New WUR Strategic Plan 2019-2022

New WUR Strategic Plan (2019-2022)

What kind of organisation do we want to be in the years to come? Which developments should we take into account, what changes should we make, which steps should we be taking? In 2018 we will focus on developing a new Strategic Plan for the 2019-2022 period and plot a sound course for the future.

The approach

A new Strategic Plan does not mean that everything has to change. While there are certainly some challenges we will face, many things are going well and we have faith that our organisation is capable of responding to future changes. There are, however, some strategic questions we have to ask ourselves in 2018. In order to do so, we have to plot our course now.

Reference document: 'Our common ground'

The reference document 'Our common ground' describes the fundamental issues that we (the Executive Board and the Board of Directors) agree on and which we believe can be implemented on an organisation-wide level. This document forms the basis of the strategy process and the starting point for ten strategic questions. Last spring ten focus groups started with the assignment to collect ideas and give advice on the subjects as input for the new strategic plan. The Executive Board explicitly asked the focus groups to involve employees and students in the process. Last spring the focus groups organized various interactive consultation meetings and online discussions with employees and students to collect input. All ideas were delivered on 1 June. After the summer holiday a concept of the strategic plan will be presented and discussed in the organisation.

Supervisory Group

The supervisory group led by Executive Board member Rens Buchwaldt will monitor and shape the strategy process. The process work group led by Karin Horsman will support the process.

Questions and ideas

Questions and ideas can be posted into the WUR New Strategic Plan Intranet group (for employees) or sent by email to