Srategic Planning Workshop

Meeting Notice

September 18, 2008
8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
Waterfront Plaza Hotel
Regatta I Room
10 Washington Street
(Jack London Square)
Oakland, CA 94607

Tentative Agenda
  1. 8:00 a.m. - Continental Breakfast

  2. 8:30 a.m. Call to order, welcome and purpose of the workshop
    (Sean Randolph, BCDC Chair)

  3. Public Comment Period - Each speaker is limited to three minutes
    A maximum of 15 minutes is available for members of the public to make comments and suggestions on any topic. Each speaker will be limited to three minutes. This will be the only opportunity for public partici­pation in the workshop discussion.

  4. Introduction of the facilitator and recorder
    (Will Travis, BCDC Executive Director)

  5. Role of the facilitator, recorder, participants and public; strategic planning elements; and review of agenda
    (Marilyn Snider, Facilitator)

  6. Introductions of participants

  7. Summary of background information
    (Will Travis, BCDC Executive Director)

  8. Review BCDC’s mission statement; vision statement; ongoing goals; and three-year goals

  9. Assess the strengths of BCDC and its accomplishments since the September 2006 strategic planning workshop

  10. Identify BCDC’s internal weaknesses and challenges

  11. Identify the external positive (opportunities) and negative (threats) factors and trends
    (e.g., economic, political, environmental, technological, attitudinal) that may have an impact BCDC in the next three years

  12. Identify three years goals that BCDC needs to accomplish

  13. For each goal, establish strategic objectives that can be accomplished in the next year (i.e., who will be accountable for what specific measurable result being accomplished by when)

  14. Identify next steps and a follow-up process to monitor progress in achieving the goals and objectives

  15. Summary of the workshop and closing remarks

  16. 4:00 p.m. - Adjourn

The primary purposes of the Strategic Planning Workshop are to allow the Com­mission to define its vision, establish its goals, and to develop a strategic plan for achieving these goals. To encourage maximum dialog between Commission members, both Commissioners and their Alternates are invited to attend and fully participate in the workshop.

Members of the public are invited to observe the proceedings, and an opportunity for public com­ment will be provided at the beginning of the workshop. However, the general pub­lic will not be able to participate in the workshop discussions.

The workshop will be held at the Waterfront Plaza Hotel at Jack London Square in Oakland, California. A map and directions to the hotel are attached.

The workshop will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. and will end at 4:00 p.m. Throughout the workshop, the discussion will be progressive (i.e., each subsequent issue on the agenda will build on previous discussions and decisions). Therefore, participants are ly encouraged to arrive on time and stay for the entire afternoon.

Informal and candid discussion will be the order of the day at the workshop. Therefore, casual attire is encouraged.

There will be a break in the proceedings in mid-morning and mid-afternoon to allow participants to return phone calls, refresh themselves and enjoy refreshments, which will be provided for participants. There will be a one-hour break for lunch.

Access to Meetings
Meeting facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you require special assistance, please contact any staff member prior to the meeting. An interpreter for the deaf will also be made available upon request to the staff at least five days prior to the meeting.

Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act
As a state agency, the Commission is governed by the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act which requires the Commission to (1) publish an agenda at least ten days in advance of any meeting; (2) describe specifically in that agenda the items to be trans­acted or dis­cussed; and (3) refuse to add an item subsequent to the published agenda. In addition to these gen­eral requirements the Bagley-Keene Act includes other specific provisions about how meetings are to be announced and conducted.