The DGT Alumni Association’s Board of Directors and as many members who wish to participate will gather at the House for an all-day, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. retreat to update the association’s 5-year Strategic Plan. Remote participation will be available via web-conference using a desktop, smartphone, land-phone (audio only/not ideal) or iPad. The update of the strategic plan, once adopted at a Membership Meeting, will determine the continuation of, or elimination of one or more of the four core strategies DGT has pursued since adopting it’s Strategic Plan in January 2014. Potentially one or more new core strategies could be added into the mix.
The tentative agenda breaks up the day into seven topics: Process Overview; Reviewing Internal and External Scans; Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) Analysis; Review of Mission, Vision and Values Statements; Updating DGT’s Core Strategies; Identifying Key Milestones and their Timelines; and Wrap Up/Next Steps. Lunch will be provided, as well as snacks and refreshments during a morning and a mid-afternoon break.
Shortly after the start of the retreat, during “Reviewing Internal and External Scans” important information will be provided about the status of ongoing conversations with Pratt Institute regarding options for financing the renovation of the property, including a strategic partnership involving co-ownership and use for the price of Pratt investing the resources required for complete renovation and restoration work envisioned in DGT’s Strategic Plan. There will also be late-breaking information about possibilities for developing a stronger partnership with Pratt in providing Gallery House Internships. Tom Fiorella, President, also has information about possible alternatives in line with re-establishing an under-graduate Greek-Letter Fraternity. This is also part of check-in conversations with Pratt Institute to develop internal and external information (scans) related to strategic planning.