Philadelphia Bar Association Resolution Adopting the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan

WHEREAS, at the 2018 Bar Leaders Retreat, Chancellor Mary Platt and the Board of Governors, recognizing their fiduciary responsibility to ensure the health and success of the Philadelphia Bar Association, discussed the need for a strategic plan to guide the organization consistently over a long time horizon and promote continuity of general strategies designed to achieve the Association’s goals over time;

WHEREAS, in February, 2018, Chancellor Platt appointed a Strategic Vision Task Force to identify and refine the goals and general implementation strategies for the Philadelphia Bar Association and to incorporate these goals and strategies into a strategic plan that would provide a framework for the Chancellor, Board, Executive Director and other Bar staff to work within;

WHEREAS, over the next seven months, the Strategic Vision Task Force worked with consultation services of the American Bar Association to facilitate the visioning process, examine current and anticipated trends, challenges and opportunities, and gather input from various stakeholders;

WHEREAS, the comprehensive assessment conducted by the Strategic Vision Task Force has led to the development of the Philadelphia Bar Association 2018-2021 Strategic Plan.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Governors approves and adopts the Philadelphia Bar Association 2018-2021 Strategic Plan in the form attached hereto.

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chancellor, Executive Director, Board, and Bar staff shall take actions necessary to implement the strategies in the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan, and the Chancellor or Executive Director shall periodically report to the Board on the Association’s progress in implementing the strategies and achieving the goals in the Plan.

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chancellor or Executive Director may seek Board approval to modify the Strategic Plan when necessary to meet the goals of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board recommends that a future Board sitting in 2021 consider adopting a Strategic Plan that would take effect after the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan expires.  

PHILADELPHIA BAR ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
ADOPTED: September 27, 2018