15.1 INTERIM REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 1998-99 PLAN
Dr. Becker introduced the subject by noting the importance of
ensuring that the Strategic Plan is not just filed away but
is implemented. As one mechanism to promote implementation,
each Division and Standing Committee was asked to provide a
report describing how the work of that body had contributed
to fulfilling the Strategic Plan. These reports were consolidated
and arranged according to the goals of the Plan. The final edited
report is contained in the Agenda Materials for this meeting.
The summarization included removing the names of Commissions
and other details that would not be relevant to the intended
audience. Updates will be requested before the end of the year.
A number of members commented that this was an excellent report
and should be distributed to the NAOs. Prof. Gilbert suggested
that the complete reports of each Division and Standing Committee
be posted on the web along with the summary report. Prof. Lorimer
suggested that the report be condensed to a set of bullet items
for use on the web site. Dr. Hayes suggested that the Division
Presidents and Standing Committee Chairmen could in future be
asked to identify those activities that were undertaken as a
direct result of the Strategic Plan.
15.2 CHANGES TO THE STRATEGIC PLAN FOR 2000-1
Dr. Becker noted that the Strategic Plan is intended to be changed
and updated. No input has been received except from the Slovak
and Belgian NAOs. The intent is to collect proposed additional
changes and incorporate these into a revised Strategic Plan
to be circulated to the Bureau for comments. A full discussion
of the revised Strategic Plan could then take place at the 2000
Prof. Jortner expressed the thanks of the Bureau for the excellent
report and its approval of the proposed process for updating
the Strategic Plan.