The Strategic Plan Working Group meets in Madrid
Madrid has hosted this weekend the first non-virtual meeting of the World Triathlon Working Group for the Strategic Plan, to prepare the document that will guide the principles of the organisation during the following years. With representatives from the Executive Board, Continental Confederations, Elite and Para Elite athletes, National Federations, Committees, stakeholders and staff members, the group has been working on a comprehensive review and refinement of the mission, vision, values and outcome measures of the organisation.
“It has been an intensive and also very fruitful weekend of meetings”, said World Triathlon President and IOC member, Marisol Casado, also one of the members of the Working Group. “With the changing environment worldwide, we need to make sure that we align our principles, our goals and our commitment as an organisation to a new global scenario in which we ensure the global leadership of World Triathlon within the sports community. But it is also very important that we listen to all voices, from athletes to National Federations, Continental Confederations, our partners, Committees and of course our staff, to make sure that we are all aligned and working together towards a better future for the organisation. I am really proud of the work that we have already done, and I am especially proud that this working group has so many strong, brilliant, and committed women. Out of 15 members of the Working Group, eight of us were women, and this is something remarkable, and that really shows how our organisation is committed to gender balance in all aspects”, she explained.
The two-day meeting was led by facilitators from ST1 Strategy, the company that will work on the final documents of the Strategic Plan. Prior to the in-person meeting, World Triathlon and the facilitators held working sessions with different groups to ensure that all voices were included in the guiding principles of the new Strategic Plan. The Working Group will now finalise the proposal of the new Strategic Plan, for it to be approved by the Executive Board at the end of the year.