
  3. Send at least one hard copy mailing to members per year to assure communication with those not on e-mail site. “Save the dates” for chapter events
  4. Send “Happy Nurses Week” Communication to membership each year
  5. Submit Nursing Matters article for publication at least once a year (eg. Joint Chapter meeting)
    • Develop task force. Margaret C. has person to assist with writing
  6. Pilot a “Meet and Greet” at two health care organizations to raise visibility of chapter. Wheaton Franciscan North Market – Maureen Greene and Mary Polchert; Children’s Hospital – Shanita Washington
    • Children’s – want us to sponser booth at conference in November. Shanita will check on price. Shanita will ckeck on freebies from STTI to hand out at booth. Need new trifold board
  7. Task force for meet and greets? Shanita will let know if needed.
  8. Explore launch of community oriented plan/project that could be supported by members and both campuses. (Possible SNA project that we could assist with?)
    • Shanita and Stephanie will explore at Alverno. Margaret will talk with Judy at Marquette. Try for joint project of SNAs that DGAL could support

Other Opportunities

  1. Apply for Chapter Key Award – June 2015 start of new biennium
    • Develop a task force this year that will focus on what is needed to apply in the next biennium
  2. Document Chapter Key criteria achievements in an ongoing way
Please help us provide leadership and scholarship in practice, education and research to enhance the health of all people.

For more information, please contact Carol Sabel, President.

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