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VAHPERD Strategic Plan



Mission Statement

VAHPERD is a professional association of educators that advocate quality programs in health, physical education, recreation, dance, and sport. The association seeks to facilitate the professional growth and development of its members through meaningful membership services, current research, best educational practices, and legislation that will impact the profession. It is the vision of the Association to have a positive impact on society as a whole.


2020 Convention Theme: “Wellness is Better Together”


1.  Effectively communicating opportunities and resources in Virginia regarding health, physical education, recreation and dance to facilitate professional growth. Actions that will meet the intent of this goal include:

      Provide resources for individuals within the profession to recruit new members and increase the retention of current members

      Sharing best educational practice opportunities and resources for professionals across all communication platforms regarding health, physical education, recreation and dance.

      Continually submitting and updating VAHPERD website, social media platforms, etc. to reflect up to date information.


2.  Facilitate meaningful member services to increase profession involvement of the membership in VAHPERD. Actions that will meet the intent of this goal include:

      Support and promote best-practice training opportunities designed to implement the Virginia health and physical education standards of learning.

      Continually promote professional development opportunities on VAHPERD website, social media outlets, etc. 

      Create opportunities for professionals to network throughout the year and during annual convention.

      Provide and promote opportunities for future professionals to learn, advocate and have practical workplace experiences.

      Continue to encourage and support student leadership and involvement in the association.


3.  Actively advocate for the health and wellness in society as a whole. Actions that will meet the intent of this goal include:

      Support potential state and national legislation that impacts the health and wellness of all.

      Provide materials and resources for administration, superintendent, legislators, communities and alike to promote quality programs.

      Professionally demonstrating and sharing the advocacy action plan to spread our mission throughout local communities and state.


4.  Intentionally aligning with individuals and groups that share our mission to positively impact our profession. Actions that will meet the intent of this goal include:

      Actively creating partnerships and sponsorships with others in Virginia that will positively impact society’s health and wellness as a whole.

      Seek and demonstrate revenue producing activity to increase member services opportunities, resources and benefits. 

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