The Austin/Travis Reentry Roundtable is embarking on the process of developing our strategic plan for the next five years. We would love to engage as many stakeholders from the reentry ecosystem as possible, and are hosting three sessions this summer that are open to the public (RSVP required).
Strategic Planning Sessions (June – August)
The strategic planning process will include confirming an organizational identity statement, including mission, vision, and values of the organization; identifying big questions and strategic options for the organization for the next 5 years; and
• Meeting #1: June 9th (3-6pm), located at 700 Lavaca Street: Building Understanding & Context; Meeting Summary available here
• Meeting #2: July 27th (12-1pm), virtual meeting: Share results of MEASURE evaluation; Zoom recording available to watch here using the passcode F.Y1*C@O
• Meeting #3: August 5th (8am-12pm), located at Downtown Austin Community Court (505 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704): big questions & strategic options; theory of change, Meeting Summary available here
Lyft vouchers and a $100 Visa giftcard benefit were provided to persons directly impacted by the criminal justice system who participated in the August session.
For reference, here is the Reentry Roundtable 2018-2022 Strategic Plan.
2022 Strategic Planning Overview
Woollard Nichols & Associates (WNA) was selected by the Reentry Roundtable Planning Council to conduct the Roundtable’s 2022 strategic planning process. WNA proposed to include a subcontract with MEASURE, a Black-led organization and leader in making data-driven and equitable change in organizations. MEASURE has proposed to support a community-led and designed survey to help measure the Roundtable’s impact including a historical timeline to better understand how injustice has “shown-up” over generations, and to develop a report which will include a summary of key findings from survey data.
Building on MEASURE’s work, WNA will lead the development of the five-year strategic plan. The strategic planning process will include confirming an organizational identity statement, including mission, vision, and values of the organization; identifying big questions and strategic options for the organization for the next 5 years; and finalizing the strategic plan document including the development of a well-defined theory of change statement that identifies outcomes, interventions and assumptions and clearly defined success metrics to assess the Roundtable’s community impact. The plan will be developed collaboratively using a variety of approaches including Liberating Structures, scenario planning and appreciative inquiry to create a dynamic, engaging, and inclusive process.