On September 9, 2018, the OPIRG Board met and approved a roadmap to implement important elements of OPIRG’s Strategic Plan.
Before getting to the board for approval, I worked with members of OPIRG Working Groups collecting advice, suggestions, and sharing ideas over a period of years. With the consultations, I then met with board members holding the “working group” portfolio to finalize a document highlighting relevant data which would allow the full board to have a good basis for understanding the need for the recommended changes, and assist them in making their decision.
Next came a slide presentation. Both the background doc and the presentation were shared on the OPIRG website blog and on our Facebook Page.
Prior to this, working groups, the group with the most interest in this topic, were given advance notice that changes were being made and that their opinion was being sought.
It is a lot of work, but not an entire overhaul. It’s what I think of as a refinement, based on sound planning and will help OPIRG McMaster refocus on core activity in a way that strengthens our project teams and their ability to make an impact.