As some folks know, STAR has seen a lot of changes in staff over the last nine months, including the management team comprised of the Director, Operations Manager, Training Manager and Office Manager. As you can well imagine, it’s been a busy year getting everyone on-boarded and settled into their new roles.
Priority number one for me as a new director was building an A+ management team. Some folks have heard me say more than once in the past few months that I know I got that right. I could not be more excited and energized by the talent we have in our office, and of course, in the field. The strategic planning process that we recently dove into is a testament to that.
In the month of September, the STAR staff went through several exercises during a full-day strategic planning session to develop a plan. While we’re still working on some timelines, we feel like we have a very solid start in driving the program in the direction we want to take. Our plan is comprised of three main focus areas: communications; training; and operations. As I mentioned in a letter published in the March issue of the STAR Newsletter, my long-term vision is to continue to see a downward trend in motorcycle crashes and fatalities. We believe STAR can make a difference through outreach/education programs and rider training courses aimed at affecting behavior and influencing smart choices among the ridership.
We start by focusing on the riders and potential riders. While we have some ideas we think are great, we first want to hear from you. We’d appreciate just a couple minutes of your time to help us get some information about some of the basics. This will give us some more insight into what’s important for the rider and want-to-be rider and help us put our energy and focus into the things that matter to you.
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