2022 Strategic Planning

We Want to Hear From You

A key part of this strategic planning process is listening to our community. We encourage you to please provide your input into the Strategic Plan. Please note: this survey can be submitted anonymously by omitting your name.

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DeGroote's Strategic Planning Process

Our previous strategic plan spanned from 2015 to 2020, with a focus on Education with Purpose.

While 2015 was only seven years ago, we can all agree much has changed since then.

The global pandemic has upended both business and education. We’ve witnessed tremendous shifts in healthcare management; the role of technology in business and society; social values and perspectives on equity, diversity and inclusion; and ethics in an increasingly polarized world, to name just a few.

What is the future of DeGroote?

  • What is its role in preparing graduates for careers shaped by digital disruption, AI, health crises, wealth inequality, climate change, supply chain disruptions, and changing global dynamics?
  • How can we best support our researchers in advancing the global knowledge base on these critical issues?
  • How will we make the most of opportunities to collaborate with partners?
  • How can we make an even bigger impact on our communities, both at home and around the world?

The strategic planning process will learn from previous iterations and be truly consultative.

Strategic Plan Timeline

It will include five major phases, the first of which has now begun. Insights gained from each phase will inform the next, with the final strategic plan reflecting the cumulative knowledge gained throughout this extensive process and staff, students, faculty, alumni, employers, administrators, and industry partners all engaged.

Strategic Plan Timeline graphic

We look forward to working with all members of our community throughout this process and expect the final report to be delivered this summer.

About The Strategic Counsel

To assist us in this process, DeGroote engaged one of the leading post-secondary research and consulting firms in the country, The Strategic Counsel (TSC). We are pleased to leverage their expansive knowledge of Canadian post-secondary institutions, and in particular, their expertise with business schools.

The Strategic Counsel are renowned not only for their post-secondary expertise, but also for their extensive work with Canadian business schools. They see business schools as a specific niche with uniqueness and nuances that are different from other faculties and are noted for their understanding of business school students, faculty, culture, and leadership. TSC’s business school clients include The Rotman School of Management, Ivey Business School, The Schulich School of Business, and The Ted Rogers School of Management.

Additionally, TSC has worked with DeGroote twice before, once in September 2017 examining students’ motivations for post-secondary choices and again in February 2017 to examine market demand for the new Blended Learning Part-time MBA program.