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STRATEGIC VISION UPDATE
ROADMAP & MILESTONES

 

In 2017, following an intensive 18-month process of research and carefully listening to our members, the Barbershop Harmony Society Board of Directors adopted a bold new Strategic Vision: Everyone in Harmony.

 

Since its broad unveiling at the International Convention in Las Vegas, the response has been overwhelming! Through all channels — email, social media, personal conversations, and in listening sessions at district conventions — we’ve heard excitement and support from long-time members, chapter and district leaders, new Barbershoppers, even friends and family. The two most common questions have been:

  • How can I help?
  • When does it all happen?

To answer the first, email strategy@barbershop.org to inquire more about how you can get involved. For the second answer, read on!

 

 

Our Strategic Vision of Everyone in Harmony describes a destination, not a “program.”

 

Rather than an instant fix, it requires a planning framework of five, ten, twenty years and more, for ambitions broader than a single year of growth.

Since July, your team of Board and staff leadership has been working hard to flesh out the details of how to get there, with the guidance of experts in long-term strategic planning.

The result is this roadmap that CEO Marty Monson introduced to participants in a Town Hall Meeting at the Midwinter Convention in Costa Mesa.

 

The four workstreams

Four workstreams comprise the roadmap, corresponding to the major strategies in the Strategic Vision. Milestones along the path mark dates by which specific achievements will be accomplished. Most of the milestones are in the next five years as we strive to sustain momentum and make meaningful impact on our membership, chapters, and communities. The full roadmap with all four workstreams and the annual milestones is immediately below. Keep scrolling down for an explanation of each workstream.

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Scale Participation and Engagement

Preserving and encouraging barbershop singing by helping people participate and engage in barbershop, rather than simply becoming “members.”

Scale Impact

Expanding the impact of barbershop singing and BHS to the broader community and world.

Scale Assets

Putting our assets to work on behalf of the whole world of barbershop, and eventually other choral groups as well.

Scale Inclusion

Being radically inclusive and welcoming towards all, so that we reflect the communities in which we live.

Next steps

Share this video with your chapter and quartet, and ask yourselves: How do the things we are doing right now align with these approaches? What can we as a chapter do to be more welcoming, more outward-focused, more attuned to the possibilities of all barbershop stakeholders — not just potential members, but also potential audiences and other communities? Share your thoughts and ideas at strategy@barbershop.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Downloadable Resources

You’re invited to show your support for the Strategic Vision by downloading these resources and using them as a reminder to you and your chapters about the ever-growing Strategic Vision that will shape the future of our Society for generations to come.

 

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Everyone In Harmony Desktop Background (JPG format, 1920 x 1080 pixels)

Right-click and save this to your computer and set it as your desktop background

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Everyone In Harmony Poster (PDF format, 11″ x 17″)

Download this 11″ x 17″ poster and utilize your local printer to place this poster anywhere you see fit, perhaps on the wall at your local chapter meeting location to remind your members of the Vision that we are all working towards.

Would you like us to customize this poster for you with your own chapter photos? We will be happy to help create a custom version of this poster with your chapter and quartet photos to help better visualize your group’s role in helping promote the new vision. Email marketing@barbershop.org for information on service and pricing options for this.

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Everyone In Harmony Strategies Poster (PDF format, 11″ x 17″)

Download this 11″ x 17″ poster and utilize your local printer to place this poster anywhere you see fit, perhaps on the wall at your local chapter meeting location to remind your members of the Vision’s Four Strategies that we are all working towards.

Would you like us to customize this poster for you with your own chapter photos? We will be happy to help create a custom version of this poster with your chapter and quartet photos to help better visualize your group’s role in helping promote the new vision. Email marketing@barbershop.org for information on service and pricing options for this.

 

 

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