About SRI

Strategic Plan

SRI 2017 – 2020 Strategic Plan


In the spring of 2013, the SRI Council approved a measure to initiate a strategic planning process in 2013 to assess our mission and strategic directions, with the goal of having a complete three-year plan by the end of 2014.

To support the assessment, various phases of research were conducted. Qualitative research in the form of telephone interviews were conducted in July and August 2013 among current and former volunteer leaders of SRI. The second phase consisted of an environmental scan and web scan to take a look at the environment that surrounds SRI and solicit comments. The third phase of research was a quantitative survey of the membership conducted in August 2013.

Some key findings from the research include:

  1. Mentor training – learn how to be more effective mentors to trainees.
  2. Increase international presence and visibility.
  3. Utilize satellites/symposia to present cutting-edge translational advances in different specialties.
  4. Promote physician-scientist development; Re-engage the RSDP; become the flagship meeting/home of the RSDP.
  5. Promote seed grants/bridge funding idea with endowment funds: Use money we have for the society members in a productive and forward thinking objective.
  6. Need to develop and maintain the highest quality annual meeting.
  7. Focus on supporting our trainees and junior faculty: Develop online modular curriculum for training in Women’s Health Research Training courses.
  8. Advertise our niche-inclusive society supporting translational and basic research while promoting our mission.
  9. Engage researchers and clinicians in developing countries.
  10. Undertake and then maintain a full analysis of membership and meeting statistics.
  11. Adopt training courses (e.g. FIR) as a Society function.
  12. Track data (who is participating in SRI activities).

Using all of the qualitative and quantitative research results, the SRI Board, staff, and key stakeholders met for a one-day in-person strategic planning meeting in September 2013 followed by a second in-person meeting in December 2013. After further refinement in the fall of 2014, the following strategic plan was approved by the Council in March 2015. This plan was refreshed at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL.

Vision Statement

To lead outstanding multidisciplinary basic, translational, and clinical research, mentorship and training, and advocacy in reproductive science and research and women's health.

Mission Statement

To advance reproductive and women’s health care through (1) outstanding basic, translational, and clinical science, (2) training and mentoring future generations of investigators, (3) advocacy targeting funding agencies, policy makers, donors and the community and, (4) promoting women’s health globally.

SRI aims to fulfill its mission through the accomplishment of key objectives in the following goal areas:

In Training Member Initiative

  • Improve communication vehicles to potential and active In Training Members
  • Increase Number of In Training Members, including clinical trainees
  • Increase funding for training activities, travel awards, and research grants
  • Provide training activities in both Online (MOOC) and in-person meeting settings
  • Become the destination meeting for recipients of US (RSDP, AGOS, SMFM, NIH, Burroughs Welcome, WRHR, FIR, ASRM, ACOG, BIRCHW) and international training awards
  • Grow mentorship programs

Early Career Researcher Initiative

  • Improve communication vehicles to potential and active Early Career Researcher Members
  • Provide funding for Early Career Researchers
  • Provide increased opportunities for Early Career Researcher members to participate in annual meeting

Improve the value of SRI Annual Meetings through Enhanced Quality and Scope of the Annual Meeting

  • Improve the quality of abstracts submitted
  • Increase funding to support symposia and other educational offerings
  • Improve the quality of the evaluation tool/process
  • Enhance and increase opportunities for junior faculty development and trainees
  • Delineate the roles of the Program Committee Chair, Program Directors, and President
  • Improve the quality of the science presented at the annual meeting
  • Increase interactions with other societies.

Promote the SRI Brand and Provide Value of SRI to Members between Meetings

  • Communicate why SRI’s Annual Meeting is unique
  • Create a campaign to reach out to non-members
  • Embed branding
  • Continue to improve communication to members
  • Continue to improve member engagement

Promote Diversity and Internationalism of the Society

  • In conjunction with the Career Development and Diversity Committee, work with a consultant for a Diversity plan
  • Develop diverse and competent Council and committees
  • Develop plan to reinstate and encourage international satellite meetings (Edinburgh 2017) that benefits SRI but mitigates risk

Non-profit Business / Governance and Management

  • Enhance revenue (increase meeting revenue, increase membership, philanthropy, explore new sources of revenue)
  • Manage expenses
  • Establish Investment Committee