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How the strategic planning process unfolded

June 2021

  • Action: Deans & Chairs began discussions on process
  • Outcome: Feedback and transparency on process and potential outcomes

September - November 2021

  • Action: Department Councils visits, Faculty Council discussions, townhall and individual conversations. Strategic planning became a recurrent agenda item at Faculty Council
  • Outcome: Feedback and transparency on process and potential outcomes; initial information gathering phase

November 2021

  • Action: Called for nominations (including self-nominations) for the Strategic Plan Committee
  • Outcome: Recruited committee members, so that the committee would be constituted for January 2022
  • About the Strategic Plan Committee and its members

November - December 2021

  • Action: Questionnaire sent out to the community (pre-consultation on Concordia’s strategic directions and current research, teaching, community and other objectives, priorities and concerns)
  • Outcome: Initial information gathering phase. Created a word/concept visualisation to be shared with the community in January 2022
  • Results of the survey

December 2021 - January 2022

January 2022

  • Action: A strategic plan draft was prepared by the Dean’s office, drawing on preliminary discussions, the questionnaire results and the field analysis. It was shared in January, along with supporting documents
  • Outcome: This document will serve as the basis for Winter 2022 consultation
  • See the Faculty of Fine Arts Strategic Plan template

January - April 2022

  • Action: Consultation that involved faculty, staff and students (world cafés, idea labs and survey)
  • Outcome: Gathered feedback on strategic plan draft and developed new ideas to contribute to the plan
  • Anonymous survey: Understanding that asynchronous participation may be what is most convenient for you, we launched a survey-style consultation, active from March 15th - March 28th.

April 2022

Action: Strategic Plan Committee interpreted and developed strategic plan (during a facilitated retreat—three half days)

Outcome: Interpretation, collectively set strategic goals, drafted plan

Summer 2022

  • Action: Small group and individual feedback; Revisions and design
  • Outcome: Testing intelligibility and feedback; Final document produced

Fall 2022

  • Action 1: Strategic plan launch, presentation to FoFA community (starting with Deans & Chairs and Faculty Council)
  • Outcome: Information, connecting outcomes to process, calls to action
  • Action 2: Invitation to all FoFA units (departments, research units, CDA, CTLs, VCR, FoFA Gallery, etc.) to develop action plans
  • Outcome: Leverage and implementation


  • Action: Review of goals, actions and progress indicators or benchmarks
  • Outcome: Calibration and accountability
  • Read the 2022-2023 Action Report
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