Ontario Sailing Strategic Plan
 
As we announced in the spring, Ontario Sailing is in the process of the creation of a strategic plan focused on the future. As we work towards a plan to shape the next few years, we believe it is essential that we develop a strategic plan that is highly inclusive. We appreciate the large number of people that got involved from the sailing community by completing our initial survey. We are coming back to you now with a second opportunity to be involved in imagining the future for sailing in Ontario with a process that dives deeper into your perspectives.
 
Learning Circles are a conversation tool used in strategic planning processes that allow organizations to learn more and gather a collection of voices and viewpoints about an organization’s strengths, potential opportunities, and aspirations. These conversations also allow us to test our learning so far.
 
We have retained Maryann Kerr with the Medalist Group to facilitate the strategic planning process. She will be facilitating Learning Circles as the third of four different information gathering and testing opportunities throughout Ontario Sailing’s process. Maryann will collect the information and aggregate it to create a picture for the strategic planning committee.
 
The learning circle is an opportunity to collectively participate in the development of the Ontario Sailing Association’s next strategic plan. The learning circle will be approximately 90 minutes in length and a conversation guide will be provided to participants a week in advance of the event. Your input is needed and valued.
 
As we are limited in the number of people we can have participate in this stage of the process and we are hoping to get representation from across the province and from sailors with a variety of interests. If you are interested in participating, we ask you to fill out an form indicating your interest with a few details of the perspective you bring so, if necessary, we can select a diverse group to participate.
 
The form will be available at the link below for you to indicate your interest until Monday, August 30, 2021 (extended from Friday, August 27, 2021). Thank you for your interest and commitment to Ontario Sailing.
 
Link to ‘Expression of Interest to Participate’ Form:  https://forms.office.com/r/Ew4s6jgqYT
 
For more information on Maryann’s firm, please go to www.themedalistgroup.ca