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K-State Today

July 18, 2022

Emergent Method to support comprehensive strategic planning effort

Submitted by Lynn Carlin, Office of the Provost

As announced by President Linton in May, the university will begin a yearlong comprehensive strategic planning initiative at the beginning of the fall semester. A request for proposal was issued in May for consulting services to assist with this expansive effort to chart K-State's future as a next-generation land-grant university serving Kansas and beyond. Emergent Method has been selected as the university's consulting partner to undertake this work, providing stakeholder engagement and outreach, strategic planning, research and analysis, project management and facilitation, organizational design, and strategic communication support services.

The university's planning initiative includes several key components to be supported by our consulting partners. 

  1. Broad engagement with faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors, athletics and industry, governmental, and international partners exploring how to be most impactful and successful as a next-generation land-grant university. This engagement will inform the development of a new strategic plan.
  2. A new strategic plan that affirms our core values, mission and vision and aligns clear programmatic priorities and performance outcomes that will shape our work for the next seven to 10 years.
  3. New communication and branding strategies that can be embraced across and at all levels of the university and our affiliated organizations, connecting our core values, collective vision and strategic direction with the unique K-State experience.
  4. Identification of strategic and efficient structures, best practices, fiscal and investment strategies and new resource opportunities that will support realizing our vision and support our programmatic priorities.

More details will be shared in the coming weeks as work begins to design a transparent, inclusive strategic planning process.

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