Hello and thanks for taking the time to contribute to the future of Scottish Student Sport.
The aim of this page is to seek contributions from our members, partners and friends of SSS to help shape the strategic future of the organisation from 2021 onwards.
Below you will find a variety of resources, exercises and a timeline of events – mapping out how you can influence the future SSS Strategic Plan. Please feel free to complete these exercises at your own leisure and send your thoughts, and any others to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also have your say by completing the member feedback survey below or to access it in a new tab click here!
For those of you who prefer to talk rather than write please feel free to arrange a chat with our Chief Operating Officer, Stew Fowlie.
Agree overall approach to including timeline, budget & key elements.
Gather in depth views from full membership, selected partners & staff
Clarification of the key messages from the consultation
#4 Sharing and Shaping
Bringing the themes and direction together into a cogent structure
#5 Polishing and Pitching
Draft strategy produced, with clarity over resource needs so as to inform funding bids
Tailoring of plans and ambitions based on grant funding & other outcomes
Complete clarity to be published at least 3 months prior to new strategy launch.
New strategy commences at start of 21/22 Academic Year
Please see below a series of exercises aimed at members, partners and critical friends of SSS, as part of the design process for the organisation’s future strategic plan. Contributions against these prompts are welcome at any time and should be sent to email@example.com.
For those who prefer to talk rather than to write, please get in touch and a suitable zoom or phone call (07903 891 497) can be arranged.
For information about how SSS currently operates click here!
1. One slide, ten minutes
Create a one slide visual of what the strategic priorities of SSS should be, with accompanying commentary notes that could be presented in under ten minutes.
2. Been there, got the t-shirt
If you were marketing SSS to one of its key audiences, what would be on the promotional t-shirt? Alternatives are welcome, so don’t feel hemmed in by a single concept.
3. Vision, mission & values
Describe the end point of the strategy (where we want to be), how we are going to get there, and what will guide us – all in fewer than 100 words.
4. Tag-line/ Motto/ Slogan
No more than one sentence (the fewer words the better) to convey the very essence of the organisation
5. The counter-point
Clearer on what you don’t want than what you do? Simply list all the things that you don’t want SSS to do, or those things that the worst organisations do. We will then try to do the opposite.
6. The elevator
You’ve got thirty seconds to describe your ideal version of SSS to someone influential. What do you tell them?
7. The SSS £s
If SSS is trying to raise £1 in income, how many pence should come from each source? When spending the SSS pound, how many pennies should go into each priority area?
8. The Genie
You have three wishes for the future of SSS. What are they?
9. All yours
Got something to tell us, but don’t fancy any of the above? Please just do it your own way and get in touch to share your results.
These documents are also available to download here!