UM strategic planning process
Planning process art by Elizabeth Dove
The Strategic Planning Coordinating Council has been committed to a process that is open to and inclusive of many perspectives, and culminates not just in a plan, but in a new way of working together on behalf of our stakeholders. Our process is depicted below. Explore our activities and findings in each stage of the process by clicking on the buttons.
Learn from people
Continually ask questions and listen to understand the shifting internal and external landscape.
Analyze, synthesize, and interpret to discover tensions between the current state and future aspirations.
Identify and prioritize shared values to inform strategic decision-making and shape organizational behavior.
Develop strategic pathways that clearly communicate our priorities and align action toward common goals.
Test and revise
Experiment, share, gather input from stakeholders, learn and modify. This should be a continuous iterative process.