Strategic planning is focused time for self-reflection. As a general rule, it involves a phase in which you evaluate the current environment, a phase for visualizing the future environment, and a road map to getting to that future environment. More information can be found at w:Strategic planning.
We have an opportunity to build greater alignment across the movement. At worst, it's an opportunity to clearly capture what we currently agree and disagree on. At best, it's an opportunity to converge on a concrete set of priorities over the next five years.
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We wanted to start a fresh space where ideas about strategy could get integrated. We felt that, if we created a compelling reason to come, both existing volunteers and new voices would feel welcome to join the conversation.
We do not expect nor want all strategic discussions to happen here. First, it's unrealistic. Second, many conversations have already happened elsewhere. Third, although we are trying very hard to create a multilingual space here, we also recognize that the predominant language here is English.
This space is a place for ideas to get integrated. If there were important ideas that came out of a Meetup or a Chapter meeting, make a proposal. If you already hashed out an issue elsewhere, link to that conversation. Have your discussions within your communities in the languages you feel most comfortable, then summarize those discussions here, where they can be translated into multiple languages.
The important thing to remember is that just because ideas don't make it into the final plan doesn't mean they're not important and should not be pursued by motivated individuals. One of the purposes of the Call for proposals is to articulate and bring attention to as many ideas as possible, so that these documents can be used for Meatball:BarnRaising.