A strategic planning session was held in Calgary June 8-10, 2017, to define the priorities of the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR), with a specific focus on the vision and strategic objectives. A strategic plan was devised to guide the work of the CAR for the next five years.
The strategic plan is organized around a strategic framework, which illustrates the vision statement “The Voice for Imaging Excellence in Patient Care.” It also includes:
- Pillars of Success – The core focus of our association’s future success
- Strategic Intent – Clarifying the meaning of our Pillars of Success
- Strategic Objectives – Our association’s definition of success – the outcomes we intend to achieve; and
- Key Initiatives – Identifying the major pieces of work that are required within each Pillar of Success to achieve the strategic objectives.
Professional associations offer the opportunity to create initiatives that assist each member’s ability to practice their profession at their highest level. Implementation of this plan will enhance radiologists’ ability to deliver the highest levels of patient care.