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Strategy & Governance
Strategy & Governance of an organisation are central to ensure that appropriate processes are developed and maintained to regularly review the organisation's strategic directions and the strategic orientation of its work; as well as to ensure that the governance arrangements are sound and effective. Since its foundation, the IUHPE has grown and expanded the breadth and depth of its work in health promotion. The organisation has, at times, wrestled with issues of strategic direction and how to ensure that the organisation seeks out and takes up new opportunities that fulfil or advance its strategic goals.
In recent years questions have arisen from the membership regarding the structure of the organisation, its governance, and how best to involve members at all levels of the organisation in the work that is done. These issues require further elicitation, clarification and discussion before a resolution can be proposed, which is the principal responsibility of this Vice-President. To meet the actions of the new role, the work plan for 2007 - 2010 includes action on different areas.
IUHPE Strategic Directions 2008-2010
The new strategic directions document contains a new section on Vision and Values that was collaboratively developed with the membership in 2006 and 2007.
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IUHPE Strategic Directions for 2010-2016
A Strategy and Governance Reference Group has been established to assist the Vice President. This group is developing appropriate processes to consult with members on emerging issues relevant to the strategic directions of the organisation and to reflect those issues in a revised Strategic Directions document. It is hoped that a new process will be finalised this year and that a new document will be presented at the 2010 World Conference in Geneva.
Improving strategic coordination and reporting within the organisation
The Vice President for Strategy and Governance is working with the President, other Vice Presidents and Headquarters staff to develop appropriate methods of both coordinating activity and reporting such to the Board and the Executive Committee. The key objectives in this part of the work plan are to ensure strong strategic linkages without creating cumbersome reporting/coordination mechanisms. A preliminary plan is scheduled to be presented to the Board of Trustees at their mid-year (2009) meeting in Paris.
Consulting on, identifying and making recommendations on governance issues
The final action area is concerned with both developing a new mechanism for consulting with the membership about governance issues and developing an increased organisational capacity to analyse and respond to governance issues. This area has led to the ongoing work toward developing an options paper on IUHPE governance. The first iteration of this work was presented to the Executive Committee in December 2008 and is being refined for presentation to the Board of Trustees in mid-2009.
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