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WiscNet Strategic Plan 2016 - Grow the People Network
Grow the People Network
WiscNet connects people. We create opportunities for our community to grow collaborations and share strategies. We work together to articulate needs and then we build connections, advance strategies and create services that solve the real-world problems of our members.
Grow the Value of Membership
During our twenty plus years, we’ve seen at first hand how a high degree of personal connection can become the strength needed to drive innovation and change. It is the WiscNet community that will advance our mission and we will grow the value of this asset by creating more opportunities for our members to connect and work together.
We will connect people and nurture personal connections through regular interactions that build trust and camaraderie. We will accelerate meaningful exchanges by helping the people in our WiscNet community find and work with trusted colleagues. Our members will connect through in-person and over the network meetings, shared learning opportunities and member-driven exchanges for ideas and resources.
A well-designed “people network” lets the people that our members serve and employ make simple and intuitive use of our most valuable resource: each other.
Engage Beginners and Experts
Every person brings both expertise and questions to our table. We will not only provide beginners with valuable opportunities to learn, but we will also connect experts with trusted colleagues with whom to share opinions, best practices and lessons learned.
Since our people are the continuing source of our community’s successes, our simple design is to welcome all people to WiscNet.
Encourage Members to Innovate
When our community created WiscNet twenty plus years ago, no one knew then what our members would come to do now with the Internet. Similarly, we have little idea now how we will use our advanced networks in the coming ten to twenty years.
But we will put the network to new uses. And we are ready now to encourage and support our members to continue “changing the game” to meet their needs by pursuing innovative strategies.
We’re committed to a cycle of community engagement, innovation, and advancement that uses our “people network” to create, test and deploy new services for our members.
We appreciate that our membership includes a wide range of personalities. We’ve learned to talk directly with people and offer the same practical, informal assistance that we would offer a neighbor who asks a question. We know that we don’t know everything and that no strategy is perfect, however well-intentioned, but we will offer genuine service with our members’ best interest in mind.
Good service maintains trust and establishing our reliability starts with the basics. For example, we will continue to ask for feedback and act on that feedback. We’re also committed to regular, effective, and open communications among our staff, membership and board of directors.