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Business Plan 

Summary Aims

RSCDS Mission and Strategic Aims

 

A.  Mission

To grow a vibrant worldwide community of Scottish Dance and Music

 

B.  Strategic Aims 2017 – 2020

1.           To promote Scottish Country Dance and related dance forms as inclusive and exciting activities

2.           To build the number, capacity and networking of branches and other dance groups who share our Aims, to help them grow and deliver SCD activity

3.           To maintain and develop high standards of teaching of Scottish Country Dance and music, including the development of dance and music for all ages and abilities

4.           To enable enjoyable and high quality Scottish Country Dance opportunities for all ages and abilities worldwide

5.           Strengthen and improve the RSCDS, including its governance and long term financial viability, to enable it to deliver on the above Aims

 

C.  The changes / improvements and end results we are aiming to achieve, to meet these Five Strategic Aims above

Aim 1. To promote Scottish Country Dance and related dance forms as inclusive and exciting activities

To achieve this aim we intend to create these changes and end results:

1.   The RSCDS portrays itself as a fun, sociable, healthy, inclusive and family friendly organisation, in collaboration with its branches

2.   RSCDS is recognised as a leading organisations for Scottish dance and music in Scotland and internationally

3.   The general public is aware of the different forms of Scottish dance

4.   RSCDS works effectively with relevant dance, music and arts organisations in Scotland and internationally

5.   RSCDS is an internationally relevant and accessible organisation

Aim 2. To build the number, capacity and networking of branches and other dance groups who share our aims, to help them grow and deliver SCD activity

To achieve this aim we intend to create these changes and end results:

1.   RSCDS will become the norm for people who want to take part in Scottish country dancing, at branch level.

2.   There will be an increase in cooperation and mutual support between branches, affiliated groups and other dance organisations

3.   Branches, affiliated groups and members will understand the value of the RSCDS and what membership means / offers

4.   The RSCDS will recognise the needs and issues worldwide of individual branches, and tailor services accordingly

5.   More branches and affiliate groups will join RSCDS

Aim 3. To maintain and develop high standards of teaching of Scottish country dance and music, including the development of dance and music for all ages and abilities

To achieve this aim we intend to create these changes and end results:

1.   Teaching information resources and materials are widely accessible worldwide

2.   RSCDS has a comprehensive education system enabling progress for different age groups and abilities

3.   More young musicians are being trained in Scottish dance music and are progressing into teaching

4.   RSCDS has dance teachers, music teachers and exam tutors trained throughout the world via accessible and affordable training

5.   RSCDS promotes a teaching methodology that encompasses both technical and social aspects

Aim 4. To enable enjoyable and high quality Scottish country dance opportunities for all ages and abilities worldwide

To achieve this aim we intend to create these changes and end results:

1.   RSCDS events throughout the Society welcome families and young people.

2.   Increased events worldwide target less experienced dancers and beginners.

3.   The RSCDS will coordinate more international dance events and dance related activities

4.   RSCDS capitalises on all available sponsorship and funding opportunities.

Aim 5. Strengthen and improve the RSCDS, including its governance and long term financial viability, to enable it to deliver on the above aims

Top change statements

1.   RSCDS constitution and structure enables it to be effective and sustainable in the future

2.   Society operates on a sustainable financial basis and shows clear statements on how the money is spent.

3.   The RSCDS has reviewed its Management Board and Committees structure to ensure that Management Board sets and drives strategy, Committees deliver strategy within budget and with more effective communications between Management Board, Committees and HQ staff

4.    RSCDS has polices and systems that recruit board and committee members with appropriate skills and experience and global representation


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