May 01, 2009

KCA members engaged in discussion during the strategic planning workshop

KCA members engaged in discussion during the strategic planning workshop

KCA members engaged in discussion during the strategic planning workshop

May 2009

On April 25, the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) organized a strategic plan implementation workshop for 24 members of the Kosovo Chamber of Advocates’(KCA) Executive Board and committees.

The KCA members discussed the five strategic goals set by the KCA’s 5-year strategic plan, which was published in February 2009 with the aim of assuring the chamber’s sustainability. Workshop participants came up with guidelines on developing activity calendars for selected committees. ABA ROLI Legal Specialist Dawn Schock, who has worked with the KCA throughout the strategic planning process, facilitated the workshop.

“This is the most important document that the KCA has ever developed,” said KCA President Musa Dragusha at the opening of the workshop.  He stressed his commitment to following through with the goals outlined in the plan. “Now it is our duty to implement the plan and follow its guidelines,” he said.

Working groups identified priority tasks for each section, including for the committees on continuing legal education, ethics and discipline, administration and for the Executive Board. The notes and calendars developed by those groups were distributed to the appropriate committees. The KCA strategic plan will govern the work of all KCA committees. At the end of the workshop, KCA members attended a budgeting training to enhance their financial management skills.

The strategic plan will be distributed to the KCA membership at the next assembly meeting planned for June. 

To learn more about our work in Kosovo, contact the ABA Rule of Law Initiative at <rol@staff.abanet.org>.