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TMS 2015 Strategic Plan

In March 2012, TMS instituted a new Strategic Plan to guide the society in its growth and development through 2015.
The plan consists of five strategic goals, which can be considered in two complimentary groups:

  • 1. Membership Goals (Goals 1 and 2)
  • 2. Technical Goals (Goals 3, 4, and 5)
The five overall goals are listed below and list specific ways TMS plans to meet each goal:

#1 - Enhance our status as a volunteer-centric society
  • Achieve a diversity balance in TMS leadership positions to mirror the diversity balance of the society
  • Expand the pool of volunteers by increasing the number of full professional members in the society
  • Thank every volunteer and their organization for their volunteerism
  • For more on TMS volunteer initiatives, visit volunteer.tms.org
#2 - Be the destination society for young professionals: technically, professionally and socially
  • Triple the size of the Young Leaders Professional Development program over the 2011 baseline
  • Provide unique programming and networking opportunities for young professionals
  • Establish mentoring and leadership programs to support young professionals and increase the number of young professional members
  • For more on the TMS Young Leaders Program, visit www.tms.org/YoungLeaders/YLhome.aspx
#3 - Sustain and grow our core as The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
  • Identify and support core growth areas across the five Technical Divisions
  • Develop new or enhanced initiatives, products, and/or services from amongst the core growth areas
#4 - Advance materials solutions for energy and environmental challenges
  • Be recognized as the lead society in sustainable materials/manufacturing, inclusive of materials recovery and recycling
  • Provide platforms to advance the recommendations of the “Linking Transformational Materials and Processing for an Energy Efficient and Low-Carbon Economy” report
  • For more on TMS Energy initiatives, visit energy.tms.org
#5 - Be the recognized home for and advocate of materials and manufacturing innovation
  • Enhance our position as the home for Integrated Computational Materials Engineering
  • Be recognized as the organizational hub for intersociety activities in the materials/manufacturing innovation area
  • Establish new initiatives, products, and services for meeting industry needs in materials/manufacturing innovation
  • For more on TMS initiatives related to materials and manufacturing innovation, visit materialsinnovation.tms.org