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Strategic Planning Council

Operating Procedures


Mission of the Strategic Planning Council

The Strategic Planning Council (SPC) is an on-going body, with diverse and broad-based membership, that administers the Strategic Plan by establishing priorities and developing action plans to meet the strategic objectives of the College. SPC members are volunteers who facilitate the design, advancement and renewal of the Strategic Plan and assist the College by leading change. The SPC reports and documents the performance of action plans on an annual basis and transmits proposals to the Dean for implementation consideration. Inter alia, these will be used to guide departmental and program initiatives.

Responsibilities of SPC Members

  • Serve as advocates for strategic change;
  • Continually seek input from College stakeholders to foster ownership of and to generate commitment to the development and advancement of the Strategic Plan;
  • Continuously review and update the Strategic Plan as needed;
  • Identify programs, systems and processes within the College needing change, improvement or innovation;
  • Facilitate communication among College stakeholders about strategic activities;
  • Make recommendations to the Dean and other standing committees of the College where appropriate;
  • Assess the success and accomplishments of strategic initiatives;
  • Serve as ambassadors to champion the Strategic Plan and the Strategic Planning process.

Meetings


The SPC meets as a full body a minimum of four times each year on the third Friday of September, November, February and April. Subcommittees and action teams commissioned by the SPC may meet more frequently, as needed. Although the activities of the SPC are fluid and may vary, the general format for the SPC meetings are as follows: 

September Meeting:

  • New members begin term
  • Strategic Plan is reviewed and updated if necessary
  • Action teams report on progress on strategic action items
  • Action teams that completed their work are decommissioned
  • Discussion is conducted on possible future action items
  • New action teams are commissioned, if required

November Meeting:

  • Strategic Plan is reviewed and updated if necessary
  • Action teams report on progress on strategic action items
  • Action teams that completed their work are decommissioned
  • Discussion is conducted on possible future action items
  • New action teams are commissioned, if required

February Meeting:

  • Strategic Plan is reviewed and updated if necessary
  • Action teams report on progress on strategic action items
  • Action teams that completed their work are decommissioned
  • Discussion is conducted on possible future action items
  • New action teams are commissioned, if required

April Meeting:

  • Strategic Plan is reviewed and updated if necessary
  • Action teams report on progress on strategic action items
  • Action teams that completed their work are decommissioned
  • Discussion is conducted on possible future action items
  • New action teams are commissioned, if required
  • SPC membership transitions occur at end of meeting

Summer:

  • Annual Strategic Planning Report is completed
  • Action team membership for the next year is finalized