Fall 2023 Strategic Planning for Biodiversity Collections Course

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iDigBio is pleased to announce an 8-week "Strategic Planning for Biodiversity Collections” online course! This course is for accepted applicants only. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.idigbio.org/content/registration-open-fall-2023-strategic-planning-biodiversity-collections-course   Applications close August 30, 2023!

The goal of the course is for the students to produce a short (5–10 pages) strategic plan for their collection. Each plan will address vision, mission, values, stakeholders, strategies, goals, objectives, evaluation, and sustainability, among other things.

  • Week 1 focuses on Stakeholders, Mission, Vision, and Core Values in addition to introducing participants to the course; 
  • Week 2 focuses on Strategies, Goals, Objectives, and Value Proposition; 
  • Week 3 focuses on Environmental Scan (SWOT/TOWS analysis); 
  • Week 4 focuses on Sustainability (addressing the SWOT analysis); 
  • Week 5 focuses on Evaluation, including Logic Models; 
  • Week 6 focuses on bringing everything together into a cohesive Strategic Plan and adding an Executive Summary and an Acknowledgements section; 
  • Week 7 focuses on peer discussion, review, and feedback in an effort to streamline the draft strategic plans; in addition, Week 7 introduces elements of design and formatting as well as the concept of a 1-page strategic plan, which is easy to communicate; and 
  • Week 8 focuses on how to continually improve, communicate, and implement the Strategic Plan and introduces the concept of an “elevator pitch”.
Start Date: 
Friday, September 22, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm EDT
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm EDT
Friday, October 06, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm EDT
Friday, November 03, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm EDT
Friday, November 17, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm EST
Friday, December 01, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm EST
Friday, December 08, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm EST
Friday, December 15, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm EST
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