The Board of Directors is privileged to have its work defined and outlined. BPD has an extensive Strategic Plan that provides
the roadmap for the organization for the next two years. This Strategic Plan ensures continuity and direction for the Association,
especially as members transition on-and-off the Board of Directors.
During my tenure as President, I am committed to making the Strategic Plan a "living document". The Board of
Directors and I will set realistic action items and benchmarks for evaluating our implementation of the Strategic Plan. And,
the Board of Directors is directing BPD committees to link its activities to the Strategic Plan. Thus, the Strategic Plan
is to have persons affiliated with BPD to have a shared ownership and involvement in the implementation of the Strategic Plan.
An important initiative for the next two years is the Leadership Development Training. Starting at the BPD annual conference
in Reno, there will be a two-track Leadership Development Program. Track one is designed for Program Directors. The focus
is to provide training for Program Directors, honing their existing skills as well as developing new skills for our ever changing
work environment. The second track is for faculty aspiring to become program directors. This initiative addresses Goal 2
of the Strategic Plan.
Over the next two years, I look forward to working with the Board of Directors and the membership as we make better known
to the general public what makes BPD great and what ensures that BPD is creating value in our society.
Anita Curry-Jackson, Ph.D.
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