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Leaders put Vision to the test

Oct 31, 2013

Delegates considered what made us distinctive
Delegates considered what made us distinctive

Around 20 senior leaders came together yesterday (30 October) to test the vision and mission for the University.  They were joined by new Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Helen Marshall who takes up her role at the University on Monday, 4 November.

This Testing the Vision session drew on earlier workshops that have taken place over the last few months, which enabled more than 200 colleagues across the University to feed back their thoughts on the draft Strategic Plan. These workshops have been led by John Forshaw, Director of Planning & Change and facilitated by the Internal Communications team.

The group considered Vision and Mission statements from other Higher Education institutions and concluded that our Vision needed to have instant impact and resonate with all our stakeholders.

Tony Warne, Head of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work who attending yesterday’s event said: “We have been looking at what would be the important words and phrases to sum up Salford and then trying to rank these in importance. Obviously central to the University are our students and that should feature right at the top.”

Gai Murphy, Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) added: “It’s been really interesting discussing what Salford means to us and what it means to other people. We’ve had some fantastic discussions and what struck me was that there is a real consensus in the room about where we’re going and what Salford is about.”

The draft Strategic Plan is now being finalised by the Planning team and will be presented to the Executive on Monday, 4 November. It is being developed alongside a set of Values which set out the behaviours and standards by which we will live as we deliver the Strategic Plan.

You can read more about our work to refine the Strategic Plan by clicking here


Gai Murphy talks about vision workshop from US News Channel videos on Vimeo.