Strategic planning determines where an organization is going over the next year or more, how it’s going to get there and how it’ll know if it got there or not. The focus of a strategic plan is usually on the entire organization, while the focus of a business plan is usually on a product, service or program.
In December 2015, the Executive Committee of ACE national adopted a 2016-2021 Plan and affiliates are encouraged to create their own individual plans.
Effective standards are a critical element in the management of the ACE Mentor Program and its ability to provide quality, consistency and continuity throughout all the communities we serve. Standards facilitate the continuous improvement of processes and procedures nationwide while also enabling affiliates to assess themselves.
ACE National has developed the following standards and matrix. They establish a hierarchy of four levels for eight categories of an affiliate’s operation.