The Strategic Policy framework
The Lucid policy follows a certain framework to bring structure to the policy. The structure used for this policy is based on an existing framework called the strategic policy framework. This framework consists of five building blocks of the policy, starting with the core ideals of Lucid and from there off building towards concrete goals boards can work on. You can see this as a pyramid structure. The top exists out of Lucid vision and values, which are abstract ideals which we aim to stand for as Lucid. Going down this structure these ideals are put into focus areas with belonging strategic objectives and goals, which step by step concretize these abstract ideas into areas of Lucid which can be improved by taking certain steps.
The first two building blocks are the vision, and the values.
Lucid as an association always follows a core vision. This vision states:
“Study association Lucid acts as a stable platform which provides an easily accessible community for each ID student and staff member within a changing ID landscape. Lucid supports and challenges the members in education, career and leisure related to ID and student life.”
This vision is leading to how we do things at Lucid, and in the end what concrete is done within the association. To be able to work from this vision it needs to be defined with the help of Lucid’s values. But what exactly is meant with values:
Value: A certain morality Lucid stands for and wants to reflect in everything the association does.
Three values can be derived from this vision to make Lucid’s vision more concrete These core values are:
These values have the following defenitions in the context of Lucid:
Lucid strives to offer its members a stable platform which they can trust on, this to offer the opportunity to innovate and move onward as an association.
Lucid aims to be an accessible community where its members come together, feel represented and feel welcomed.
Our association is run by members and for members. Lucid strives to support its members in both their personal and professional development.
These values have seperate focus areas where changes in the associations strategy can be made.
Focus area: A certain area of the association falling under a certain value Lucid wants to enhance to. A focus area is a topic within the association which can be improved or needs work to carry out Lucid’s value more.
These focus areas have belonging strategic objectives with goals. These objectives describe a step-by-step plan to work on a certain segment of Lucid and in the end improve Lucid.
Strategic objective: A certain objective which is set to improve how we do things within Lucid, thus in the end what we do at Lucid. This objective is set to change the current strategy to something which is more in line with how Lucid should be.
Goal: A step which needs to be taken to reach the target and therefore the strategic objective. Goals need to be set in a SMART way in order to have a concrete step by step plan on how to improve the association.
Implementing these entities in the pyramid structure we described, the strategic policy framework looks like this: