Higher education governing boards can no longer afford to delegate their duty to set institutional strategy. Boards have a role and a responsibility to set a strategy that is grounded in the institution’s mission, vision, and values. Too frequently, traditional strategic planning processes begin with broad engagement of campus stakeholders and end with the board approving a plan with which it has had very little engagement or input.
The complex and rapidly evolving nature of the higher ed environment dictates that strategic planning processes become quicker and produce strategic frameworks that are more flexible and adaptive. By taking a leadership role early in the planning process to identify a strategic agenda for the institution, the board can not only own its key role and fiduciary responsibility but also ensure that any resulting strategic framework is aligned to mission, vision, and values.
Attend this webinar to learn how boards and presidents can frame questions and propositions for focused engagement with the broader campus community by first establishing a strategy agenda for convening a campus-wide conversation about the future.
David Rowe, PhD, practice area leader for private higher education and foundations, AGB Consulting