Development of potential projects continues at strategic planning mini-summit on Aug. 3

The 15 strategic planning working groups will create project plans for potential projects that could be included in the strategic plan during the next mini-summit on Aug. 3.

The projects plans are expected to include actions to carry out the ideas, milestones, metrics to measure success, a timeline and resources. The mini-summit will provide participants an important opportunity to influence specific projects that the university may pursue over the next seven years.

Project ideas from the strategic initiative working groups are available for review on the strategic planning website.

The 15 strategic initiative working groups presented roughly 75 project ideas, designed to have high impact on Wright State University, at mini-summit 4, on July 13. During the idea marketplace, participants voted for the ideas they think are most important for the university’s future. Feedback will help the working groups prioritize which ideas they would like to include in the strategic plan.

The Aug. 3 mini-summit will provide participants an important opportunity to influence specific projects that the university may pursue over the next seven years. (Video by Kris Sproles / Photos by Erin Pence)

President Cheryl B. Schrader said the project ideas shared at the idea marketplace will help shape the university’s future.

“We are going into our next 50 years with a common purpose. With shared priorities and tremendous excitement about where this institution is going, with what it will mean to everybody, not just at Wright State, but also in the community and across the state of Ohio and beyond,” Schrader said.

Remaining mini-summit schedule:

Aug. 3: Session 5: Identify Metrics, Resources and Milestones
Aug. 31: Session 6: Assemble the Strategic Plan

Please RSVP through the strategic planning website. Sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon. All sessions are held in the first-floor gallery space at 2455 Presidential Drive.

During the idea marketplace on July 13, the 15 strategic initiative working groups presented their project ideas using a large colorful displays.

You do not need to attend every session to participate in the process. Supervisors and managers are encouraged to provide employees with the time to attend mini-summit sessions as business conditions allow.

Participants are encouraged to wear green and gold during the mini-summits to show their Wright State spirit.

Participants have formed working groups for each of the 15 strategic initiatives organized around the themes of collaborative delivery of services; research, innovation and entrepreneurship; strategic relationships and partnerships; teaching, learning and programming; and the Wright State experience.

The mini-summits provide space for the working groups to propose, evaluate and prioritize projects for the strategic plan and identify the milestones, resources and metrics to include in the strategic plan.

Through the strategic planning process, the university is creating an ongoing dialogue that encourages continuous reflection and revision of the community’s hopes and priorities. The planning process is designed to help faculty, staff and students engage and reconnect with others across the university and with partners in the broader community in meaningful ways. Over time, this process will help the Wright State community shape both its culture and future.

The new strategic plan will guide Wright State University by creating a vision and focus that directly aligns resources with the community’s values, strengths and the strategy built around them. The planning process will put the institution in a position to thrive in higher education’s changing environment, help the university achieve financial sustainability, and foster a campus atmosphere that provides graduates with opportunities to excel in fields that define the future.

Comments are closed.