While the adoption of the new Strategic Plan by the Internet2 Board was a major accomplishment, it also is only a milestone toward the reinvention of Internet2.
To guide how Internet2 members and staff execute the plan, Internet2's governance formed the Strategic Plan Execution Committee ("SPEC"), composed of Chairs and Vice-Chairs of the four Internet2 Advisory Councils and the Governance & Nominations Committee, along with additional Board appointees.
The SPEC developed a framework for implementing the Strategic Plan developed by the Internet2 community and adopted by the Internet2 Board. Based on community feedback, the SPEC adjusted that framework to manage its implementation efforts more directly through the four Councils and the Governance and Nominations Committee, rather than creating a new set of committees [MidCourseCorrection.pdf].
In both the original framework and the newly modified version there is a focus on actively engaging working groups, special interest groups, and other working entities. To provide structure to the implementation process, the SPEC has linked each Internet2 Council to tasks in the strategic plan, and each working group, special interest group and advisory group has been linked to a Council. A CHART [ACs Tasks.Groups.pdf] has been developed to show these linkages. On 25 September 2008, the Internet2 Council Chairs and GNC Chair reached out to the working groups, special interest groups and advisory groups seeking their input into the implementation process [20080925 Letter to WGs-final.pdf]. Their input will be complied by the SPEC and used to inform discussions at the upcoming Fall Member Meeting in New Orleans, where there will be a number of opportunities for sharing additional information.
The Internet2 Board and the SPEC recognize that the new Strategic Plan is aspirational beyond our current capacity. It is critical that the organization align our resources with the strategic priorities of the membership. To this end, the SPEC has formed a Budget Advisory Group composed of the Vice Chairs and additional members from all Advisory Councils. The Budget Advisory Group will work with Internet2 management and staff to develop and monitor the 2009 Internet2 budget.
During the Internet2 2008 Fall Member Meeting in New Orleans, the SPEC conducted focus groups sessions in an effort to obtain further community feedback on the implementation plan. The focus groups were structured in a way to allow for attendees to meet with the council(s) associated with a specific strategy and tasks. The 20081014PublicSPFocusTasks.pdf provides that association. More information on the outcome of these focus groups will be provided soon.
You can continue to monitor the progress of our collaborative activities to implement the new Strategic Plan in this space.
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