Health, harmony and prosperity for our People and traditional lands and water.
What is our NTA Vision?
Our vision is to make a difference in our organization. The first step we see is reviewing NTA Plan to clarify the reason for working together, to understand our ultimate goals.
Who is our NTA membership?
The next step is to identify current membership and other entities, and then assess their awareness and needs related to the NTA Board’s work. Once expectations have been articulated, and the vision defined, the Board can then define how it will conduct its business by answering:
What is the scope of our NTA policies?
This is another way of saying “what falls within our responsibilities and what is outside of our influence?” It includes defining the expectations from membership and other key participants in relation with direction of the Board’s work. In order to do this, the Board must define the following:
What is NTA’s core values?
This step includes describing how participation, leadership, conflict, works and responsibilities will be addressed, reviewed and measured.
What is our NTA desired results?
This question requires a precise description of the deliverables or outcomes that will direct the work of the Board is progressing toward a collective path.
The final piece necessary to begin in the Board’s work is to answer:
What is the NTA plan?
The knowledge gained from the previous steps is used to review present action plan that defines specific goals and processes used to conduct NTA business, and the timeline for engaging in the work of the Board.
Elements for developing a plan include:
Review NTA goals. The first step is to understand clear, measurable goals or targets for the NTA to achieve in the balance of current fiscal year and with the coming fiscal year.
Review strategies to accomplish each goal. Strategies represent the overall approach or methods by which goals will be achieved. Review process used to develop strategies that have identified several alternative approaches for each goal, objectively evaluate the merits and drawbacks of each alternative, what have been the priorities and options, and what strategies for each goal have been utilized for best available options.
Evaluate the impact on the organization. The goals and strategies should be reviewed to see if they are realistic given the expertise, time commitments, money, and other resources to show impact of strategies. Is there a need for changes to the goals and strategies, and review current information to use in budgeting and other short-term planning activities?