The Board has various meetings throughout the year and dedicates one solely to reflect on the organization’s future. This meeting is typically held at the end of the year, setting the tone for the year to come.
In December of 2021, the Board held its long range planning meeting and devoted it to strategic planning. This meeting gave the Directors an opportunity to hold its first meeting at the Board’s new headquarters in Chicago.
Strategic planning is an exercise that the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) undertakes every 2 to 3 years to remain contemporary and relevant in its service to the specialty. It forces the Directors of the Board and staff to set aside their day-to-day business and reflect on its vision for the future.
It’s an all-encompassing meeting. The Board of Directors has the advantage of working with a small staff of eight people. Everyone from the administrative assistant to the President of the Board are asked to attend the meeting to share in the discussion. The day-and-a-half meeting brought healthy conversations including increasing engagement with residents and adding value for its Diplomates. The biggest impact to the organization that came from the meeting was a revised Mission and Vision. The Board’s newest vision clearly identifies the organization’s purpose.
The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) ensures that Diplomates meet our standards of training, education, and professionalism through our certification process. As the certifying body in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the ABOMS provides contemporary and innovative programs that promote optimal care and service to the public.
To be the recognized leader in Board certification of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and related disciplines.
Since the LRP meeting, the ABOMS Board of Directors and staff will work together to implement new strategies and initiatives for the organization. We will keep Diplomates informed on updates and improvements that will be useful to you in the future.