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Webinar Recordings

Published
April 26, 2023

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Transform Existing Planning and Implementation Processes

An Overview of the Webinar Series and Case Study of the MCPHS School of Pharmacy-Boston

Join us as a panel of experienced leaders provide an overview of a systematic approach for getting started on transformation.
Abstract: Join us as a panel of experienced leaders provide an overview of a systematic approach for getting started on transformation. The primary focus will be on how to redirect traditional strategic planning processes into ones that center on transformative and continuously adapting strategies rather than the relatively inflexible plans currently used by most institutions.

Additionally, presenters will describe how to transform existing ineffective approaches for the “implementation” of strategic plans through “orchestration.” This approach weaves together all of the ingredients needed for successful implementation—strong leadership, needed organizational capacity, necessary changes in culture, and measures to assess goal achievement.

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Webinar Recordings

Published
January 18, 2023

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From Surviving to Thriving

Creating a Culture of Strategy Execution

Join us to learn how you can create a culture of strategy execution to prioritize tactical daily work with your institution's overall strategy, leading to greater stakeholder investment in your shared vision.
Abstract: No matter where you are in your strategy journey, a culture of strategy execution will move your institution from surviving to thriving.

This session will provide tools to assess your current culture and find opportunities for immediate improvement. Whether you're looking to achieve past strategic objectives, plan a new strategy, or evaluate your current plan, a culture of execution will improve team focus and institutional performance and effectiveness.

Join us to learn how you can create a culture of strategy execution to prioritize tactical daily work with your institution's overall strategy, leading to greater stakeholder investment in your shared vision.

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Conference Presentations

Published
March 10, 2022

Case Study of New, Inclusive Process for Leading and Orchestrating Transformation

Higher education planners require a proven methodology for supporting their leaders as they seek to transform their institutions in the face of existential threats and challenges in the coming decade.
Abstract: Higher education planners require a proven methodology for supporting their leaders as they seek to transform their institutions in the face of existential threats and challenges in the coming decade. This session will explore how Mount St. Mary's University applied a new, highly-participative process for leading, navigating, and orchestrating institutional transformation. Come learn how this methodology provides institutional leaders with an approach for developing consensus on a promising, transformative vision for the future as well as executing major initiatives that assure its success.

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Conference Recordings

Published
July 13, 2021

Higher Education’s Financial Trajectory

Are We at an Inflection Point?

Moody's will discuss the financial outlook for the higher education sector over the next two years and beyond.
Abstract: The external environment confronting colleges and universities continues to rapidly evolve, driven by lingering effects of the pandemic, changing demographics and student preferences, a complex governmental funding environment, and exposure to a broad array of macroeconomic conditions. Moody's will discuss the financial outlook for the higher education sector over the next two years and beyond. Within that context, they will review how they assess the financial health of individual institutions, which are better situated to thrive and which may struggle, and trends in capital funding strategies.

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Conference Recordings

Published
July 13, 2021

Strategic Plan Implementation in a VUCA Environment

In this session, we'll share how Lakehead University developed a phased strategic approach to guide implementation of its strategic plan.
Abstract: Institutions are currently operating in a VUCA environment, requiring them to manage immediate pressures while still advancing long-term goals. In this session, we'll share how Lakehead University developed a phased strategic approach to guide implementation of its strategic plan. Come learn how a revised approach can serve as a foundation to support a community-informed strategic plan implementation in a VUCA world.

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Conference Recordings

Published
July 20, 2020

2020 Annual Conference | July 2020

Improve Implementation and Innovation With Project Management

We will share how University of Illinois has introduced project management tools and processes to help stakeholders implement plans and use resources more effectively.
Abstract: Often people leading the implementation of new initiatives or response plans have enthusiasm and dedication, but lack specific skills, tools, and methods necessary for success. We will share how University of Illinois has introduced project management tools and processes to help stakeholders implement plans and use resources more effectively. You'll learn how providing a defined path from idea to implementation ensures initiatives are evaluated and prioritized, resources are deployed effectively, and projects are supported correctly.

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Conference Presentations

Published
July 14, 2019

2019 Annual Conference | July 2019

Does Roll-Out Matter?

Policy Communication and Operationalization

Abstract: Strategic planning often involves the development of new or revised policies. Policy communication and operationalization can significantly impact morale and strategic plan buy-in and we must consider it in a well-planned and integrated manner in order to produce effective change. This presentation will focus on lessons learned in policy roll-out, and through sharing your own experiences, you will gain an increased understanding of challenges and opportunities in policy roll-out that can inform strategic planning decisions on your campus.

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Conference Presentations

Published
July 12, 2014

2014 SCUP–49 Annual Conference | July 2014

Strategic Implementation

Put Your Employees in the Driver’s Seat

By engaging employees as “owners” in the strategic planning process, they can actively manage the forces and operational processes during plan implementation, monitoring, and controlling.
Abstract: A university’s strategic plan sets out its intent to reach higher, innovative levels to be considered prominent, a market leader, or universally recognized for excellence. By engaging employees as “owners” they can actively manage the forces and operational processes during plan implementation, monitoring, and controlling. Working with data-based performance metrics aids employees—and even students— in decision-making to evaluate options that affect performance thereby influencing the outcome. This session provides insight into KSU’s approach on engagement across the university.

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