Stakeholder Conversations: The Key to Long-Term Strategic Direction

Date of broadcast: Wed, 03/28/18

Conducting meaningful conversations with stakeholders is vital to inform and validate the strategic direction of any institution. However, many traditional methods of gathering this input—such as surveys or town hall meetings—are flawed and can be misleading, often being disproportionately influenced by the loudest or most negative voices.

Attend this web seminar to learn about more effective ways to foster these meaningful conversations. We’ll be joined by a vice president from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, one of the largest polytechnic institutions in Canada. He will discuss how BCIT leadership launched an initiative to create engaging, productive discussion with staff members as part of a broad, ongoing strategic planning process, through a structured online method of gathering prioritized feedback.

Topics will include:

  • The importance of engaging in meaningful conversations with stakeholders
  • Ways of gaining a more accurate understanding of staff priorities
  • How to translate the results of these conversations into strategic plans

Scheduled speakers:

Tom Roemer
VP Academic
British Columbia Institute of Technology

Kevin Skelcher
VP Client Solutions

Who will benefit: College and university leaders interested in stakeholder engagement, or strategic planning. Anyone may attend.