[At-Large] Fwd: ICANN News Alert -- Draft 2013-2016 Strategic Plan for Public Comment

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Tue Sep 25 21:19:10 UTC 2012

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From: ICANN News Alert <communications at icann.org>
Date: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 2:15 PM
Subject: ICANN News Alert -- Draft 2013-2016 Strategic Plan for Public
To: carlton.samuels at gmail.com

 [image: ICANN] <http://www.icann.org/> News Alert

Draft 2013-2016 Strategic Plan for Public Comment

24 September 2012

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Strategic Plan (redline against previous

The Draft 2013-2016 Strategic Plan is posted for public
accordance with the previously established timeline. (The timeline can
be found at
This draft takes into consideration community feedback gathered through
consultations and submitted public comments.

A Strategic Planning session is scheduled for Toronto that will be
organized to take comment on this document and also raise for discussion
future strategy formulation as well as a model for ICANN planning and

With regard to those last two items, community feed back also indicated
that ICANN should undertake a full-scale strategy development for the next
planning cycle to cover 3 to 5 years and that there be clear linkage of
strategy and execution.

*Future planning cycle*: Focus on developing and implementing a strategy
that will:

   - Develop a shared vision and define ICANN's mission, to be followed
   - Consider environmental forces and new developments that will impact
   the multi-stakeholder model.
   - Formulate "macro-level" organizational objectives and goals that are
   clearly derived from ICANN's vision and mission.

*Linkage of strategy and execution:* ICANN's Strategic Plan is linked to
the annual Operating Plan and Budget. The Execution Structure is a
management system methodology that will ensure that strategy is translated
into actionable and measurable goals, programs, projects and activities by:

   - Facilitating understanding of organizational objectives and goals that
   form the basis of the annual Operating Plan and Budget.
   - Measure effectiveness of initiatives and programs by implementing a
   management system of clear ownership, timelines, metrics and accountability.

[image: Planning Process]

These are the critical elements that will ensure that ICANN's execution
plan support the vision and mission articulated in the Strategy and that
the execution plan is implemented with accountability and transparency.

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