June 8, 2022
As we head into summer, I’m asking each of us to think about our goals for PIDS this year. My hope is that by intentionally crafting both a shared vision for PIDS and individual goals for how we engage with PIDS, we will be able to capitalize on all that our Society can offer.
For example, one of my goals for PIDS is to continue to grow our staff. If we are to be as successful as we want to be in executing our strategic plan, we will need additional staff to help with fundraising, committee support, and overall governance. We hope to share exciting news on this front soon. One of my individual goals for engaging with PIDS is to learn as much as I can about effective board leadership and executive staff mentorship in order to strengthen our team and accomplish our strategic plan.
As you do this thought experiment (which I hope you all will), some prompts to consider in creating your goals:
These are just some of the prompts that could be useful in crafting your own goals for this upcoming academic year. To have the type of impact we desire, we need each of you.
We are a strong Society, made stronger by the pandemic and the challenges of the last two years. We look forward to the new academic year and to the continued growth and development of PIDS.
Onward and upward, Buddy