Strategic Plan

2019 Strategic Plan

Strategic Planning helps to define direction and priorities, and should be a fundamental activity of any organization. The Students’ Union’s first Strategic Plan was created in 1992, and the plan was updated in 2001, 2011 and in 2015.

In March 2011 Students’ Council passed Bylaw 4000, which requires the SU to “develop, maintain, and use” a Strategic Plan. The bylaw also requires the SU to renew the plan every four years, a reflection not only of the importance of the planning process, but also of how much the SU has grown, the increased sophistication of its programs, and the changing environment - particularly in the area of technology - in which it operates.

In the fall of 2018, Students’ Union executives and staff, working with student Councillors, and students-at-large, began the process of reviewing the 2015 Strategic Plan. In March 2019, a draft of the new plan was made available for public comment and feedback, and had now been approved.

The 2019 Strategic Plan is available here as a PDF.

The first section of the document includes the Students’ Union’s Mission, Values and Vision, or "What we do, Where We Are Going, and What Guides Us." The second section includes four Critical Success Factors or "Themes," each of which has a number of goals that must be achieved in order for the organization to succeed in meeting its mission and vision.

If you any feedback about the Strategic Plan, or perhaps a question, you can get in touch with us directly here, and someone will get back to you.

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