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Strategic Planning for the animation and Government of the Institute



Week of Integration between the General Council and the Secretariats

29/06/2018: General House - Photo gallery

During the third week of the Plenary Session, from June 18 to 22, Brother Ernesto Sánchez and the General Council met with the Secretariats of the General Administration to work on the strategic planning for the Animation and the Government of the Institute for the next eight years.   

The organization of the work of the week was the charge of the Vicar General, Brother Luis Carlos Gutierrez and of the Councilors Ben Consigli and Oscar Martin.  Brother Gabriel Villareal, Provincial Vicar of L’Hermitage, was invited as facilitator of the process.    

Brother Ernesto and his Council, as leaders of the Institute, began to draw up their plan of action, last February, during the first encounter with the Team of the General Administration.   After this the Provinces were invited to make an analysis on the critical themes related with the calls of the General Chapter.   This work was done by the Mission Committee.  The General Council collected all the suggestions of these groups in a document of 20 pages, which served as the basis to prioritize the critical affairs and the identification of strategies, which are now being judged.   

Divided into five groups, the Councilors and members of the Secretariats indicated the elements that they judge as fundamental for the animation and the government of the Institute up to the year 2025.  The result obtained was the fruit of the clear view of the critical affairs and of a profound analysis of the weaknesses, threats, strengths and opportunities (DAFO), which exist today within the Institute and in society, in relationship with the 5 calls and the 5 areas of action indicated by the Document of the General Chapter.   This exercise helped in the drawing up or preparation of the view for the Institute which will synthesize what is desired from the Marists of Champagnat for 2025.   This view will be the lighthouse or beacon which will give orientation for the creation of strategies for the animation of the Institute on the part of the General Council.     

The last day the group drew up a synthesis of the critical affairs and of the weaknesses, threats, forces and opportunities. This allowed the identification of different strategies which are considered important for the realization of the view indicated for 2025.  

The work carried out during the week will be used by the Council to develop a draft of the strategic plan, which will be ready for the end of the Plenary Session, July 12.  After this, the proposal will be sent to the Administrative Units which will give their opinion, with eventual suggestions.  With the reactions received from each area of the Institute, the General Government will meet once again with the Secretariats, from the 10-14 of September, to conclude the strategic Plan.     

In the Video Brothers Luis Carlos, Óscar and Ben share more about the Strategic Planning.

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