Leadership Retreat encourages division-wide strategic thinking

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Leadership Retreat encourages division-wide strategic thinking

Campus pillars and gate

On Thursday, Feb. 15, over 55 leaders from Student Affairs units met to jump-start the strategic planning process for FY18. Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Laurie Bellows implemented planning retreats to increase communication between units and levels within the division.

During this retreat, staff worked toward finalizing language for new mission, vision and values statements; solidifying strategic priorities; crafting organization-wide goals; and discussing diversity initiatives—both currently taking place and new ideas for development.

Following the retreat, the Student Affairs senior team will meet to develop organization-wide goals in the four strategic areas of Transformative Experiences and Communities (Student Life and Leadership), Student Care and Well-being (Advocacy and Support), Diversity and Inclusion, Creativity and Innovation (Operations).

Another retreat will be held in May to review the goals created by the senior team and to move toward the development of a strategic plan for 2018-2020. After the May retreat, units will be tasked to create goals to support the organization-wide goals, strategies, action steps and outcomes.

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