Virginia Association of Professional Soil Scientists


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Virginia Association of Professional Soil Scientists


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2019 Strategic Plan

Reframed Objectives for Consideration and Strategic Work:

With consideration to the issues and goals identified in 2005 and the pursuant discussion of the 2019 strategic planning retreat, the facilitator suggested that there are three overarching objectives to consider at this time that warrant exploration and focus moving forward.  After securing agreement of the members present, these were listed as:

  1. Increase membership and enhance service/outreach
  2. Enhance effectiveness of VAPSS leadership and engagement/accountability with the board
  3. Scope/function of education and marketing entities

Attendees were divided into work groups and given planning worksheets to complete for these three objective areas to develop goal setting and related action items.  Summaries of this work can be found in a separate pdf file.

Copies of these summaries were also provided to Nan Gray and Jeff Miller for archiving and continued work with VAPSS members as they work to implement what has been identified as actionable.

It is recommended that VAPSS work internally to develop a targeted plan of work to accomplish their goals and think about their leadership (and sustainability plan), diversifying membership, partnering with other professional organizations, further identifying goals for offering educational resources, and proactively working to endorse the role of their profession with formal educational and legislative bodies.

Facilitator: Megan M. Seibel, Ph.D., Extension Specialist, Virginia Tech

April 28, 2019

Click Here for a complete copy of the Plan 

Comments or suggestions, contact

Nan Gray, VAPSS President

2019 Soil Morphology Class

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