Consortium for International Management, Policy & Development

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2019-2023

Consortium for International Management, Policy and Development
Executive Summary, Strategic Plan 2019-2023

The Consortium for International Management, Policy, Administration and Development (CIMPAD) is a non-partisan, non-profit association that include academicians, practitioners, students and others. Its founding was precipitated by the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. Since its founding in 1995, the organization has established linkages between African and American public service professionals in nine countries on the continent of Africa. As we enter the second decade of the organization’s history, it is prudent to develop a strategic plan to guide outcomes for the next five years. Herein is an executive summary of the strategic plan.

CIMPAD Mission Statement:

To strengthen and promote public sector leadership and management in the sustainable development of communities throughout the African Diaspora. This mission is achieved via the exchange of research and knowledge, ideas and proposals, experiences and best practices among public/private professionals, NGOs and academicians.

Core Values:

CIMPAD will be a sustainable volunteer organization that promotes quality of life in African communities and the Diaspora through mutual sharing of knowledge and best practices in public administration and public service delivery.

Core Values Statement – “WE LEAD”

  • The core values of CIMPAD shape our character and guide our actions toward service to others. These core values serve as an instrument that binds us to accomplishing our mission and vision.
  • World-class: Providing world-class solutions that target needs and issue areas, cultivate positive experiences and deliver possibilities for long term success in benefit of all stakeholders.
  • Education: Engaging with global partners, primarily in Africa, and community leaders to establish educational learning opportunities, to create exchange programs for students, to provide student scholarships, and to explore pathways to African youth leadership initiatives.
  • Leadership: Promoting public sector leadership through goof governance that promotes the highest ideals of honor and integrity to produce a culture and climate of efficiency, productivity, equity, transparency, trust and accountability.
  • Excellence: Serving global communities through excellence in service to others via capacity building, human development, community engagement, and networking to foster personal and organizational relationships.
  • Advocacy: Enhancing the efficacy and effectiveness of collaboration working relationships among academicians and practitioners in African countries and the Diaspora through advocacy and empowerment.
  • Development: Developing effective public-private partnerships that foster valuable exchanges of information that advances knowledge, achieves sustainability, and promotes human security in African communities.

Organizational Strategies

The strategies CIMPAD will use as we lead are captured in the following organizational actions:

  • Networking in making personal and organizational relationships.
  • Exchanges of practitioners, academicians and students in the areas of public management, public finance, public policy, economic development, leadership development and peace-making.
  • Good Governance by promoting highest ideals of honor and integrity, ethical, professional management.
  • Sharing Technical skills, expertise and education.
  • Conflict Resolution Skills/Reconciliation
  • Information Exchange and Knowledge Sharing of best practices, best methods and expertise.
  • Organizational Values of productivity, effectiveness, efficiency, aid in capacity building and human development and community engagement.

CIMPAD 2023 Goals and Objectives – Overview

Goal 1: Contribute in a Global Context

  • Objective 1-A: Work collaboratively with two or more African countries developing leaders in public administration, health and education
  • Objective 1-B: Support the work in developing youth to promote education and healthcare. African Leadership Center


Goal 2: Facilitate Information and Talent Exchange

  • Objective 2-A: Facilitate Information Exchange
  • Objective 2-B: Facilitate Talent Exchange
  • Objective 2-C: Provide Technical Assistance
  • Objective 2-D: Offer Relevant Conferences and Develop a Short/ Long-range Conference Planning Subcommittee that simultaneously plans for the second two yearsGoal 3: Raise CIMPAD visibility through communications and marketing at various venues

Goal 3: Raise CIMPAD visibility through communications and marketing at various venues

  • Objective 3-A: Develop the CIMPAD Story-Document the history of CIMPAD
  • Objective 3-B: Prepare and distribute quarterly newsletter
  • Objective 3-C: Tell the CIMPAD Story
  • Objective 3-D: Publication and presentation of conference proceedings with lessons learned


Goal 4: Maintain Organizational Sustainability

  • Objective 4-A: Build an Endowment by Soliciting and collect financial contributions/donations for the maintenance of operating expenses and prospective scholarships by December 31st of each year
  • Objective 4-B: Preserve connection with all African and U.S. conference attendees by creating an electronic directory following the conference


Goal 5: Identify Way Forward

  • Objective 5-A: Develop new strategic programming modules for future consideration