Strategic Plans

A strategic plan serves as a roadmap for an organization. It provides direction, clarity, priorities and a framework for the leadership and staff. It should guide the board of directors and committees in achieving goals and allocating resources to meet member needs and to position the organization.

An Executive Summary of the 2010 APPD Strategic plan is available here. The core goals are summarized below, with an accompanying figure indicating the interaction of these goals.


  1. Programs and Membership - Support Programs and Members in their academic advancement, administrative activity, career satisfaction, and academic growth.
  2. Research and Education - Improve the quality of pediatric graduate medical education through the rigorous study and broad dissemination of the best practices of medical education across the continuum.
  3. Collaboration and Outreach - Position the APPD to influence the philosophy and advancement of pediatric graduate medical education through national and international educational initiatives.
  4. Leadership and Performance - Enhance the APPD's recognized leadership role and performance by strengthening infrastructure that supports its mission, vision, goals, and initiatives
Strategic Plan Triangle

Prior Strategic plans are archived here:

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