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Strategic Plan 2017-2019

We are pleased to present you with the Life Enrichment Center’s Strategic Plan.

Formulation and
implementation of goals on
behalf of the individuals
Our Strategic Plan is an ongoing, adaptive process served.

which defines our day-to-day business strategy and

directs the goals and objectives of our organization. Input from individuals
served, their families, Thorough consideration of
caregivers, staff and other available resources.
Our Plan incorporates the following components to stakeholders.

ensure the highest quality of service delivery.

Input from individuals Assessment of internal and

served, families, caregivers, external environments in
staff and other which the organization
stakeholders. operates.

Ongoing revision and

adaptation and revision of
goals and objectives to best
meet the needs of
individuals served.
Effectiveness Objective 1: Recruitment of Board Members who
Ongoing enhancement of services through effective strategic management. bring diversity and growth to the board
Note: The Chairman of the Board is responsible for the oversight of the Strategic Plan.
Outcome: 6/25/18 New Board was elected to
include 3 parents, 4 retired business executives,
2 wellness professionals, 2 GCSU Affiliates.

Objective 2: To provide orientation and on-

going board development training.

LEC Board Outcome: LEC BOD orientation was held on

September 24, 2018, outlining board
Development responsibilities, LEC Mission, Values and Core
Competencies and Service Delivery.
October Meeting- Board member began training
on Erik Hanberg’s “The Little Book of Boards”.
November Meeting- By-Laws and Board

Objective: To establish well defined Re-Defining LEC

values, core competencies and staff Values & Core
COMPETENCIES Objective: Develop a tracking system that is more
Outcome: June 6, 2018- staff received accurate, less time consuming and meets
training on Values, Core Competencies requirements.
and Staff Expectations.
Outcome: 7-30-18- Work group implemented new
tracking system. Each month the management
Enhance Quality team will look at the effectiveness of this
document and make necessary adjustments.
and Accuracy of 11/18- This tracking system has not only enabled
Documentation us to more accurately capture the day but has
pointed out downtime. We are targeting this
time to ensure programs are in place to fill the
gap. Position created by utilizing existing staff.
Effectiveness- Ongoing enhancement of services through effective strategic management. Note: The Executive Director is responsible for the oversight and
implementation of all goals and objectives non-board related.

Spring 2017
Obj. 1: Develop three The re-branding of the LEC required the development of three
logos that encompass separate logos that function as one voice. The first logo will be
the different
objectives of the LEC,
used for official LEC documents, such as grant applications.
while still maintaining The second logo will be used for all promotional branding
a consistent image purposes. This includes brochures, Facebook/website content
Goal 2: Obj. 1: Create 3 collateral pieces and and color scheme and any other creative collateral. The two LEC logos contain
social media campaigns for promotion of similar images in order to promote a consistent theme. The
events. Venn diagrams in the two LEC logos represent the message of
Outcome: Posters, Postcards, press the LEC which is promoting the similarities between all people,
releases, photos and videos were created to rather than focusing on the differences between them.
promote “Joy to the World” Recital, Night
to Shine Prom and Black and White Gallery. Provide Growth & GivePulse is a web based platform that Georgia
Sustainability to the Spring 2017 College has implemented on campus to make our
Fall 2017 LEC’s Visual Obj. 2a: Increase volunteer management and coordination efforts
and Performing Arts volunteer tracking for more efficient. Using this platform allows students to
Goal 2: Begin track their impacts and see their progress from the
promotion Program thru the LEC. By developing a
collaboration with step by step instructional comfort of their own home. The GIVE Center has
framework for manual on operating provided training and this class developed a “How
future LEC events GCSU Strategic GivePulse volunteering To” Manual to help the LEC
Campaigns Class tracking. Givepulse has allowed Georgia College and various
2017 other organizations/ non-profits to be more
G1: Obj.1: Sell $400 of merchandise at Deep Roots Festival. transparent with their reports.
Obj. 2: Grow social medial by 50 followers by 12-1-17
Outcomes: $500.00 sold 10-21-17 at Deep Roots. Something Spruced surpassed its Statistics: As of May 2017
media goal via Instagram and Fb post. See Income/Expense Report for financial 824 people have tracked impacts with the Life
information. Enrichment Center
2,191 impacts have been tracked by those people.
Deep Roots Festival 2017 Fall 2017
Downtown Milledgeville, GA- October 21st, 2017 The total number of hours tracked is 7,975.
Something Spruced’s official debut
Goal 1: Raise
6 artists’ works including jewelry, home décor, and paintings.
Awareness of
Featured artist, A. Mathis LEC’s recycled art
Deep Roots Festival 2018 brand “Something
Downtown Milledgeville, GA- October 20th, 2018 Spruced”.
10 artists’ works featured including home décor, signs, paintings, jewelry,
wind chimes, and upcycled art projects.
Guest artists, D. Webb and D. Weimer
Efficiency-Increased efficiency in business operations and allocation of resources.
Taking on a new theme each year, the Black and White Gallery aims
to attract people to the art itself, before the artist is even known.
Spring 2018 With the change of the Black and White Gallery to the fall, the
Obj 1: Increase event will have a soft opening for donors at a preceding time prior
attendance and to the opening of the event . The idea of a soft opening was talked
sponsorships for the through, and now it is being organized for the Fall. Giving donors
Black and White
and sponsors a preview of the event and the art, the purpose of the
. Gallery by planning
soft opening soft opening is to further connect and grow individuals to the cause,
hyping up the event before it actually happens. The preview of the
art will allow more incentives for the donors and sponsors to invite
their own connections to the event.
Outcome: Students created graphics, media post and a
facebook event page for the Black & White Gallery presents
“Technicolor” event held November 30, 2018 at Black Bird
Cafe. This years success was contributed to a change in
photography style, a new venue and a soft opening for Provide Growth &
sponsors and special guest. The overhead was down from Sustainability to the
previous events with the sales and revenue proving very LEC’s Visual Outcome:
profitable for the artist and the program. Total of 20 of the 22 and Performing Arts NIGHT TO SHINE: Newsletter, social
original prints sold and 9 reprints. See Income/Expense report Program thru media post, schedule, stock photos and
for financial information. collaboration with analytics.
GCSU Strategic CEC EVENTS: Stock Photos & video
Campaigns Class TUTORIAL: CANVA Newsletter
Spring2018 Creation and PHOTOSHOP.
Fall 2018 editing, branding, poster design and
Spring 2018
Give Black & White save the date cards.
Obj. 2:Raise awareness
Gallery Photographers of the abilities of CEC Concert: Poster design, press
a platform to disabilities through release and stock photos.
experiment in social media. Gulf South Summit Conference
Presentation & Award coverage
Efficiency-Increased efficiency in business operations and allocation of resources.

Outcome: Rack cards and brochure has been sent to BOD for
Spring 2019
preview and comments have been received. Students are
Goal 1: Creating rack currently making corrections and will bring them for final
cards, brochures, and
review on 4-24-19. Est cost for printing $200.00
logos to be used a
donors/ marketing
. package

Outcome: Paige Ellington is

responsible sending pictures and
videos from prior performances. Provide Growth &
Problem is that several years have Sustainability to the
Outcome: Students are working with
been deleted with computer upgrades LEC’s Visual
and Performing Arts Emily Beggs (CE Performance
and position changes. Video interviews Coordinator) on logo and programs
and closing remarks have been Programs thru
collaboration with for upcoming concert “Legends of
completed 4/17/17. Video was R&B” scheduled 4/24/19.
reviewed and approved for showing at GCSU Strategic
Campaigns Class NIGHT TO SHINE: 2/8/19- Social
the CE Performance 4/24/19. media post with photos and video.
Estimated cost for senior gifts and Live post fb
Spring 2019
retirement gift $300.00 Spring 2019 Create a R&B Logo has been approved and
Obj. 2:Raise awareness
video reflection of the of the abilities of post made to social media. See
last 20 years of disabilities through Minutes from Strategic Team.
Creative Expressions to social media by
honor Dr. Chesley providing marketing
Mercado material for each of the
LEC’s events
Increased efficiency in business operations and
allocation of resources.
See AWS Grant Reports: 2017,
Monitor and track
AWS Grant Goals
and Objectives to
ensure funding Outcome: Awarded a $30,000 Engaged
requirements are Grant from Georgia College in August 2017
met. to be disseminated over a 3 year period- 10k
Outcome: Campus Kitchen Video starring per year.
our own, T. L. was launched Oct.30, 2017 in ~Notified in April 2017 by the Office of
hopes to get enough votes to win a Engaged that the funding for this C-bel
$5000.00 start up grant. November 6, 2017- project was going away and we will only be
GCSU was named the winner!! Campus Partnership with Apply for funded for the upcoming school year 2019-
Kitchen Project kick off was 9/13/18. LEC Office of Master Grant 2020. See Grant report for budget and
was named the official partner. This will Sustainability from GCSU
Campus Kitchen Office of performance measures. August 2018-
enable students to recover food from Received $2500 Grant for Best Buddies Gives
Sodexo Dinning Hall to provide meals for Project ENGAGE
Provide Sustainability to Back Project- See grant for details.
our CEC program. the LEC’s Creative
Enrichment Center
Outcome: Spring ‘17- present each semester GC1Y:
Abilities of Disabilities volunteer 8 hrs with CEC (
sponsored- Pancakes and PJ’s Fall’ 17, Field Day of
Fun on Front Campus Spring ’18 & Fall ‘18- see
video link on website)
County Line Fundraiser- Sept. ‘17 ($800.00)- Sept.
Outcome: On-going partners Local Artist Ben Mathis- Partner with GCSU ‘18 ($2000.00) GCSU Athletics Bobcats – Fall ‘18
ASO’s, Athletics,
artist at all Tuesday craft events, Tidal Wave- fundraiser Community Men’s Basketball (Donated-Tickets, t-shits and
Classes and other
September ‘18 ($3,577) , The Mystic Sawyer donates Partners affiliates to sponsor assisted with Tidal Wave Carwash)- Fall ‘18;
lumber for projects and parent. CEC events Woman’s BB (Donated tickets and inducted CEC’s
B. Butts as the official water boy), GCSU Softball
Team sponsored an Ornament SWAP night with
the lady bobcats- Fall’ 18.
Increased availability of diverse opportunities
for community access for persons with
developmental disabilities.
Establish a
position with Outcome: Filled
GIVE Center as Position- Fall 2017 to
liaison to run for 2 years.
students Position cost- Fall Outcome: Ongoing Fall 2017- Present-
2017-Spring 2018 - Videos and paperwork are available at
$3750. Fall 2018- the GIVE Center through grad assistant.
Spring 2019 $5000. Class/ group orientation is scheduled at
the first of each semester and PRN for
individuals. Required prior to working
Provide on-going
communication about
To positively impact with any LEC participant. Training
and educate GCSU To provide I/DD completed: Fall’ 17 Mass Comm- 10;
students to become awareness training GC1Y-26, Exercise Science-35; Music
opportunities, CEC
Outcome: Email Data base advocates and leaders on: inclusion,
events, LEC Events, Therapy- 32; Other-5; Spring ‘18- Interns
was established Fall 2017 and in the field of I/DD diversity and social
practicum schedules (Public Health-1, ES-1) GC1Y-27; MT-26;
through ENGAGE role valorization.
will be updated quarterly. and potential
Partnership ES-20; MC-10; Other-6; Fall ‘18 – MT-34;
Each student is encouraged to
GC1Y 26; MC-8; ES-20; PH-6;
track their hours through GIVE
MT Interns-2. Spring ’19 MT Intern-1; ES
Pulse and must be verified by
interns-2, PH interns -2
G.A. or LEC Executive
Director. GC 2017-18 -379
student volunteer hours were
tracked. We encourage Ensure
students to log their hours but background
checks are Outcome: Ongoing Completed at the first of each
unfortunately not all do. GC completed on all semester at the GIVE Center through Campus Police.
2018-19 total hours tracked students Required and grad assistant ensures completed prior to
will be calculated mid May working with the start date. Fall ‘17-108; Spring ’18- 91; Fall ‘18- 94
2019. LEC
Increased availability of diverse opportunities
for community access for persons with
Outcome: Fall ’17 “More Alike than Different”
developmental disabilities. Video
Collaborate with GCSU
Mass Comm. Dept.
Media Production Team
Outcome: CE Performance 2017-2019 Semi-annual to produce a video
Concert names and dates: emphasizing our
commonalities not
• Songs of the Street: Nov, 10th, 2015 @
Georgia Military College
• Hit Songs of the Decades: April, 22nd, 2016 @
Northridge Christian Church
• The Night of Soundtracks: November 17th,
2016 @ Northridge Christian Church
• The Jackson Family: April 26th, 2017 @
Northridge Christian Church
• Joy to the World: November 27th, 2017 @
Georgia College and State University in the Outcome: FEMA Disaster Relief
Arts & Science Auditorium Establish a local October 2017: Fri. Oct 6- Mon.
• Classic Rewind: April 17th, 2018 @ community network
that embraces
Oct 9th – GC Alternative Fall
Northridge Christian Church
individuals with DD Break FEMA Relief Irma Clean-
• Sounds of Color: December 4th, 2018 @
for their up project Brunswick Ga. – 9
Northridge Christian Church
commonalities, not LEC/CEC participants / 10
their differences students/ 3 parents/ 1 GC
Tim Tebow Night to Shine Prom: 2/10/17
115 participants in attendance Faculty. Video Documentary
Partner with online, as well as, front page
Northridge Christian Participate in article on file.
Church to host Alternative Fall Break
Creative Expressions October 2017
Performances &
Night to Shine
Access Outcome: Co-presented with GCSU Faculty, students and LEC Participants
Creative Enrichment Center at …
Increased availability of diverse opportunities
for community access for persons with Gulf South Summit 2018 - Birmingham, AL
Confronting the Legacy by changing the Narrative:
developmental disabilities. Adults with Disabilities Tell Their Own Stories Through Art, Music, and Engagement with Georgia
College Students
To strengthen Award- Outstanding Service-Learning Collaboration in Higher Education
our existing Nicole DeClouette, PhD, GCSU & Barbara Coleman, Exec. Director LEC 2018 Gulf South
partnerships Summit Award Winners.
with GCSU thru
reciprocity 23rd Annual QDDP Conference Milwaukee, WI August 7 – 10, 2018
“ A Georgia College and Life Enrichment Center Collaboration Educating College Students in Order to
Bring About Generational Change that Positively Impacts the Future of Services for Adults with

To partner with
the Department of Increase capacity for To increase the
Outcome: 11/30/18 Working with Special Education GCSU professional, diversity of our Outcome: Fall 2017- present MOA
faculty at GCSU on the on developing a a faculty, and student partnerships with the School of Health and
postsecondary education post secondary engagement in our within the existing Human Performance to work
program for adults with intellectual college program program Schools of with identified LEC individuals
for adults with I/DD development and Education at who have medical concerns. PhD
disabilities exploration grant.
services GCSU & RN oversight. Students work
Addendum 11/2018
one on one each semester with 6

To reach out to
Greek Life and Outcome: August 2017- Established
other ASO’s on partnership with Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity
campus for and the County Line Fundraiser event.
Continuous incorporation of feedback from
persons served, staff, and stakeholders to aid in Maintain an “open
the development of programs and services. door, open mind”
philosophy when
Input from LEC
staff during
weekly meetings.

Input from the

Board of
Input from other Directors during
resources; monthly and
surveys and called meetings.
Objective: Incorporate input from stakeholders to
aid in the development and enhancement of Input from
programs and services. persons served
during Monday
meetings, ISPs
and when
planning events.

Outcome: Ongoing
We value input and are always open to new ways to gain feedback.