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Strategic Planning Process

Process for 2012-2017 Strategic Planning

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Introduce and Describe Process
Presentations and information meetings to NIEHS staff, the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council, other NIEHS Advisory Boards and informal groups, and all external stakeholder communities. NIEHS Strategic planning website live. Federal Register notice published.
Solicitation of Visionary Ideas and Nominations for Community Workshop [March - April 2011] Left "Participate" marker for whole box
Visionary Ideas relate to broad-based scientific directions for the environmental health sciences community that will help to shape the vision for NIEHS over the next five years. At http://strategicplan.niehs.nih.gov/ , visitors could submit, vote on, or comment on Visionary Ideas, as well as discuss strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for NIEHS.
Stakeholder Community Workshop
Approximately 200 people from NIEHS and its stakeholder communities participated in a 3-day meeting on July 12-14, 2011, in North Carolina to discuss Visionary Ideas and other ideas we’re passionate about regarding the NIEHS. This meeting was conducted in a modified Open Space Technology  format to encourage maximum synergy. Read the Stakeholder Workshop Report
Public Comment on Input to Date [August - September 2011] Left "Participate" marker for whole box
NIEHS invited the public and all other stakeholders and staff to comment on the synthesized input received to date through the online and the Stakeholder Community Workshop. The Stakeholder Workshop Report was available online.
Strategic Planning Workshop [October 2011] Left "Participate" marker for whole box
NIEHS convened a 2-day meeting in North Carolina of  40–50 individuals who had participated in this process. This group was charged with developing an NIEHS Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and five to eight Strategic Goals.
Public Comment on Draft Strategic Goals, Mission and Vision [November 2011] Left "Participate" marker for whole box
NIEHS invited the public and all other stakeholders and staff to comment on the draft Strategic Goals, Mission Statement, and Vision Statement for the NIEHS, which was posted online
NIEHS Senior Leadership Internal Meetings
NIEHS senior leadership held meetings of internal scientists and staff within various divisions and offices to solicit input and expertise on implementation strategies for each of the draft Strategic Goals.
NIEHS Senior Leadership Draft Implementation Strategies
NIEHS senior leadership held a series of meetings to synthesize the input received from the Internal meetings into Draft Implementation Strategies.
National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council Meeting [February 2012] Left "Participate" marker for whole box
The National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council Meeting was held at the NIEHS campus in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and an update on the Strategic Plan was given at the council meeting. This meeting was open to the public, and stakeholders and staff are encouraged to attend.
Writing of Draft Strategic Plan
An NIEHS writing team developed narrative text incorporating and explaining the Mission, Vision, Strategic Goals, and Implementation Strategies and formatted this information into the Draft Strategic Plan.
Public Comment on Draft Strategic Plan [April 2012] Left "Participate" marker for whole box
NIEHS posted the Draft NIEHS Strategic Plan (4/10/2012) (186KB) online. NIEHS invited the public and all other stakeholders and staff to comment on the draft Strategic Plan. Email your comments to ehs-strategic-plan@mail.nih.gov.
Final Strategic Plan Presentation [June 2012] Left "Participate" marker for whole box
NIEHS leadership and staff will prepare the final Strategic Plan and present it to NIEHS staff and to the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council at its regular meeting. This meeting is open to the public, and stakeholders and staff are encouraged to attend.
Publication of Final Strategic Plan [July 2012] Left "Participate" marker for whole box
NIEHS will publish the final Strategic Plan in a variety of formats including online and print and will disseminate it as widely as possible to all stakeholders and interested parties.

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