OceansAdvance is undertaking a Strategic Planning exercise on a compressed time frame.


The process is expected to build on the concepts outlined in our Strategic Agenda, “Outward Bound 2015”.    While significant progress has been made as outlined in the Progress Report of late 2011, it is important and strategic  given the rapidity of change that we undertake a “Renewal” exercise at this time.


OceansAdvance has engaged Marvin Chaulk, Partner, Open Communications to facilitate this initiative.   The process, guided by a Steering Committee comprised of the Board of Directors and representatives of funding agencies will see a series of interviews, a workshop and a closing validation session.  It is expected that the exercise will result in the identification of a focused number of priorities, strategies and action items to further stimulate sector growth.  The plan will be completed and submitted to the funding partners by June 30, 2013.


The process will be inclusive and ensure that you have ample opportunity to engage and contribute as you have in the past.   Interviews are underway and we would ask you to mark your calendar for a workshop on May 23rd , 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 followed by lunch .  We sincerely hope as many cluster members as possible will take the time to attend this important event, it will help shape the future of the cluster as we move forward to O.B. 2015 AND BEYOND !

We truly appreciate your guidance and support in helping identify the needs and opportunities of the cluster and the value added role OceansAdvance can play to support and advance the sector.Please rsvp our student intern meghan.long@oceansadvance.net no later than Tuesday, May 21.
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