This is the time of year where directors of our member teams can take an active role in the direction of the organization through the development of new policies and procedures. In a policy or proposal you attempt to address a problem and describe how the problem can be resolved or changed. If you are writing a policy or procedure proposal, knowing the steps to follow and the necessary requirements can help you create an effective proposal. These are a few steps to help you formulate your plan.
- First, research the issue so that you can incorporate facts into your proposal. Factual information adds to the credibility of what you are proposing, supports your proposed change and highlights any faults with the current policies.
- Begin your proposal by stating the problem and how it affects the audience. For example, if there is a Circuit policy or practice you feel is ineffective or hindering Directors or performers, state that.
- Follow your statement with a proposed solution and how to implement it. For example, if you were writing a proposal to prevent promotions after Championships, you would write why you think those promotions might be detrimental to the students.
- In your rationale, present research and facts that support your proposal. These can be from scientific studies, other companies or organizations that have followed the newly proposed policy or other credible sources that support your argument. Write a short conclusion to your proposal. Keep your conclusion to a paragraph or two that summarizes all of the information you have stated and presented in your policy proposal.
You can submit your proposals using the Policy and Procedure Proposal Form at the end of this page. Deadline for all submissions is April 24, 2017. You can find the current Policy and Procedure Manual under Member Resources on the Home Page, if you need it for reference. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
“Reference source – e-how on Policy Proposal Writing”