CIMPAD STRATEGIC PLAN 2021-2026
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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.
Mission & Vision
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.
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
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.
WWorld-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.
EEducation: 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.
LLeadership: 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.
EExcellence: Serving global communities through excellence in service to others via capacity building, human development, community engagement, and networking to foster personal and organizational relationships.
AAdvocacy: Enhancing the efficacy and effectiveness of collaboration working relationships among academicians and practitioners in African countries and the Diaspora through advocacy and empowerment.
DDevelopment: Developing effective public-private partnerships that foster valuable exchanges of information that advances knowledge, achieves sustainability, and promotes human security in African communities.
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.
- A bold, clear Mission Statement that is achievement measurable.
- A courageous Vision Statement that is vested in public policy/administration tenets.
- A core group of Board members that possess the interests, skills and desire to make the organization successful.
- A history of developing well planned and executed international conferences with African Diaspora Partners.
- Lacking in developing and maintaining structured strategies necessary to sustain the Mission.
- Lacking in developing an office operations infrastructure for the organization.
- Lacking in making operational, several Articles of the ByLaws, particularly Articles II and IV.
- Lacking in developing and implementing a plan to connect technologically and intellectually with younger persons in the USA and Abroad.
- Establish a membership solicitation program by developing a form email, personalized letter from CIMPAD President which may be sent to various individuals.
- Establish honorary corresponding relationships with USA and African Diaspora officials who may be significant to CIMPAD.
- Establish a structured series of programs and projects to maintain interest in activities outside of the Bi-Annual Conferences.
- Establish goals and a Standing Fund Development Committee for
- Friend/fundraising efforts to sustain the organization.
- Commit to organizing CIMPAD’s Bi-Annual Conference as a Summer School College Credit Program.
- Commit to formalizing CIMPAD membership with all African Diaspora countries participating in Conferences.
- Commit to seeking professional recognition by responding to US Department of Education and USAID contract solicitations.
- Commit to leaving a product in each country visited that value the CIMPAD Mission/Vision Statements.
CIMPAD 2026 Goals and Objectives
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
- Moderators: Aziz Zemrani, David Bell, Guila Cooper
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: Youth Entrepreneurship
- Moderators: Kendra Brumfield, Mpho Letima, Dana Michael Bruce, GuilaCooper
Goal 3: Raise CIMPAD visibility through communications and marketing at various venues.
- Objective 3-A: Develop the CIMPAD Story-Document the history of CIMPAD
- Objective3-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
- Moderators: Lori Gentles, Yvonne McGee, Harvey White, Esther Langston, BerhanuMengistu, GuilaCooper
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 31stof each year
- Objective 4-B: Preserve connection with all African and U.S. conference attendees by creating an electronic directory following the conference
- Moderators: Peggy Valentine, Harvey White, Sy Murray, BerhanuMengistu, Esther Langston, Stephen Condrey, John Saunders, Roy Jones, DuduzileMaseko, GuilaCooper
Goal 5: Identify Way Forward
Objective 5-A: Developnewstrategicprogramming modules for future consideration
Moderators: Mary Bruce, Clifford Sunkari, BaakileMotshegwa, Roy Jones, Peter Odoki, GuilaCooper