October 3, 2012
CRS Mission Statement
CRS is an international, multidisciplinary society dedicated to delivery science and technology. (Approved July 28, 2011)
CRS Vision Statement
Visionary leadership in delivery science and technology (Approved November 9, 2011)
Goal Area 1 — International Development
Objective 1.1: Provide linkages to regions through chapters. Review the chapter structure to maximize their value and develop different value equations for student and regular chapters.
Strategy: Charge the Chapter Committee to evaluate CRS-Chapter relations and make recommendations for improved collaboration and value to CRS and Chapters.
Strategy: Charge the Chapter Committee to review the current chapter structure and make a recommendation regarding policy on chapters that are dormant, the possibility of providing multiple chapters per country, the role of student chapters, and the addition of US regional chapter(s).
Objective 1.2: Facilitate international communication between scientists
Strategy: Charge the Website Committee to work in consultation with the Chapter Committee to implement the social media portion of the communications plan developed by the Marketing Committee.
Goal Area 2 — Translational/Regulatory Activities
Objective 2.1: Build translational/regulatory as a core CRS expertise and build offerings within CRS.
Strategy: Form and charge the Translational & Regulatory Committee with creating and implementing an overall strategy.
Objective 2.2: Identify, prioritize and build external collaborations and alliances to enhance translation/regulatory offerings within CRS.
Strategy: Charge the Translational & Regulatory Committee to identify external organizations and determine a framework and activities for collaboration.
Strategy: Name a liaison for each identified organization to facilitate outreach and identify process for managing the relationship over time.
Strategy: Charge the Translation/Regulatory Committee to provide recommendations how the CRS can facilitate the translation of delivery technologies into products. Identify specific high priority opportunities and provide recommendations how CRS can support translation.
Objective 2.3: Develop a publication and meeting program (beyond basic science) process utilizing a variety of delivery methods (website/webcasts, test manuals, people news, product lists, test methods, white papers, focused meetings).
Strategy: Translational & Regulatory Committee to review competitive publications, programs and websites in the translation and regulatory field. Provide recommendations to the Board and Annual Meeting Committee as to potential opportunities where CRS can better use current products/services in translation and regulatory field in new ways.
Strategy: Translational & Regulatory Committee to be responsible for overall Translational/Regulatory content on CRS website (supported by external alliance partners and other relevant CRS groups)..
Goal Area 3 — Resource the Organization for Optimum Success: Governance
Objective 3.1: Create a more defined committee structure with goals, missions/charges and leadership governance infrastructure.
Strategy: Secretary to work with Board to create a more defined leadership/committee governance infrastructure.
Strategy: Secretary to work with Board to create charges for each committee.
Strategy: Board to provide annual goals for committees and create a reporting structure to monitor progress.
Objective 3.2: Build out the Policy & Procedures Manual.
Strategy: Secretary to identify areas of the Policy & Procedure Manual that need more details and work with the Board, Staff, and respective committees to create.
Objective 3.3: Support a robust Board communication plan.
Strategy: Create regular quarterly updates from the President to committees with progress on goals/initiatives. Offer avenue for feedback/input from committees.
Strategy: Revitalize the reporting process between governance, committees, and staff.
Goal Area 3 — Resource the Organization for Optimum Success: Finance
Objective 3.4: Build and maintain a strong financial organization.
Strategy: Create a 5 year strategic financial plan. At least annually update plan including risk assessment and review of contracts.
Strategy: Develop a robust annual reporting and review process for committees and strategic initiatives for forward budget planning.
Objective 3.5: Develop a financially sound annual meetings business model while maintaining a global perspective.
Strategy: Finance Committee to work with staff and the Annual Meeting Committee to review the North American meeting model and to develop an international business meeting model.
Goal Area 3 — Resource the Organization for Optimum Success: Volunteer Training and Recruitment
Objective 3.6: Provide focused training for future volunteers and leaders.
Strategy: Establish a Leadership Training Task Force. Conduct market assessment of current training opportunities available.
Strategy: Leadership Training Task Force to develop a curriculum to include both synchronous and a-synchronous training.
Strategy: Begin course development and offer to the CRS Leadership.
Strategy: Leadership Training Task Force to identify and recommend potential accreditation opportunities.
Objective 3.7: Provide a sustainable mechanism of recruiting volunteers for our committees.
Strategy: Establish a Volunteer Recruitment Committee to recruit and allocate volunteers across the committee structure.
Goal Area 4 — Ensure Quality to Maintain Leadership Within the Field of Delivery Science and Technology
Objective 4.1: Formation of a CRS Products & Services Committee that looks for new opportunities across the CRS activities.
Strategy: Establish a CRS Products & Services Committee to work to identify strategic opportunities across the CRS portfolio of activities ranging from meetings, webcasts, books etc.
Objective 4.2: An Annual Meeting that leads the field.
Strategy: Establish an Annual Meeting Task Force to review current practice and develop a product that will be the market leader.
Objective 4.3: Provide world-leading Satellite Meetings.
Strategy: Establish a Satellite Meeting Committee to review current practice and develop a plan to provide sustainable program of satellite meetings and workshops under a sound financial plan.
Objective 4.4: Provide a dynamic webcast portfolio that promotes CRS science and technology.
Strategy: Review the business model for webcasts to deliver a rich and varied portfolio that provides a sustained income stream.
Objective 4.5: Provide a thriving book series at the cutting edge of delivery science and technology.
Strategy: CRS Products & Services Committee to work with the Translational & Regulatory Committee and the Board of Scientific Advisors (BSA) to identify opportunities for new titles and themes.
Objective 4.6: Identify emerging areas of science and the gaps in the current expertise.
Strategy: The Board of Scientific Advisors to identify key trends and areas of focus, thought-leaders in these areas, and cultivate relationships between CRS and these individuals and groups.
Objective 4.7: Ensure CRS is providing cutting-edge delivery science.
Strategy: The Board of Scientific Advisors will annually provide key trend information to all committees charged with providing CRS programming/products.
Objective 4.8: Develop and implement a plan to identify competitive forces ensuring CRS protects its products and segments.
Strategy: Charge the Marketing Committee to identify competitive forces and share with the Board and all committees charged with providing CRS products. Assist the various committees providing products to further assess competitive forces for their particular product.
Goal Area 5 — Membership
Objective 5.1: Increase CRS membership recruitment numbers and percentage of members retained.
Strategy: Charge the Membership Committee to provide annual recommendations on all membership categories.
Objective 5.2: Create a vibrant, sustainable Foundation with a clear purpose, vision, mission and management.
Strategy: Foundation Board to create a strategic plan with corresponding strategic financial plan.
Objective 5.3: Recognize CRS members who have made outstanding contributions in delivery science and technology through induction into a vibrant, growing CRS College of Fellows and insure that Fellow membership is generally recognized as a very prestigious level of membership.
Strategy: Enhance promotion of the College of Fellows and the accomplishments of its members especially as they relate to the advancement of the field and the CRS.
Strategy: Enhance promotion of Fellows nomination process to enhance awareness amongst the membership. Charge the Nominating Committee to identify potential candidates incorporating a call for nominations to membership. Charge the full College of Fellows to vote on potential candidates.
Goal Area 6 — Communication
Objective 6.1: Create an annual communication plan.
Strategy: Marketing Committee to provide Board with an annual communication priority plan including the use of the new website, professional and social media.
Objective 6.2: A thriving CRS Newsletter.
Strategy: Communicate CRS Science and Technology, news and views through the CRS Newsletter.
Objective 6.3: A dynamic CRS website.
Strategy: Create a dynamic website that fosters the activities across the science and technology of the society.