The Vision Conference is scheduled for March 22, 2013.
Phase Four, The Vision Conference, to be held on March 22, 2013 will be both a celebratory and historic moment in The College of New Rochelle’s history. Bringing together the SPTF members with internal and external stakeholders, they form a team to create a unified vision of what the College’s future will be. The Vision Conference will accomplish three processes to lead the SPTF into the final Fifth Phase.
In Stage One of the Vision Conference, the entire group will engage in interactive activities that will allow for sharing perceptions, ideas, thoughts and impressions of the College and external/societal trends. Together, the group will come to an awareness of the primary issues that impact the College. They will delineate what is the “preferred” future for the College. The Concept papers will be featured here, as the direct evidentiary support of the dominant strategic themes identified by the SPTF members. Through the Collaborative Teaching design, we will have a strategic perspective of the College’s future.
In Stage Two of the Vision Conference, each stakeholder group will develop specific institutional strategic perspectives and consider how they will inform goals and outcomes from the strategic planning process. Goals will be discussed, evaluated, and appraised in light of our stakeholder’s future vision. This process rests upon the Concept Papers that will now be developed further and condensed to include the ‘preferred future’ of the College as agreed upon throughout the day.
The Vision Conference is a momentous occasion for The College of New Rochelle. It indicates the commitment, in each of its activities and discussions, to the transparent and inclusive essence of the strategic planning process that has been undertaken. Once the Vision Conference is complete, it is the responsibility of the SPTF members to define, develop and cultivate a new vision statement for the College.