Strategic Planning Meeting – A Reminder

Strategic Planning Meeting


Six years ago in September 2007 BLPN held a strategic planning session to look at the status of our club as it was then, to do a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats), and to attempt to improve our brand, our outreach and our impact on avian conservation. That was then and your committee has agreed that it is time to conduct a similar exercise and to examine the changes that have taken place in that time which have impacted negatively or positively on the club.

Therefore all members of BLPN are invited to join the committee on Saturday 11 May 2013, at the SMRI’s offices in Glenwood. We want your ideas, your criticisms, your positive and negative input, so that we can plan for the next 7 years when we shall reach our 70th year. This will be an afternoon session, and we would greatly value your presence and input.

Venue : Sugar Milling Research Institute

Directions : There’s a map and link to Google directions on their website: Otherwise, people must find their way to Rick Turner Road (formerly Francois Road) in Glenwood. We are at the top opposite Eden Park College. There is a collection of fast food outlets there (KFC, Steers and Nandos). Outside Nandos, there is a small traffic circle and our entrance is on Scully Road on the opposite side of the circle to Nandos. A short way up this road, before you reach the boom going into the University, you will see our entrance on the left. Steve will be around to let people in.

Time: 12h00 – bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy in
the grounds.

12h30 – registration

12h45 – welcome and introductions

12h55 – Structure of BirdLife – brief outline

13h05 – Divide into small groups for input & discussion

Activities & indoor meetings


Education & courses

Publications & media


13h45 More small groups







During the tea break people will be asked to walk around and fill in the sheets under strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats. When the plenary reassembles, the SWOT analysis sheets and the group sheets will be up for use by everyone to see.

14h45 Report back

15h15 Way forward

16h00 Closure

Don’t miss this great opportunity to have your say as a member of BirdLife Port Natal. What is your vision for our future?

RSVP is essential:

Saturday 11 May 2013

Bookings : Lesley Frescura Janet Levy


083 231 3408 or 083-564-0960

One Comment Add yours

  1. Calvin Harris says:

    I am really sorry that I won’t be able to attend due to my upcoming exams. I hope that it goes well and I look forward to seeing results of the strategy session.

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