Strategic Plan

 

About Us

Phi Sigma Pi is built on a Tripod of three ideals: Scholarship, Leadership and Fellowship. This Tripod provides a framework for our organization, our programming, and our actions as members. Combined, the Tripod shapes our members into successful contributing citizens; not just while enrolled at an institution, but also throughout their personal and professional lives.

A Strategic Vision

In an effort to provide a robust and comprehensive strategic vision for its Brotherhood, Phi Sigma Pi has embarked on an ambitious three-year plan which will create new benchmarks for success, establish a heightened level of commitment to our members, and support the development of critical resources across five key strategic initiatives.    


These strategic initiatives include:


  • Promoting Excellence

  • Focused Growth and Expansion

  • Developing a Comprehensive Brotherhood Experience

  • Embracing Philanthropic Partnerships

  • Nurture a Culture of Giving


These initiatives will serve to focus our work over the next three years, providing clarity and counsel for organizational priorities and projects.


Projects that are in progress will be highlighted green

INITIATIVE I:  PROMOTING EXCELLENCE

Phi Sigma Pi will demonstrate itself as an organization of excellence through the establishment of expectations and guidelines for strong organizational development to be employed on the local, regional, and national levels.  


Focus Areas:

  • Phi Sigma Pi will engage a comprehensive review of the implementation and execution of Regional Conferences and other high-level inter-Chapter programming.

  • Phi Sigma Pi will establish both minimum standards and metrics for evaluating annual Chapter excellence which is supported by appropriate infrastructure and resources on the national level.

  • Phi Sigma Pi will evaluate internal processes and procedures to ensure we are meeting industry best practices in the areas of organizational governance and human resource management.

  • Phi Sigma Pi will encourage all Members, Chapters, and Association to reflect its purpose, mission, and values in a safe and effective manner.


Proposed Projects:

Number

Project Summary

Lead

Timing

 Completed

Project 1.01

Conduct a thorough review and assessment of existing award guidelines and selection process; Design and implement new award selection process.

NS

S15


Project 1.02

Launch a comprehensive parliamentary procedure training program.

SVP

S16

 

Project 1.03

Establish a working group focused on evaluating discipline including the fact-finding investigative procedure, effectiveness of disciplinary sanctions, risk management policies, and alternatives to traditional discipline.

SVP

 

F15

S16

 

 

Project 1.04

Catalog and publish topic-specific Chapter Bylaw provisions.

SVP

 

F15

S16

 

 

Project 1.05

Establish minimum standards and metrics for Chapter evaluation

NS

VPCD

F15

S16

 


Project 1.06

Design and effectively communicate a Chapter Self-Assessment Tool.

NS

VPCD

 

F15

S16

 

 

Project 1.07

Conduct an evaluation of Regional Conference Programming effectiveness; Develop plan for improvement.

VPCD

Staff

F15

Amendment passed at 2016 Grand Chapter 

Project 1.08

Pursue Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Organizations (PANO) Standards of Excellence Accreditation.

Staff

 

 

Project 1.09

Conduct an internal audit of current HR management practices.

Personnel

Staff

 

S16

F16

 

 

Project 1.10

Conduct an evaluation of Chapter Advisors’ expectations and effectiveness.

VPCD

Staff

 

F14

S15

 

 Completed
Project 1.11
Evaluate the composition of the National Council in an effort to address the on-going growth and professionalism of the Fraternity. SVP
VPF
 S17  
Project 1.12 Design and implement comprehensive professional development toolkits for officer positions and Chapter operations.
VPMD
VPCD
F17  
Project 1.13 Evaluate and refine the National Operating Policies (NOP) in an effort to establish a comprehensive Phi Sigma Pi Policies document
SVP
VPF
F16-?  
Project 1.14 Explore opportunities to leverage proprietary assets of Phi Sigma Pi as sources of alternative revenue.
VPF
Staff
F17  
Project 1.15 Find creative and meaningful outlets to recognize the achievements of our Brotherhood, Members, Chapters and Alumni.
NS
VPMD
F17  

INITIATIVE II:  FOCUSED GROWTH AND EXPANSION

Phi Sigma Pi will continue the expansion of our Brotherhood through a myriad of methods aimed at promoting Phi Sigma Pi as a national leader among student organizations.


Focus Areas:


  • Phi Sigma Pi will develop and maintain an aggressive plan to identify, colonize and charter new Chapters across the country, establishing a clear and targeted system for the expansion process.  

  • Phi Sigma Pi will design and approve a Fraternity Mission Statement, which will assist our recruitment efforts by providing a well-defined and detailed overview of our organization and Brotherhood.  

  • Phi Sigma Pi will serve as an ambassador for Professional Fraternity Councils, championing the creation and institution of these groups on campuses nationwide.

  • Phi Sigma Pi will design and implement new resources and tools aimed to ensure newly Chartered Chapters see long-term success, embracing a commitment to the growth and retention of all Chapters.        



Proposed Projects:


Number

Project Summary

Lead

Timing

 Completed

Project 2.01

Retain an expansion consultant (external) to assess current colonization efforts and make recommendations to increase expansion efforts

Staff

S15

Completed in Fall '15

Project 2.02

Successfully fill a newly created Colony Development Coordinator position for the National Staff

Staff

S15

Hired in Spring '15

Project 2.03

Create revised Expansion Plan for organizational growth

Consultant

Staff

S15

F15

Completed in Fall '15

Project 2.04

Design and execute plan to promote Professional Fraternity Councils on campuses nationwide

Staff


Completed in Fall '16

Project 2.05

Create and establish a Fraternity Mission Statement which may be used in recruitment efforts

Staff


 

Project 2.06

Develop and launch an effective transition plan for colonies transitioning to new Chapter status

Consultant

Staff


 

Project 2.07

Realign the Recruitment Incentive Program

Consultant

Staff


 

Project 2.08

Create educational resources to encourage effective and sustainable Chapter growth

Staff


 


INITIATIVE III:  DEVELOPING A COMPREHENSIVE BROTHERHOOD EXPERIENCE

Using the guiding principles of the Tripod, Phi Sigma Pi will create and maintain opportunities for education and personal growth for its members throughout all stages of the Brotherhood experience.


Focus Areas:


  • Phi Sigma Pi will create meaningful engagement experiences for Collegiate and Alumni members that focus on the core Tripod ideals of Scholarship, Leadership, and Fellowship.

  • Phi Sigma Pi will create a lifelong Brotherhood membership education program that integrates our core values into each point along the Brotherhood continuum.  This programming will focus on an exploration of personal development, professional development and development within the context of the Phi Sigma Pi experience.

  • Phi Sigma Pi will create partnerships with external organizations that are relevant to our Brotherhood which provide increasing value to our organization and membership.

  • Phi Sigma Pi will embrace the mentality that our members are “Brothers for Life” by creating engagement and volunteer opportunities, while also developing effective training and educational resources to encourage active volunteer and Alumni engagement and participation.


Proposed Projects:


Number

Project Summary

Lead

Timing

 Completed

Project 3.01

Conduct a thorough review and assessment of the existing Member Education Program; Establish a revised Member Education Program targeting each state of the membership Experience (Initiate, Collegiate, Alumni)

VPMD

Staff

F15

 

Project 3.02

Implement additional programming based on the ideal of Scholarship at National Convention and Regional Conferences.

VPCD

Staff

S16


 Completed

Project 3.03

Develop a proposal for a full-scale Scholarship Program.

VPCD

F15

S16

 Completed

Project 3.04

Launch a Phi Sigma Pi Leadership Academy

NP

Staff

F15

S16

F16

Planning in process to launch in Spring 2017

Project 3.05

Create a Brother’s Creed for Grand Chapter’s Consideration

NP

VPMD

VPCD

S15

Adopted by 2015 Grand Chapter

Project 3.06

Create a Founder’s Ceremony for Grand Chapter’s Consideration

NP

VPMD

VPCD

S15

Adopted by 2015 Grand Chapter

Project 3.07

Create a Funeral Rite for Grand Chapter’s Consideration

NP

S16

Adopted by 2016 Grand Chapter

Project 3.08

Create easily accessible Alumni discussion resource

VPAD

S16

 

Project 3.09

Build a platform to educate and explore issues surrounding diversity and inclusion

NP

S16

F17

 
Project 3.10 Establish a renewed focus on the Ritual and its importance in Brotherhood for Life by establishing a National Ritual Committee. VPMD
NS
S17  
Project 3.11 Clearly define an internal / external organizational identity which creates clear meaning and recognition for Phi Sigma Pi.

VPMD

VPCD

VPAD
F17  
Project 3.12 Expand current Alumni Relations programming to embrace the needs of our diverse alumni base - with a strong focus on personal and professional development

VPAD

VPF

F16
S18
 

INITIATIVE IV:  EMBRACING PHILANTHROPIC PARTNERSHIPS

Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity will nurture and support our local, regional and national philanthropic partnerships in an effort to promote leadership through service.  


Focus Areas:


  • Phi Sigma Pi will recognize Philanthropy as an extension of Leadership, one of the three ideals of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity.

  • Phi Sigma Pi will facilitate the development of a national philanthropic partnership(s) with Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity.



Proposed Projects:


Number

Project Summary

Lead

Timing

 Completed

Project 4.01

Determine new national philanthropic partnership

VPPD

F14

S15

2015 Grand Chapter decided to move forward in exploring a partnership with HOBY.

Project 4.02

Develop educational tools for Collegiate and Alumni Chapters on how to successfully develop relationships with national and local philanthropic partners

VPPD

F15

S16

Educational Tools are available to our Members for our National Philanthropy.
Project 4.03 Promote opportunities for engagement with HOBY to our Alumni and Collegiate Chapters.
Staff
VPPD
F16
S18
 


INITIATIVE V:  NURTURE A CULTURE OF GIVING

Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity will embrace its renewed partnership with the Phi Sigma Pi Foundation in an effort to increase fundraising support for programs and services which will positively impact our membership.  


Focus Areas:


  • Phi Sigma Pi will educate its membership on the significance of giving and lifelong involvement  in Phi Sigma Pi.

  • Phi Sigma Pi's National Council, National Staff and the Phi Sigma Pi Foundation will collaborate to support increased giving.

  • Phi Sigma Pi will identify creative and meaningful opportunities for parents, Alumni and friends to financially support the programming needs of our Brotherhood.


Proposed Projects:


Number

Project Summary

Lead

Timing

 Completed

Project 5.01

Work with the Phi Sigma Pi Foundation Board to redefine the relationship between the Fraternity and Foundation, which will be formalized in a new Operating Agreement

VPF

F14

S15

A new operating agreement was signed and went into effect in July 2015

Project 5.02

Successfully fill a newly created Development Specialist position for the National Staff

Staff

S15

 Hired in July 2015

Project 5.03

In cooperation with the Phi Sigma Pi Foundation, create and implement new fundraising incentives/drives/goals for Phi Sigma Pi and the Foundation

VPF

Fdn

F15

S16

 Completed

Project 5.04

Convene a working group to evaluate current NAA Membership Guidelines and Foundation Giving Levels

VPF

F15

NDC Working Group Created

Project 5.05


Establish a sustainable annual campaign that will strengthen organizational programs and initiatives

Staff

Fdn

F15

S16

 Completed

Project 5.06

Establish, in conjunction with the Phi Sigma Pi Foundation, easier access to fundraising portals and giving opportunities

Staff

Fdn

S16

 Completed

Project 5.07

Launch a dialogue about the importance of giving back and the impact donor dollars have on the organization, including the creation of an organizational case for support and securing testimonials from current supporters.

VPF

Fdn

S16

F17

 
Project 5.08 Restructure the National Alumni Association.
VPAD
VPF
F16
S18
 


Collectively, these initiatives will help guide our work as an organization--steering us towards collective goals that will help advance our Brotherhood forward.



 

Project 1.10

 

Project 1.10