Strategic Renewal Project: Help #ChartOurPath

This fall marks the beginning of our strategic renewal process. This is our opportunity to reflect on what makes U of G unique and to chart our path toward our University’s future.

Through the process, we’ll:

  • renew our sense of institutional pride, and
  • create a document that will help guide our planning over the next five to 10 years.

The process is led by President Franco Vaccarino with assistance from our four vice-presidents, under the guidance of the Board of Governors and the Senate. A project management team is overseeing the process.

The Consultation Process

There are three phases to our strategic renewal process.

Phase 1 (September to December 2015) – We’re inviting open conversation from the University community about what makes U of G unique and what its future should look like.

Phase 2 (January to March 2016) – We’ll look deeper at some of the themes that emerged in Phase 1 conversations and consult with the community to create a final set of recommendations.

Phase 3 (April to June 2016) – We’ll draft a renewed strategic plan that will guide the University over the next five to 10 years and present it to the Senate and Board of Governors with a request for approval.

How you can get involved

Everyone who has an affiliation with the University is invited to be involved in this project.

As a U of G alum, you can be part of the conversation by:

  • Participating in a discussion led by the strategic renewal project management team. Register online for discussions happening November 23 to 27.
  • Telling us what you think through a conversation tool on the strategic renewal website.
  • Sharing your thoughts on social media using #ChartOurPath and following @UofGRenewal on Twitter. Watch for new conversation starters every Monday in November.
  • Visiting the strategic renewal website to see what’s being said in our community conversations and giving your own feedback. The site will be updated throughout the strategic renewal process.

A strategic renewal advisory committee, drawn from the broader University community, will contribute its expertise to the work ahead and play an important advisory role in this process. The University of Guelph Alumni Association will be invited by the President to appoint two members to this committee. Learn more about the strategic renewal advisory committee on the project website.

We hope you’ll share your thoughts now and as the strategic renewal process evolves over the coming months. Together, we’ll chart our path toward a renewed strategic vision that will guide this University in the years ahead.