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RTPI focuses on growth in 2015-2020 Corporate Strategy

14 April 2015

 Corporate Strategy Front CoverThe RTPI has today published its new corporate strategy. The document  sets outs plans to guide the development and direction of the Institute over the next five years with a strong emphasis on growth - in influence, membership, profile, partnerships and international outreach. Underpinning the strategy is our commitment to providing leadership to planning education and professional standards, research and knowledge, and constructive debate about the importance of spatial planning.

Andrew Taylor, Chair of the RTPI Board of Trustees said:

“Our corporate strategy sets clear and focussed objectives for the period 2015-2020 for the whole of the RTPI, and addresses current issues relating to the external and internal operating environments of the Institute. It establishes sound guidelines within which decisions on priorities, resource allocation, work streams and other initiatives will be made.”

The RTPI’s strategic objectives to 2020 are:

  • Shaping and informing policy and practice;
  • Developing knowledge, education and raising standards;
  • Championing the planning profession while supporting and growing membership;
  • Empowering communities;
  • Delivering strong financial and business management in a member focused organisation

Ian Angus, Vice Chair of the RTPI Board of Trustees said:

“The strategy will be supported by two-year business plans and budgets and thematic cross-cutting strategies for membership, education, policy and research and international programmes.  These will be accompanied by risk analyses and include performance indicators which will help measure our progress and inform our planning in the future.”

The document was drawn up by the Board of Trustees following extensive consultation with Regions and Nations, and committees, and after the General Assembly debated the strategy.

The purpose of the RTPI’s corporate strategy is to:

  • Set out clear and focussed corporate objectives for the whole of the RTPI, regardless of geographical sphere of influence and address current issues relating to the external and internal operating environments of the RTPI.
  • Establish sound guidelines within which decisions on priorities, resource allocation, work streams and other initiatives will be taken and set down a strong framework for the processes of business planning within the RTPI, including for Planning Aid England.
  • Provide a framework of objectives and priorities to help shape the Regions and Nations Business Plans to align with the Corporate Strategy and to correspond sequentially with the Corporate Business Plan.

Listen to Andrew Taylor discuss the new strategy in this podcast.

Read the Corporate Strategy 2015-20.