Editorial of WLCU Regional President for North America (USA & Canada)
By Dr Mohamed El-choum
As the first year of my election comes to a close, I want to take this opportunity to again thank the entire WLCU family in North America (USA and Canada) for their support and confidence in me. This fall, we completed the first year of implementation of our Strategic Plan, (Peace, unity and bridging) establishing an institution through involvement, support and advocacy with a clear vision.
The duly elected board of the WLCU-NA, as you are well aware, has been frequently and regularly meeting through conference calls. The minutes have been distributed to all members of the board and I am happy to report to you that this is a unified board in spirit and goals. Our milestones and goals are bold and aggressive yet realistic.
In addition, the Strategic Plan should be considered a “living document,” one that, with appropriate review and consensus, evolves to reflect current conditions and new information. As a result, new goals may be added and existing tasks may be modified to adapt to changing conditions.
In all cases where new goals are added or goals are modified, the ambitious standards set by the original Strategic Plan document will guide such adaptations, and the adaptations will remain consistent with the stated vision: “to become the leading continent of the WLCU” .
Noteworthy progress made during the first Year includes:
We find ourselves, in the NA Region, faced with multiple challenges, legal, constitutional, structural, etc... As I have stated in my letter dated October 23, 2013, that understanding your thoughts, ideas and concerns, is critical to advancing the WLCU-NA to new heights. With a clear understanding of our shared vision of the future, we can build the WLCU-NA to be uniquely capable of solving the most critical challenges of both today and tomorrow.
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