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MLS Strategic Plan - 2017 - 2019: Making Decisions

Inside

Overview
A visual representation of the plan - goals and themes

Details
A detailed, text version of the plan

Making Decisions
Our lens for evaluating opportunities

Process
A description of the strategic planning process

Get Involved
A form to submit your interest in new initiatives

Resources
Links etc. that may be helpful as we forge ahead

Status & Next Steps

September 19, 2016
Approved by MLS Executive Board

November 7, 2016
Approved by MLS membership at annual meeting

December 2, 2016
Implementation conference

January 2, 2017
New plan begins

Our Lens

Our lens is a tool to help guide us to evaluate opportunities and to make decisions.

Member Benefits
What are the benefits?  Who benefits?

Co-Creation
Is it a good candidate for co-creation?

Partners/Collaborators
Is there potential or known interest from partners?  Or alignment with partners’ missions?

Strategy
How does it fit within our strategic direction? Our brand?

Timing
Is there a limited window of opportunity or a sense of urgency?

Evaluation
What does success look like?  How will we measure it?

Alternate Solutions
Are there alternate solutions that might solve the problem?

Capacity
How much time will it take and who could lead it?  What resource investment is realistic?  Is it short-term or long-term?