The International Orthoptic Association (IOA) is a structured, volunteer based organization that achieves a wide range of outcomes, under limited financial resources. It relies on people contributing their time and expertise in a voluntary capacity for the development of the profession. The IOA Council of Management, comprised of representatives from each member national orthoptic association meet annually (and virtually in-between annual meetings) to achieve the aims and objectives of the Association.
The proposal for the new program based structure of the IOA was developed and accepted by Council for implementation at the 2013 Council of Management meeting. A strategic planning session was carried out to determine the priorities and directions for committee/project work for each program area. Planning allowed us to identify the state of orthoptics globally and that of the IOA by highlighting achievements, and address challenges and barriers for the association and new opportunities that have arisen.
During this process many strategic issues were discussed and this plan attempts to draw together the strategies to address major issues and opportunities for the Association. The strategic plan is intended to describe the long-term direction for the Association as discussed at the 2013 Council of Management meeting. Using this plan as a guide Council can decide on the most appropriate projects to undertake to meet the objectives of the Association.
“Productivity is never an accident. It is the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”
For more information: IOA Strategic Plan 2013-2017