1. a careful plan or method for achieving a particular goal usually over a long period of time
  2. the skill of making or carrying out plans to achieve a goal  

-Merriam-Webster online

The plans for the 2011-12 DCMS year are well underway, but planning never stops in a successful organization, so it's time to get serious about your chapter's plans for the 2012-13 DCMS year.

Set Your Course

The Chapter Relations team is producing two webinars that will help your chapter determine where it is going and how to get there. Teamwork is essential for successful planning. Identify your leadership team early and invite them all to participate in our informative training webinars. Invite your key leaders-president-elect, program chair, membership chair, newsletter chair, and treasurer-to join us at the April Leadership Training Conference.

Know What Counts

Wednesday, January 25, 2-3 p.m. Central time: Data to Delivery: Defining Your Market with Intelligence 

It's easier to figure out what direction to take when you have solid information about your membership. Learn how to access and interpret HFMA demographic reports and surveys to develop your strategic plan. Chapters receive 1 DCMS education hour for each chapter participant.

Develop Your Plan

Wednesday, Jan.18, 2-3:30 p.m. Central time:  Successful Planning for the 2012-13 DCMS Year - Part 1 

Join Reginald J. Albert, FHFMA, MBA, 2012-13 Regional Executive Council chair for this up-to-the-minute webinar that will help you prepare your successful strategic plan for the 2012-13 chapter year and beyond. Ralph Lawson, 2012 HFMA Chair, will join the call to provide an overview of HFMA's strategic direction and insights into his chair's theme. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions. Chapters receive 1.5 DCMS education hours for each chapter participant.

Publication Date: Thursday, December 29, 2011