NAAE Strategic Plan - Approved 9-11-13 - Working Document

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Strategic Plan Working Document

Per the direction of the NAAE board of directors at the July 2016 board meeting, this Strategic Plan working document is to be evaluated by each of the committees with Red, Yellow, and Green coding to create an action plan for committee work. An action item that is not started is color-coded yellow, an action item that is underway is color-coded green, and completed item is color-coded red.

 

Each committee is responsible for color coding their own strategies assigned to their individual committee at their meetings. 

Key

= Action is completed= Action is underway/ongoing= Action is not yet started

 

 

StrategyActionResponsible
Committee
IndicatorAccomplishments
1.A-Develop a set of messages that explain how the three component agricultural education model contributes to college and career readiness including academic achievement and 21st Century Skills.1.A.1-Develop a set of messages that explain the ways in which the agricultural education model enhances all core academic content and provides both leadership development and real world experiences through experiential learning.Marketing
  • Messages developed.
  • Appropriate message vehicles developed.
  • Messages disseminated
  • CASE materials (website and printed)
1.A.1.a -Develop a set of messages related to the contributions of agricultural education in student success in STEM academic areas and achieving Common Core State Standards.Marketing
  • Messages developed.
  • Appropriate message vehicles developed.
  • Messages disseminated
  • CASE materials (website and printed)
1.A.1.b - Develop a set of messages related to the link between agricultural education and career opportunities.Marketing
  • Messages developed.
  • Appropriate message vehicles developed.
  •   Messages disseminated
  • National FFA Career Explorer
1.A.1.c - Develop as set of messages related to the potential for students to earn college credit while enrolled in high school agriculture courses.Marketing
  • Messages developed.
  • Appropriate message vehicles developed.
  • Messages disseminated
  • CASE materials (website and printed)
1.B-Increase member capabilities to engage in advocacy on behalf of agricultural education1.B.1 - Educate members to understand advocacy, not limited to the political process, and their role as an advocate at all levels including community, state and national.Professional Growth
  • Educational opportunities provided through professional development.
  • ACTE NPS Ag Ed Strand
  • Lesson plans available on the NAAE Website
1.B.2-Expand the involvement of state leaders at the National Policy Seminar.Public Policy
  • 60% of states participate in the Ag Ed Strand at National Policy Seminar,
  • All state associations invited to ACTE NPS
1.B.3 - Provide advocacy professional development for members and state leaders.Professional Growth
  • Advocacy professional development provided to state leaders from 10 states.
  • Five state leaders provided professional development in their respective states and/or region.
  • ACTE NPS Ag Ed Strand
  • Advocacy workshops at NAAE Convention
  • State Advocacy Profiles
  • Advocacy topics a part of Teachers Turn the Key and FAST Symposium
1.B.4 - Provide advocacy tools and resources for members to use at the local, state, regional and national levels.Public Policy
  • Effective advocacy tools identified.
  • Effective tools developed.
  • Effective tools disseminated.
  • NAAE website resources
  • Advocacy community as part of NAAE CoP
  • News & Views Washington Beat
  • Legislative Action Center (partner with ACTE)
  • Assisted FFA with Federal Charter Revisions
  • Crafting survey results
StrategyActionResponsible
Committee
IndicatorAccomplishments
2.A- Develop resources to help stakeholders expand existing or start new agricultural education programs in their community.

2.A.1- Identify resources and challenges for delivery of the agricultural education model.

Member ServicesResources and challenges identified.
  • SAE for All Initiative 
  • National Teach Ag Campaign
  • CASE
2.A.1.a - Partner with the National FFA Organization to build upon existing resources.MarketingPartnership formed and strengthened with National FFA Organization.
  • National Teach Ag Campaign
  • 2.A.1.b - Use National Quality Program Standards (NQPS) to design and improve programs.
Professional GrowthEncouraged use of NQPS through promotion and professional development.
  • The Council updated NQPS and provided an online assessment tool
  • Workshops at NAAE Convention
2.B-Increase teacher recruitment efforts to meet the demand for new and expanding programs 2.B.1-Increase recruitment efforts to reach traditional, non-traditional and diverse audiences to enter the profession.Member Services
  • Identified ways to reach listed audiences.
  • Appropriate recruitment tools developed and implemented.
  • National Teach Ag Campaign
  • Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Initiative
2.B.2-Support and expand the National Teach Ag CampaignFinanceIncreased funding by 10% for the campaign.
  • Increased funding with support from National FFA Foundation
2.B.3- Encourage certified agriculture teachers to enter the classroom.Professional GrowthOpportunities provided on the state and national levels.
  • National Teach Ag Campaign (STAR Program)
  • FAST and National Agrscience Preservice Teacher Program 
  • Internship & Scholarship Opportunities
  • NAAE Student Membership
  • CASE Preservice Institutes
  • NAAE Ag Teacher Life Cycle
2.C - Increase agriculture teacher retention efforts2.C.1 - Provide professional development opportunities related to retention efforts. Professional Growth
  • Opportunities provided on the state and national levels.  
  • Teacher Turn the Key Professional Development Program
  • National XLR8 Program
  • State XLR8 Institutes
  • State Retention workshops on wellness, time management, stress management, etc.
  • State and National Ag Teacher Life Support workshops
  • NAAE Convention workshops
  • Financial Wellness Webinar Series
  • Other NAAE Professional Development programs
2.C.2 - Create mentoring training tools and resources to assist states in developing mentoring programs.Professional Growth
  • Identified appropriate mentoring tools and resources.
  • Developed mentoring tools and resources.
  • Promoted tools and resources to state leaders.
  • NAAE CoP Mentoring Community
  • Mentoring Handbook
  • National Teach Ag Campaign
  • Tagged to Teach Ag Kits
  • Teacher Mentor Award
.C.3 - Provide professional development to help states use mentoring tools to implement or improve mentoring programs.Professional GrowthMade available professional development on the national, regional, and state level.
  • NAAE Convention workshops

Strategy

ActionResponsible CommitteeIndicatorAccomplishments
3.A-Market the tangible and intangible benefits of NAAE membership

3.A.1- Create a marketing plan to highlight membership benefits to all current and potential members.

Marketing
  • Marketing plan created.
  •   Marketing plan utilized.
3.B- Collect accurate and timely membership information and dues.3.B.1-Create a variety of methods for collecting membership information and duesMember ServicesEnhanced current membership information and dues collection methods.
  • Enhanced NAAE website 
  • Added Credit Card payment options
3.C-Enhance web-based member benefits and services3.C.1- Develop web tools that make membership benefits more evident and accessibleMember ServicesWeb tools developed.
  • Downloadable Membership Card
  • Online access to Ag Ed Magazine
  • Online award application submission
  • Member Portal on NAAE Website
  • Online submission of required forms
3.D-Increase the family-friendly member services (e.g., child-care and family-oriented activities) provided  at regional and national conferences
  • 3.D.1- Determine members' needs for family services at regional and national events
Member ServicesIdentified needs for family services at regional and national events.
  • Regional conferences offer family events
  • NAAE Convention held in family friendly locations
  • Things to Do Webpage for 2019 Convention
StrategyActionResponsible
Committee
IndicatorAccomplishments
4.A-Identify needs of current and potential NAAE members.4.A.1- Assess why some agricultural educators are NAAE members and some are not.Strategic Planning
  • Assessment developed.
  • Assessment completed. 
4.A.2 - Revise membership benefits according to what we learned in the assessment.Member ServicesMembership benefits revised according to findings.
4.B-Identify ways NAAE can help states increase membership4.B.1-Identify barriers and best practices of state association membership Strategic PlanningBarriers and best practices identified. 
4.B.2. - Disseminate information about barriers and best practices.MarketingDisseminated information to state leaders.

4.C-Expand and enhance professional development programs

4.C.1- Develop new professional development programs in emerging areas such as STEMProfessional GrowthExpanded initiatives in emerging areas.
  • CASE
  • NAAE Agriscience Inquiry Institutes
4.C.2-Explore development of  sequential professional development opportunities to meet state and federal continuing education regulations.Professional GrowthSequential professional development opportunities created.
  • Programs adhere to these regulations 
    • NAAE Agriscience Inquiry Institute
    • XLR8
    • CASE Pathways
    • NATAA
StrategyActionResponsible
Committee
IndicatorAccomplishments
5.A-Collaborate with agricultural education organizations.5.A.1-Collaborate with AAAE.

Strategic Planning

Professional Growth

Marketing

  • Identified ways to encourage/support more research in areas such as:
    • The impact of agricultural education on student achievement
    • The post-graduation careers of agricultural education students
    • National trends in education
  • Encouraged development and dissemination of practical summaries of  agricultural education research
  • Supported research by classroom teachers in collaboration with university faculty on critical issues.
  • Promoted NAAE student membership and benefits within the teacher preparation cohort.
  • Promoted agricultural education on college campuses that feed agricultural education majors to teacher preparation programs
  • Created initiatives to meet professional needs of teacher educators.
  • Research assistance provided to approved studies
  • NAAE Student membership promotional mailings
  • NAAE Ag Teacher Life Cycle
  • NAAE representaitve at AAAE Conference
  • NAAE Student Membership Presentations on Campuses
  • CASE Preservice Certifications
  • National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program
  • FAST
  • Teach Ag Ambassador Program
5.B.1-Collaborate with ACTE

Public Policy

Marketing

  • Strengthened national advocacy efforts for CTE including agricultural education.
  • Increased involvement in National Policy Seminar
  •   Promoted the value of ACTE membership
  • Collaboration on NAAE Convention/ACTE CareerTech Vision
  • Legislative Action Center Partners
  • The Council serves as the ACTE Ag Ed Division Policy Committee
  • Ag Ed related articles in Techniques Magazine
  • Successful ag ed related nominations for ACTE Business of the Year
  • ACTE Value of Membership video
  • Mutual goodwill between organizations
5.C.-Collaborate with NASAEStrategic PlanningWork with state leaders to identify ways to strengthen ag ed programs within their states
  • National Teach Ag Campaign (STAR Program)
  • State professional development institutes
5.D-Collaborate with The National Council for Agricultural Education

Strategic Planning

Public Policy

  • Continued to expand National Teach Ag campaign
  • Continued to grow CASE
  • Collaborated on National Summit for Agricultural Education
  • Identified emerging national education and public policy issues
  • Continued expansion of National Teach Ag Campaign
  • Continued expansion of CASE
  • National Summit for Agricultural Education held in conjunction with NAAE Convention
  • Ag Teacher Manual Revision
  • Continued discussion around a National Center for Agricultural Education
5.E-Collaborate with National FFA Alumni and Supporters

Professional Growth

Member Services

  • Work with National FFA Alumni Association on initiatives such as, but not limited to:
    • Advocacy
    • Role of local alumni affiliate in agricultural education programs
  •   Possibility of joint regional and national meetings
  • NAAE Representative to National FFA Alumni and Supporters 
  • Volunteer Management Programs
  • Workshops at NAAE Convention
5.F-Collaborate with National FFA FoundationFinance
  • Worked with National FFA Foundation on initiatives such as, but not limited to:
    • Support for special projects
    • Promoting individual contributions to National FFA Foundation
    • Collaborating to identify potential sponsors
  • Funding secured for special programs and new programs through the National FFA Foundation.
  • NAAE representatives attend National FFA Foundation Team Huddles.
  • Mutual goodwill between two organizations.
5.G-Collaborate with student agricultural education organizations

Member Services

Professional Growth

  • Worked with national agricultural education student organizations on initiatives such as, but not limited to:
    • growing professional relationships through ATA conclave, PAS conference, MANRRS conference, national FFA convention, and other events
    • expansion of Teachers' World at the national FFA convention
  • Attend ATA Conclave and sponsor opening dinner
  • NAAE representative serves as CPA Coordinator for Ag Ed CPA
  • FAST Symposium as part of MANRRS and AFA
  • National Teach Ag Campaign
  • MANRRS Jr. Chapter Grants
  • NAAE representation at Ag ed organizations
5.H-Collaborate with National Farm & Ranch Business Management Education Association (NFRBMEA)

Member Services

Professional Growth

  • Worked with NFRBMEA on common organizational initiatives
  • Created a needs assessment tool that will identify farm business management member needs
  • Collaborate with NFRBMEA through The Council
  • Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture award area
StrategyActionResponsible
Committee
IndicatorAccomplishments
6.A - Ensure a quality supply of future leaders for the  agricultural education profession

6.A.1 - Identify and develop potential leaders from NAAE membership.

Board

Professional Growth

Initiatives were developed.

6.A.2-Evaluate the skills, knowledge, experiences needed for an effectively functioning BoardProfessional GrowthIdentified effective skills, knowledge, and experiences needed. 
  • NAAE Board Orientation
6.B- Increase diversity of Board membership to reflect the diversity of the membership and interests6.B.1-Work with state affiliates and regions to communicate the importance of diversity and building the next generation of leaders for NAAEMarketingCommunicated the importance of diversity.
  • Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Initiative 
6.B.2-Evaluate the by-laws to assess their adequacy in assuring election of a diverse BoardPolicy & BylawsEvaluated the by-laws and revised as needed.
6.B.3-Evaluate the by-laws to assess the need to revise the makeup of the Board to ensure diversity in needed skills, knowledge and experiencesPolicy & BylawsEvaluated the by-laws and revised as needed.
  • 6.B.3-Evaluate the by-laws to assess the need to revise the makeup of the Board to ensure diversity in needed skills, knowledge and experiences
Policy & BylawsEvaluated the by-laws and revised as needed.
6.C-Ensure that Board members are fully trained to carry out their responsibilities6.C.1-Develop a comprehensive training program for new and returning Board members in all aspects of Board leadershipProfessional GrowthBoard training developed and delivered.
  • NAAE Board Orientation
6.D-Ensure effectiveness of staff to accomplish organizational goals6.D.1 - Conduct annual staff evaluations to include professional development plansExecutive Director & NAAE Board of Directors

Annual staff evaluations conducted and professional development plans created.

  • Annual evaluations and professional development plans submitted to Executive Director.
  • Executive Director evaluated annually by Board of Directors.
6.D.2 - Provide professional development opportunities to staff as neededExecutive DirectorProfessional development opportunities provided to staff.
  • Individual staff professional development plans developed and implemented annually.
6.E-Enhance collaboration between state affiliates and NAAE to advance organizational goals6.E.1 - Work to improve timely and accurate submission of information and payments to NAAE.Member ServicesTimely and accurate information and payments submitted to NAAE
  • Enhanced NAAE Website for membership and dues submissions
  • Credit Card payments accepted
6.E.2 - Provide training and resources for state association leadershipProfessional GrowthTraining and resources provided to state leadership.
  • State Leader Resource Page on website
  • Promotional materials for state affiliates prior to state meetings

6.F-Evaluate the usefulness/functionality of the leadership handbook

6.F.1-Conduct a review of subsections of the leadership handbook appropriate to respective audiencesPolicy & BylawsReviewed leadership handbook for usefulness and functionality.
6.G-Enhance functioning of committees to facilitate effectiveness of Board6.G.1- Create a consistent committee process that will ensure continuity and  institutional memoryPolicy & BylawsCommittee process ensures continuity and institutional memory.
  • Committee processes restructured 
  • Committee Leadership professional development session planned for spring 2019
6.G.2- Each committee will collaborate annually with the Board to determine its chargeAll committeesBoard and committee collaborate annually.
  • NAAE Board Consultant to full committee
  • Committee chair participates in NAAE Board meeting twice a year.
6.H-Ensure long-term financial planning in support of organizational goals 6.H.1-Evaluate financial resources essential for implementation of organizational goalsFinanceFinancial resources evaluated. 
  • Annual budget development and review.
  • Annual independent audit of NAAE financial statements and processes
  • Collaboration with National FFA Foundation
6.H.2-Assess availability of funds needed for new initiatives in relation to ongoing organizational commitments
  • Finance
Availability of funds assessed.
  • Collaboration with National FFA Foundation
6.I-Assessment and renewal of the Strategic Plan6.I.1-Assess the strategic plan annually and establish a time frame for the renewal of the plan three years from its adoptionAll CommitteesStrategic plan assessed annually and renewed.
  • Each committee conducts an annual review of their section of the strategic plan.

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