Introduction to the ATSA Strategic Plan

In 2009, ATSA set out on a comprehensive strategic planning process resulting in its first five-year Strategic Plan. The priorities, strategies, and goals established in this plan provided a road map to guide the association in furthering its mission. In 2015, ATSA began this process again, building on the work of the previous plan with an eye to future priorities and opportunities.

This Strategic Plan reflects the work of many. Through surveys and interviews, ATSA members, ATSA chapters, partner organizations, and other key stakeholders shared insightful input on the impact they believe ATSA has had, what they value about ATSA, and their opinions on future directions, priorities, and strategies for ATSA to most effectively play a leading role in the prevention of sexual abuse. The ATSA Board of Directors helped formulate ATSA’s mission, vision, and values, and current and future priorities. ATSA office staff, the people we rely on to keep the organization running smoothly and who are well aware of the association’s mission, its day-to-day operations, and the questions and concerns posed by the general public and media, provided vital input. The level of response we received from our surveys and interviews was exciting and gratifying, and each voice had a role in helping to shape ATSA’s future.

The enormous task of gathering, synthesizing, analyzing, integrating, and organizing the data and crafting this plan fell to the Strategic Planning Committee, whose members did an extraordinary job. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Karen Baker, Maaike Helmus, Chris Lobanov-Rostovsky, Kelly McGrath, and Becky Palmer. Their profound knowledge and commitment to the mission and vision of ATSA was invaluable and provided amazing opportunities for thoughtful discussion and exchange of ideas. The time and dedication invested in this process and the resulting plan is appreciated beyond what words can express. We also extend our warmest gratitude to our patient and wise Strategic Planning Consultant Alfredo Vergara-Lobo, who went above and beyond in guiding this process. The excellent quality of this plan is a tribute to his guidance and wisdom.

Robin Goldman, Strategic Planning Co-Chair

Michael Miner, Strategic Planning Co-Chair

Maia Christopher, ATSA Executive Director

Download the ATSA Strategic Plan here.
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