To fail to plan, is to plan to fail
Recently, our team in Planning, Quality and Reporting has been hard at work, taking a fresh look at the way the University approaches our corporate planning cycle. We have reviewed the timing of when we plan and review our activities, looked at how we cascade planning information to staff, and when and how we set and measure our priorities.
Robust corporate planning will be essential for the University to realise our 2025 Vision and for the success of our NeW Directions Strategic Plan 2013-2015. As you are aware, the NeW Directions Strategic Plan is comprised of objectives and strategies over 2013-2015, and we have identified a series of priorities to implement over the next twelve months.
The priorities for 2013 are outlined in our 2013 UoN Corporate Plan.
The 2013 UoN Corporate Plan provided a blueprint for each Faculty and Division Corporate Plan, which in turn informed the local plans at the School and Unit level. Through this process, every staff member can contribute to the University realising the 2025 Vision.
Through the development of local plans, you can have a conversation with your manager, including as part of your Performance Development Framework discussion, about your role in your local plan. The diagram below illustrates how the corporate planning cycle involves every staff member in implementing the 2025 Vision and the NeW Directions Strategic Plan.
The UoN Corporate Plan will be developed each year. The 2013 Plan was endorsed by Council in March. Preparation of the 2014 UoN Corporate Plan will be begin in the second half of the year ready, for implementation in January 2014.
Getting involved in your local plan will ensure you are playing a role in the implementation of NeW Directions and the future of the University. If you haven't already, have a talk to your manager about what's planned for your area.
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