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Strategic Plan

Purpose

The Women's Dermatologic Society, founded in 1973, is dedicated to helping dermatologists fulfill their greatest potential and assisting them in making a contribution to our specialty and society. To achieve this goal, the Society relies on the active participation of its members, who represent a diverse cross-section of professional sub-specialties.

Mission and Goals

To be the premier organization cultivating personal and professional development of dermatologists dedicated to excellence in patient care, mentorship, volunteerism, and leadership. 

2019-2022 Strategic Plan

PRIORITY I:  Infrastructure
Ensure adequate resources for the vitality and long-term sustainability of the organization

STRATEGIES

ASSIGNED TO

PRIORITY

1.1. Maintain strong financial health

1.1-A.  Diversify funding sources     

1.1-B. Align budget with priorities    

Finance Committee

Task Force to report to Finance Committee*

Organizational Structure

High

Medium

Medium

1.2. Review and better organize council and committee structure

Organizational Structure

Medium

1.3. Ensure best practices are followed for existing programs such as the Luncheon and Legacy

Staff to collaborated with Program Committee and Legacy Committee

Medium

1.4. Assess organization’s communications+

Communications Council with Media Relations Committee & Social Media Committee

Medium

1.5. Explore relationships with other organizations

Strategic Alliance Council

Low

* Task Force to look at other funding sources – products, journal, etc.

+ Assessment to include current strategy, align messaging, target audiences and how audiences want to be reached, etc. Evaluation includes developing metrics for assessment.

PRIORITY II: Membership
Increase, enhance, and diversify an engaged membership

STRATEGIES

ASSIGNED TO

PRIORITY

2.1. Increase membership of dermatologists in the US

Membership Committee

High

2.2. Retain resident members as members after they graduate

Membership & Resident, Fellows and Young Physicians Committees

High

2.3. Continue to foster involvement among residents

Membership & Resident, Fellows and Young Physicians Committees

Medium

2.4. Expand membership internationally

Membership & International Sections Committees

Medium

2.5. Re-engage previous members

Membership Committee

Medium

2.6. Consider a non-dermatology physician membership

Membership Committee & Strategic Alliance Council

Low

2.7. Consider PA/NP membership

Membership Committee & Strategic Alliance Council

Low

PRIORITY III: Outreach and Programs
Expand our outreach programs and be the indispensable resource for the personal and professional development of members

STRATEGIES

ASSIGNED TO

PRIORITY

3.1. Continue WDS Forum

Events Committee - WDS Forum

High

3.2. Explore best model to publish International Journal of Women’s Dermatology

IJWD Task Force

High

3.3. Continue mentorship opportunities

Mentorship & Fundraising and Philanthropic Activities Committees

High

3.3-A.Ensure continuance of mentorship opportunities

Mentorship & Fundraising and Philanthropic Activities Committees

High

3.3-B. Expand on mentorship opportunities

Mentorship & Fundraising and Philanthropic Activities Committees

High

3.4. Expand Women’s Shelter Initiative

Community Service and Public Education & Fundraising and Philanthropic Activities Committees

Medium

3.5-A. Review and evaluate policies, procedures and timelines to ensure best practices for the Legacy Celebration

Legacy Committee

Medium

3.5-B. Review and evaluate activities that build, sustain and ensure the long-term financial stability of the WDS+

Legacy Committee

Medium

3.6. Develop wellness/life management programs for members

Educational Programming Committee

Medium

3.7. Evaluate Play Safe in the Sun+

Community Service and Public Education Committee

Medium

3.8. Evaluate Coast-2-Coast+

Community Service and Public Education Committee

Medium

3.9-A. Expand and continue networking breakfasts/luncheons at dermatology meetings

Events Committee - Annual Meeting

Medium

3.9-B. Ensure best practices are followed for existing programs such as the Luncheon

Events Committee - Annual Meeting

Medium

3.10. Expand regional programs

Regional Networking & Fundraising and Philanthropic Activities Committees

Medium

3.11. Assess the purpose and value of Media Day+

Media Relations & Fundraising and Philanthropic Activities Committees

Medium

3.12. Expand and continue diversity breakfast

Diversity & Fundraising and Philanthropic Activities Committees

Medium

3.13. Develop and expand funding sources related to mentorship opportunities, Women's Shelter Initiative, regional programs, diversity breakfast and WDS

Fundraising and Philanthropic Activities Committees

Medium

+ Evaluate to include current strategy, align messaging, target audiences and how audiences want to be reached, etc. Evaluation includes developing metrics for assessment.

 

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