Planning for Division Success: Understanding Key Environmental Trends


The Board Planning Committee and Strategy Development team regularly monitors, and updates annually, environment scans to identify external trends affecting chemistry, chemists, and the American Chemical Society. It shares these scans with many ACS units, who use them as a key input for their strategic planning.  


The key trends the committee wishes to emphasize to Divisions include the changing nature of knowledge, evolution of conference and meeting models, and social/mobile/cloud affecting information sharing.


Kathleen Schulz, Committee Chair, invites you to take a few moments to review a presentation on this subject that she delivered to the DOC/DCC participants in Denver. It may well assist you in more clearly identifying key challenges and opportunities confronting your division. The presentation is attached.