FY 2017 – FY 2019 Strategic Plan

Jubilee’s Strategic Planning Process

The Jubilee Association Board of Directors reviews its Mission Statement and core values every three years.

Jubilee’s three-year strategic plan involves a six-month planning process. Input is collected from three constituent groups: the individuals we serve, their families, and our employees. This input is brought together in a full-day retreat with these three constituent groups and our Board of Directors. This retreat involves about 100 people and is led by a professional facilitator. This group tends to focus on making what we already do better.

Parallel to this process, the Board and staff are involved in a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis. Leaders in our field from the State and County level are invited to present to the Board and Executive staff.

These are leaders who know the work of Jubilee and they are asked to talk about opportunities and threats in the coming three years. The Board and Executive staff focus more strategically or corporately on agency growth goals, new services to be developed, and financial strategies in light of perceived opportunities and threats.

The Board of Directors agrees upon 5-8 broad agency goals for the three-year plan. Staff then operationalize the plan by setting goals and objectives within each broad goal for the next year. Each year, new goals are set within this framework. The Board gets a progress report every six months. The current strategic plan covers July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019.

Strategic Planning for FY 20-21

Jubilee kicked off its work on the FY20-21 strategic plan on Monday evening December 10th. Karen Lehman, Executive Director of Mennonite Health Services (MHS) outlined the process they would use in helping Jubilee with the planning. Laura Howell, Executive Director of MACS, our State provider association talked about opportunities and challenges in Maryland.  Mary Sowers, Director of Special Projects, of the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disability Services, (NASDDS) talked about national trends in services.

Members of the Jubilee Association Board,  Officers of the Jubilee Foundation Board and Jubilee Directors who report to Tim all participated in the meeting. All agreed that Jubilee was well positioned for the changes that were coming but still much work would be needed to be ready for the changes in funding, regulations and service design.

The Client Council will have a planning retreat in January or February, MHS will do surveys of the families of the individuals Jubilee serves, and of Jubilee employees. This work will be brought together in a ½ planning retreat in March and final goals will be set by the Jubilee Association Board in April.

Jubilee Association
of Maryland, Inc.

10408 Montgomery Avenue
Kensington, MD 20895

Tel. 301.949.8626
Fax. 301.949.4628

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