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Foundations

Laying the Groundwork for Strategic Planning

Successful planning starts with engagement, reflection, and action. Successfully used at countless institutions, our methodology will help ensure that the right people are involved, the right information is analyzed, and the right process is followed for your institution. At SCUPs Planning Institute, we help bring clarity to a complex process and bring your community together to unleash your institution’s potential.

We’re here to help those who are:

  • Trying to design a planning process that works for their institution’s unique culture and structure
  • In need of guidance when it comes to identifying and engaging stakeholders
  • Analyzing institutional culture and operations in an effort to find a better path forward
  • Aiming to create a plan that differentiates your institution based on its strengths and its role in the world around it

Workshop Details

Many strategic planning models don’t work in higher education because they’re not designed for higher education. Strategic planning processes designed for corporations or non-profits don’t account for higher education’s complex environment and the unique challenges it faces.

The SCUP Integrated Planning Model is different. It has been developed exclusively for higher education. Our model will help individuals, teams, and institutions solve their thorniest problems. When you use the SCUP Integrated Planning model, you will get an accurate picture of your external environment, ask hard but necessary questions, and build actionable plans. The result? You’ll do more than implement a strategic plan. You’ll foster a campus-wide culture of institutional planning that is future-proof and sustainable.

This workshop guides you through the foundations of the SCUP Integrated Planning Model. After each workshop, you will go back to your campus with tangible takeaways and tools that you can use to grapple with practical problems.

Who Should Attend

SCUP’s Integrated Planning Model is widely applicable and easily adaptable. It can be used to solve departmental issues or reach an institution-wide goal. It can be tailored to any institution, regardless of size or type.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Assess your institution’s readiness for change so you can remove change inhibitors and pave a pathway to success.
  2. Identify and analyze stakeholders for your institution’s planning efforts, convince necessary stakeholders to adopt integrated planning practices at your institution, and create a communication plan that ensures a transparent and inclusive planning process.
  3. Analyze your institution’s internal and external environment, including global forces and trends, internal mandates, and competitors.
  4. Adapt integrated planning to your institution’s unique situation.

Continuing Education Credits
AIA LU 7.0 units
AICP CM 7.0 units

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