Past Projects & Research
Strategic Planning Initiative (2002-2005)
The focus of this project was long-term strategic planning to help prioritize Association activities, plan follow-up contacts, develop a clear distribution plan to market the resources developed, and evaluate Association products and services. The project followed a three-year cycle of planning, implementation and evaluation for three targeted results (strategic plan, training sessions, and membership and marketing.)
The Board of Directors clarified four areas of focus for Association activities; Professional Development (Research/ Training); Resources (Product Development); Membership (Recruitment and Retention); and Communications and Connections (Promotion/Advocacy/ Partnerships.)
An Executive Director was hired to guide the implementation of the strategic plan, focus on organizational capacity building (clarification of roles and responsibilities), financial accountability and reporting, establish closer ties with funders and partner language teaching communities.
A membership survey was conducted to determine the vitality and presence of CASLT within the provinces and territories and the degree of satisfaction among current members. Strategic areas of focus for the future include membership recruitment and retention, advocacy guidelines, as well as fundraising and marketing.
Strategic Planning Initiative 2005-2008
This project focused on long-term strategic planning to help prioritize CASLT activities and to build organizational capacity. The project was completed early in the year of 2005 with the release of the Strategic Direction Paper 2005-2008. The paper outlined four Strategic Areas of Focus for programs and services:
- Membership Services;
- Professional Development and Research Opportunities;
- Development and Support of Resources and Publications; and
- Communications and Connections through Partnerships.
It also identified “Major Areas of Direction” for the organization: diversifying and developing our partners, funding, and marketing; reviewing, selecting and bringing about the implementation of projects and programs; and building organizational capacity in the provinces and territories. The implementation phase begins immediately with the development of five Board committees to oversee and report on the direction for each area identified:
- CASLT National Council Capacity Building
- CASLT Resource and Publications Development
- CASLT Advocacy and Government Relations
- CASLT Member Relations and Communications
- CASLT Professional Development and Research Programs