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Strategic Plan Retreat

The President's Retreat for Strategic Planning was designed to generate and discuss some exciting "Big Ideas" for Drexel, analyze how to move beyond some of Drexel's ongoing challenges, and build consensus about strategic goals. The two day retreat included presentations on research and on Drexel's global impact, and a special presentation from George Gephart, President of The Academy of Natural Sciences, and several of his colleagues about the Academy's new affiliation with the University. Small group workshops focused on the recommendations by the Phase I Task Forces and on planning for Drexel's future.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

8:30 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:45 The Drexel Strategic Plan: 2012-2017
Goals and Outcomes for the Retreat
President John Fry, Provost Mark Greenberg, Vice Provost Janet Fleetwood, and Jason Alexander, Principal & Co-Founder, Capacity for Change
9:45 – 10:15 Presentation on Three Big Ideas [PDF]
Vice Provost Deborah Crawford
10:15 –10:30 Break
10:30 – 12:30 Envisioning the Future of Drexel: The Strategy Café [PDF]
12:30 -1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 2:40 Drexel Design Labs [PDF]
2:40 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 4:30 Incredible Opportunities: Drexel University and The Academy of Natural Sciences
George W. Gephart, Jr., President & CEO, Academy of Natural Sciences
4:30 – 5:30 Cocktails and Poster Session
5:30 Dinner

Friday, June 3, 2011

8:30 – 9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome – Goals and Outcomes
Provost Mark Greenberg and Jason Alexander, Principal & Co-Founder, Capacity for Change
9:15 – 10:00 Global Drexel [PDF]
Vice Provost Julie Mostov
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 10:30 From Aspiration to Impact
10:30– 11:00 Poster Presentations
11:00- 12:30 Setting Our Strategic Priorities: Reflections on the Work of the Task Forces [PDF]
12:30 – 1:00 Reconvene for Reflections, Discussion & Analysis
Jason Alexander, Principal & Co-Founder, Capacity for Change
1:00 – 2:00 Working Lunch with Closing Presentation
President John Fry