Strategic Plan

Amended October 2017

Goal A. Advance the science and practice of HF/E to address current and emerging societal problems.

Objective 1. Identify the salient societal challenges, the system requirements, and the implications of HF/E in those challenges.
Objective 2. Identify opportunities for the science and practice of HF/E to address societal solutions.
Objective 3. Expand HF/E into new domains that would benefit from its science and practice.

Goal B. Promote the education of HF/E science, methods, and applications.

Objective 1. Provide continuing education forums for HF/E professionals.

Objective 2. Provide HF/E training forums for non-HF/E professionals.

Objective 3. Provide access to HF/E educational materials.
Objective 4. Provide specialized HF/E forums for students and members.
Objective 5. Ensure the structure and content of the Annual Meeting, and other specialized meetings, are relevant and current.

Objective 6. Maintain and review criteria for high-quality HF/E higher education programs.

Goal C. Promote the evaluation and exchange of information among HF/E researchers, educators, and practitioners, along with opportunities for professional growth and collaboration.

Objective 1. Provide forums where HF/E researchers, educators, and practitioners can easily interact.
Objective 2. Provide forums for HFES members that address business development, research development, and the application of HF/E.
Objective 3. Provide guidance to local, and student, chapters to facilitate networking activities.
Objective 4. Provide formal and informal mentoring programs and activities for HFES members at all stages of their careers.

Goal D. Promote awareness about the distinct value of HF/E to the general public, industry, other societies and government.

Objective 1. Develop materials regarding the positive impact of HF/E for the general public.
Objective 2. Develop examples of the economic value of HF/E for government and industry officials, and publication in industry and management journals, on websites, blogs, and other sources of information.
Objective 3. Promote the importance of HF/E as a scientific priority research proposal announcements, applications, and review panels by government agencies, foundations, industry trade associations, and professional societies.
Objective 4. Provide information to government officials and their staff on issues important to the HFES.

Goal E. Increase HF/E reach and relevance through multidisciplinary collaboration.

Objective 1. Enhance other disciplines’ understanding of HF/E through multidisciplinary collaboration.
Objective 2. Create and foster an environment that encourages and facilitates multidisciplinary collaboration and integration of solutions into large societal issues.
Objective 3. Provide topic-centric forums to encourage multi- disciplinary collaboration.

Goal F. Increase diversity across the society, including the membership and leadership, and participation in conferences and publications.

Objective 1. Identify diversity gaps and needs within HF/E.
Objective 2. Assess and address the experience across under-represented groups engaged in Society events.
Objective 3. Provide diversity education and guiding principles for the Society.
Objective 4. Develop programs that target underrepresented populations and encourage participation in the HFES.
Objective 5. Identify individuals from underrepresented groups that can be mentored or trained to increase diversity across the Society leadership.
Objective 6. Increase the diversity of nominees from under-represented groups for leadership positions, awards, and Fellow status.