Strategic Plan

2014-2016 Strategic Plan

Chapter Plan & Objectives

The SC ACHE Chapter will achieve its vision of being South Carolina’s premier professional society dedicated to advancing healthcare leadership and management excellence by consistently exceeding the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Award of Chapter Excellence Indicators. As such, the objectives of the Chapter are those same Award of Chapter Excellence Indicators:

  1. Earn a mean member satisfaction score higher than the current year standard set by ACHE
  2. Provide total indexed networking and education attendee hours in excess of the current year standard set by ACHE
  3. Achieve a percentage increase in total chapter membership greater than the current year standard set by ACHE
  4. Advance new Fellow designates and recertify existing Fellows at a percentage rate higher than the current year standard set by ACHE

The Chapter will achieve at least two of the above objectives in 2014 thereby earning the Award of Chapter Distinction in 2015. The Chapter will achieve at least three of the above objectives in 2015 thereby earning the Award of Chapter Excellence in 2016. The Chapter will achieve all four of the above objectives in 2016 thereby earning the Board of Governors Award in 2017.  Through the use of its Committees and Local Programming Councils, the Chapter Board believes it can exceed all four metrics by December 31, 2016.

Committee Projects & Objectives

Advancement Committee

The Advancement Committee has primary responsibility for the fourth Chapter objective: Advance new Fellow designates and recertify existing Fellows at a percentage rate higher than the current year standard set by ACHE. As such, this is the key objective for this committee. The projects that will support the achievement of this objective are as follows:

  • Identify committee chair and members (2014)
  • Develop committee framework including:
    • Process to support the advancement of new Fellows (2014)
    • Process to identify and assist the recertification of existing Fellows (2014)
  • Create a series of ten training sessions covering the Board of Governors Exam’s “knowledge areas” to be delivered electronically (i.e. webinars or teleconferences) (2014)
  • Deliver the ten-session Board of Governors Exam Preparation Program, as outlined above, at least three times annually (beginning in 2015)
  • Achieve fourth Chapter objective, Advance new Fellow designates and recertify existing Fellows at a percentage rate higher than the current year standard set by ACHE (annually beginning in 2015)

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee supports the Chapter’s objectives by performing an annual review of the Chapter’s financial activities and making recommendations for improving the stewardship of the Chapter’s financial resources. The projects to be accomplished by the committee are as follows:

  • Develop process for performing audit and making recommendations (2014)
  • Complete annual audit (annually beginning in 2014)

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee supports the Chapter’s objectives by providing information to the membership that will support the achievement of those objectives. The projects to be accomplished by the committee are as follows:

  • Add information to website regarding Chapter sponsorship opportunities (2014)
  • Add information to website regarding the benefits of and process for Fellow advancement (2014)
  • Add information to website to support the addition of new members (2014)
  • Add information to the website that would be of specific benefit to student members (2014)
  • Establish reciprocal website links with relevant third-party organizations (e.g. SCHA, PHTS) and other associations (e.g. SC HFMA Chapter) to expand the SC ACHE’s reach (2015)

Growth & Diversity Committee

The Growth & Diversity Committee has primary responsibility for the third Chapter objective: Achieve a percentage increase in total chapter membership greater than the current year standard set by ACHE. As such, this is the key objective for this committee. The projects that will support the achievement of this objective are as follows:

 

  • Identify committee members (2014)
  • Develop committee framework including:
    • Process to recruit of new members (2014)
    • Process to retain existing members (2014)
    • Achieve third Chapter objective, Achieve a percentage increase in total chapter membership greater than the current year standard set by ACHE (annually beginning in 2016)

Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee supports the Chapter’s objectives by ensuring that strong and effective leaders are added to the board that will support the achievement of those objectives. The projects to be accomplished by the committee are as follows:

 

  • Solicit the nomination of new directors from the full membership (annually beginning in 2014)
  • Develop existing leadership by elevating LPC and committee leaders to board positions where appropriate (annually beginning in 2014)
  • Ensure the board is diverse in its ethnicity, geography (Upstate, Midlands, and Lowcountry), and positions of authority (manager, director, senior executive) (annually beginning in 2014)

 

Programs Committee

The Programs Committee has primary responsibility for the second Chapter objective: Provide total indexed networking and education attendee hours in excess of the current year standard set by ACHE. As such, this is the key objective for this committee. The projects that will support the achievement of this objective are as follows:

 

  • Ensure that all SC ACHE-related educational programs and networking events are entered into the ACHE Event Reporting Tool (quarterly beginning June 30, 2014)
  • Implement an online event enrollment and payment system (e.g. Eventbrite) for use on all Chapter and LPC events (2014)
  • Ensure the use of all available Face-to-Face panel hours (annually beginning in 2014)
  • Achieve second Chapter objective, Provide total indexed networking and education attendee hours in excess of the current year standard set by ACHE (annually beginning in 2014)
  • Create and maintain a list of all allocated and completed panel hours as information for LPC chairs (ongoing beginning in 2014)
  • Develop an annual calendar of events to be shared with the Chapter membership in January (annually beginning in 2015)
  • Develop plan to maximize the available Face-to-Face panel hours through replication of panel sessions at differing locations (annually beginning in 2015)
  • Develop a plan to diversify program locations within each LPC (annually beginning in 2015)
  • Develop a plan to deliver statewide webinar programs (annually beginning in 2016)

 

Sponsorships Committee

The Sponsorships Committee supports the Chapter’s objectives by securing additional financial resources that will support the achievement of those objectives. The projects to be accomplished by the committee are as follows:

 

  • Identify committee members (2014)
  • Develop committee framework including:
    • Process to secure new sponsors (2014)
    • Process to engage the Board, other Committees, and the LPCs in the committee’s activities (2014)
    • Meet or exceed the budgeted amount for sponsorships (annually beginning in 2014)

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