Our Strategic Plan
Generating a Forward-Thinking Growth Agenda
Tau Kappa Epsilon has built its reputation on the honest convictions of Love, Charity and Esteem. TKE is a brotherhood, offering scholarships, educational programming and leadership development – it is the Fraternity for Life.
During the fall of 2019, the Grand Council launched a strategic planning process to research and identify the major initiatives to guide its growth over the next five years. The primary objectives focused on educational programming, member experiences, financial sustainability, risk management and leadership development.
The overall process was designed to ensure that TKE stays true to its vision, history and character, and continues to differentiate itself from other fraternal organizations with mission-driven experiences. As it is said, "The only way to predict the future is to create it."
The Strategic Plan is the result of the Grand Council’s ambitious and inclusive efforts to generate a forward-thinking growth agenda. The Plan is intended to ensure TKE’s leadership standing and to support members’ character and personal development throughout their lives, so that society is enriched by their leadership and contributions.
Strategic planning is about designing a chosen future. The process is a thoughtful assessment of the current status of the organization and the necessary steps to catapult it into the future.
The strategic planning process required a candid evaluation of the present. The most effective management approach to strategic planning includes:
- A willingness to question the status quo
- A powerful dedication to developing a framework that is bold, aspirational and attainable
Non-profit boards have a fiduciary obligation to ensure organizational endurance. Dynamic organizations sustain a strategic vision with a support structure that safeguards their mission and purpose.
A well-designed Strategic Plan is the organization’s road map to the future, and it will help the organization thrive through frequent and unanticipated occurrences and influences.
Mapping a strategic direction is one of an organization’s most difficult tasks. The pace at which changes occur – in any area, including the world of fraternal organizations – requires constant adjustment and recalibration.