Ambitious new Ten-Year Strategic Plan launched by the PSA for consultation with members
10 February 2017
Due to the efforts of previous members, staff, trustees and chairs, the PSA is in a very strong position in terms of membership, staffing and finances but this foundation must now be invested in to redefine and revitalise the organisation in order to maintain this stability in the future.
In recent years the PSA has undertaken a far-reaching period of reform focused around the principles of ambition, visibility and professionalism. The aim was not to create a completely new organisation or to lose touch with the past but to redefine the aims and structure of the organisation in order to keep pace with a rapidly changing context. It was about continuity and change and a huge amount has been achieved.
The aim of this Ten-Year Strategic Plan is to develop and continue this momentum by setting down very clearly, and for the first time, the PSA’s core aims and ambitions. The aim is not to create an organisational straitjacket, but to set out a clear direction of travel in terms of where the PSA is going and how it intends to get there. This, in turn, will not only drive the various work streams of the PSA but it will also make it far easier for members to see the incredible value of the organisation and the benefits of membership.
The draft document is available to download here. (For an accessible document format please click here.)
Our aim is ambitious. It is to be the leading learned society within the social sciences with an international reputation for supporting our members and developing the discipline.