Asper School of Business launches new strategic plan
At the end of 2019 the Asper School of Business launched a new strategic plan entitled Pursuing our Asper-ations set to drive our faculty’s direction from 2019 to 2023. The plan was developed with a view to build on our existing strengths and strong legacy, while continuing to advance the School in a new strategic era.
We have identified six priority areas, each breaking into actionable objectives for which we will hold ourselves accountable in the coming four years. They build on our strengths while pushing us to be the best we can be as leaders in business education, research and engagement, for our community and society.
A key component of the plan, within the Engagement, Inclusion and Community priority area is to actively capture and increase alumni engagement. To support this objective we plan to invite more alumni into the classroom to share their experiences, build mutual learning between students and alumni, and invite alumni to workshop-based programming.
The implementation of this objective will align with Homecoming in September 2020, with a focus on engaging our alumni base and strengthening overall relationships. There will be a focus on balancing social engagement with workshop-based programming during alumni events to highlight faculty and alumni interaction.
“Our Asper alumni are extremely important in helping our School reach our aspirations over the next four years. We are eager to execute the plan and look forward to increasing engagement with our 18,000 Asper Alumni worldwide,” says Gady Jacoby, Dean, CPA Manitoba Chair in Business Leadership, Asper School of Business.
The School is proud of the quality contribution of its diverse community and involved all of its stakeholders in the strategic planning process. The plan was developed thanks to consultations through a series of Town Hall meetings with Asper students at all degree levels, prominent members of the Indigenous community, the Provost and senior administration in the School, the Associates of the Asper School, and all administrative staff and faculty.
We will track our progress over the next four years and will provide updates on the achievement of our goals, specifically related to the priorities that support our alumni audience.