Goal 4: Develop and retain a high-quality staff

The division strives to foster a culture of collaboration and organizational excellence, and we are committed to investing in and expanding our employees' professional development. To this end, we will support activities that empower an engaged staff and enhance collaboration and communication. We will develop employees who are open to new ideas and innovation and bring creative solutions and best practices to the division and the University. (aligned with University Strategic Plan Goal #3)

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Strategies 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
1 Conduct analysis of professional development needs at the department level and establish plan with corresponding budget.   Strategic Plan Scheduled Strategic Plan Completed and Ongoing
2 Ensure employees have an opportunity to participate in meaningful professional development activities.   Strategic Plan Scheduled Strategic Plan Completed and Ongoing
3 Increase the number of employees who belong to professional organizations and are active in those organizations.   Strategic Plan Scheduled Strategic Plan Completed and Ongoing
4 Partner with Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion (HRDI) to create professional development workshops for the division.   Strategic Plan Scheduled Strategic Plan Completed and Ongoing
5 Establish a working group with representatives from across the division to articulate communication goals and best means for achieving them.   Strategic Plan Scheduled Strategic Plan Completed and Ongoing
6 Develop and implement strategic communications plan.   Strategic Plan Scheduled Strategic Plan Completed and Ongoing
7 Establish a committee to research on-boarding best practices.   Strategic Plan Completed Strategic Plan Completed and Ongoing
8 In partnership with Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion (HRDI), develop and implement on-boarding program for division.   Strategic Plan Completed and Ongoing Strategic Plan Completed and Ongoing
9 Establish a working group with division departments represented.   Strategic Plan Scheduled Strategic Plan Completed and Ongoing
10 Develop and implement programs and events to enhance morale and recognize individual and group contributions to the Division and the University.   Strategic Plan Scheduled Strategic Plan Completed and Ongoing
11 Reward innovation, excellence, collaboration and customer service.   Strategic Plan Scheduled Strategic Plan Completed and Ongoing