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Home : Chapter Information : Tools & Resources : Chapter Strategic Planning

Chapter Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is the process that determines where a chapter is going over a specified period of time and how it is going to get there.


  • Defines purpose and direction of chapter goals and initiatives
  • Communicates purpose and direction to the chapter members and community partners
  • Details how chapter utilizes resources
  • Develops sense of ownership and commitment among chapter leaders involved
  • Supports a common vision for all chapter leaders to share

Who is involved?

Planning should be a team approach, though not every team member has to be involved equally.

The chapter president leads the process

xecutive chapter board heavily involved

member to represent overall membership

ultiple committees for implementation


 How is it developed and maintained?

  • Review STTI mission, vision and presidential call to action

  • Use the Chapter Strategic Planning Guide to guide discussions and prioritize initiatives. You will need to sign in to the All Chapter Officers Workgroup to access this resource.

  • Schedule strategic planning meetings in conjunction with each new biennium or with officer transitions

  • Review strategic plans annually or more frequently if changes occur within the chapter (i.e. leadership change, financial changes etc.)

  • Align strategic plans with the budget and leadership succession plans

Additional Resources 


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