Rochester Local Section (Chartered in 1912)

Strategic Planning Vision for the Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society (2012-2013)

The Rochester Local Section implements the values and goals of the American Chemical Society to its members and the general public. The Section provides resources for professional development, and promotes the role of chemistry to the community. It leverages robust, sustainable and diverse collaborations to bring value to all the section stakeholders. The Section uses all forms of communication, most notably its website, to create a vibrant civic space where people can exchange ideas, nurture collaboration and engage in purposeful conversations. The Rochester Local Section actively recruits the next generation of chemists, provides a professional home for students, and provides the tools to help those students advance into the world of work.

Strategic Planning Objectives based on Vision

1.      Improve and expand the impact of the Section’s website.

2012 Situation: The Rochester Section website is a major tool for communication.  The present website does not meet the needs of our members and partners. It order to create a vibrant civic space where people can exchange ideas, nurture collaboration and engage in purposeful conversations, the Section website needs to be a user friendly site, and have functionalities that link partners, use social media, and provide feedback opportunities for those using the site. `

 

2.     Improve communications with the public.

2012 Situation: The Section’s mission to provide resources to members, create partnerships, and promote chemistry to the general public requires an efficient and effective use of all forms of communications. The Section must increase its visibility, expand the awareness of its programs by reaching a wide audience of stakeholders. The Section website is an important delivery system – other systems need to be developed.

 

3.     Improve current and new collaborations and partnerships.

2012 Situation: The Section’s successful events and programs are the result of partnerships. Like all membership organizations, the Section has limited resources (time, people and dollars) – to provide resources for professional development, and promotes the role of chemistry to the community, the Section needs to nurture its current partnerships, cultivate new collaborations.    

 

4.     Promote interest in science through collaborative programs with academic institutions, museums and hi-tech companies.

 

2012 Situation: The Rochester Local Section actively recruits the next generation of chemists by promoting chemistry and science through a range of programs delivered in schools and other educational institutions. These programs can bring academic and industrial partners together, promoting a healthy civic space for two of the Section’s key stakeholders. These programs require robust and sustainable collaborations – a strategic issue being addressed elsewhere in this Plan. These programs also have the potential to promote enrollment in local chemistry programs, and student membership in the Section.

 

5.     Facilitate connections between job seekers and employers.

 

2012 Situation: The Rochester Local Section is dedicated to actively recruiting the next generation of chemists, providing a professional home for students and the tools to help those students advance into the world of work.  Students comprise nearly 25% of the membership.  While many leave the area for additional education or jobs – they need help in career development and job placement.

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Strategic Planning Documents

Rochester Section Local Plan 1 2

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2015 CHAIR CONTACTS

Rochester ACS Group

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Jim Reynolds (coordinator)


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