Principles and Goals

At the outset of the strategic planning process we establish the following overarching principles and goals:

  • That the process take an aspirational, appreciative approach
  • That the process seeks to enable, empower and inspire all participants
  • That the process be rooted in the following values:
    • Inclusivity
    • Respect
    • Accessibility
    • Transparency
    • Honesty
    • Openness
    • Trust
    • Academic freedom
    • Active listening
    • Constructive critique and criticism
    • Continuous communications
  • That the strategic planning process be responsive to the calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the ongoing work of Memorial’s Strategic Framework for Indigenization.
  • That the strategic planning process be highly participatory and accessible, engaging the myriad stakeholders of Memorial University and the wider community, encouraging support and buy-in.
  • That the strategic planning process focus on emerging a rich array of information, data, and ideas.
  • That the strategic planning process be highly effective, engaging, and nimble.
  • That the strategic planning process identifies large scale, overarching strategic goals, challenges, aspirations, and critical issues, and provides ways and means to address these.
  • That the strategic planning process engages Memorial University’s special obligation to the peoples of Newfoundland & Labrador and our role in contributing to a vibrant future for the province.
  • That the strategic plan be evolutionary, recognizing and building upon the successes, initiatives, and plans of the past.
  • That the strategic plan will articulate and identify vision, priorities, and goals, describing what success will look like including markers, signifiers, and measurements for that success.
  • That the strategic plan will be clear, concise, communicable, and serve as a guide to our future decision-making and leadership.
  • That the strategic plan be focused on implementation and action, building on the energy and commitment developed through the strategic planning process.
  • That the strategic plan includes a means of reporting and communicating actions and achievements.
  • That the strategic plan furthers Memorial University’s special obligation to the peoples of Newfoundland & Labrador and our role in contributing to a vibrant future for the province.

Contact

Strategic Planning

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000