2021-2026 Strategic Plan Planning Process

Humboldt Strategic Planning Phase 1 Planning Steps – Spring and Fall, 2020

Step 1: Identifying members and leadership of all planning committees and articulating the President’s Charge to the groups
Step 2: Selecting elements and structure of Phase 1 plan based on previous plan(s), models from other CSUs, and new phased institutional model for Humboldt
Step 3: Articulating planning group working agreements and clarifying the planning process and timeline
Step 4: Drafting principles to guide strategic and institutional planning
Step 5: Developing the consultation and vetting plan and timeframe
Step 6: Developing communication plan and timeframes - including website and branding
Step 7: Selecting strategic themes and overarching questions for inquiry and consultation and forming working group membership by strategic theme
Step 8: Identifying existing data and articulating questions to guide each working group
Step 9: Implementing broad consultation across Humboldt and beyond
Step 10: Synthesizing data analysis and results of consultative process into reports for compilation as Phase 1 plan and continuing consultation

Strategic Planning Committees – Group Agreements

This group agreement is intended to create and maintain an open and respectful environment in which we can work together creatively and in support of each other. We commit to maintaining a productive, safe and brave environment through the following:

  • Step up (all people have a voice) / Step back (make space for others)
  • Practice mutual trust, and trust each other with difficult information
  • Embrace the complexity – respectfully, collaboratively
  • Be open and respectful of each other's opinions, perspectives, ideas and information
  • Acknowledge that the collective past includes harm – commit to learning and growing from this
  • Participate in good faith
  • Stay engaged – be fully present in the room
  • Be compassionate in my reactions
  • "Work in progress" can be contentious; allow open brainstorming without judgement,and be careful to not share "ideas in progress" outside the group in ways that may be divisive or harmful to the planning process
  • Speak with one voice – articulate the why, and clue to formal and informal messaging
  • Practice "Yes, and … "
  • Maintain an inclusive mindset
  • Acknowledge and explore cognitive dissonance as it arises
  • Engage in active listening for understanding and from a place of possibility
  • Embrace safety to fail – wrong is OK
  • Don't make assumptions—seek clarity
  • Practice humor!