The strategic planning process is already underway, with the official launch period starting in March. The planning stage will run through April and May with a finalized AFD strategic plan framework (in the form of a written product) due for completion by May 31. The final 3-year plan will also include a Year-One Action Plan, which will map out specific steps to be taken in the year ahead. This overall AFD strategic plan framework will provide a model for individual AFD departments to use in pursuing and/or finalizing their own strategic plans.
Following the AFD framework, each department will develop its own strategic plan to include a purpose statement, challenges and opportunities, strategic directions, a Year-One Action Plan, and measures of success. These department plans will be due for completion by the end of summer.