2022-2027 Strategic Planning Process
We welcome Gensyn Design as the leader and expert in moving us forward during our next strategic plan.
Gensyn Design employs Design Thinking and Strategic Doing methods to provide groups with the structure and tools needed to collaborate and make decisions. In these interactive and inclusive workshops, participants have an active role to play, be engaged throughout the entire process, and know their input is incorporated into the final outcome.
Through our process, from September 2021 to April 2022, we will engage in five phases: opportunity, discovery, road mapping, development, and construction/review. Each phase informs the next, where generated data and input serve as building blocks for the final strategic plan: vision/mission, focus areas, goals, objectives/initiatives, and metrics.
We will release our new strategic plan in May 2022. We encourage you to check back often for updates and opportunities for participation.
Envisioning a New Future
Effective July 1, 2022, our organization will separate from Campus Compact. While separation means that our name and logo have changed, our mission, time-tested programming, grants, funders, technical support, and staff will remain the same. We are committed to supplying you with all the partnership benefits you are accustomed to, and expect from us, and will continue to be dedicated to you and all your colleagues, students, and community partners throughout and after our separation from Campus Compact.
We are not in this alone! Many other state Compacts have chosen to separate from Campus Compact, and as a result, we have created an alliance among those states to provide you with access to additional resources and programs across the country.
Previous Strategic Plans
As you browse our past strategic plans, you will notice that many of them use the name Indiana Campus Compact. Community-Engaged Alliance and Indiana Campus Compact are one and the same. In 2022, we rebranded the organization to maintain relevancy and move forward in this work.
The 2015-2020 strategic plan guided us into our twenty-fifth anniversary as we prepared college students to advance the public good in their communities. The plan envisioned us as a national exemplar by equipping every student in every institution with the competence, confidence, humility, and experience to be well- informed, engaged citizens.
Board of Directors Chair and President of Valparaiso University Mark Heckler says, “The plan keeps us rooted in our history, but prepares us for life in a 21st century society. As our revised mission suggests, we will work as a partnership of campuses throughout the state of Indiana to advocate, implement, and improve service engagement so that our students graduate as well-informed, engaged, and productive members of society who are fully enabled to provide leadership and service that advances the public good in their communities—well beyond 2020."
When engaged in strategic planning, organizations come to understand their internal and external environment, examine mission enactment, determine immediate and long-term priorities, and invest volunteers, boards and staff in directing future activities (Allison & Kaye, 1997; Bryson, 2005; Kotter, 1994; Migliore, 1995; Salamon, 2003). Strategic planning is an opportunity to reflect on the past and determine a course of action to ensure future success (Bryson, 2005).
We believe that an institution’s ethos is strengthened through involvement in the community. Institutions and communities collaborate to realize shared goals and, in turn, positively influence the other. Working under an existing plan, we have helped partners positively impact people’s lives through service-learning and civic engagement activities. While things are going well, the future is something for which we must plan; therefore, now is a good time to move forward with a renewed sense of purpose. This plan is intended to advance our sense of purpose.