ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission (GBC) began its strategic planning work to help ISKCON grow into a healthy, sustainable, world-class organization. Srila Prabhupada wanted the GBC to lead ISKCON through good governance and to establish global policies, and he wanted an expansive, thriving movement that served both the public and those who accepted its shelter.
Strategic planning is a service that requires help from many devotees with all kinds of skills.
For the past eight years, the GBC Strategic Planning Team (SPT) has been helping the GBC explore the ways in which ISKCON needs to grow into the vibrant movement Srila Prabhupada wanted it to be. We all know there’s a lot of work that needs to be done to achieve Srila Prabhupada’s desire. Working together, the SPT and GBC created a “Strategic Planning Network,” a group of devotees dedicated to creating positive and progressive change in ISKCON and who had various types of experience and expertise to help expand on the key areas of the GBC’s strategic plan.
But they need help. We’re now looking for devotees with experience in
o project management
o book production
o web design
o curriculum development
o taking ideas and developing them into publishable projects
o database creation and maintenance
This group will take the work of the Strategic Planning Network and produce it in whatever way suits the project – and then help get it into the hands of devotees who can use it.
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If you have any of these skills – or you know someone who does – and you’d like to help ISKCON move forward solidly into the future – the SPT ‘d love to hear from you. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Aug 06, 2022
Brahmatirtha das Director, Bhaktivedanta Institute for Higher Studies