Strategic Planning Taskforce (PTF) Meeting Minutes 4

Event Date 23 September, 2020
Event Duration One Day
Venue Parwan 2, University Campus

The Strategic Planning Taskforce (PTF) meeting started with welcoming remarks of Chancellor Roeen Rahmani, and review and approval of past meeting minutes followed by the review of the meeting agenda. The Strategic Planning Focal Point and the COO shared the presentation on the new proposed internal and external assessment mechanism for Kardan University’s Strategic Plan (2021-2025).

The proposed mechanism is a decentralized consultation mechanism suggesting that Kardan University’s own staff and faculty will lead the consultations rather than employing external consultants leading to more meaningful engagement, ownership, and dialogue throughout the process. It was further proposed that the consultation sessions will be conducted with both internal and external stakeholders with a suggested focus on reviewing Kardan University’s existing Strategic Objectives:

• SO1: Student Professional Excellence
• SO2: Faculty and Research Excellence
• SO3: Excellence in Innovation and Growth
• SO4: Excellence in Policies and Procedures
• SO5: Excellence in Public Engagement

The presentation continued introducing the internal and external stakeholders’ breakdown and suggestions regarding consulting leads/departments that would present their consultation mechanism in the coming meetings.

The suggested consultation framework proposed three main areas that would be the center of focus:

- Proposing Strategic Objectives, keeping in mind that the objectives be substantive, overarching, and ambitious for a five years’ timeline;
- Proposing Strategic Initiatives, which is ideal to have besides strategic objectives as complementing factors; and
- Proposing High-Level Strategic Actions. Listing key activities, actions, and ideas that are of strategic significance and can be important factors for the University’s strategic planning efforts.

The proposed framework is kept flexible for the consulting teams in which they can include additional strategic-level notes and suggestions.

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