Hi and Hello:
I write to you today to give you a quick summary of what we accomplished at our strategic planning retreat, July 10-12, in Denver. A shout-out to our facilitators, Kathleen Schultz and Larry Krannich, who helped us craft a terrific strategic plan.
We re-wrote the Vision and Mission statements of the Division. We created 4 goals for the Division, with 3 to 5 strategies for accomplishing each goal.
DivCHAS Vision Statement: Improving people's lives through the power of best chemical health and safety practices.
DivCHAS Mission Statement: The ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety provides authoritative technical resources and mentorship in chemical health and safety for all.
Goal 1: Sponsor two education programs per year on chemical health and safety topics; one on fundamentals, one on advanced topics. Champions: Russ Phifer, Kimi Bush, Ellen Sweet
Goal 2: By 2020, CHAS will be the preferred and accepted resource for authoritative chemical health and safety information. Champions: Ralph Stuart, Harry Elston, Frankie Wood-Black, Monique Wilhelm
Goal 3: Be a visible advocate and champion for the CHAS mission to ACS and the public. Champions: Neal Langerman, Jim Crandall
Goal 4: Increase diverse and active membership and expand CHAS leadership opportunities. Champions: Joe Pickel, Tim Black, Brandon Chance
Once we get the project management structure in place, I'll send another email with additional details and another call for volunteers. At our Executive Committee meeting in Boston, I=E2=80™ll be making a detailed presentation of the results of our retreat.
Those attending the retreat (the Strategic Planning Committee) were Tim Black, Kimi Bush, Brandon Chance, Jim Crandall, Debbie Decker, Larry Doemeny, Harry Elston, Neal Langerman, John Palmer, Russ Phifer, Joe Pickel, Sammye Sigmann, Ken Smith, Ralph Stuart, Ellen Sweet, Monique Wilhelm, Frankie Wood-Black.
If any of these goals resonate with you and you=E2=80™d like to work toward accomplishing the goal, please let me know and I'll put you in touch with the appropriate champion.
Debbie M. Decker, CCHO, ACS Fellow
Chair, Division of Chemical Health and Safety
University of California, Davis
Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction
that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,
can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."