There is no greater purpose in life than serving humanity, which has been at the core of my career and at the center of the mission of The Institutes of Applied Human Dynamics (IAHD). I am grateful to have the opportunity to add to the rich history and deep impact of this changemaking organization and I do so with great pride.
As we continue to grow as an organization, we strive to offer innovative programs that will enrich the lives of those we support and provide them with the tools to live life on their own terms. Our team is focused on partnerships with local agencies to create learning experiences and encourage interdependence.
IAHD continues to be at the forefront of pre-emptive measures to ensure the health and well-being of the people we support and the staff they depend on to help them accomplish their goals.
As we move into a new year, we are excited about what’s ahead. Focused on our Guiding Principles of Accountability, Collaboration and Respect, we move forward emphasizing the need to ensure that the Person-Centered philosophy is at the forefront of all we do at IAHD.
Omayra Andino, CEO
Tarrytown, NY – IAHD received Quality Assurance Accreditation from the Council of Quality and Leadership (CQL) for a third year. This internationally recognized designation affirms IAHD’s ongoing quest to be aligned with and practice the highest standards in human services. In the last 65 years, IAHD has helped thousands of families find care and compassion for their loved ones. As we continue on our journey toward helping people live life on their terms, receiving The Person-Centered Excellence (PCE) Accreditation from the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) solidifies our commitment to the people we support.
Celebrating 65 years of successes and with the mindset of strengthening and continued growth, The Institutes of Applied Human Dynamics (IAHD) has invested in a strategic plan. Strategic planning is the ongoing organizational process of using available knowledge to document an organization’s intended direction. This process is used to prioritize efforts, effectively allocate resources, align shareholders and employees on the organization’s goals, and ensure those goals are backed by data and sound reasoning.
Together with professional consulting, all IAHD stakeholders worked collectively for eight months. IAHD stakeholders include all IAHD staff, IAHD Board of Directors and families of those IAHD supports. We set overall goals and developed a succession plan to bring IAHD strongly into the future. As a group we stepped back from day-to-day operations and asked where IAHD is headed and what its priorities should be.
Goal 1: PARTNER
Develop new and existing partnerships to provide more robust and innovative programming and increase revenue streams.
Goal 2: ALIGN
Align IAHD’s Guiding Principles with the IAHD mission by listening and responding to IAHD stakeholders’ needs, communicating expectations and results, and collaborating to evolve the work of IAHD.
Goal 3: EMPOWER
Develop IAHD staff members in a way that allows each person to grow in their career and support IAHD’s mission and Guiding Principles
Goal 4: BUILD
Build on existing wins to grow into an organization that is fully resourced and prepared for the future.
This 5-year strategic plan ensures IAHD’s commitment to enriching the lives of the people we support, structuring the organization for the future, creating a strong communicative environment for IAHD staff to grow and enables IAHD to solidify the future of continuing to provide the utmost critical innovative programs for those we support.