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Who We Are
Founded in 1999, ASP is the leading global not-for-profit professional association dedicated to advancing thought and practice in strategy development and deployment for business, non-profit and government organizations. ASP provides opportunities to explore cutting-edge strategic planning principles and practices that enhance organizational success and advance members' and organizations' knowledge, capability, capacity for innovation, and professionalism.
ASP is the only global strategy association with a certification program. The purpose of our program is to establish a high-level of quality and consistency within the fields of strategic planning and management so that strategic planners and those responsible for developing and deploying strategy can assist organizations in meeting and exceeding the challenges of the 21st century.
Our diverse membership reflects a broad range of industries. Members include:
Organizational Leaders: business, government and non-profit leaders responsible for strategy design and execution, from CEO through those leading a division, department, or team that has a critical strategy component;
Strategy Practitioners/Consultants: internal and external practitioners/consultants who provide content and process expertise for setting and implementing strategic direction; and
Academics: professors, authors and students who create and transfer new knowledge to enhance the effectiveness of strategy and further the profession.
ASP members come from all types and sizes of organizations. Among the larger organizations represented by ASP members (as of 8/2014) are:
Business Services - Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte Services LP, Environetics, Experian, North Highland, PwC, Spencer Stuart
The Association for Strategic Planning is a non-profit professional society whose mission is to help people and organizations to succeed through improved strategic thinking, planning and action.
ASP is a non-profit membership organization incorporated in California, USA. Under ASP's bylaws, it is governed by a Board of Directors elected annually by the membership. Officers serve one-year terms and Directors at Large serve three-year terms. Annually, the Board establishes committees to carry out the work of ASP. ASP's administrative affairs are managed under contract by an association management firm that employs ASP's Executive Director and other headquarters staff.
While ASP as now constituted is a young organization, established in 1999, its history dates back to the early 1950s when ASP's original predecessor organization was founded.