Northport Project for the 2011 NIEHS Visionary Idea!!
We made it in for final consideration under the Affected/Susceptible Population category!
Below is timeline of NIEHS Strategic Planning Process –
Strategic Planning Process (all dates are anticipated)
|Presentations and information meetings to NIEHS staff, the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council, other NIEHS Advisory Boards and informal groups, and all external stakeholder communities. NIEHS Strategic planning website live. Federal Register notice published.|
|Visionary Ideas relate to broad-based scientific directions for the environmental health sciences community that will help to shape the vision for NIEHS over the next five years. At , visitors can submit, vote on, or comment on Visionary Ideas, as well as discuss strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for NIEHS.|
|Approximately 200 individuals from NIEHS and its stakeholder communities will participate in a 3-day meeting (including travel time) on July 12-13, 2011, in North Carolina to discuss Visionary Ideas, SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats), and other ideas we’re passionate about regarding the NIEHS. This meeting will be conducted in a modified Open Space Technology (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Space_Technology) format to encourage maximum synergy.|
|NIEHS invites the public and all other stakeholders and staff to comment on the synthesized input received to date through the online and the Community Workshop, which will be posted online|
|NIEHS will convene a 2-day meeting in North Carolina of 40–50 individuals who have participated in this process. This group will be charged with developing an NIEHS Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and five to eight Strategic Goals.|
|NIEHS invites the public and all other stakeholders and staff to comment on the draft Strategic Goals, Mission Statement, and Vision Statement for the NIEHS, which will be posted online.|
|NIEHS senior leadership will hold meetings of internal scientists and staff within various divisions and offices to solicit input and expertise on implementation strategies for each of the draft Strategic Goals.|
|NIEHS senior leadership will hold a series of meetings to synthesize the input received from the Internal meetings into Draft Implementation Strategies.|
|The National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council Meeting will be held at the NIEHS campus in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and an update on the Strategic Plan will be given at the council meeting. This meeting is open to the public, and stakeholders and staff are encouraged to attend.|
|An NIEHS writing team will develop narrative text incorporating and explaining the Mission, Vision, Strategic Goals, and Implementation Strategies and format this information into the Draft Strategic Plan.|
|NIEHS will post the Draft Strategic Plan online. NIEHS invites the public and all other stakeholders and staff to comment on the draft Strategic Plan, which will be posted online. NIEHS will also publish the draft Strategic Plan in the Federal Register.|
|NIEHS leadership and staff will prepare the final Strategic Plan and present it to NIEHS staff and to the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council at its regular meeting. This meeting is open to the public, and stakeholders and staff are encouraged to attend.|
|NIEHS will publish the final Strategic Plan in a variety of formats including online and print and will disseminate it as widely as possible to all stakeholders and interested parties.|
Awesome! Are you going to North Carolina?
You have to be nominated for that – I don’t think anyone wants me speaking in public 😉