Conference Recordings

Strategic Plan Implementation in a VUCA Environment

Published July 13, 2021
Presented by Heather Murchison, Lakehead University
Planning Types: Strategic Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Lakehead University

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe Lakehead University's approach to structuring the implementation, monitoring, and reporting of a strategic plan.
  2. Explain how to leverage a structured implementation approach as a springboard during periods of volatility and uncertainty.
  3. Engage your university community to inform a revised approach to strategic plan implementation.
  4. Present a revised approach and manage expectations on achievements to key stakeholders (e.g., university board or the Senate).


Heather Murchison, Strategic Advisor to the President & Vice-Provost (IPA), Lakehead University

Recorded 7/13/21.

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