WFDF announces Strategic Plan for 2019-2024
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors have approved of the Strategic Plan for the period 2019-2024, which will provide a roadmap for the International Federation for the next six years. WFDF will present its plan to its member National Federations at the Congress 2019, which will be held in conjunction with the WFDF 2019 World Team Disc Golf Championships (WTDGC) on 25 August in Alutaguse, Ida-Virumaa, Estonia. The WFDF 2019-2024 Strategic Plan can be found here.
“The WFDF board and officers will be using this strategic plan to guide our decisions over the next four years,” said WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “We see it as a document that will help us make explicit decisions about our activities, program investments, and priorities based on strategic considerations within the context of our limited resources. At a stage where the IOC has fully supported the Olympic Agenda 2020 proposals, we feel prepared for the tasks and challenges derived from these decisions.”
“Our current plan for the period 2019-2024 spells out our vision and values, our core strategies, and the tactics for achieving them, with the goal of building upon the progress made since 2015 when our previous plan was published,” added Rauch. “We maintained the underlying message of encouraging disc sports as a lifetime pastime and a lifestyle while also seeking to further develop and grow disc sports at an elite level.”
WFDF has reaffirmed its Mission Statement, which is “to support and promote the global advancement of disc sports and spirit of the game.” It has articulated the values of the organization: the Frisbee lifestyle of playing disc sports over one’s lifetime; Spirit of the Game; passion, community, and inclusiveness. WFDF has also outlined strategic goals:
- promoting the “frisbee lifestyle;”
- pursuing inclusion in the Olympic Programme and Other Multi-Sports Games;
- supporting member associations in promoting youth development as a path to growth;
- building the audience by increasing the entertainment value of disc sports competitions;
- showcasing Spirit of the Game as an essential element of disc sports;
- ensuring the well-being of our athletes and our sport and encouraging gender equality and diversity in all aspects; and
- optimizing organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
For each of these strategies, a number of tactics to contribute toward its achievement are outlined and a board member has taken ownership and committed to a deadline for the achievement of each of them.
This document is the third formal strategic plan by WFDF. The first was adopted for the period 2012-2014 and was used as a purely internal guide by the Board. It provided a three-year road map leading up to the quadrennial World Ultimate Club Championship in 2014 and was capped off with provisional recognition by the International Olympic Committee in 2013. The second Strategic Plan was for the period of 2015-2018 and resulted in strong growth of the membership of WFDF from 56 to 84 countries and a significant expansion of the organization’s financial resources and visibility.